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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology




BA, MEng and Teaching Diploma, Chemical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, 1991

PhD, Applied Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 1994


1983      Top science student in Portugal                                                               1988      Top Chemical Engineer, University of Porto, Portugal

1988      ISOPOR prize for top Chemical Engineer, Industrial award, Portugal

1988      Short training period award, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics,             Belgium (10 students selected worldwide)
1989      Eng. Antonio de Almeida prize for top Chemical Engineer, Foundation Eng.       Antonio de Almeida, Portugal
1991      Marie Curie PhD Fellowship, European Community
1993      J. T. Knight prize for PhD work, University of Cambridge
1993      Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute GFD Summer School Fellowship, USA (8 students selected worldwide).
1999      Esso Teaching Fellowship, Royal Academy of Engineering
2001      Research project awarded the IChemE Fluids Mixing top prize
2002      Research project awarded the IChemE Fluids Mixing top prize
2005      Research project awarded the IChemE Fluids Mixing top prize
2008      ‘Hot article’ in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., also highlighted in RSC magazines Chemical Science and Chemistry World
2013      Research project awarded Chem Eng Day UK top prize in ‘Catalysis and Reaction Engineering’, Imperial College/IChemE
2013      Research project awarded Chem Eng Day UK distinction in ‘Fluid Flow and Mixing’, Imperial College/IChemE
2016      Leverhulme Trust Award in Focus, Giant plumes of methane in the ocean
2016      Davidson Medal for excellence in mentorship, IChemE
2017      Elected to the Editorial Board of the Chemical Engineering Journal
2018      Elected to the International Advisory Board of Chemical Engineering Science



Key publications: 
  1. High impact Cardoso S.S.S. and Andres J.T.H., 2014, Geochemistry of silicate-rich rocks can curtail spreading of carbon dioxide in subsurface aquifers, Nature Comm. 5:5743 (6 pp), DOI:10.1038/ncomms6743
  2. Domingos M.G., Cardoso S.S.S 2015 Turbulent thermals with chemical reaction, J. Fluid Mech., 784, 5-29, doi:10.1017/jfm.2015.583 (25 pp)
  3. High impact Yang Ding, Bruno Batista, Oliver Steinbock, Julyan H.E. Cartwright, Silvana S.S. Cardoso 2016 Wavy membranes and the growth rate of a planar chemical garden: Enhanced diffusion and bioenergetics. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 113 (33), 9182-9186, doi/10.1073/pnas.1607828113 (5 pp)
  4. High impact Silvana S. S. Cardoso, Julyan H. E. Cartwright, 2016,  Increased methane emissions from deep osmotic and buoyant convection beneath submarine seeps as climate warms, Nature Comm. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13266 (6 pp)
  5. Mingotti N; Cardoso SSS, 2019, Mixing and reaction in turbulent plumes: The limits of slow and instantaneous chemical kinetics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 861:1-28  DOI:10.1017/jfm.2018.840
  6. Ding Y; Gutiérrez-Ariza CM; Ignacio Sainz-Díaz C; Cartwright JHE; Cardoso SSS, 2019, Exploding Chemical Gardens: A Phase-Change Clock Reaction. Angew Chem 58(19): 6207-6213. DOI:10.1002/anie.201812331


Professor of Fluid Mechanics and the Environment
Professor Silvana  Cardoso

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