Rita F. Carvalho is an Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of University of Coimbra, Portugal and a senior researcher at MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre. She has a degree, a MSc, a Ph.D. and an Aggregation Title in Civil Engineering, Speciality of Hydraulics and hers Ph.D. received an award from the Portuguese Association of Hydraulic Resources [APRH]. She is a member of the International Association of Hydraulic and Environmental Resources and belongs to Hydraulic Structures Technical Committee since 2009. She integrated Hydraulic Structures Technical Committee Leadership Team 2013 -2019 and Sustainable Development GoalsWorking Group Leadership Team in 2019. She founded the Iberian Group of OpenFOAM technology users with Colleagues from different institutions. She is a senior member of Nation Order of the Engineers [OE].
The main activity is related with teaching and research at Civil Engineering Department in the University of Coimbra. Scientific activity has been centered in the numerical models based on VoF concept coupled with laboratory measurements and experimental work in the aim of Hydraulic Structures associated either on Urban Drainage or Fluvial and Maritime. She teaches/taught Hydraulics, Numerical Methods, UrbanWater (Water Supply and Drainage) and other skills to graduate students; Hydraulic Structures, Fluvial and Coastal Hydraulics, Computational Modelling and other skills to master students and Advances Laboratory Techniques, and Scientic Methodology in pH'D courses; supervised several ph'D (4 complete and 1 undergoing) and master students (28 complete and 2 undergoing) as well as other researchers (2 researcher scholarship) and she participated in more than 60 juris in and outside of University of Coimbra (Universidade de Lisboa-IST, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade do Porto-FEUP, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain). She published more than 130 works in National and International Conferences and Journals being round 30 papers in journals more 14 other publications in ISI Web of Knowledge/Web of Science. She has been involved in 15 national and international research projects. She participated in more than 30 scientic meetings, 150 scientic events (including 70 international and 10 national Congresses), and was involved in more than 29 scientic and review committees of National and International Congresses. She is also reviewer of several International Journals, has complete more than 90 reviews and was involved in more than 20 scientific and review committees of National and International Congress. She participated in more than 30 jury panel. She also participated on several services rendering for Municipality (Coimbra and Barreiro) and cooperate with LNEC and enterprises such as Saint-Goubain, Coba, EDP, FlowMOD3D and Matereo.