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UCL Mechanical Engineering welcomes two new visiting professors to the department, Renato Cotta and Carolina Naveira-Cotta from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (UFRJ).
Professor Renato Cotta is an international expert in heat transfer and inverse analysis methods. He is a member of the Word Academy of Sciences and served as the President of the Nuclear Commission of Brasil prior to his UK visit.
Renato is hosted by Professor Stavroula Balabani and is funded through a prestigious Leverhulme Visiting Professorship award for a project entitled UNified Integral Transforms in Microfluidics and Micro-Scale Heat and Mass Transfer (μUNIT), aiming at developing analytical tools for multiphase microscale transport phenomena for energy applications.
Professor Carolina Naveira-Cotta, who leads the LabMEMS group in UFRJ, has been awarded a scholarship from CAPES/ Brasil to work with UCL Mechanical Engineering’s Dr Manish Tiwari. Their project is entitled ‘Technological innovation in Nano and microfluidics’
Carolina will be working with the UCL on the development of novel microreactors for biofuel production.
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