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Ana Cristina Mendonça

Ana Cristina Mendonça
Phone: 218 443 449

Professional Situation

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Hydraulics and Environment Department, Ports and Maritime Structures Unit

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • PhD in "Biogeochemical Fluid Dynamics and their Applications”, University of Granada and National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, May 2014
  • Master Degree in "Hydraulics and Water Resources”, Instituto Superior Técnico and Brigham Young University, July 2006
  • Degree in "Environmental Engineering”, Instituto Superior Técnico and National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, February 2002

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Post-Doctoral researcher, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Ports and Maritime Structures Unit (since August/2014)
  • Professor at Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciência (since September 2016)
  • PhD fellow, University of Granada and National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Ports and Maritime Structures Unit (May/2010 to May/2014)
  • Project fellow, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Ports and Maritime Structures Unit (May/2008 a May/2010)
  • Marie Curie fellow, University of Genoa, Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. (February/2006 to February/2008)

Areas of Research / Interest

Numerical and physical modelling wave-structure interaction; wave modelling, submarine outfalls, risk assessment in maritime structures.

Scientific Orientation

  • Supervision of the Master thesis in Civil Engineering of Joana Vieira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL), 2016, "Influence of the wave direction and stabilization weights in the forces acting on submarine outfalls”
  • Supervision of the Master thesis in Civil Engineering of Rúben Correia, FCT-UNL, 2015, "Numerical modelling of the wave-structure interaction in a oscillating water column device for wave energy conversion”
  • Co-supervision of the Master thesis in Civil Engineering of María Eisman Borrego, Universidade de Las Palmas, Spain, through Universidade de Trás-os-Montes (Portugal) and Erasmus Programme (2009), 2009, "Study of a multifunctional reef in the Leirosa coast”.

Relevant Publications

Books
  • Voorde, M.T., Antunes do Carmo, J.S., Neves, M.G., MENDONÇA, A. (2009). "Experimental study of multi-functional artificial reef parameters”.09/2009; ISBN: 978-1-84564-200-6 In book: Coastal Processes, Chapter: Experimental study of multi-functional artificial reef parameters, Publisher: WITPRESS, pp.139-147
International journals
  • MENDONÇA, A., Dias, J., Didier, E., Fortes, C.J.E.M., Neves, M.G., Reis, M.T., Conde, J.M.P., Poseiro, P. and Teixeira, P.R.F. (2017). "An Integrated Tool for Modelling OWC-WECs in Vertical Breakwaters: Preliminary Developments”, Journal of Hydro-Environment Research.
  • MENDONÇA, A., Losada, M. A., Reis, M. T. and Neves, M. G. (2013). "Risk Assessment in Submarine Outfall Projects: the Case of Portugal.” Journal of Environmental Management, 116 (2013) 186-195. Doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.12.003.
List of publications:www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Mendonca5/?ev=hdr_xprf

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • Examiner in the Master thesis of Ricardo Bento, "Artificial surfing reef. Surfability Analysis”, ISEL, 19 January 2017
  • Examiner in the Master thesis of José Gaspar, "Study of overtopping in maritime structures with the numerical model AMAZON”, FCT-UNL, 18 May 2016
  • Examiner in the PhD thesis of Marta Egüen Sánchez, "Sources of variability for the forcing agents of Atlantic estuaries dynamics in Andalusia", University of Granada, Spain, 12th December 2014
  • Participation in the organization and lecturing of the course ‘Maritime and Harbour Works’ held at Engineering Laboratory of Cabo Verde (2016), Engineering Laboratory of São Tomé e Príncipe (2015) and Engineering Laboratory of Angola (2013)
  • University of Porto, Department of Civil Engineering, Porto, Portugal, participation in the organization and lecturing of the COASTLAB teaching school, ‘Recommendations for Maritime Structures (ROM)’ (24h), 25-27 March 2013
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, participation in the organization and lecturing of the course ‘Port Protection. Wave Agitation and Seiches’, 8-12 March 2011.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Shipping and Ocean Engineering (since September 2011)

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