Maria do Carmo Coimbra graduated in Applied Mathematics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP) in 1986 and joined the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) as Teaching Assistant in 1990, after a short time teaching at the University of Aveiro. In 1993 she started her post-graduate studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering at FEUP, where in 2000 she obtained her degree of Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences. Since then, she has pursued her teaching and research career at FEUP.


Modelling and Simulation
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Moving Finite Element Method
Moving Boundary Problems
Convection-Reaction-Diffusion Problems


M.C. Coimbra, A.E. Rodrigues, J.D. Rodrigues, R.J.M. Robalo, R.M.P. Almeida. Moving Finite Element Method: Fundamentals and Applications in Chemical Engineering. CRC Press, 2016 R.J. Robalo, R.M.P. Almeida, M.C. Coimbra, J. Ferreira. A reaction-diffusion model for a class of nonlinear parabolic equations with moving boundaries: Existence, uniqueness, exponential decay and simulation. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 38, 5609-5622, 2014 J. Rodrigues, M.C. Coimbra, A.E. Rodrigues. Moving finite elements method for investigating stefan problems. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 24, 337-342, 2011 M.C. Coimbra, C.A. Sereno, A.E. Rodrigues. Moving finite element method: Applications to science and engineering problems. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 28, 597-603, 2004 M.C. Coimbra, C.A. Sereno, A.E. Rodrigues. A moving finite element method for the solution of two-dimensional time-dependent models. Applied Numerical Mathematics, 44, 449-469, 2003 M.C. Coimbra, C.A. Sereno, A.E. Rodrigues. Applications of a moving finite element method. Chemical Engineering Journal, 84, 23-29, 2001


Moving finite element method for engineering applications including moving boundary problems. Reference: POCI/EQU/61200/2004. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2005/01/01. Duration: 42 months. Role: Coordinator
Maria do Carmo Coimbra
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