Ivo Cabral | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Ivo Cabral | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Student/Researcher, ADAI, Portugal

Ivo Gabriel Morais Cabral is a dynamic figure in the realm of engineering, specializing in mechanical engineering with a focus on energy and sustainability. Graduating with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 2022, he has garnered recognition through six prestigious awards and distinctions. His journey epitomizes a dedication to advancing engineering solutions for a more sustainable future.



Education πŸŽ“

Ivo Gabriel Morais Cabral completed his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Energy and Environment at the University of Coimbra in 2022. His thesis, titled “Development of a heat dissipation system and automatic control for an experimental micro-cogeneration installation based on the Rankine organic cycle,” underscores his commitment to innovative energy solutions.

Experience πŸ’ΌπŸ”

Currently serving as a Researcher at the Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics, Portugal, Cabral’s professional trajectory is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence in engineering research. His work delves into the intricacies of aerodynamics and industrial applications, aligning with his passion for advancing energy technologies.

Research Interests πŸ“ŠπŸ”¬

Cabral’s research interests revolve around the intersection of engineering, technology, and sustainability. His expertise encompasses topics such as PID and Fuzzy Logic controllers for residential cogeneration systems, as evidenced by his publication in Energy Conversion and Management: X in 2024.

Awards and Distinctions πŸ…πŸŒŸ

Throughout his academic journey, Cabral has been recognized for his outstanding achievements. Awards such as the 3% best students of UC and the Quadro de MΓ©rito – UC underscore his academic prowess and dedication to excellence in engineering.


Liguo Shen | Membrane Separation | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Liguo Shen | Membrane Separation | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Liguo Shen, Zhejiang normal university, China

Dr. Liguo Shen πŸŽ“ is a Professor at Zhejiang Normal University, China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³, specializing in membrane separation technologies. With a Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and international experience at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Dr. Shen’s research focuses on innovative membrane designs for water purification and oil/water separation. Notable contributions include hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks and MXenes-based membranes. His work, published in high-impact journals, showcases advancements in environmental sustainability. Dr. Shen’s interdisciplinary approach merges chemistry, materials science, and fluid dynamics to address pressing ecological challenges, making significant strides in membrane technology. πŸŒ±πŸ”¬


Publication Profile

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Education and qualifications

Dr. Liguo Shen embarked on his academic journey at the University of Science and Technology of China, where he pursued a joint doctorate in Chemistry and Materials Science. He later expanded his academic horizons at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, earning his Ph.D. from the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP). Dr. Shen’s quest for knowledge led him to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, where he undertook joint doctoral and visiting scholar positions. Currently, he serves as a distinguished faculty member at Zhejiang Normal University’s College of Geography and Environmental Sciences, driving groundbreaking research in membrane separation technologies. πŸ“šπŸ”¬


Research Focus

Dr. Liguo Shen’s research focuses on membrane technology πŸ§ͺ for water treatment and separation processes. His extensive work includes the preparation and characterization of hybrid membranes, elucidating membrane fouling mechanisms, and developing innovative membrane materials such as ZnO/polyethersulfone and TiO2@MXene composites. Dr. Shen’s studies delve into the intricacies of membrane fouling caused by biological factors and explore novel surface modification techniques to enhance membrane performance. With a keen interest in interdisciplinary approaches, he contributes significantly to advancing sustainable solutions for clean water production and environmental protection. Dr. Shen’s dedication to membrane science propels advancements in addressing global water challenges. πŸ’§πŸŒ


Publication Top Notes

  1. πŸ“„ Preparation and characterization of ZnO/polyethersulfone (PES) hybrid membranes | Cited by: 242 | Year: 2012
  2. πŸ“„ Membrane fouling in a submerged membrane bioreactor: impacts of floc size | Cited by: 228 | Year: 2015
  3. πŸ“„ Membrane fouling caused by biological foams in a submerged membrane bioreactor: Mechanism insights | Cited by: 215 | Year: 2020
  4. πŸ“„ Fabrication of high-performance composite nanofiltration membranes for dye wastewater treatment: mussel-inspired layer-by-layer self-assembly | Cited by: 190 | Year: 2020
  5. πŸ“„ Mechanistic insights into alginate fouling caused by calcium ions based on terahertz time-domain spectra analyses and DFT calculations | Cited by: 169 | Year: 2018
  6. πŸ“„ Facile synthesis of 2D TiO2@ MXene composite membrane with enhanced separation and antifouling performance | Cited by: 167 | Year: 2021
  7. πŸ“„ Inkjet printing of dopamine followed by UV light irradiation to modify mussel-inspired PVDF membrane for efficient oil-water separation | Cited by: 164 | Year: 2021
  8. πŸ“„ Enhanced permeability and antifouling performance of polyether sulfone (PES) membrane via elevating magnetic Ni@ MXene nanoparticles to upper layer in phase inversion process | Cited by: 139 | Year: 2021
  9. πŸ“„ Effect of calcium ions on fouling properties of alginate solution and its mechanisms | Cited by: 139 | Year: 2017
  10. πŸ“„ Surface modification of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane via radiation grafting: novel mechanisms underlying the interesting enhanced membrane performance | Cited by: 116 | Year: 2017