COST FP1005 ''Fibre Suspension Flow Modelling''


Training Schools


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Coordinated by:
Maria da Graca Rasteiro (Univ. Coimbra),
Pedro Faia (Univ. Coimbra),
Paulo Ferreira (Univ. Coimbra),
Fernando Garcia (Univ. Coimbra)

Download the training school schedule (pdf)

Dates: 16-18 June, 2014 - 3 days

Location: Chemical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, Rua Silvio Lima, 3030-790 Coimbra, Portugal

Registration: through the application form (page 3 of the pdf)

Object: to provide an overview of the available techniques for multiphase flow monitoring and evaluation, especially the most recent techniques in this field, including assessment of the formation of particle structures.

JuhaSalmela is a Rheology and Process Flows Research Team Leader at the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. His expertise is focused on rheology of complex fluids, fibre suspension flocculation dynamics and in-line measurement of rheological properties. Currently his main interests include development Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to study boundary layer flow properties.
Mark Martinez is Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, and a complimentary appointment in Mechanical Engineering, at the University of British Columbia. His work focuses on the understanding of the fluid mechanics of fibre suspensions with applications in the Pulp and Paper sector.
Pedro Faia is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers of the University of Coimbra where his research interests concern the research and development of solid state chemical sensors, sensor integration techniques, Electrochemical sensor and biosensors, Impedance Spectroscopy technique and applications.
Elena de la Fuente is a Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Complutense University of Madrid. Her main research topic is the study of the flocculation processes and floc properties, mainly in the papermaking industry and for the fibercement production.
Paulo Jorge Tavares Ferreira is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Coimbra. His scientific interests are focused on the Pulp and Paper field, addressing topics such as characterization, modification and functionalization of pulps, fibres, papers, fillers and pigments, surface sizing, nanocoating, printability, and characterization and uses of nanocelulloses.
Maria da Graca Rasteiro is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Coimbra. She is an expert on particle technology, including particle characterization, studies of particle interaction, rheology and modeling multiphase flows. She is presently the coordinator of the Chemical Engineering Research Centre of UC.