Ana Sofia Moita

Assistant Professor Thermofluids, Combustion and Energy Systems

PhD (2009), MSc (2004) and Diploma Engineer (2001) in Mechanical Engineering in Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Ana Moita is a senior researcher in IN+, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research/Instituto Superior Técnico, and an Assistant Prof at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa.

A.S. Moita developed a strong background in wettability modification strategies, including micro-and-nanostructuring techniques applied to surface modification. In the last years, she has deepened these activities for microscale applications, towards devising microfluidic devices for thermal (energy conversion) and biomedical applications. PI/co-Pi of several national and international projects she prepares all the work of the Laboratory of Interfacial plus Microscale Phenomena at IN+ since 2014.

Currently she has several projects in collaboration with the industry including a large project with UFRJ - Brasil and Petrobrás, towards the development of a microchannel based heat sink to cool high concentration photovoltaic panels. Through her work and scientific recognition she gained support from a strong national and international network. Being the supervisor of 6 PhD's (5 in progress), more than 50 Master Thesis, 3 Bachelor Thesis and 9 working stages (collaborative international programmes), A.S. Moita regularly lectures Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Experimental Methods in Energy and Environment among other subjects. 

A.S. Moita was an invited lecturer in 12 international conferences/workshops in the last 5years. Also, A.S. Moita has been an invited lecturer for seminars in several international and national universities. She received 4 awards/distinctions. She is reviewer for numerous international conferences, more than 70 journals and 5 funding agencies (including ESA projects), being part of the scientific and or technical committee of 22 international conferences/workshops.

A.S. Moita published 8 book chapters, more than 60 peer reviewed journal papers, most in Q1 and Q2 journals and around 100 conference papers (H=22, more than 1500 citations). She is Guest-Editor in 3 SI's in Applied Science, Energies and Symmetry, journals from MDPI and part of the Editorial board of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Elsevier, since august 2022.