Commitees | Keynotes


Paulo Sérgio Brito
Polytechnic of Portalegre . Portugal

João Rafael Galvão
Polytechnic of Leiria . Portugal


Speech title
Some applications in hydrogen, renewable energy and bioenergy

The speaker

José Luz SILVEIRA, graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Itajubá (1986), graduated in Mathematics from the Education and Research Foundation of Itajubá Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters (1985), Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Itajubá (1990) and Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – UNICAMP (1994). He is a Visitante Senior na Federal University of ABC – UFABC, full professor in São Paulo University – UNESP. Coordinator of Institute of Bioenergy Research and Head os Laboratory os Optimization of Energy Systems. Has experience in mechanical engineerging, focusing on energy, thermodynamics and heat transfer, acting on the following subjects: renewable energy, bioenergy, cogeneration, thermoeconomic analysis, fuel cell, technical, economic and environmental analysis of power systems.

Speech title
Combating climate change with phytoremediation. Is it possible?

The speaker

Ana Luisa FERNANDO is an Associate Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Researcher at MEtRiCS, Mechanical Engineering and Resource Sustainability Center, hosted by Universidade do Minho and Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Graduated in Applied Chemistry (UNL), in 1990, with a MSc in Food Technology/Quality (1996, UNL) and a PhD in Environmental Sciences (2005, UNL). She has been working in the field of Food Technology and Safety, by testing natural compounds extracted from plants into biopolymers for food packaging or as additives for food preservation. Parallel to those activities, she has been working with industrial crops for 30 years, with special interest on studies related with the sustainability of industrial crops crops production and its exploitation as a source of biomass, ecocompounds, ecomaterials for the bioeconomy. Supervision: 7 PhD thesis (concluded), 12 PhD underway, 111 MSc thesis (concluded), 74 Graduation thesis (concluded). She is currently coordinating the ERANETMED project MediOpuntia and she is also coordinating nationaly the H2020 projects GOLD and MAGIC. Author and co-author os several publications. 

Speech title
Management of biomass parks in power generation plants

The speaker

Dr. Julio Terrados-CEPEDA holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Jaén (Spain) since 2005, and Master Degrees both in Aeronautical Engineering (Madrid Polytechnics University, 1989) and in Business Administration MBA (IDEOR, 1994). He teaches and researches at University of Jaén since 1994 and serves currently as Tenured Senior Lecturer at Projects Department. He is also an External Professor at Universidad Internacional de Andalucia (UNIA), Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) and Visiting Professor at Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia).
Dr. Terrados main research interests are focused on strategic planning, sustainable energy planning, and renewable resources assessment. He has co-authored thirty-nine peer-reviewed papers and twenty-four books and chapters. He has been also main researcher or participant in about twenty research projects funded by public institutions or private companies. He currently leads the research group GIDIES (R&D in Engineering, Energy and Sustainability) at the University of Jaén, which focuses its research on the evaluation of renewable energy resources, the management of smart grids and smart cities, the thermal and electrical use of biomass, and energy planning and foresight.
In the academic field, Dr. Terrados has been Vice-President for Strategic Planning, Quality and Social Responsibility at University of Jaen, Rector ́s Delegate for Strategic Planning and Quality at University of Jaen, Vice-President for Strategic Planning, Assessment and Social Responsibility at International University of Andalucía (UNIA) and Director of the Engineering Graphics, Design and Projects Department, among others positions.
In the professional area, Dr. Terrados has been Managing Director of the Energy Management Agency of Jaen region, International Programmes Manager at Canava Electronica S.A. and Eurofighter Control Manager at Construcciones Aeronauticas S.A. (Airbus Industries).


Abel Rodrigues, INIAV/ Research Institute, Portugal

Ahmad Pourmovahed, Kettering University, Michigan, U.S.A.

Alfeu Sá Marques, Coimbra University, Portugal

Ana Gomes, ESB-UCP/ Catholic University, Portugal

Ana Vale, School of Science IT Sligo, Ireland

Antonio Macías, Extremadura University, Spain

Annukka Pakarinen, HAMK University, Finland

Carla Ferreira, ESAC/Coimbra Polytechnic, Portugal

Carlos Borrego, Aveiro University, Portugal

Carlos Henggeler, INESCC/Coimbra University, Portugal

Eduardo Álvarez, Oviedo University, Spain

Eliseu Monteiro, Coimbra University¸ Portugal

Fausto Freire, Coimbra University, Portugal

Fernando Lidon, Nova University, Portugal

Hassan El Bari, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco

Helena Bártolo, Leiria Polythecnic, Portugal

Henrique de Amorim Almeida, Leiria Polythecnic, Portugal

Howard Dryden, GOES Foundation, Edinburgh University, Scotland UK

Jerónimo Cortés, CICTE/Extremadura, Research Center Spain

João Pina, FCT/Nova Lisbon University, Portugal

Joaquim Sousa, Coimbra Polytechnic, Portugal

Jo​hn Cosgrove, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

Jorge MGP Isidoro, Algarve University, Portugal

José Lobo, Extremadura University, Spain

Kirsi Knuuttila, JAMK University, Finland

Lisiane Librelotto, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brasil

Lucélia Hoehne, Universidade do Vale do Taquari, UNIVATES, Brasil

Luís Loures, VALORIZA/Portalegre Polytechnic, Portugal

Luís Neves, INESCC/Leiria Polytechnic, Portugal

Luís Silva, Porto Polytechnic, Portugal

Luís Tarelho, Aveiro University, Portugal

Luísa Scmidt, ICS/ Lisbon University, Portugal

Madalena Moreira, Évora University, Portugal

Manuel Jesús Hermoso Orzáez – Universidad de Jaén, Spain

Margarida Gonçalves, Nova University, Portugal

María Hernández, Extremadura University, Spain

Marika Tossavainen, HAMK University, Finland

Marina Antunes, ISCAL/Lisbon Polytechnic, Portugal

Marritta Kymalainen, HAMK University, Finland

Milica Kasanin-Grubin, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Mohammed Benhachmi – Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Mahammedia, Marocco

Nicolau Almeida, Portalegre Polytechnic, Portugal

Noel Perera, Birmingham City University, UK

Nuno Simões, Coimbra University, Portugal

Ramón Sanguino, Extremadura University, Spain

Ricardo Chacartegui, Sevilha University, Spain

Rodrigo Moruzzi, UNESP/ São Paulo State University, Brazil

Rui Ganhão, Leiria Polythecnic, Portugal

Remco Kranendonk, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Saifur Rahman, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, USA

Sérgio Leitão, UTAD/Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro University, Portugal

Sónia Pereira, Leiria Polythecnic, Portugal

Susana Neto, IST/Lisbon University, Portugal

Teresa Mouga, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal

Valentim Realinho, VALORIZA/Portalegre Polytechnic, Portugal

Zahra Kalantari, Stockholm University, Sweden


Ana Carolina Assis
Portalegre Polytechnic

Flávio Craveiro
Leiria Polytechnic

Luis Calado
Portalegre Polytechnic

Roberta Panízio
Portalegre Polytechnic

Catarina Nobre
Portalegre Polytechnic

Henrique Almeida
Leiria Polytechnic

Pedro Monteiro
Portalegre Polytechnic

Sandra Mourato
Leiria Polytechnic

Filipe Neves
Leiria Polytechnic

Joel Vasco
Leiria Polytechnic

Ricardo Gomes
Leiria Polytechnic

Vânia Ribeiro
Leiria Polytechnic