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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

João Nuno Sequeira Fernandes

João Nuno Sequeira Fernandes
Phone: 218 443 772

Professional Situation

Assistant Researcher

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • PhD (2013) in Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
  • Degree (2003) in Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Since December/2019: Assistant Researcher at LNEC
  • January/2017 to November/2019: Postdoc research fellow LNEC/FCT, LNEC
  • January/2015 to November/2016: Postdoc researcher, Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)     
  • August/2013 to December/2014: Postdoc research fellow LNEC, LNEC    
  • May/2013 to July/2014: Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa     
  • September/2012 to May/2013: Assistant at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa     
  • July/2008 to September/2012: PhD Research fellow LNEC/FCT at LNEC     
  • November/2004 to July/2008: Research fellow LNEC, LNEC    
  • October/2003 to November/2004: Design Engineer at ProSistemas (currently TPF Planege Cenor)     
  • March/2003 to July/2003: Research trainee at LNEC

Areas of Research / Interest

Fluvial Hydraulics; Water resources; Hydraulic Structures

Relevant Publications

  • Proust, S.; Fernandes, J.N.; Peltier, Y.; Leal, J.B.; Riviere, N. (2017) "Mixing layer and coherent structures in compound channel flows: Effects of transverse flow, velocity ratio, and vertical confinement” Water resources research. DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019873
  • Paschmann, C., Fernandes, J.N., Vetsch, D.F., Boes, R.M. (2017) "Assessment of flow field and sediment flux at alpine desanding facilities” doi:10.1080/15715124.2017.1280814
  • Paschmann, C., Fernandes, J.N., Vetsch, D.F., Boes, R.M. (2017) "Experimental setup for flow and sediment flux characterization at desanding facilities”. Flow measurement and instrumentation. Volume 54, April 2017, Pages 197–204
  • Brito, M., Fernandes, J.N.; Leal, J.B. (2016) "Porous media approach for RANS simulation of compound open-channel flows with submerged vegetated floodplains" Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 16: 1247. doi:10.1007/s10652-016-9481-0
  • Fernandes, J.N.; Leal, J. (2016) "Discussion of Improved Shiono and Knight Method for Overflow Modeling" by H. Kordi, R. Amini, A. Zahiri and E. Kordi", Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 21, Issue 10 (October 2016), DOI:10.1061/(ASCE) HE.1943-5584.0001239
  • Fernandes, J.N.; Leal, J.; Cardoso, A.H. (2015) "Assessment of stage-discharge predictors for compound open-channels”, Flow measurement and instrumentation; Volume 45, October 2015, Pages 62–67.
  • Fernandes, J.N.; Leal, J.; Cardoso, A.H. (2014) "Improvement of the Lateral Distribution Method based on the mixing layer theory”, Advances in Water Resources, Volume 69, July 2014, Pages 159–167.
  • Proust, S.; Fernandes, J.N.; Peltier, Y.; Leal, J.B.; Riviere, N.; Cardoso, A.H. (2013) "Turbulent non-uniform flows in straight compound open-channels", Journal of Hydraulic Research, Volume 51, Issue 6, 2013.
  • Vieira, R.; Fernandes, J. N.; Barbosa, A. E. (2013) "Evaluation of the impacts of road runoff in a Mediterranean reservoir in Portugal”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185(9):7659-73, 15 pp.
  • Barbosa, A.E., Fernandes, J.N., David, L.M. (2012) "Key issues for sustainable urban stormwater management", Water Research, 46 (20)
  • Fernandes, J.N.; Leal, J.B.; Cardoso, A.H. (2010) "Discussion of Apparent friction coefficient in straight Compound Channels” by Moreta, P. and Martin-Vide, J., Journal of Hydraulic Research vol. 48(2), pp. 169-177.
  • Barbosa, A.E.; Fernandes, J.N. (2009) "Assessment of treatment systems for highway runoff pollution control in Portugal”, Water Science & Technology, vol. 59(9), pp. 1733-42.

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