I graduated in Biology sciences in the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto. A_er, I decided to do a Masters in Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, FEUP, University of Porto

Mónica Silva is a researcher at the University of Porto and part of the CEFT research group. She holds a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from FEUP and has a degree in Environmental Sciences from FCUP.

Her PhD work focused on using CFD to study the hydrodynamic features associated with Slug flow for both macro and micro-scales and its potential applications in medical devices. In addition, she also studied the effect that this type of flow has on two mass-transfer mechanisms: soluble wall-liquid and bubble-liquid.
She has authored several papers, having her work published in Q1 journals, as well as participating in international conferences.

She is currently part of the project NewPHYMOIL at CEFT as a postdoctoral researcher where her main tasks concern improving CFD tools to allow a detailed prediction of multiphase flows. Her main research interests lie in multiphase flows – both macro and micro scale, mass transfer mechanisms as well as in different CFD techniques (using commercial and free software solutions).

Research interests

Computational Fluids Dynamics

Multiphase flow

Mass transfer


Selected publications

  • Silva, M. C. F., Araujo, J. D. P. and Campos, J. B. M. L.
    CFD studies coupling hydrodynamics and solid-liquid mass transfer in slug flow for matter removal from tube walls
    Aiche Journal, 63(6), pp. 2420-2439, 2017.
    doi: 10.1002/aic.15610

  • Silva, M. C. F., Miranda, J. M., Campos, J. B. L. M. and Araújo, J. D. P.
    Mass transfer from a Taylor bubble to the surrounding flowing liquid at the micro-scale: a numerical approach
    Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 23(4), p. 58, 2019.
    doi: 10.1007/s10404-019-2225-y