Tiago Sotto Mayor is Principal Investigator at the Engineering Faculty of Porto University (FEUP/Portugal). He is the head of SIMTECH Lab, a research laboratory from CEFT/FEUP, focussing on Simulation Technologies for the prediction of transport processes in materials, products and systems. Tiago Sotto Mayor research bridges different fields of science, e.g. Engineering, Biology, Physiology or Materials Science, with a focus on the modelling and simulation of transport processes at different scales and boundary conditions (e.g. Integrated transport problems within and around the human body, smart solutions for body thermal protection, optimization of advanced microfluidics devices or analysis of bacteria motion and mass exchange processes). With expertise in Fluid Mechanics, Microfluidics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermal Physiology and Modelling & Simulation of Transport Processes. Tiago Sotto Mayor has published on the effects of different parameters on the performance of materials, products and systems. He is the coordinator of the H2020 project SmartHELMET and scientist-in-charge of the H2020 projects ICI-THROUGH, HEAT-SHIELD and SPRINT.

Research interests

Fluid Mechanics / Microfluidics

Heat & Mass transport / Thermal physiology

Transport phenomena in biological tissues

Modelling / Simulation of transport processes

Performance prediction & Optimization (materials, products & systems)

Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Modelling (FEM)

Selected publications

  • M. Rubio-Martinez, I. Imaz, N. Domingo, A. Abrishamkar, T. Sotto Mayor, R. Rossi,C. Carbonell, A.J. de Mello, D. Amabilino, D. Maspoch and J. Puigmarti-Luis
    Freezing the Nonclassical Crystal Growth of a Coordination Polymer Using Controlled Dynamic Gradients
    Advanced Materials 28(37), pp. 8150-8155, 2016.
  • A. Fonseca, T. Sotto Mayor and J.B.L.M. Campos
    Guidelines for the specification of a PCM layer in firefighting protective clothing ensembles
    Applied Thermal Engineering, 133, pp. 81-96 (16), 2018.
  • M.S. Santos, D. Oliveira, J.B.L.M. Campos and T. Sotto Mayor
    Numerical analysis of the flow and heat transfer in cylindrical clothing microclimates – Influence of the microclimate thickness ratio
    International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 117 (pp. 71-79 (79), 2018.
  • S.F. Neves, J.B.L.M. Campos and T. Sotto Mayor
    Effects of clothing and fibres properties on the heat and mass transport, for different body heat/sweat releases
    Applied Thermal Engineering, 117 (pp. 109-121 (113), 2017.
  • T. Sotto Mayor, S. Couto, A. Psikuta and R.M. Rossi
    Advanced modelling of the transport phenomena across horizontal clothing microclimates with natural convection
    International Journal of Biometeorology, 59 (12), pp. 1875-1889, 2015.
  • C.P. Bogerd, J.-M. Aerts, S. Annaheim, P. Bröde, G. de Bruyne, A.D. Flouris, K. Kuklane, T. Sotto Mayor and R.M. Rossi
    A review on ergonomics of headgear: Thermal effects
    International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 45, pp. 1-12, 2015.
  • S. Couto, A. Assembleia, J. Visser, T. Sotto Mayor
    Modelling mechanical and thermal performance of concrete products: A multi-level approach
    HERON, 60 (1/2), 2015.
  • S.F. Neves, J.B.L.M. Campos and T. Sotto Mayor
    On the determination of parameters required for numerical studies of heat and mass transfer through textiles – Methodologies and experimental procedures
    International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 81 (pp. 272-282 (211), 2015.
  • F.M. Wang, S. Del Ferraro, L.Y. Lin, T. Sotto Mayor, V. Molinaro, M. Ribeiro, C.S. Gao, k. Kuklane and I. Holmer
    Localised boundary air layer and clothing evaporative resistances for individual body segments
    Ergonomics, 55 (7), pp. 799-812 (714), 2012.
  • S. Couto, J.B.L.M. Campos and T. Sotto Mayor
    On the performance of a mitt heating multilayer: a numerical study
    International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 23 (5), pp. 373-387 (315), 2011.