Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Coimbra in 2017. He is a Researcher at Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente (Universidade de Lisboa) since 2019 and his research interests are in the field of Process Systems Engineering applied to a variety of problems in biorefining, thermodynamics, and chemical reaction engineering. In particular, he investigates the synthesis and design of processes for the valorization of biomass and the production of advanced biofuels. He develops methodologies based on mathematical programming to build reliable thermodynamic and chemical reaction models which are later incorporated in process simulation and optimization studies. His research works also include techno-economic analysis of processes, risk analysis, heat and mass integration, and the optimal design of unit operations. Besides, he has developed learning tools and web-based computer simulators for the teaching of separation processes. His activities have resulted in various scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, articles in proceedings and presentations in various international and national conferences.

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Full name
José Filipe Oliveira Granjo

Citation names

  • Granjo, J.F.O.

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Email addresses

  • josegranjo9@tecnico.ulisboa.pt (Professional)


  • CERENA - Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Department of Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001, Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (Professional)


  • https://cerena.ist.utl.pt/user/5218 (Scholar)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Chemical Engineering
  • Engineering and Technology - Environmental Engineering
  • Exact Sciences - Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology - Electrotechnical Engineering, Electronics and Informatics


Book chapter
  1. Carvalho, Mariana C.S.; Marques, João; Matos, Henrique A.; Granjo, José F.O.. "Long-distance hydrogen delivery using a toluene-based liquid organic hydrogen carrier system". In 31st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 1647-1652. Elsevier, 2021.
  2. Granjo, J.F.O.. "Analysis of Process Alternatives for Energy-Efficient Bioethanol Downstream Processing". 2019.
  3. Granjo, J.F.O.; Duarte, B.P.M.; Oliveira, N.M.C.. "Identifiability of the glyceride transesterification kinetics via alkaline catalysis". In 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, edited by Antonio Espuña, 289-294. Barcelona, Spain: Elsevier, 2017.
  4. Vertis, C.S.; Granjo, J.F.O.; Oliveira, N.M.C.; Bernardo, F.P.. "Systematic Generation of Chemical Reactions and Reaction Networks subject to Energetic Constraints". In 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, edited by Antonio Espuña, 133-138. Barcelona, Spain: Elsevier, 2017.
    Published • 10.1016/B978-0-444-63965-3.50024-6
  5. Granjo, J.F.O.; Duarte, B.P.M.; Oliveira, N.M.C.. "Reconfiguration of an Oilseed Processing Plant into a Whole-crop Biorefinery". In 24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, edited by Jirí Jaromír Klemeš; Petar Sabev Varbanov; Peng Yen Liew, 1621-1626. Elsevier, 2014.
  6. Granjo, J.F.O.; Duarte, B.P.M.; Oliveira, N.M.C.. "Kinetic Models for the Homogeneous Alkaline and Acid Catalysis in Biodiesel Production". In 10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering: Part A, edited by Rita Maria de Brito Alves; Caludio Augusto Oller do Nascimento; Evaristo Chalbaud Biscaia Jr., 483-488. Salvador da Baía, Brazil: Elsevier, B.V., 2009.
    Published • 10.1016/S1570-7946(09)70301-3
Journal article
  1. Belmiro P.M. Duarte; Anthony C. Atkinson; José F.O. Granjo; Nuno M.C. Oliveira. "Optimal design of mixture experiments for general blending models". Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 217 (2021): 104400-104400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemolab.2021.104400.
  2. Duarte, Belmiro P. M.; Atkinson, Anthony C.; Granjo, Jose F. O.; Oliveira, Nuno M. C.; Duarte, Belmiro P.M.; Granjo, José F.O.; Oliveira, Nuno M.C.. "A model-based framework assisting the design of vapor-liquid equilibrium experimental plans". Computers & Chemical Engineering 145 (2021): 107168. https://publons.com/publon/39586555/.
  3. Duarte, Belmiro P. M.; Atkinson, Anthony C.; Granjo, José F. O.; Oliveira, Nuno M. C.. "Optimal Design of Experiments for Implicit Models". Journal of the American Statistical Association (2020): 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01621459.2020.1862670.
  4. José F.O. Granjo; Dinis S. Nunes; Belmiro P.M. Duarte; Nuno M.C. Oliveira; Granjo, José F.O.; Nunes, Dinis S.; Duarte, Belmiro P.M.; Oliveira, Nuno M.C.. "A comparison of process alternatives for energy-efficient bioethanol downstream processing". Separation and Purification Technology (2020): 116414. https://publons.com/publon/29899468/.
  5. Granjo, Jose F. O.; Rasteiro, Maria G.; Granjo, José F.O.. "Enhancing the autonomy of students in chemical engineering education with LABVIRTUAL platform". Education for Chemical Engineers 31 (2020): 21-28. https://publons.com/publon/33331004/.
  6. Paramos, Patricia R. S.; Granjo, Jose F. O.; Corazza, Marcos L.; Matos, Henrique A.. "Extraction of high value products from avocado waste biomass". The Journal of Supercritical Fluids (2020): https://publons.com/publon/34705503/.
  7. Granjo, J.F.O.. "Optimal exact design of double acceptance sampling plans by attributes". Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00949655.2019.1663519.
  8. Granjo, J.F.O.. "Calculating D-optimal designs for compartmental models with a Michaelis–Menten elimination rate". Journal of Process Control (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprocont.2019.09.001.
  9. Belmiro P.M. Duarte; Anthony C. Atkinson; José F.O. Granjo; Nuno M.C. Oliveira. "Optimal Design of Experiments for Liquid–Liquid Equilibria Characterization via Semidefinite Programming". Processes (2019): https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9717/7/11/834.
  10. Duarte, Belmiro P. M.; Granjo, José F. O.; Wong, Weng Kee. "Optimal exact designs of experiments via Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming". Statistics and Computing (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11222-019-09867-z.
  11. Granjo, J.F.O.; Rasteiro, M.G.. "LABVIRTUAL-A platform for the teaching of chemical engineering: The use of interactive videos". Computer Applications in Engineering Education 26 5 (2018): 1668-1676. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cae.22007.
  12. Granjo, J.F.O.; Duarte, B.P.M.; Oliveira, N.M.C.. "Systematic Development of Kinetic Models for the Glyceride Transesterification Reaction via Alkaline Catalysis". Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 57 30 (2018): 9903-9914. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.7b05328.
  13. Granjo, J.F.O.; Duarte, B.P.M.; Oliveira, N.M.C.. "Integrated production of biodiesel in a soybean biorefinery: Modeling, simulation and economical assessment". Energy 129 (2017): 273-291. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.03.167.
  14. Granjo, J.F.O.; Duarte, B.P.M.; Oliveira, N.M.C.. "Total Site integration of a soybean biorefinery using systematic optimization techniques". Chemical Engineering Transactions 61 (2017): 1861-1866. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85030780143&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  15. Granjo, J.F.O.; Oliveira, N.M.C.. "Process Simulation and Techno-Economic Analysis of the Production of Sodium Methoxide". Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 55 1 (2016): 156-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.5b02022.
    Published • 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b02022
  16. Granjo, J.; Duarte, B.; Oliveira, N.. "Soybean biorefinery: Process simulation and analysis". Chemical Engineering Transactions 45 (2015): 583-588. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84946136469&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. Sousa, J.M.M.V.; Granjo, J.F.O.; Queimada, A.J.; Ferreira, A.G.M.; Oliveira, N.M.C.; Fonseca, I.M.A.. "Solubility of hydrofluorocarbons in phosphonium-based ionic liquids: Experimental and modelling study". The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 79 (2014): 184-191. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jct.2014.08.001.
  18. Sousa, J.M.M.V.; Granjo, J.F.O.; Queimada, A.J.; Ferreira, A.G.M.; Oliveira, N.M.C.; Fonseca, I.M.A.. "Solubilities of hydrofluorocarbons in ionic liquids: Experimental and modelling study". The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 73 (2014): 36-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jct.2013.07.013.
  19. Carvalho, P.J.; Khan, I.; Morais, A.; Granjo, J.F.O.; Oliveira, N.M.C.; Santos, L.M.N.B.F.; Coutinho, J.A.P.. "A new microebulliometer for the measurement of the vapor–liquid equilibrium of ionic liquid systems". Fluid Phase Equilibria 354 (2013): 156-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fluid.2013.06.015.
  20. Granjo, J.F.O.; Rasteiro, M.G.; Gando-Ferreira, L.M.; Bernardo, F.P.; Carvalho, M. G.; Ferreira, A.G.M.. "A virtual platform to teach separation processes". Computer Applications in Engineering Education 20 1 (2012): 175-186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cae.20383.
  21. Rasteiro, M.G.; Carvalho, M.G.; Ferreira, A.G.M.; Baptista, C.M.S.G.; Granjo, J.F.O.. "Using a Web Platform Developed for the Teaching of Chemical Processes to Reach Secondary School Students". International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) 8 S2 (2012): 42-48. https://online-journals.org/index.php/i-joe/article/view/1982.
    Open access • Published • 10.3991/ijoe.v8is2.1982
  22. Neves, C.M.S.S.; Granjo, J.F.O.; Freire, M.G.; Robertson, Al; Oliveira, N.M.C.; Coutinho, J.A.P.. "Separation of ethanol–water mixtures by liquid–liquid extraction using phosphonium-based ionic liquids". Green Chemistry 13 6 (2011): 1517-1526. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1gc15079k.
  23. Rasteiro, M.G.; Ferreira, L.; Teixeira, J.; Bernardo, F.P.; Carvalho, M.G.; Ferreira, A.; Ferreira, R.Q.; et al. "LABVIRTUAL—A virtual platform to teach chemical processes". Education for Chemical Engineers 4 1 (2009): e9-e19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ece.2009.02.001.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Granjo, José F.O.. "Integration of Biofuels Production Processes Based on Systematic Optimization Methodologies". PhD, Universidade de Coimbra, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/32449.