Energy for Sustainability Initiative | 12 Years 2006-18

PhD Theses

Ongoing work

StudentSupervisor(s)Starting date
Comprehensive Life-cycle assessment of prefabricated housesVanessa TavaresFausto Freire2016
The utilization of natural gas vehicular stations for storage and distributed generation (DESS - Distributed Energy Storage Systems)Ricardo AwazuPatrícia Silva2016
The Role and Value of Aggregation of Demand-Side FlexibilityVahid RasouliC. Henggeler Antunes, A. Gomes2016
Multi-dimensional analysis of the offshore energy and mineral resource potential at the azorean hydrothermal ventsLakshman Ravi Teja PedamalluNelson Rodrigues, Ramiro Neves2016
Distributed renewable energy based on DC-microgrids as means of rural development in developing countriesYohannes Biru AemroTraça de Almeida, Pedro Moura2016
The influence of meteoroly on indoor air qualityMaria Marrero SantanaM.Gameiro da Silva2016

How social capital at the regenerative neighborhood level can inform net positive energy design?Lurian Pires KleinCarlos Henggeler Antunes; Marta Reis Lopes2015
Integration of Photovoltaic Systems, Energy Storage and Load Shifting to increase the generation and consumption matching in buildingsZuleika Hoyos CruzPedro Moura2015

Methodological tools for studying urban morphologies concerning the design of nearly zero-energy districtsAna Rita AmaralAdélio Gaspar; Álvaro Gomes2014
Compressed Air Energy Storage Potential in Portugal and its Economic AnalysisCatarina MatosPatrícia Silva2014
Energy Efficiency Investments in the Utilities of the FutureGuillermo PereiraPatrícia Silva2014
Design, modelling, construction and full experimental characterization of a gas-fired heat-exchanger for an micro-chp system based on an organic rankine cycleJoão PereiraJosé Baranda Ribeiro2014
Energy management in climate sensitive new portuguese NZEBMaria GomesM. Gameiro da Silva2014
Typical domestic load curves in portugalMaria Graça RibeiroHumberto Jorge2014
Community based distributed energy generation – Renewable energy cooperatives and other citizens power initiativesNikola SahovicPatrícia Silva2014
The development of the model to combine the PV roof-top Systems and EVs used in PortugalRoham TorabikalakiÁlvaro Gomes2014

Optimization of indoor comfort and energy consumption in buildings integrating hybrid ventilationBehrang ChenariM. Gameiro da Silva2013
The application of ICB as external thermal insulating composite system. An experimental and numerical studyMaria Moreira FinoAntónio Tadeu; Nuno Simões2013
Integrated cost and environmental life-cycle assessment of nearly zero energy building components and technical solutions for improving energy performanceShiva SaadatianFausto Freire; Nuno Simões2013
Energy economy, climate models analysis for market transformation in energy efficiencyVivek SinghAntónio Gomes Martins; Carla Henriques2013

Optimization of building envelope in healthcare buildings towards better indoor environmental quality and energy performanceMiguel OlivaJ. Raimundo Mendes da Silva2012
Climate Responsive Building Skin: development and physical behaviour of Green Roofs and FacadesRicardo AlmeidaA. Tadeu; N. Simões2012

Consumer preference model for electric vehicles: a dynamic analysisGabriela OliveiraL. Dias2011
Multi-Objective Control of the Indoor Climate ou Maintaining Healthy Indoor Environments in Energy Efficient RetrofitsJoão CarrilhoM. Gameiro da Silva2011

Assessment of the potential for energy savings in buildings with building management systemsHermano BernardoA. Gaspar, A: Gomes Martins2010

Theses Concluded

Conclusion date
Load Management and Demand Response in Small and Medium Data CentersThiago VasquesPedro MouraJul|2018
The role of an Energy Box Aggregator to support load follows supply strategiesAndreia CarreiroH. Jorge, C. Henggeler AntunesMar|2018
Environmental and social life cycle assessment of sugarcane in Brazil: comparing manualand mechanical harvestingChongyang DuL. Dias; F. FreireMar|2018
Dynamic Thermal Behavior of Linear and Point Thermal Bridges of buildings - Numerical and Experimental SimulationsJoana PrataA. Tadeu, N. SimõesFev|2018
Linking the urban form to environmental and health impacts with a life-cycle approachJoana BastosF. FreireDec|2017
Proposal of guideline elements dedicated to a central tower solar energy facilitiesDanyela Samaniego RasconM. Gameiro da Silva; Almerindo FerreiraDec|2017
Natural Ventilation in Old Buildings: recommendations for its improvementAtefeh SalehiM. Torres; A. RamosMay|2017
Integrating life cycle assessment and energy building simulation to  improve residential buildings’ performanceHelena MonteiroF. FreireMay|2017
Use of thermography in assessing hygrothermal performance of building elementsCatarina SerraAntónio Tadeu, Nuno SimõesMarch|2017
Main determinants and dynamic behaviour of prices in power exchangesNuno FigueiredoPatrícia SilvaMarch|2017
Sustainability Assessment Of Buildings Retrofit: An Integrated Life-Cycle ApproachCarla RodriguesF. FreireMarch|2017
Blending Optimization of biodiesel produced with waste and virgin oilsCarla CaldeiraF. FreireJanuary|2017
Integrated Management of Residential Energy Resources: Models, Algorithms and ApplicationAna SoaresC. Henggeler Antunes, A. Oliveira GomesJuly|2016
How commuting influences urban economies and the environment: a commuting satellite account applied to the Lisbon Metropolitan AreaJoão P. FerreiraP. Nogueira Ramos, L.CruzJune|2016
Simulation of Large Scale Application of Automatic Load Management Systems (ALMS) for Households in the Portuguese Electric GridPedro MiguelA. Gomes Martins, L. NevesMay|2016
Feasibility Study of a Stationary Urban Distributed Energy Storage SystemJosé GonçalvesA. Gomes Martins, L. NevesMay|2016
Dynamic fleet-based life-cycle assessment: addressing environmental consequences of the introduction of electric vehicles in PortugalRita GarciaF. FreireMarch|2016
Energy efficiency plans for schoolsLuísa DiasM. Gameiro da SilvaFebruary|2016
Modelling end-use energy behaviour change in buildings towards energy efficiencyMarta LopesC. Henggeler Antunes, N. MartinsJanuary|2016
A hybrid input-output multi-objective model to assess economic-energy-environment trade-offs: an application to brazil and prospective sugarcane bioethanol technologiesAriovaldo CarvalhoFausto Freire, C. HenggelerJanuary|2016
Thermal energy storage with phase change materials (pcms) for the improvement of the energy performance of buildingsNelson Lopes SoaresJosé J. Costa, A. Gaspar, P. SantosDecember|2015
Thermal energy storage control for air conditioning systems based on ground source heat pumpAnabela CarvalhoA. Traça de Almeida, J.J. CostaJuly|2015
Economic Evaluation of Emerging Biofuel Technologies: the microalgae case studyLauro RibeiroP. Pereira da SilvaFebruary|2015
Life cycle optimization model for integrated cogeneration and photovoltaic systemsAmir SafaeiC. Henggeler Antunes, F. FreireNovember|2014
Automated Floor Plan Design: Generation, Simulation, and OptimizationEugénio RodriguesA. Gaspar, Á. GomesJuly|2014
Environmental sustainable assessment of bioenergy: A life cycle multi-criteria decision-support approachÉrica Geraldes CastanheiraF. FreireJune|2014
A Retrofit Decision Support Approach for Improving Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality in BuildingsEhsan AsadiM.C. Gameiro da Silva, C. Henggeler Antunes, L. DiasNovember|2013
Energy and exergy assessments for an enhanced use of energy in buildingsPedro GonçalvesA. Gaspar, M.C. Gameiro da SilvaNovember|2013