Symposia Keynote Speakers

Prof. Carolina P. Naveira-Cotta

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Symposium of Heat and Mass Transfer
Symposium of Nano and Microfluidic and Micro-Systems

Dr. Carolina P. Naveira-Cotta holds the BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2004), MSc in Mechanical Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ (2006) and DSc in Mechanical Engineering also from COPPE/UFRJ (2009). She is Associate Professor at COPPE/UFRJ (Mechanical Engineering Dept.). Affiliated Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), elected in 2014 for the period of 2015-2019. Affiliated Member of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), elected in 2020 for the period of 2021-2025. She is an elected member of the Scientific Committee of the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) since 2016, and elected member of the Deliberative Council of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (ABCM) since 2017. She holds the CNPq Research Productivity Grant – Level 1D, having published more than 145 papers, including 52 articles in international journals, 7 book chapters, more than 90 articles in refereed conferences and co-author of 3 books in international editorial companies. Heading the Nano and Microfluidics and Microsystems Laboratory, she has supervised 29 final graduation projects (25 completed, 4 in progress), 28 MSc thesis (19 completed, 9 in progress) and 11 DSc thesis (4 completed, 7 in progress). She has experience in Transport Phenomena in Micro and Nano-scales, working mainly on microfluidics, inverse problems, hybrid methods, infrared thermography, heat transfer enhancement and thermal microsystems.

Prof. Deanna Lacoste

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) – Saudi Arabia
Symposium of Combustion

Deanna Lacoste is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Saudi Arabia. She obtained her MS, PhD and Habilitation from the University of Poitiers – ENSMA, in France. From 2003 to 2014, she has been a post-doctoral fellow and a CNRS research engineer at the EM2C Laboratory, Ecole Centrale Paris, in France. In 2014, she joined the CCRC at KAUST. Professor Lacoste’s research focus on plasma-assisted combustion, detonations, control of flame dynamics and development of dedicated optical diagnostics. She has co-authored more than 60 journal papers and 8 patents.

Prof. Erick Franklin

University of Campinas – Brazil
Symposium of Fluid Mechanics and Rheology

Erick Franklin is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses related to fundamental fluid mechanics. He received his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Campinas, and MSc and PhD in Fluid Dynamics from Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III. He worked as engineer at EMBRAER from 1999 to 2002, just after his BSc, and after his PhD has been exclusively devoted to academic research and teaching. He is Associate Editor for Fluid Mechanics of the Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering and has served as Guest Editor for Special Issues of Applied Thermal Engineering and Flow, Turbulence and Combustion. His research interests are related to granular matter interacting with Newtonian fluids, more specifically the morphodynamics of sand dunes, crystallization and jamming in granular matter, and instabilities in fluidized beds.

Prof. Jader Barbosa

Federal University of Santa Catarina – Brazil
Symposium of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

Jader Barbosa was awarded a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, UK (2001). His academic interests cover the areas of Fluids Engineering and Thermal Sciences, with an emphasis on Thermodynamics of Mixtures, Phase Change, Multiphase Flows, Enhanced Heat Transfer and Emerging Cooling Technologies. Dr. Barbosa has published more than 280 scientific papers in indexed journals and international peer-reviewed conferences and has advised/co-advised 42 theses/dissertations. He is a member of the Scientific Council of ICHMT and an Officer of the Assembly of World Conferences on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. In 2017/2018, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. At UFSC, he is the Program Coordinator of the INCT in Cooling and Thermophysics (FAPESC/CNPq) and of the Polo/UFSC EMBRAPII Unit. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (Springer) and Associate Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier).

Prof. Juan J. Hernández

University of Castilla-La Mancha – Spain
Symposium of Combustion

Dr. Juan J. Hernández is full professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM, Spain) since 2011. Previously, he was associate professor at the same university. His research has been mainly focused on both diesel combustion and emissions (with particular attention to the effect of the use of residual and renewable fuels from different feedstocks) and combustion/gasification of solid biofuels. He enjoyed a postdoc position (2003) under a Marie Curie Individual fellowship grant at the University of Birmingham (UK), and a visiting professor stay (2016) at the Engine Research Group of the University of Toronto (Canada). He has advised 6 doctoral theses (4 currently in course), presented about 70 works in national/international congresses, published more than 70 scientific articles in per-reviewed international journals, collaborated in around 93 projects with private companies in the area of biofuels and engines and received
funds from more than 36 competitive projects from public institutions. He has been guest editor for special issues from international journals, Associate Editor of the gold open access journal Results and Engineering (Elsevier), reviewer for numerous highranking journals and member of the Spanish Biomass Technology Platform for Bioeconomy (BIOPLAT). Regarding university management, he has been Vice-chancellor for infrastructures and relations with companies at the UCLM (2008-2011) and responsible of the UCLM-ELCOGAS chair (University-Company chair) from 2011 to 2016.

Leonam dos Santos Guimarães, Dr.Eng.

President of Eletrobras Termonuclear – ELETRONUCLEAR SA
Symposium of Nuclear Engineering

Dr. Leonam dos Santos Guimarães has degrees in Naval Sciences (Escola Naval) and in Naval and Ocean Engineering (USP). He holds Master's degrees in Naval and Oceanic Engineering (USP) and in Nuclear Engineering (University of Paris), and is a doctor in Naval and Oceanic Engineering (Escola Politécnica da USP) among other graduate courses. In 2017 he became the Executive Officer and Technical Director of Eletrobrás Termonuclear – ELETRONUCLEAR SA, where he has been working since 2005. He is a member of many international associations on nuclear energy like the Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy (SAGNE) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), among others, where he serves in directive positions. He also has served for 20 years in the Brazilian Navy Nuclear Program having held positions from Design Engineer to Program Coordinator. Dr. Leonam dos Santos Guimarães also held Professor and Visiting Professor positions in many universities and foundations. He is the author of many books besides several articles in the areas of naval, nuclear, and production engineering. He is also the recipient of many military honorific titles.

Prof. Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros

University of São Paulo – Brazil
Symposium of Aerospace Engineering

Marcello A. Faraco de Medeiros graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and received his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is Professor of Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics at the Department of Aeronautical Engineering of the University of São Paulo, which he joined in 2002. He also was a visiting
professor at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (2012-2013) and at the University of Liverpool (2018-2019), of which he became an Honorary Fellow. He is interested in boundary layers, hydrodynamic instability, turbulence and generation of sound by turbulence. He uses physical experiments, numerical simulations and theoretical analysis to investigate the physics of these phenomena. His current interests are roughness/cavity
induced boundary layer transition to turbulence and slat noise. Prof. Faraco de Medeiros currently contributes to ABCM as editor of the ABCM Series and as delegate to the IUTAM General Assembly.

Prof. Mônica Naccache

Pontifical Catholic University – Brazil
Symposium of Fluid Mechanics and Rheology

BS (1986), MS (1989), and DSc (1993) in Mechanical Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Presently Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at PUC-Rio, Brazil. Research Fellow of the Brazilian Government Agency CNPq, rank (1-D). Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of Rheology ( Adjoint Professor of the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, since 12/2016. Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia (Canada), 2007-2008. Has experience in the areas of fluid mechanics, rheology, and heat transfer, acting mainly in the following subjects: numerical simulation of flows of non-Newtonian fluids, thixotropy, elasto-viscoplastic materials, rheometry, and liquid-liquid displacement flows. Cooperates with industrial partners since the 90’s, including Petrobras and Shell. Participate of the GReo (Rheology Group) at PUC-Rio, a research group sponsored by Industry and Government agencies involving around 40 people including faculty, researchers, technicians, and students.