Diogo Rodrigues received a PhD degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering with a distinction for a remarkable PhD thesis from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in 2018. Between 2018 and 2019, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Division of Decision and Control Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Between 2019 and 2021, Diogo Rodrigues was a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, with the support of a fellowship grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Between 2021 and 2022, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico. Between 2022 and 2023, Diogo Rodrigues was a junior researcher at Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Instituto Superior Técnico, with the support of a Scientific Employment Stimulus contract from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal. Since 2023, Diogo Rodrigues is an assistant professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and a member of LSRE-LCM - Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering - Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials.


Process Control and Optimization
System Identification
Optimal Control


D. Rodrigues, M. Alvarez Rivero, C.I.C. Pinheiro, J.P. Cardoso, L.F. Mendes. Computational model of a Calcium-looping fluidized bed calcination reactor with imposed concentrated solar irradiance. Solar Energy, 258, 72–87, 2023 D. Rodrigues, C.I.C. Pinheiro, R.M. Filipe, L.F. Mendes, H.A. Matos. Optimization of an improved calcium-looping process for thermochemical energy storage in concentrating solar power plants. Journal of Energy Storage, 72, 108199, 2023 M. Alvarez Rivero, D. Rodrigues, C.I.C. Pinheiro, J.P. Cardoso, L.F. Mendes. Solid–gas reactors driven by concentrated solar energy with potential application to calcium looping: A comparative review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 158, 112048, 2022 D. Rodrigues, A. Mesbah. Efficient global solutions to single-input optimal control problems via approximation by sum-of-squares polynomials. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 67, 4674–4686, 2022 D. Rodrigues, K.J. Chan, A. Mesbah. Data-driven adaptive optimal control under model uncertainty: An application to cold atmospheric plasmas. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 31, 55–69, 2022
Diogo Rodrigues
Professor Auxiliar