25 years of Science and Innovation

Research Group Coordinator


Senior Researchers

Research Fellows

Teresa Castelo Grande


Postdoctoral Researchers

Diogo Narciso


Process Systems Engineering


This research group is focused on the challenges related to: i) modeling, simulation and optimization of processes in the chemical and refining industries; ii) application of multivariate statistical methods and models in chemometrics, process operation decisions and air pollution; and iii) magnetic separation processes.

Major research topics

  • Process modelling, simulation and optimization: Development of simulation models and application of methodologies based on pinch technology and other approaches for increasing sustainability in industrial processes;
  • Multivariate Statistical Methods and Models: Chemometrics - Application of near-infrared spectroscopy and/or nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy combined with multivariate statistical models for predicting physical-chemical properties of petroleum products and paints composition; Cluster analysis - Application of clustering tools for defining similarities between crude oils; Air Pollution - Forecasting and better-understanding of indoor and outdoor air pollutants.
  • Magnetic separation processes: Optimization of design variables and its performance.

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