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Alban is a last-year PhD student in River Restoration and Management (FLUVIO PhD program). His doctoral research investigates trade-offs at small-scale hydropower, in particular, those of run-of-river type with regards to environmental flows, hydrologic alteration, and energy production maximisation. He holds a five-year integrated diploma in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic University of Tirana, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Epoka University and another master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering from Grenoble Institute of Technology. His research interest involves several sub-fields of Ecohydrology, Ecohydraulic, and Water Resources Management; namely: environmental flows, hydrologic alteration, river hydraulics, habitat modelling, hydraulics of structures, hydropower plants, floods, and droughts. Alban has been working for three years as teaching assistant and three years as civil engineer where he has been involved in different tasks (designer and project coordinator) at several national and international projects.
Alban likes very much reading new books during his spare time.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=XAgcnscAAAAJ&hl=pt-PT
Alexandre Pinheiro holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). He started his Ph.D. in 2017 in Civil Engineering at CERIS – Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability in IST, under the Doctoral Programme “H2Doc – Environmental Hydraulic and Hydrology”. His main Ph.D. topic is the study of the flow dynamics inside water storage tanks, including the effects of several governing factors on water mixing and on residence time distribution and identifying practicable solutions (infrastructural or operational) for water mixing improvement and minimize water residence times, to improve the design and to support rehabilitation and operation of the existing tanks.
My name is Filipa Duarte and I have a degree in Environmental Engineering from Técnico Lisbon. My professional experience has always been linked to the Sustainability departments of Wastewater Sanitation companies of Águas de Portugal Group. My job is essentially to ensure that the company fulfills its environmental and safety benchmarks that European and national legislation imposes as well as other objectives that the organization commits to achieve.
Ana Margarida Bento is a PhD fellow of the Doctoral Program FCT – Analysis and Mitigation of Risks in Infrastructures (InfraRisk), developing her work in a partnership between the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC) and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). She concluded her Integrated Master degree in Civil Engineering (Hydraulic and Water Resources) from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).
Domain of activity: Fluvial hydraulics; Experimental work; Data analysis and management
Research interests: Fluid mechanics; Turbulent flows; Flows within vegetation; Transport processes; Water quality; Laser based instrumentation: PIV and LDA
Im PhD student in Civil Engineering, specialized in hydraulics and fluid mechanics at the University of Amar Telidji Algeria, and a visiting Research at Coimbra University Portugal, my research is focused on CFD modelling and laboratory-based physical modelling, related with Free-surface flow interface and air-entertainment modelling in hydraulic structures.
Catarina is an Environmental Engineer from Técnico Lisbon and started working at the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering during her Master’s degree. Her main work sectors are: urban water management, water and wastewater systems’ performance and efficient use of water of domestic consumers and large facilities. The participation in several R&D projects enhanced her professional experience in the water sector and strengthened her link with the water world. Since March 2018 she is doing her PhD in Civil Engineering – Environmental Hydraulics and Hydrology. The main goal is to enhance the energy efficiency in wastewater systems and allow wastewater utilities to carry out self-diagnosis and investigate possible options to reduce energy consumption, GEE emissions as well as contribute to improve the overall performance of the systems.
In her free time Catarina likes to travel, cook and spend time with her family and friends.
Diogo holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Hydraulic and Water Resources) at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). Since the graduation (2015) he has been a port & coastal design engineer at FUTURE PROMAN where is currently responsible for the Coastal Management’s unit, which includes the maritime hydraulic analysis, navigational channels, breakwaters & jetties design and also the management and conception of dredging operations. Diogo is also the current Head of Innovation of FUTURE PROMAN.
His professional career includes the project of deepening and improving the navigational channels of the Figueira da Foz and Setúbal ports, the studies of marine and port hydraulics of the Santa Maria islet casino resort, in Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde and the coordination of the Gavle (Sweden) container terminal expansion.
When Diogo is “out of the wave”, spends a lot of time with his family and friends laughing and joking with everything, tries to travel to somewhere, or find some peace and calm on his birth land, Seia, Serra da Estrela!
My research activity regards coastal engineering with a major focus on beaches and wave-dominated inlets. I use both numerical modelling and field data to understand the physical processes in littoral zones. I apply the acquired knowledge in forecasting systems to provide adequate tools for coastal management.
Eddy Pereira is a Hydraulic works Engineer in Switzerland. Graduated in Civil Engineering and specialized in hydraulics and water resources in 2016 by Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. During his master thesis, he developed knowledge in CFD, with application of 3D numerical modeling of free surface flow with air entrainment and scour hole formation in the complementary spillway of Salamonde. His professional career started at Aqualogus where he acquired strong commercial knowledge in international tenders and developed studies and projects in the hydraulics field. In Future Proman, he reinforced his technical competences, assuming interim leading of a bankable feasibility study for an important hydropower scheme in Zambezi river in Mozambique. Currently, he integrates the team of the hydraulic works unit at GEOS, where he performs hydrological and hydropower studies, hazard studies for levees and dams, flood studies, dam and ancillaries design and 2D modelling projects and nature-based solution projects.
Joana did the two first years of the Civil Engineering course in Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). Then, she switched to the Mathematics Department in IST, completing the Bachelor and Master in Applied Mathematics. During the Master, she specialized in Numerical Analysis, in particular on Numerical Analysis for Fluid Mechanics. Because of her great interest in this field, especially in Hydraulics, she has come back to the Civil Engineering Department in IST, starting, in 2018, the Doctoral program of Civil Engineering on Environmental Hydraulics and Hydrology (H2Doc program). She wanted to see the application of the mathematical models she had learned to real hydraulic engineering situations. Her PhD research comprehends experimental work and numerical simulations (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to investigate the control of sediments’ entrance into lateral water intakes using submerged vane-fields.
Joana holds a Masters’ degree on Environmental Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). Since graduating, Joana has been working as a researcher in IST and has participated in several R&D projects. Her main work has been in efficient water management, but she also helped in modelling flow dynamics in water storage tanks and chlorine decay in supply systems. Having this experience has promoted her interest in the water sector in which she will start her PhD in September.
João Delgado is a hydraulic engineer at COBA Portugal. He also collaborates with CERIS, Instituto Superior Técnico as a hydropower and water supply researcher and is the Vice President of the Portugal Young Professionals Network of IAHR. Previously, he was a consulting engineer to EPAL and worked in the development of two hydropower plants for energy recovery in their large drinking water trunk mains. He also worked in pumped storage hydropower design projects focusing on the hydraulic steady and unsteady states and on the design of the surge protection systems.
João holds a PhD double degree in Energy and Civil Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and IST, and a MSc degree in Civil Engineering from IST. João was also a junior research fellow during the last 2 years of his MSc focusing on numerical simulation of hydraulic transients.
When João is not thinking about hydropower or programming in Python, he is a restaurant stalker, professional ski crasher, amateur beer producer and an avid reader. He is definitely not the best 150 word biography writer.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=ZeucCEYAAAAJ&hl=pt-PT
João Ferreira is the IAHR YPN Portugal event coordinator. Born and living in Lisbon, João graduated in Civil Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico. His research and area of interest focus on pressurized pipe systems. Being from Lisbon and hydraulic engineer, he couldn’t stand without working for one year at EPAL, Lisbon water utility. There he enhanced his knowledge about water losses, risk assessment and the operational and maintenance procedures inside a water company, getting to know people from the north to the center of Portugal. João is also a consultant engineer that has given support to hydropower and waste-to-energy cooling projects and diagnosis. Now, João is developing his PhD research on intermittent water supply at TU Delft university to try to understand and prevent the downcycle of pipe systems under such supply conditions. The outcome is a better understanding of water distribution networks with this kind of supply to a better supply and climate adaptation.
When he is not in the laboratory and coding, João is planning his next trip, trying to learn a new language, looking for new books to read and catching up with friends.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7LtRqkIAAAAJ&hl
Jorge Cardoso Gonçalves is a Civil Engineering (Specialization in Hydraulics) from FEUP. The Master’s Dissertation focused on the theme “Water Consumption”. He started his PhD in Civil Engineering at FEUP in 2015 in the scope of “Operational Management of Hydraulic Infrastructures”.
Effective Member of the Order of Engineers, he started his professional career in 2014 at Iperforma, where he worked as a Project Engineer for Plumbing Systems and Hydraulic Infrastructures until 2016. Since 2016, he has been working for Águas do Norte, SA, performing Operational Management and Project functions.
In the scope of academic and professional activity, he attended several professional training courses, namely in the areas of project management, hydraulics and pedagogical skills.
Author and co-author of works in the area of “Hydraulics“, he currently coordinates the Integrated Approach Working Group of the APRH and he also is a member of the Specialized Water Services Commission.
Marta holds a Master’s degree in environmental engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). She worked as a research fellow in National Laboratory for Civil Engineering and IST, participating in several R&D projects. During the most recent years, she has been developing work on water-energy losses control and infrastructure asset management of urban water sectors. She started her PhD in 2017 in Civil Engineering at CERIS – Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability in IST. Her PhD focuses in the enhancement of lifecycle management of urban water assets, including life cycle cost modelling and asset condition assessment.
Whenever Marta is not working, she is likely on the beach or could be painting, reading or travelling somewhere.
Miguel Moreira is graduated in Environmental Engineering, with a major in Ecological Engineering and Management, by NOVA University of Lisbon. Currently he is a PhD candidate at CERIS (IST – University of Lisbon), under the Doctoral Programme ‘FLUVIO – River Restoration and Management’. Miguel develops his research in the fields of Ecohydraulics (sustainable management in regulated rivers), Hydrology and Geospatial analysis (Geographic Information Systems). His main PhD topic is the ecological impacts mitigation downstream of small hydropower plants/weirs due to artificial flow fluctuations – the anthropogenic phenomena called “hydropeaking”.
CERIS Personal page: goo.gl/LFuDL1
Mohsen Besharat a researcher at CERIS, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon. Mohsen Besharat has worked on different subjects in water engineering including numerical simulation, pressurized systems, two-phase flows and design of hydraulic structures. Mohsen Besharat has authored two books and several papers in water engineering being a member of IAHR and ASCE and an active member of some international and European research groups.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=h8bqa8sAAAAJ&hl=en
Pedro Xavier Ramos currently works at the Department of Civil Engineering, Ghent University, as a junior assistant. His main topics of research are Computational Fluid Dynamics and fluvial hydraulics. His ongoing PhD research focus on open-channel confluences.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rQWce5UAAAAJ&hl=en
Dr. Tiago Fazeres Ferradosa is a doctorate researcher at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and researcher in the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR). Tiago is currently responsible for the R&D unit Offshore Structures & Foundations at the Research Group of Hydraulic Structures and Marine Energy. Tiago has been a visiting MSc. researcher at University College London and developed his PhD thesis on the topic of reliability analysis of optimised scour protections for offshore foundations. He is also involved in the several R&D projects related to offshore engineering and marine renewable energy research, such as MARINET proposal 61; HYDRALAB+ (Proteus proposal); ORACLE; and I.nano.WEC.
He performs co-supervision activities of master degree students in civil engineering at the University of Porto and has been responsible for the organisation of more than 15 conferences, courses, symposia and other scientific and professional events. He is the editor of the IAHR Newsflash Europe, member of the editorial panel in 4 international peer-reviewed journals, Guest Editor of SI in Renewable Energy (Elsevier) and reviewer in other 8 international peer-reviewed journals. Tiago is the author of several scientific peer-reviewed publications and organiser of the IOSD course series.
He was the President of the IAHR Portugal Young Professionals Network, the Coordinator of the Young Professionals of the Portuguese Association of Water Resources and elected member of the Monitoring Committee of the Civil Engineering Doctoral Program between 2016 and 2018.