Valter Silva is a senior researcher in the area of environment and energy at the Portuguese Collaborative Laboratory for Integrated Forest & Fire Management and Senior Collaborator Researcher at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal He graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2004, obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the same university in 2009, and his degree as Specialist in Numerical Simulation (combustion and fluid dynamics) at Technical University of Madrid and Ansys, Inc., in 2017. Since 2012, he has led a research team devoted to the application of experimental and numerical solutions on the environment and energy topics (gasification, combustion, fuel cells, techno-economic analysis, LCA, CFD, and optimization). In the last five years, he coordinated national and international projects with leading universities across the world (e.g., MIT and Carnegie Mellon) raising approximately $2.5 million in funds. He has supervised more than thirty students (postdoc, Ph.D., master, and diploma 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.