Valter Silva is a senior researcher in environment and energy at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. In 2009, he obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Porto. Since 2012, he has led a research team devoted to the application of experimental and numerical solutions on environmental and energy topics. In the last five years, Dr. Silva has coordinated national and international projects with leading universities across the world, including MIT and Carnegie Mellon, raising approximately $2.5 million in funds. He has supervised more than thirty students. He has participated in more than twenty-five national and international projects in energy and environment and has authored two books, eleven book chapters, and more than sixty papers in international peer-reviewed journals.