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Soraia Neves

Soraia Neves


Soraia Ferreira Neves graduated in Chemical Engineering in 2010 and she got her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2015, in the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University, with an academia-[textile] industry collaborative thesis. With expertise in heat and mass transfer, and modelling and simulation of transport processes (e.g., biomimetic fluids simulations), she has been participating in mobility programs, networking activities abroad, and multidisciplinary projects (European and national), being the Principal Investigator of the scientific project DIF-Jacket project.

Soraia has several publications in international journals (Scopus), and she regularly serves as referee of indexed peer-reviewed journals in her area of expertise. She is often engaged on the supervision of students (undergraduated, master, and doctoral) and fellow researchers, in close collaboration with companies and research centers.

Soraia major research interests are modelling the transport phenomena in materials/products (e.g., smart clothing, thermal protective gear) and thermal physiology simulation.

Research interests

Heat and mass transfer; Numerical simulation of transport processes; Thermoregulation modelling; Multiphase flow

Selected publications

  1. G. Santos, S.F. Neves, M. Silva, J.M. Miranda, J.B.L.M. Campos, J. Ribeiro, A. Moreira, P. Fernandes, F. Miranda, R. Marques, Smart Firefighters PPE: Impact of Phase Change Materials, Appl. Sci. 13 (2023).
  2. A.F. Malaquias, S.F. Neves, J.B.L.M. Campos, Incorporation of phase change materials in fire protective clothing considering the presence of water, Int. J. Therm. Sci. 183 (2023) 107870 Contents.
  3. S.F. Neves, M.C.F. Silva, J.M. Miranda, G. Stilwell, P.P. Cortez, Predictive Models of Dairy Cow Thermal State: A Review from a Technological Perspective, Vet. Sci. 9 (2022) 416.
  4. S.F. Neves, J. Ponmozhi, F.J. Mergulhão, J.B.L.M. Campos, J.M. Miranda, Cell adhesion in microchannel multiple constrictions – evidence of mass transport limitations, Colloids Surfaces B Biointerfaces. 198 (2021) 111490.
  5. J.P. Vale, P.G. Alves, S.F. Neves, A.D. Flouris, T.S. Mayor, Analysis of the dynamic air conditioning loads, fuel consumption and emissions of heavy-duty trucks with different glazing and paint optical properties, Int. J. Sustain. Transp. (2021) 1–26.
  6. S.F. Neves, J.B.L.M. Campos, T.S. Mayor, Effects of clothing and fibres properties on the heat and mass transport, for different body heat/sweat releases, Appl. Therm. Eng. 117 (2017) 109–121.
  7. S.F. Neves, S. Couto, J.B.L.M. Campos, T.S. Mayor, Advances in the optimisation of apparel heating products: a numerical approach to study heat transport through a blanket with an embedded smart heating system, Appl. Therm. Eng. 87 (2015) 491–498.
  8. S.F. Neves, J.B.L.M. Campos, T.S. Mayor, On the determination of parameters required for numerical studies of heat and mass transfer through textiles – Methodologies and experimental procedures, Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 81 (2015) 272–282.
  9. A.F. Malaquias, S.F. Neves, J.B.L.M. Campos, The Impact of Water on Firefighter Protective Clothing Thermal Performance and Steam Burn Occurrence in Firefighters, Fire Saf. J. 127 (2022) 103506.