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Nanoengineered Systems Lab


Joined UCL: 2018

Prof. Carolina Cotta

  • Visiting Professor
  • Dept Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Carolina Palma Naveira-Cotta holds the BSc (2004), MSc (2006) and DSc (2009) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro-UFRJ, Brazil. Since 2011 she has been an Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering and Nanotechnology Engineering Programs at COPPE/UFRJ, heading the Nano and Microfluidics and Microsystems Laboratory-LabMEMS. Dr. Naveira-Cotta is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Int. Center for Heat and Mass Transfer -ICHMT since 2016 and was elected Affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences-ABC in 2014. She has published more them 130 papers, including 41 articles in international journals, 3 books (including “Heat Conduction”, 5thed., with Y. Yener and S. Kakaç; “Analytical Heat and Fluid Flow in Microchannels and Microsystems” with R.M. Cotta and D.C. Knupp), 5 book chapters, and 85 articles in national and international congresses. She has supervised more them 60 undergraduate scientific initiation and final graduation projects, 8 MSc thesis and 4 DSc thesis. She has experience in Transport Phenomena in Micro and Nano-scales, working mainly on: microfluidics, inverse problems, hybrid methods, infrared thermography and heat transfer enhancement with nanofluids, nanocomposites, and thermal microsystems. Presently, she is Visiting Researcher at the Mechanical Eng. Dept., University College London-UCL, UK, with a fellowship from CAPES-INMETRO, Brazil.

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