Miguel R. Oliveira Panão graduated in Mechanical Engineering by the Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon in 2002 and completed a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering by the same institution in 2008. In that year, M. Oliveira Panão received the award for best young researcher in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Lisboa, based on the publication rate and impact factor. In fact, since the PhD started, he has published 25 papers in engineering international peer-review journals, from which 17 were published as a senior (corresponding) author, and 3 of those were published independently from his PhD supervisor. According to ResearcherID, his h-index is 8 (excluding self-citations) with a sum of 272 citations (Mar, 2015). From the papers published as senior author, the one on Intermittent Spray Cooling is the result of a National Patent (PT103783), and the paper published in Measurement Science and Technology has been chosen as one of the highlights in 2012. In 2011, a chapter on spray-wall impact has been published through invitation for the Handbook of Atomization and Sprays. In 2009, he received funding for pursuing his first postdoc and in 2010 received funding as Principal Investigator of a FCT project (PTDC/EME/MFE/099040/2008) dedicated to the advancement of innovative atomization strategies. In his graduation and during his PhD, he initiated and developed a researcher career through several national projects investigating: particle-fluid correlations in two-phase flows with non-homogeneous turbulence (POCTI/EME/38082/2001); dynamic behaviour of cryogen spray cooling (POCI/EME/57944/2004); and development of advanced intermittent spray cooling systems (PTDC/EME-MFE/69459/2006). Moreover, he participated in two European projects dedicated to technological advancements for improving the performance in internal combustion engines (DIME-ENK6-2000-00101 and MinKnock-ENK6-CT-2002-00643). In 2010, he has been invited as a consultant for environmental ethics in a Grundtvig Learning Partnership International Project (2010-1-DE2-GRU06-04723) entitled ECONA: Eco-Navigation, Basics and Practice of Sustainable Living, Building Bridges between Knowledge and Action to Qualify Voluntary Disseminators. He also co-organized an international conference on liquid atomization and spray systems (24th ILASS, Estoril, Portugal) and is part of the scientific advisory committee for the renowned International Symposium on the Application of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics. In academics, M. Oliveira Panão has co-supervised 4 MSc students, lectured one semester of Linear Algebra at the Faculty of Engineering of the Portuguese Catholic University (2008/2009), and two semesters of Thermodynamics at Instituto Superior Técnico (2011/2012, 2012/2013), for which he was awarded in 2013 with a diploma for pedagogical excellence. He is also a reviewer for 11 international peer-review journals in the fields of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and energy. And he has been part of the scientific committee that evaluates scientific projects for the Romanian Science Foundation and Romanian Space Agency since 2011. Since February 2014, he is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra.



MRO Panão, JMD Delgado (2014) “Toward the design of low flow-rate multijet impingement spray atomizers”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 58, 170-179.


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira, DFG Durão (2013) “Intelligent thermal management for full electric vehicles”, Strojarstvo, 55, pp. 45-56.


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira, DFG Durão (2013) “Intermittent multijet sprays for improving mixture preparation with low pressure injection systems”, Experiments in Fluids, 54, 1550 (9pp).


MRO Panão, JMD Delgado (2013) "Effect of pre-impingement length and misalignment in the hydrodynamics of multijet impingement atomization", Physics of Fluids, 25, 012105.


MRO Panão, L Radu (2013) “Advanced statistics and physical interpretation of atomization processes”, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 40, 151-164.


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira, DFG Durão (2013) “Effect of a cross-flow on spray impingement with Port Fuel Injection systems for HCCI engines”, Fuel, 106, 249-257.


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira, DFG Durão (2013) "Statistical analysis of spray impact to assess fuel mixture preparation in IC engines, Fuel processing Technology, 107, 64-70.


MRO Panão (2012) “Assessment of measurement efficiency in Laser and Phase Doppler techniques: an information theory approach”, Measurement Science and Technology, 23, pp. 125304


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira, DFG Durão (2012) “Multijet Atomization and Energy Efficiency toward Intelligent Thermal Management Systems”, International Journal of Engineering and Industrial Management, 3, pp. 211-229.


MRO Panão, JPPV Guerreiro, ALN Moreira (2012) “Microprocessor Cooling based on an Intermittent Multijet Spray System”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55, pp. 2854-2863.


MRO Panão, AM Correia, ALN Moreira (2012) “High-power electronics thermal management with intermittent multijet sprays”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 37, pp. 293-301.


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira, DFG Durão (2012) “Transient analysis of intermittent multijet sprays”, Experiments in Fluids, 53, pp. 105-119.


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira, DFG Durão (2011) “Thermal-Fluid Assessment Of Multijet Atomization For Spray Cooling Applications”, Energy, 36, pp. 2302-2311. 


ALN Moreira, AS Moita, MRO Panão (2010) "Advances and challenges in explaining fuel spray impingement: how much of single droplet impact research is useful?", Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 36, pp.554-580


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira (2009) "Heat transfer correlation for intermittent spray impingement: a dynamic approach", International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48, pp.1853-1862.


MRO Panão, DFG Durão, ALN Moreira (2009) "Dynamic spray/wall heat transfer correlation for “cold combustion” modes with port-fuel injection", International Review of Mechanical Engineering, vol. 3, pp48-57.


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira (2008) “Intermittent Spray Cooling: a new technology for controlling surface temperature”, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, vol. 30, pp. 117-130


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira (2008) “A real-time assessment of measurement uncertainty in the experimental characterization of sprays”, Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 19, 095402


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira (2007) "Interpreting the influence of fuel spray impact on mixture preparation for HCCI combustion with port-fuel injection", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 31, pp. 2205-2213.


ALN Moreira, J Carvalho, MRO Panão (2007), "An experimental methodology to quantify the spray cooling event at intermittent spray impact", International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, vol. 28, pp.191-202.


ALN Moreira, MRO Panão (2006) "Heat transfer at multiple-intermittent impacts of a hollow cone spray", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 49, pp.4132-4151. 


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira (2005) "Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics characterization of spray cooling with pulsed sprays", Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, vol. 30, pp.79-96.


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira (2005) "Flow characteristics of spray impingement in PFI injection systems", Experiments in Fluids, vol. 39, pp.364-374.


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira (2005) "Experimental characterization of intermittent gasoline sprays impinging under cross-flow conditions", Atomization and Sprays, vol.15, pp.201-222.


MRO Panão, ALN Moreira (2004) "Experimental study of the flow regimes resulting from the impact of an intermittent gasoline sprays", Experiments in Fluids, vol. 37, pp.834-855.


MR Panão, ALN Moreira (2002) "Visualization and Analysis of Spray Impingement under Cross-Flow Conditions" publicado em "Gasoline Direct Injection Engines 2002", SP-1719, pp.135-145, Ed. Society of Automotive Engineers.

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