Valter Silva

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

Dr. Silva is working as FCT Researcher at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP). He leads a team whose research focus is the use of numerical and analytical tools that could facilitate solutions for the long term of energy-related societal problems, namely, exploring the use of Fluid Dynamics and Hydrostatics, by means of experimental and numerical approaches tied by validation and uncertainty quantification techniques. Dr. Silva graduated in Chemical Engineering from Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (top 5% of class) in 2004 and completed a Ph. D. degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the same university in 2009. He obtained the Specialist degree in Numerical Simulation in Engineering with ANSYS (2017) by Technical University of Madrid and ANSYS INC. In the last 5 years, Dr. Silva gained the FCT grant and has been heading and co-heading several national and international projects (industrial and academic) with a total funding of 2M €. He has been leading several international cooperation projects with recognized institutions such as MIT, the University of Carnegie Mellon, the University of Texas at Austin and UNESP, to mention a few. Dr. Silva authored/co-authored 100+ works with the last 30 publications have an averaged IF greater than 5. Dr. Silva acts as referee in several international journals such as Applied Energy, Energy and Energy Conversion Management, just to name a few (> 200 assignments). He is also a Scientific Committee Member at several international conferences. Dr. Silva supervised and is supervising 30+ students regarding Computational Fluid Dynamics, fuel cells, process improvement and renewable energy.

2books edited

3chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Valter Silva

Most leaders of developed nations recognize the importance of following policies and strategies to achieve a low-carbon economy based on new and innovative technologies that are able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create new employment and growth. In the broad spectrum of the feasible decarbonisation pathways, the challenge for political and economic decision-makers is to weigh uncertain impact from different technologies and to build a comprehensive evidence-based framework for research, business, investment and policy decision-making. This book aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art technology in the Low Carbon Technology and Economy field, discussing a set of new technology approaches and environmental and economic implications.

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