Isabel Fernandes graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in July 2018. She started her research career in September 2017 at the Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering - Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LSRE-LCM). In 2019, she started her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering at FEUP with the thesis entitled "Multiphase flow in NETmix: mixing studies and applications", which was concluded in November 2023. Her research is focused on developing the most efficient configuration of mesosized mixers for handling multiphase processes with large heat and mass transfer rates. A particular application of these enhanced reactors is for continuous CO2 hydrates production that can be used to capture and store CO2 from industrial emissions and for water desalination. She uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and process simulation models in her studies. Currently, she is a junior contract researcher of the ATE - Aliança para a Transição Energética project (PRR - C644914747-00000023) at LSRE-LCM.


Multiphase Flow
Process Simulation
Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer


Marrocos P.H., Fernandes I.S., Pituco M.M., Lopes J.C.B., Dias M.M., Santos R.J., Vilar V.J.P.,. CFD and lower order mechanistic models for gas-liquid flow in NETmix: Pressure drop and gas hold-up. Chemical Engineering Science, 284, 119478, 2024 Fernandes I.S., Brito M.S.C.A., Manrique Y.A., Dias M.M., Lopes J.C.B., Santos R.J.. Experimental and numerical characterisation of two-phase flow in NETmix reactors. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 194, 109580, 2023 Fernandes M.A.L., Domingos M.G., Martins F.G., Fernandes I.S., Costa M.F., Santos R.J., Lopes J.C.B.. Hydrogen Separation via Continuous Hydrate Formation. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 51, 337-342, 2022 Fernandes I.S., Brito M.S.C.A., Manrique Y.A., Dias M.M., Lopes J.C.B., Santos R.J.. Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of Two-Phase Flow in NETmix Reactors. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 44, 2002-2010, 2021


ATE - Alliance for Energy Transition. Reference: PRR - C644914747-00000023. Funded by: Agência para a Competitividade e Inovação, I.P., PRR - Plano de Recuperação e Resiliência - Agendas Mobilizadoras. Starting Date: 2022/07/01. Duration: 42 months.
Isabel Fernandes
Investigador Doutorado