Mário Costa is a Full Professor in the area of Environment and Energy at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). He graduated in Chemical Engineering at University of Coimbra in 1984, obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London in 1992 and his Habilitation in Mechanical Engineering at Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. Currently, he is Vice-President of the Mechanical Engineering Department of IST, Coordinator of the Integrated Master in Mechanical Engineering of IST and Member of the Scientific Board of IST. Presently, he teaches the courses of Thermodynamics, Combustion, Renewables Energies and Integrated Energy Systems. He has supervised more than 100 MSc and Phd students. His main fields of research are coal and biomass combustion, pollutants formation and emissions, mild and oxy-fuel combustion, combustion in porous media and gasification and pyrolysis of biomass. He has participated in more than 40 national and international projects in the area of Energy and Environment and has (co-)authored 1 book, around 90 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and more than 120 papers in international conferences. He was the recipient of the Caleb Brett Award of the Institute of Energy in 1991, of the Sugden Award of the British Section of the Combustion Institute in 1991 and of the Prémio Científico UTL/Santander Totta in 2010.
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