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Departamento de Engenharia Química da FCTUC

António Portugal

Name
Position
Qualifications
Antonio Portugal

Antonio Alberto Torres Garcia Portugal

Associate Professor

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Aston, Birmingham, 1984

MSc in Chemical Process Development, University of Asto, Birmingham, 1977

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 1976  

E-mail address
atp@eq.uc.pt
Telephone
+351-239798741
Teaching activities

Modelling, Simulation and Optimization

Energy and Biofuels

Research group
Computing, Statistics & Materials (CEM)
Research interests

Nanomaterials - Sol-Gel

Energy - Biofuels and Detonics

Modeling and Numerical Methods in Chemical and Paper Engineering

Funded research projects

Project FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN MANANO - Manufacturing and Applications of Nanostructured Materials (2011-2014).

Projecto I&D PTDC/EQU-EPR/099998/2008 GelSpace - Aerogéis à Base de Sílica para Isolamento de Dispositivos Espaciais (2011-2014).

Projecto I&D PTDC/EQU-EPR/114354/2009 Nanohybrid - Preparação de nanoparticulas hibridas magnéticas functionalizadas por "self-assembly" de copolimeros ABCDE para coatings de elevada performance (2011-2014).

Projecto PTDC/EQU-EPR/099226/2008 - Development of new polymer-liposome complexes combining experimental and computational approaches (2010-2013).

Projecto QREN 5498 AerTPS - Sistemas de Protecção Térmica com Base em Aerogel (2009-2012).  

Key publications

Durães, L., Ochoa, M., Rocha, N., Hernandez, J., Duarte, N., Redondo, V., Portugal, A., “Effect of the Drying Conditions on the Microstruture of Silica Based Xerogels/Aerogels”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12(8):6828-34 (2011).

Durães, L., Oliveira, O., Benedini, L., Costa, B. F. O., Matos Beja, A., Portugal, A., “Sol-Gel Synthesis of Iron(III) Oxyhydroxide Nanostructured Monoliths Using Fe(NO3)3∙9H2O/CH3CH2OH/NH4OH Ternary System”, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 72(6):678-684 (2011).

Conceição,E.L.T.,& Portugal, A.A.T.G. "Finite-sample comparison of robust estimators for non-linear regression using Monte Carlo simulation: Part I. Univariate response models.", Computers and Chemical Engineering, 35(3):530-544 (2011).

J.M.R. Curto, E.L.T. Conceiçao, A.T.G. Portugal, R.M.S. Simões"Three dimensional modelling of fibrous materials and experimental validation", Material Science and Engineering Technology, 42(5):370-374 (2011).

Paulo Brito, António Portugal "Adaptive Collocation Methods for the Solution of Partial Differential Equations" in Innovations in Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9112-3_85, T. Sobh, K. Elleithy (eds.), Springer Science+Business Media B.V (2010).

Theses supervision

Paulo Brito, " Adaptive Numerical Methods for Multidimensional Chemical Engineering Models", Ph.D Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, (2011).

Ricardo Nóbrega, “Síntese de Xerogéis à Base de Sílica Utilizando o Precursor Dimetildimetoxisilano”, Master thesis. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, (2011).

Agostinho Manuel dos Reis Carrondo Alexandre, "Biodiesel Production from extracted "Cynara cardunculus L. oil", Master thesis. Department of Botanic and Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, (2010).

Ana Isabel Garrido Moura, "Estudo comparativo de métodos para a produção de biodiesel", Master Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, (2010).

Marta Ochoa, “Síntese de Xerogéis e Aerogéis à Base de Sílica Utilizando o Precursor Etiltrimetoxisilano (ETMS)", Master thesis. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, (2009).

Other information
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7520-4767