Célio Fernandes

PhD Student

University of Minho


Dr. Célio Fernandes obtained his Education of Mathematics degree from the University of Minho (Portugal) in 2005. After graduating, C. Fernandes obtained his Applied Mathematics MSc degree at the University of Porto (Portugal) in 2007. During this period, C. Fernandes has employed spectral methods to describe the melt flow which occurs in the polymer extrusion process. Afterwards, C. Fernandes joined the Department of Polymer and Composites at the University of Minho (Portugal) where he completed his Ph.D. degree in Science and Engineering of Polymers and Composites in 2012. During this period, C. Fernandes made important contributions to the field of the Injection Molding Process by applying multi-objective evolutionary algorithms to solve the inverse problem of finding the best injection molding parameters to achieve predefined criteria. C. Fernandes was a visiting post-Doctoral researcher at MIT, USA in 2017. C. Fernandes has been working with the open-source computational fluid dynamics library OpenFOAM. He has established new numerical methods for the solution of viscoelastic matrix-based fluids using the finite volume method, such as an immersed boundary algorithm able to fully-resolve particle-laden viscoelastic flows and developed a fully implicit log-conformation tensor coupled algorithm for the solution of incompressible non-isothermal viscoelastic flows.