Paulo Rosa Santos is Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal, and integrated member of CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of the University of Porto (UPORTO). His main research field is the use of physical and numerical modelling in the study of offshore, port and coastal related issues. In the last five years he developed relevant research on the development of technologies to harness wave energy and on the interaction between waves and structures.
In the last 15 years, he collaborated in more than forty R&D projects and consultancy works on coastal, port and ocean engineering, coastal management, applied hydraulics and on the development of technologies for wave energy conversion. Has more than 70 scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals and in proceedings of national or international conferences. Participation in more than 45 training courses, seminars, conferences and congresses. Reviewer to seven international indexed journals (e.g., Energy; Energy Conversion and Management; Energies) and was member of the scientific committee of eight Conferences and Congresses.
Member of the Evaluation Committee of 28 M.Sc. Dissertations and 6 Ph.D Thesis. Supervisor or co-supervised of 19 finished M.Sc. Dissertations and 3 ongoing Ph.D. Thesis. Member of the Board of the Portuguese Water Resources Association - North Branch. Associated Editor of JICZM - the Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management, indexed in Scopus.
Presently involved in the following R&D projects in the marine renewable energy domain:
• SE@PORTS – Sustainable Energy at Sea PORTS (OCEANERA-NET, on course, 2017-2019);
• OPWEC – Optimization of Wave Energy Converters (PTDC/MAR-TEC/6984/2014|16882, on course, 2016 – 2019);
• Large scale experiments to improve monopile scour protection design adapted to climate change: access to the Fast Flow Facility (H2020 - HydraLab+: transnational access project, on course, 2018).
• HYDRALAB+ Adapting to climate change (H2020 - Excellence|Science|Infrastructures, contract n: 654110, 2015-2019);
• ORACLE | Offshore Risk Analysis for Climate Changes and Lifetime Extension (02/SAICT/32170, Granted - 2018-2021);
• I.nano.WEC – Innovative nano-technology for Wave Energy Conversion (FA.02.2017_002, Granted - 2018-2020).
In the last eight years, he taught in three Integrated Master Courses at FEUP (Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering) a wide range or Curricular Units. In addition, he also teaches in the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering at FEUP and was Guest Professor of the Faculty of Engineering of the Agostinho Neto University, Luanda, Angola, in two Master Courses: Environmental Engineering (2013-15) and Hydraulics, Water Resources, Fluvial Hydraulics, Urban Hydraulics and Costal Engineering (2014-17).