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Tiago Silva completed the MSc in Physics Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico at the University of Lisbon, Portugal in 2011 and received his PhD degree (physics domain) from the University of Mons, Belgium in 2015. Currently, he is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, in the Scientific Area of Plasma Physics, Lasers and Nuclear Fusion. He is also a Junior Researcher (contracted via individual scientific employment of FCT) at the Institute of Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN), in the team of N - Plasmas Reactive: Modelling and Engineering (N-PRiME), a group that explores the potential of nonequilibrium low-temperature plasmas for tailoring energy and matter at the nanoscale level and for reaching new horizons in space exploration. He was recently awarded a Fulbright Grant to conduct a research project at the Massachusetts Insititute of Technology (MIT) targeted at exploring the potential of plasma technology to convert CO2 into oxygen in the Martian environment. He has co-authored more than 30 papers in international journals and about 40 communications in international conferences (7 invited talks). He supervises(d) 1 PhD student and 4 MSc students in Instituto Superior Técnico. According to Google Scholar (November 2022), his research was cited 1180 times with a corresponding h-index of 18.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Tiago Filipe da Ponte Silva
Date of birth
1988/12/19
Gender
Male

Citation names

  • Silva, Tiago

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
171A-96CC-80A9
ORCID iD
0000-0001-9046-958X

Telephones

Telephone
  • (+351) 218419328 (Professional)

Addresses

  • Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • http://web.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/~ist158465/wordpress/ (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Exact Sciences - Physical Sciences - Fluids and Plasma Physics
  • Exact Sciences - Physical Sciences - Molecular Physics
  • Exact Sciences - Physical Sciences - Atomic Physics
  • Exact Sciences - Chemical Sciences - Physical Chemistry

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
French Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
Education
Degree Classification
2018
Concluded
Grau académico de Doutor (reconhecimento) (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Homologated
2011 - 2015
Concluded
PhD (Physics domain) (Docteur)
Université de Mons, Belgium
"CO2 decomposition and related processes in microwave discharges studied by optical diagnostic methods " (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Unanimously approved
2012 - 2012
Concluded
International Low Temperature Plasma School (Diploma de especialização)
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Institut für Theoretische Physik, Germany
Concluded
2008 - 2011
Concluded
Master (MSc) in Physics Engineering (Mestrado)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
"Hydrodynamic modelization of a microwave plasma torch" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17 (out of 20)
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020 - Current Contracted Researcher (Research) Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Portugal
2016 - 2020 Postdoc (Research) Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Portugal
2011 - 2015 Researcher (Research) Université de Mons, Belgium

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020 - Current Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2022 - Current CO2 recycLing by stIMulated vibrAtional excitaTIon in Cold plasma (CLIMATIC)
2021.09150.CBM
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2019 - 2020 PEST
UID/FIS/50010/2019
Post-doc Fellow
Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2019 KIT-PLASMEBA (KInetic Testbed for PLASMa Environmental and Biological Applications)
PTDC/FISPLA/1243/2014
Post-doc Fellow
Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2016 - 2018 PREMiERE (CO2 Plasmas: a fRiEndly MEdium for Renewable Energy)
PTDC/FIS- PLA/1420/2014
Post-doc Fellow
Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2013 - 2015 PSI-Physical Chemistry of Plasma-Surface Interactions
P7/34
PhD Student Fellow
Université de Mons, Belgium
Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid
2011 - 2013 GAZTON
PhD Student Fellow
Université de Mons, Belgium
GreenWin
2011 - 2011 Simulation Tools for Atmospheric Pressure Microwave-Driven Mini-Plasmas
Master Student Fellow
Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded

Contract

Designation Funders
2022 - Current Plasma-assisted CO2 Recycling: from Earth to Mars (CREATOR)
MIT Portugal Partnership Research Seed Fund Program
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2022 - Current ISRU on Mars: Plasma conversion of CO2 from the Martian atmosphere (PERFORMER)
European Space Agency
Researcher
European Space Agency
2022 - Current PlAsma RoAd to Solar Fuels (PARADISE)
PTDC/FIS-PLA/1616/202
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2022 - Current Reaching Oxygen-Accumulation production through non-thermal Discharges on MARS (ROADMARS)
EXPL/FIS-PLA/0076/2021
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2021 - Current Inverse design and Modelling of Plasma-Assisted CO2-conversion Technologies (IMPACT)
MIT Portugal Partnership Research Seed Fund Program
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Cancelled
2020 - Current CO2 transformation into valuable chemicals by non-thermal plasma
CEECIND/00010/2018
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
Outputs

Publications

Conference poster
  1. Budde, Maik; C Dias, Tiago; Vialleto, Luca; Pinhão, N. R.; Guerra, Vasco; Silva, Tiago. "Collision Ahead - An Electron Collision Cross Section set for Water Molecules for Use in a Two-Term Boltzmann Solver". Paper presented in RIVA 2022 - XII Iberian Vacuum And Applications Conference, 2022.
  2. Silva, Tiago; Dias, Ana Ines; Teixeira, João; Tatarova, Elena. "Reaching Oxygen-Accumlated production through non-thermal Diasharges on MARS". Paper presented in III Técnico Green Week, 2022.
  3. Verheyen, Claudia; Silva, Tiago; Guera, Vasco; Bogaerts, Annemie. "Kinetic Modelling for a CO2-H2O-Plasma: a Vibrational Kinetics Study". Paper presented in 24th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Italy, 2019.
  4. Morillo-Candas, Ana Sofia; Klarenaar, Bart; Silva, Tiago; Engeln, Richard; Guerra, Vasco; Guaitella, Olivier. "Time-evolution of the CO2 conversion studied by in situ FTIR absorption and isotopic exchange". Paper presented in 24th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Italy, 2019.
  5. Tejero-del-Caz, António; Guerra, Vasco; Lino da Silva, Mário; Marques, Luís; Pinhão, Nuno; Pintassilgo, Carlos Daniel; Silva, Tiago; Alves, Luís Lemos. "Critical assessment of reaction mechanisms using the LisbOn KInetics tool suit". Paper presented in 34th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Japan, 2019.
  6. Dias, Tiago; Morillo-Candas, Ana Sofia; Chatterjee, Abhyuday; Booth, Jean-Paul; Guerra, Vasco; Silva, Tiago; Guiatella, Olivier. "The role of oxygen atoms in CO2 -O2 plasmas". Paper presented in Advances and Applications in Plasma Physics: Nature conference, Russia, 2019.
  7. Dias, Tiago; Morillo-Candas, Ana Sofia; Silva, Tiago; Guerra, Vasco. "Monte Carlo Chemical Kinetics in Low Temperature Plasmas". Paper presented in Vacuum, Electron and Ion Technologies, Bulgaria, 2019.
  8. Silva, Tiago; Guerra, Vasco; Ogloblina, Polina; Grofulovic, Marija; Terraz, Loann; Silva, Mario Lino da; Guaitella, Olivier; Pintassilgo, Carlos Daniel; Alves, Luís Lemos. "Living On Mars: How to produce oxygen and fuel to get home". Paper presented in Gordon Research Conferences, United States, 2018.
  9. Terraz, Loann; Silva, Tiago; Nina, Duarte; Pinhão, Nuno; Guiatella, Olivier; Guerra, Vasco. "N2 influence on the vibrational distribution of the asymmetric level of CO2". Paper presented in 24th Europhysics Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases conference, Scotland, 2018.
  10. Silva, Tiago; Grofulovic, Marija; Klarenaar, Bart; Guiatella, Olivier; Engeln, Richard; Pintassilgo, Carlos Daniel; Guerra, Vasco. "Understanding the electron and vibration kinetics in CO2 plasmas". Paper presented in 23rd International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Portugal, 2017.
  11. Terraz, Loann; Silva, Tiago; Duarte Nina; Nuno Pinhão; Olivier Guaitella; Vasco Guerra. "N2 influence on the vibrational distribution of the asymmetric level of CO2". Paper presented in 23rd International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Portugal, 2017.
  12. Grofulovic, Marija; Silva, Tiago; Guerra, Vasco. "Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of a kinetic model for CO2 non-equilibrium plasmas". Paper presented in 23rd International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Portugal, 2017.
  13. Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; Silva, Tiago; Snyders, Rony. "Optimizing the CO2 conversion efficiency in a low-pressure pulsed microwave plasma source". Paper presented in 23rd International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Portugal, 2017.
  14. Britun, Nikolay; Silva, Tiago; Guoxing, Chen; Godfroid, Thomas; Delplancke-Ogletree, Marie- Paule; Snyders, Rony. "Optimizing plasma-assisted CO2 conversion in pulsed microwave discharges". Paper presented in 23rd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Canada, 2017.
  15. Britun, Nikolay; Belosludtsev, Alexandr; Silva, Tiago; Stéphanos, Konstantinidis; Snyders, Rony. "Quantitative study of reactive HiPIMS discharge: the dynamics of the O ground state atoms". Paper presented in 15th International conference on Reactive sputter deposition, Belgium, 2016.
  16. Ludovic, Hergot; Britun, Nikolay; Silva, Tiago; Ricard, Andre; Stéphanos, Konstantinidis; Snyders, Rony. "A source of atomic oxygen for reactive magnetron sputter deposition of oxide thin films". Paper presented in 15th Plasma Surface Engineering Conference, Germany, 2016.
  17. Britun, Nikolay; Guoxing, Chen; Silva, Tiago; Godfroid, Thomas; Delplancke-Ogletree, Marie- Paule; Snyders, Rony. "Fine-tuning the CO2 decomposition in pulsed microwave discharges". Paper presented in International Workshop on Plasmas for Energy and Environmental Applications, UK, 2016.
  18. Britun, Nikolay; Silva, Tiago; Guoxing, Chen; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "Optimizing the plasma-assisted CO2 decomposition by microwave power modulation". Paper presented in 23rd Europhysics Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases conference, Slovakie, 2016.
  19. Georgieva, Violeta; Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Guoxing, Chen; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony; Delplancke-Ogletree, Marie- Paule. "Influence of the operating conditions on Ar microwave plasma characteristics: modelling and experiment". Paper presented in 9th Workshop on Microwave Discharges: Fundamentals and Applications, Spain, 2015.
  20. Britun, Nikolay; Silva, Tiago; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "Optical characterization of microwave surfaguide discharge for CO2 conversion". Paper presented in 9th Workshop on Microwave Discharges: Fundamentals and Applications, Spain, 2015.
  21. Chen, Guoxing; Godfroid, Thomas; Georgieva, Violeta; Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Synders, Rony; Delplancke-Ogletree, Marie- Paule. "Plasma-assisted catalysis for conversion of CO2 and CO2/H2O over NiO/TiO2 catalysts". Paper presented in 9th Workshop on Microwave Discharges: Fundamentals and Applications, Spain, 2015.
  22. Chen, Guoxing; Georgieva, Violeta; Godfroid, Thomas; Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Snyders, Rony; Delplancke-Ogletree, Marie- Paule. "Conversion of CO2 and H2O by microwave plasma discharge coupled with a catalytic reactor". Paper presented in 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Belgium, 2015.
  23. Heijkers, Stjin; Snoeckx, Ramses; Kozak, Tomas; Silva, Tiago; Godfroid, Thomas; Britun, Nikolay; Snyders, Rony; Bogaerts, Annemie. "CO2 conversion in a microwave plasma reactor in the presence of N2: Modeling and experimental validation". Paper presented in 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Belgium, 2015.
  24. Ozkan, Alp; Dufour, Tierry; Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Bogaerts, Annemie; Reniers, Francois. "CO2 splitting by DBD: understanding the influence of electrical parameters and regimes". Paper presented in 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Belgium, 2015.
  25. Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "A simple method for gas temperature determination in CO2-containing discharge". Paper presented in Solvay workshop on Plasmas for environmental applications, Belgium, 2014.
  26. Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "A simple gas temperature determination method for CO2-containing discharges". Paper presented in 22nd Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases, Germany, 2014.
  27. Britun, Nikolay; Silva, Tiago; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "Optical characterization of surfaguide flowing gas microwave discharges". Paper presented in 22nd Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases, Germany, 2014.
  28. Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "Time-resolved optical characterization of a microwave surfaguide discharge used for CO2 dissociation". Paper presented in 19th International Vacuum Congress, France, 2013.
  29. Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "Optical characterization of a microwave pulsed discharge for optimization of CO2 conversion". Paper presented in AIP International Workshop on Fundamentals of plasma-surface interactions , Belgium, 2013.
  30. Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "Time-resolved optical characterization of a microwave surfaguide discharge used for CO2 dissociation". Paper presented in 17th International Low Temperature Plasma School, Germany, 2012.
Journal article
  1. Bionde, Omar; FROMENTIN, Chloé; Silva, Tiago; Guerra, Vasco; Rooij, Gerard; Bogaerts, Annemie. "Insights into the limitations to vibrational excitation of CO2: validation of a kinetic model with pulsed glow discharge experiments". Plasma Sources Science and Technology 31 (2022): 074003. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/ac8019.
  2. Guerra, Vasco; Silva, Tiago; N. Pinhão; Guaitella, Olivier; Guerra-Garcia, Carmen; Peeters, Floran; Tsampas, Michails; van de Sanden, MCM. "Plasmas for in situ resource utilization on Mars: Fuels, life support, and agriculture". Journal of Applied Physics 132 (2022): 070902. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0098011.
  3. Budde, Maik; C Dias, Tiago; Vialetto, Luca; Pinhão. Nuno; Guerra, Vasco; Silva, Tiago. "Electron-Neutral Collision Cross Sections for H2O: I. Complete and Consistent Set". Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2022):
    Accepted
  4. Ogloblina, Polina; Morillo-Candas, A S; Silva, A F; Silva, Tiago; Tejero-del-Caz, Antonio; Alves, Luis Lemos; Guaitella, Olivier; Guerra, Vasco. "Mars in situ oxygen and propellant production by non-equilibrium plasmas". Plasma Sources Science and Technology 30 6 (2021): 065005. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/abec28.
    10.1088/1361-6595/abec28
  5. Pietanza, Lucia Daniela; Guaitella, Olivier; Aquilanti, Vincenzo; Armenise, Iole; Bogaerts, Annemie; Capitelli, Mario; Colonna, Gianpiero; et al. "Advances in non-equilibrium CO2 plasma kinetics: a theoretical and experimental review". Eur. Phys. J. D 75 237 (2021): https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/s10053-021-00226-0.
  6. Silva, Tiago; Morillo-Candas, Ana Sofia; Guaitella, Olivier; Guerra, Vasco. "Modeling the time evolution of the dissociation fraction in low-pressure CO2 plasmas". J. CO2 Util. 23 101719 (2021): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcou.2021.101719.
  7. Verheyen, Claudia; Silva, Tiago; Guerra, Vasco; Bogaerts, Annemie. "The effect of H2O on the vibrational populations of CO2 in a CO2/H2O microwave plasma: a kinetic modelling investigation". Plasma Sources Science and Technology 29 9 (2020): 095009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/aba1c8.
    10.1088/1361-6595/aba1c8
  8. Terraz, Loann; Silva, Tiago; Tejero-del-Caz, António; Alves, Luís Lemos; Guerra, Vasco. "Sensitivity Analysis in Plasma Chemistry: Application to Oxygen Cold Plasmas and the LoKI Simulation Tool". The Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2020): https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpca.0c01932.
  9. Silva, Tiago; Grofulovic, Marija; Terraz, Loan; Pintassilgo, Carlos; Guerra, Vasco. "Dynamics of Gas Heating in the Afterglow of Pulsed CO2 and CO2–N2 Glow Discharges at Low Pressure". Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11090-020-10061-7.
    10.1007/s11090-020-10061-7
  10. Terraz, L; Silva, T; Morillo-Candas, A; Guaitella, O; Tejero-del-Caz, A; Alves, L L; Guerra, V. "Influence of N2 on the CO2 vibrational distribution function and dissociation yield in non-equilibrium plasmas". Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 53 9 (2019): 094002. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ab55fb.
    10.1088/1361-6463/ab55fb
  11. Morillo-Candas, Ana Sofia; Silva, Tiago Ponte; Klarenaar, Bart Leonardus Mändy; Grofulovic, Marija; Guerra, Vasco; Guaitella, Olivier. "Electron impact dissociation of CO2". Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/ab6075.
    10.1088/1361-6595/ab6075
  12. Silva, Tiago; Grofulovic, Marija; Terraz, Loann; Pintassilgo, Carlos Daniel; Guerra, Vasco. "Modelling the input and relaxation of vibrational energy in CO2 plasmas". Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2018): https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aadbd7.
    10.1088/1361-6463/aadbd7
  13. Grofulovic, Marija; Silva, Tiago; Klarenaar, Bart; Morillo-Candas, Ana Sofia; Guaitella, Olivier; Engeln, Richard; Pintassilgo, Carlos Daniel; Guerra, Vasco. "Kinetic study of CO2 plasmas under non-equilibrium conditions. II. Input of vibrational energy". Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2018): https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/aadb60.
    10.1088/1361-6595/aadb60
  14. Guerra, Vasco; Silva, Tiago; Guaitella, Olivier. "Living on mars: how to produce oxygen and fuel to get home (front cover)". Europhysics News 49 3 (2018): 15-18. https://doi.org/10.1051%2Fepn%2F2018302.
    10.1051/epn/2018302
  15. Britun, Nikolay; Silva, Tiago; Chen, Guoxing; Godfroid, Thomas; van der Mullen, Joost; Snyders, Rony. "Plasma-assisted CO2 conversion: optimizing performance via microwave power modulation". Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2018): https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aab1ad.
    10.1088/1361-6463/aab1ad
  16. Guerra, Vasco; Silva, Tiago; Ogloblina, Polina; Grofulovic, Marija; Terraz, Loann; Lino da Silva, Mário; Pintassilgo, Carlos Daniel; Alves, Luís Lemos; Guaitella, Olivier. "Reply to Comment on ‘The case for in situ resource utilisation for oxygen production on Mars by non-equilibrium plasmas’". Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2018): https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/aaa570.
    10.1088/1361-6595/aaa570
  17. Silva, Tiago; Grofulovic, Marija; Klarenaar, Bart; Morillo-Candas, Ana Sofia; Guaitella, Olivier; Engeln, Richard; Pintassilgo, Carlos Daniel; Guerra, Vasco. "Kinetic study of low-temperature CO2 plasmas under non-equilibrium conditions. I. Relaxation of vibrational energy". Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2018): https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/aaa56a.
    10.1088/1361-6595/aaa56a
  18. Guerra, Vasco; Silva, Tiago; Ogloblina, Polina; Grofulovic, Marija; Terraz, Loann; Lino da Silva, Mário; Pintassilgo, Carlos Daniel; Alves, Luís Lemos; Guaitella, Olivier. "The case for in situ resource utilisation for oxygen production on Mars by non-equilibrium plasmas". Plasma Sources Science and Technology 26 11 (2017): 11LT01-11LT01. https://doi.org/10.1088%2F1361-6595%2Faa8dcc.
    10.1088/1361-6595/aa8dcc
  19. Britun, Nikolay; Stéphanos, Konstantinidis; Belosludtsev, Alexandr; Silva, Tiago; Snyders, Rony. "Quantification of the hysteresis and related phenomena in reactive HiPIMS discharges". Journal of Applied Physics 121 17 (2017): 171905-171905. https://doi.org/10.1063%2F1.4977819.
    10.1063/1.4977819
  20. Britun, Nikolay; Belosludtsev, Alexandr; Silva, Tiago; Snyders, Rony. "Ground state atomic oxygen in high-power impulse magnetron sputtering: a quantitative study". Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 50 7 (2017): 075204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aa560c.
    10.1088/1361-6463/aa560c
  21. Georgieva, Violeta; Berthelot, Antonin; Silva, Tiago; Kolev, Stanimir ; Graef, Wouter; Britun, Nikolay; Chen, Guoxing; et al. "Understanding Microwave Surface-Wave Sustained Plasmas at Intermediate Pressure by 2D Modeling and Experiments". Plasma Processes and Polymers 14 4-5 (2016): 1600185-1600185. https://doi.org/10.1002%2Fppap.201600185.
    10.1002/ppap.201600185
  22. Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "Understanding CO2 decomposition in microwave plasma by means of optical diagnostics". Plasma Processes and Polymers 14 6 (2016): 1600103-1600103. https://doi.org/10.1002%2Fppap.201600103.
    10.1002/ppap.201600103
  23. Ozkan, Alp; Dufour, Tierry; Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Snyders, Rony; Reniers, Francois; Bogaerts, Annemie. "DBD in burst mode: solution for more efficient CO2 conversion?". Plasma Sources Science and Technology 25 5 (2016): 055005. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0963-0252/25/5/055005.
    10.1088/0963-0252/25/5/055005
  24. Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; van der Mullen, Joost; Snyders, Rony. "Study of Ar and Ar-CO2 microwave surfaguide discharges by optical spectroscopy". Journal of Applied Physics 119 17 (2016): 173302-173302. https://doi.org/10.1063%2F1.4947520.
    10.1063/1.4947520
  25. Ozkan, Alp; Dufour, Tierry; Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Snyders, Rony; Bogaerts, Annemie; Reniers, Francois. "The influence of power and frequency on the filamentary behavior of a flowing DBD—application to the splitting of CO2". Plasma Sources Science and Technology 25 2 (2016): 025013-025013. https://doi.org/10.1088%2F0963-0252%2F25%2F2%2F025013.
    10.1088/0963-0252/25/2/025013
  26. Heijkers, Stjin; Snoeckx, Ramses; Kozak, Tomas; Silva, Tiago; Godfroid, Thomas; Britun, Nikolay; Snyders, Rony; Bogaerts, Annemie. "CO2 Conversion in a Microwave Plasma Reactor in the Presence of N2: Elucidating the Role of Vibrational Levels". The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119 23 (2015): 12815-12828. https://doi.org/10.1021%2Facs.jpcc.5b01466.
    10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01466
  27. Chen, Guoxing; Silva, Tiago; Georgieva, Violeta; Godfroid, Thomas; Britun, Nikolay; Snyders, Rony; Delplancke-Ogletree, Marie- Paule. "Simultaneous dissociation of CO2 and H2O to syngas in a surface-wave microwave discharge". International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 40 9 (2015): 3789-3796. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.ijhydene.2015.01.084.
    10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.01.084
  28. Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "Simple method for gas temperature determination in CO_2-containing discharges". Optics Letters 39 21 (2014): 6146-6146. https://doi.org/10.1364%2Fol.39.006146.
    10.1364/ol.39.006146
  29. Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; Godfroid, Thomas; Snyders, Rony. "Optical characterization of a microwave pulsed discharge used for dissociation of CO2". Plasma Sources Science and Technology 23 2 (2014): 025009-025009. https://doi.org/10.1088%2F0963-0252%2F23%2F2%2F025009.
    10.1088/0963-0252/23/2/025009
  30. Ligot, Sylvie; Guillaume, Maxime; Raynaud, Patrice ; Thiry, Damien ; Lemaur, Vincent; Silva, Tiago; Britun, Nikolay; et al. "Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Plasma Chemistry of Ethyl Lactate Plasma Polymerization Discharges". Plasma Processes and Polymers 12 5 (2014): 405-415. https://doi.org/10.1002%2Fppap.201400123.
    10.1002/ppap.201400123
  31. Palmucci, Maria; Britun, Nikolay; Silva, Tiago; Snyders, Rony; Stéphanos, Konstantinidis. "Mass spectrometry diagnostics of short-pulsed HiPIMS discharges". Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 46 21 (2013): 215201-215201. https://doi.org/10.1088%2F0022-3727%2F46%2F21%2F215201.
    10.1088/0022-3727/46/21/215201
  32. Gadonna, Katell; Leroy, Olivier; Silva, Tiago; Leprince, Philippe; Boisse-Laporte, Caroline; Alves, Luís Lemos. "Hydrodynamic study of a microwave plasma torch". The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 56 2 (2011): 24008-24008. https://doi.org/10.1051%2Fepjap%2F2011110161.
    10.1051/epjap/2011110161
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Silva, Tiago. "CO2 decomposition and related processes in microwave discharges studied by optical diagnostic methods". PhD, Université de Mons, 2015. http://hosting.umons.ac.be/php/chips/images/these/tiago%20silva.pdf.
  2. Silva, Tiago. "Hydrodynamic modelization of a microwave plasma torch". Master, Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, 2011. https://bibliotecas.utl.pt/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=447678.
Website
  1. Silva, Tiago. Responsible for the development and maintenance of the N-PRiME website of Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear. 2018. https://www.ipfn.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/nprime/.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2022/09 Modeling the time evolution of the dissociation fraction in low-pressure CO2 plasmas 18th Plasma Surface Engineering Conference, Germany
(Erfurt, Germany)
2022/05 From solar fuels to oxygen production on Mars using low-pressure CO2 plasmas - Invited keynote lecture RIVA 2022 – XII Iberian Vacuum and Applications Conference
Spanish Vacuum Society (ASEVA) and the Portuguese Vacuum Society (SOPORVAC)
2022/05 Mars in situ oxygen and propellant production by plasmas technology Space Resources Week
Luxembourg Space Agency
2022/05 Mars in situ oxygen and propellant production by non-equilibrium plasmas 8th Edition of the Space Propulsion Conference
Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France
2021/11 The role of the CO(a) excited electronic state in CO2 plasma-assisted decomposition - Invited lecture 8th Plasma Science & Entrepreneurship Workshop
Charles University, Czech Republic (Prague, Czech Republic)
2021/06 Plasma-based CO2 recycling: From Earth to Mars - Invited lecture Ciência 2021
Promoted by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) (Lisbon, Portugal)
2020/08 A detailed reaction mechanism set for vibrational chemistry in CO2 plasmas - Invited lecture 30th International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG)
(Sabac, Serbia)
2019/09 From renewable fuels to oxygen production on Mars by means of CO2 plasma-assisted decomposition - Invited lecture 21st International summer school on vaccum, electon and ion technologies
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sozopol, Bulgaria)
2019/03 Modeling and experimental investigation on CO2 dissociation for oxygen production under Martian conditions 8th International workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
2018/11 Towards a complete reaction kinetics model for CO2 dissociation in non-thermal plasmas - Invited lecture PREMiERE - CO2 Plasmas: a fRIendly MEdium for Renewable Energy - Workshop
University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)
2018/07 Modeling the input and relaxation of vibrational energy in CO2 plasmas - Topical invited lecture 24th Europhysics Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases conference (ESCAMPIG)
University of Glasgow (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
2018/07 Living on Mars: how to produce oxygen and fuel to get home Ciência 2018
Promoted by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) (Lisbon)
2017/08 Modeling the input and relaxation of vibrational energy in CO2 plasmas 23rd International symposium on Plasma Chemistry
McGill University (Montréal, Canada)
2015/07 Understanding of CO2 decomposition in microwave plasma by optical diagnostic methods 22nd International symposium on Plasma Chemistry
University of Antwerp (Antwerp, Belgium)
2014/11 Recent progress in the diagnostics of microwave discharges for optimization of CO2 dissociation 61st AVS International Symposium & Exhibition
(Baltimore, United States)
2014/09 A simple method for gas temperature determination in CO2-containing discharge 17th International Congress on Plasma Physics
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
2014/06 Plasma diagnostics in CO2-containing discharges AIP International workshop on Plasma-Surface Interaction
(Reims, France)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2022 - Current Investigation of low-pressure CO2 plasma sources with optical actinometry
Supervisor of Lex Kuijpers
Internship between University of Lisbon and Eindhoven University of Technology (Scientific initiation)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2022 - Current Study of separation membranes for oxygen production in plasmas
Supervisor of Inês Santos
Engenharia Química - Projecto Integrador de Curso (Scientific initiation)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2021 - 2022 Project ROADMARS: the first steps on CO2 valorization
Supervisor of João Moura P L Teixeira
New Talents in Physics Scholarship - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Other)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2020 - 2021 Energy transfer pathways in CO plasmas
Co-supervisor of Rodolfo Simões
Engenharia Física Tecnológica (Master)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2018 - 2019 Atomic oxygen kinetics in CO2 plasmas
Co-supervisor of Tiago Dias
Engenharia Física Tecnológica (Master)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2017 - Current KIT meetings of the N-PRiME group (Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear) (2017)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2022/09/19 - 2022/09/20 Workshop on "Plasma Technology for CO2 reforming and In-Situ Resources Utilization" (2022/09/19)
Conference (Co-organisor)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2019/07 - 2019/07 Inauguration of ESTHER (European Shock-Tube for High Enthalpy Research) facility (2019 - 2019)
Exhibition (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2018/07/09 - 2018/07/14 Academia de Verão de aprendizagem e olimpíadas científicas (2018/07/09 - 2018/07/14)
Workshop (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2017/07/09 - 2017/07/14 XXXIII edition of the International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) (2017/07/09 - 2017/07/14)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2020 - Current International Low Temperature Plasma Community (ILTPC) Association member
2018 - Current International Plasma Chemistry Society (IPCS) Association member

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2021/03/03 - Current Plasma Technology for Materials Processing (4th year MSc course - Engineering Physics) Plasma Technology for Materials Processing (Mestrado integrado) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2022/07/10 - 2022/07/16 Plasma physics, intense lasers and nuclear fusion (PlasmaSurf) - Summer school (Diploma de especialização) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2019/09/01 - 2019/12/01 Advanced Topics in Plasma Physics, Nuclear Fusion and Lasers (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares)) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2019/11/18 - 2019/11/23 Introductory course to Plasma Physics and Technology - Athens programme (Diploma de especialização) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2019/07/14 - 2019/07/19 Plasma physics, intense lasers and nuclear fusion (PlasmaSurf) - Summer school (Diploma de especialização) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2018/11/19 - 2018/11/23 Introductory course to Plasma Physics and Technology - Athens programme (Diploma de especialização) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2018/07/08 - 2018/07/14 Plasma physics, intense lasers and nuclear fusion (PlasmaSurf) - Summer school (Diploma de especialização) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2018/02/20 - 2018/05/28 Plasma Technology for Materials Processing (4th year MSc course - Engineering Physics) Plasma Technology for Materials Processing (Mestrado integrado) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2017/11/13 - 2017/11/17 Introductory course to Plasma Physics and Technology - Athens programme (Diploma de especialização) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2020 - 2021/01 Plasma in-situ production of fuel and oxygen on Mars Gonçalo Raposo
2017 - 2020/10 In situ resource utilization on Mars using non-equilibrium plasmas (PhD thesis) Polina Ogloblina
2017 - 2020/06 Influence of N2 addition on the CO2 kinetics and conversion (PhD thesis) Loann Terraz
2016 - 2019/10 Energy storage and transfer in non-equilibrium CO2 plasmas (PhD thesis) Marija Grofulovic
2018/01 - 2018/11 Activation of Carbon Dioxide and Methane by Non-Equilibrium Plasmas (MSc thesis) Henrique Rodrigues
2018/03 - 2018/09 Kinetic Modeling for a CO2/H2O Plasma: a Vibrational Kinetics Study (MSc thesis) Claudia Verheyen
Distinctions

Award

2022 Fulbright Grant for PhD Faculty and Researchers at MIT
Fulbright Portugal, Portugal
2022 Co-author in best poster award at RIVA 2022 - XII Iberian Vacuum and Applications Conference
Portuguese Vacuum Society, Portugal
2020 Junior Researcher position - Individual call to Scientific Employment Stimulus (CEEC)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2020 IOP trusted reviewer
IOP Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom
2014 Student award at the 61st AVS International Symposium & Exhibition
American Vacuum Society Inc, United States