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Jorge André

The author was born in Lisbon in 1961 where he lived and studied until the second year of his Degree studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Higher Technical Institute after which time he moved to Coimbra where he completed his degree in 1985 at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra. From there, he continued his academic career and obtained a Doctorate in Aerodynamics in 1997. His academic career thus far is clearly characterised by a marked interest in the study, teaching and application of mathematics in mechanical engineering, an area in which he has taught classes with a strong quantative component in areas such as material science, fluid mechanics, turbo-mechanics, thermal mechanics and aerodynamics. In the field of applied mathematics he has taught Mathematics applied to Mechanical Engineering, the Modelling of Physical Phenomena, and Probability and Statistics. He has also taught others in regard to under and post-graduate studies, which have led to academic publications such as the book, Probabilidades e Estatística para Engenharia [“Probabilities and Statistics for Engineering”] (2008). He has initiated a curricular analysis in the area of Mechanical Engineering and has been a driving force in encouraging the creation of a link between the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra in his position of Coordinator of Self-Assessment and Accreditation at the Institute of Engineers and the Bologna Process. His scientific research began with the study of turbulence flow (anemometry of hot film, statistical theory of turbulence) and from that time to 2007, he conducted research on different physical phenomena related to forest fires, with a view to establishing a propagation model of high and low intensity fire lines. Also of note, albeit to a lesser or sporadic degree, is his research on solid-fuel rocket engines, air flow control in public transport, acoustic engineering and maintenance. At present he has re-directed his research energies toward such themes as: Energy and the Environment, Acoustic Engineering, and Industrial Management and Ecology (attribution analysis applied to sustainable business management.)

Books published in Coimbra University Press:

Ensinar e estudar Matemática em Engenharia (“Teaching and Studying Mathematics in Engineering”)