Maria Luís Castela, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

​I am currently interested on the development of low computational cost Nanosecond Repetitively Pulsed (NRP) discharges models. These models enable to perform DNS of plasma-assisted combustion, and help understand the complex physics underlying thermal non-equilibrium reactive flows, in both quiescent and turbulent flow conditions.

Selected Publications


Education

  • ​Ph.D., Combustion Science, CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, France (2013-2016)
  • M.Sc, Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (2010)
  • B.Sc, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (2007)

Professional Profile

2019-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
2018-2019: Visiting Researcher, Aerospace Department, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA
2016-2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Technical University of Lisbon, Institute for Plasma Researchand Nuclear Fusion (IPFN), Lisbon, Portugal
2012-2013: Ingénieur de Recherche, EM2C group, Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, France
2011-2012: Researcher, Mechanical Department, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Awards

  • ​2014 Best poster award at RED (Reencontre Entreprise Doctorants, CentraleSupélec), Paris, France

Research Interests Keywords

DNS numerical simulations High performance computing Modeling non-equilibrium reacting flows Modern Fortran solvers ​Plasma assisted combustion