José Carlos Lopes graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1977, at FEUP the Engineering School of the University of Porto. That same year, he joined the Chemical Engineering Department of FEUP as Teaching Assistant.
In 1979 he started his Ph.D. studies at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Houston (Texas, USA), and obtained the Ph.D. degree in 1984 under the guidance of the late Professor Abe Dukler in the area of Multiphase Fluid Mechanics. He then joined Schlumberger Ltd. as a Research Scientist where he worked at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center (Ridgefield, Conneticut, USA) until the end of 1986 and at Schlumberger Cambridge Research (Cambridge, UK) in 1987, conducting research in Well-Bore Multi-Phase Flows.
He returned to FEUP in 1988 and joined the R&D Unit LSRE. In 2005 he founded Fluidinova, a spin-off from FEUP, the first nanoparticle-based products company in Portugal. Since 2010 is back at FEUP, teaching in the Chemical Engineering Department, and pursuing research at the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM in the area of Product Engineering. Since 2012, he is a delegate member of the Working Party on Mixing, WPM, of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, EFCE. In 2016, he was co-founder of a new spin-off company MICE, commercializing novel methodologies for RIM, reaction injection moulding, a plastics production technology.
In 2019, he was co-founder of a new Portuguese R&D organization, CoLAB Net4CO2 - Network for a Sustainable CO2 Economy, for the development of new processes and products, using the NETmix technology, to create significant contributions to the CO2 sustainable circular economy, where since October 2019 he is acting as CTO.
|ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS||
|Mixing in Chemical Reactors
||Micro/Nano Structured Materials
||CFD in Industrial Processes
|NETmix – Novel Network Static Mixer/Reactor
CIJs – Confined Impinging Jets
HGtS – Gas Hydrates Technology
|NanoMaterials Mass Production Technologies
Microcapsules for Functionalized Textiles
Microcapsules for Food and Cosmetic Industries
|Thermal Simulation of Power Transformers
Industrial Processes Project and Design