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I received my degree in Chemistry from Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto in 2004, where I graduated with the second best grade of the year (15 in a 20-point grading scale). From 2005 to 2011, I worked as F16 Aircraft Maintenance Officer. I was trained in several areas such as safety advisor of dangerous goods, aerospace engineering, flight safety officer, labour safety and health and pedagogical formation. In 2011, I obtained the MSc in Energy and Environment from the Institute Polytechnic of Leiria with the grade of 17 (20-point scale). In 2018, I completed my PhD degree with cum laude distinction in Chemical and Biological Engineering at FEUP, under the supervision of Prof. Mendes. During the PhD at FEUP and also during my internship at VTT (Finland) I have worked on fuel cells, reforming, metallic membranes, modelling, CFD simulation, and system optimization, which resulted in several publications. I have also been involved in several teaching activities in hands-on laboratory sessions and problem sessions for the course of Chemical Engineering. Between August 2018 and July 2020, I was invited by the pharmaceutical company Hovione, to work on the on the project Dryfast, a collaboration between FEUP and Hovione. Due to intellectual property ownership, it was no possible to publish any scientific result during the project period (2018-2020), yet in 2021 I co-author a Patent, disclosing a new method for fast drying of fine and cohesive pharmaceutical powders. Nowadays I supervise and co-supervise 4PhD and 3Msc students. Presently, I am managing assistant and leading scientist of tasks related to FC on 2 projects H2UI4PT (ANI Grant nº039980) and EMPOWER (H2020 Grant nº875081), and managing assistant on the national project e-NOx (ANI Grant nº039926) and leading scientist for the tasks related to fuel cells on Baterias2030 (ANI Grant nº46109). My scientific contributions since 2014 have been the subject of ten publications as first author (one of them under submission) in peer-reviewed journals from the first quartile in the corresponding disciplines, one book chapter as first author, as well as six abstracts as first author for well-known peer-reviewed conferences in their field. In addition, I have co-authored ten publications (two of them under submission) in peer-reviewed journals from the first quartile in the corresponding disciplines, one patent, and two abstracts for well-known peer-reviewed conferences in their field. My publications have been cited 580 or more times according to Scopus. Furthermore, my h-index is 12 according to Scopus. I am guest editor on the special Issue: CFD Electrochemical Modeling and Simulation of FC on Energies. I have been also involved in several teaching activities and the organization of several events namely, H2-summer school course at FEUP, ICCMR (Porto, 2013), 6th HYCELTEC (Porto, 2017). I also co-founded Amnis Pura (www.amnispura.com), a company dedicated to hydrogen technologies.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
PAULO RIBEIRINHA

Citation names

  • RIBEIRINHA, PAULO

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
DE18-28CB-AC36
ORCID iD
0000-0003-0191-4317

Email addresses

  • paribeirinha@fe.up.pt (Professional)

Telephones

Mobile phone
  • 918429805 (Personal)

Addresses

  • Rua Dr. Roberto Frias S/N, 4200 - 465, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Engineering

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
French Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
Spanish; Castilian Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Intermediate (B1)
Education
Degree Classification
2012/09/01 - 2017/05/01
Concluded
Engenharia Química e Biológica (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
"Low temperature methanol steam reforming for HT-PEMFC" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Cum Laude
2008/09/01 - 2011/05/01
Concluded
Mestrado em Energia e Ambiente (Mestrado)
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
"Production of bio-methanol via cellulose fermentation using Eucalyptus bark" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17
2000/09/01 - 2004/09/01
Concluded
Química (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
"Sudy of the Interaction of cafeic acid with DNA by Calorimetry" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
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Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2017/06/01 - Current Postdoc (Research) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Laboratorio de Engenharia de Processos Ambiente Biotecnologia e Energia, Portugal
2012/01/01 - 2016/07 Research Trainee (Research) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Positions / Appointments

Category
Host institution
Employer
2005/10/01 - 2011/12/31 Oficial - Tenente Força Aérea Portuguesa, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2018/03/01 - Current Co-Fundador Amnis Pura, Lda, Portugal
2018/03/01 - 2019/12/31 Consultor Anhui Yuanjun HyCell Institute Co., Ltd, China
Projects

Contract

Designation Funders
2017 - Current DryFAst
9ºW Program – Pharmaceutical Continuous Manufacturing
Post-doc
Hovione
Concluded
2020 - 2023/06/30 Baterias 2030
ANI Grant nº46109
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Agência Nacional de Inovação SA
Ongoing
2020 - 2023/01/31 Empower
SEP-210588288
Researcher
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
Ongoing
2020 - 2023/01/01 e-Nox
E-nox
Researcher
Agência Nacional de Inovação SA
Ongoing
2018 - 2021/09/01 H2-UI4PT
Projecto nº 39980
Researcher
Agência Nacional de Inovação SA
Ongoing
2013 - 2016/07/01 BeingEnergy
Research Fellow
Concluded
2012 - 2013/04 PTDC/EQU-EQU/104217/2008
PTDC/EQU-EQU/104217/2008
PTDC/EQU-EQU/104217/2008
Research Fellow
Universidade do Porto Laboratorio de Engenharia de Processos Ambiente Biotecnologia e Energia, Portugal
N/A
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Faculdade de Engenharia. Multifunctional hybrid sorption-enhanced membrane reactor. 2017.
    10.1049/PBPO089E_ch13
Conference abstract
  1. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "Modelling of a High-temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Integrated with a Packed Bed Membrane Reactor". 2017.
  2. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "Internal reforming and in-situ hydrogen purification in high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell: Experimental and Modelling". 2017.
  3. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "Three-dimensional modeling of liquid water transport and CO poisoning in a PEMFC operating on reformate". 2016.
  4. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "The influence of impurities in HT-PEMFC performance". 2015.
  5. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "Comparative analysis of H2 production by methanol steam reforming in membrane reactors with CO2 or H2 selective removal". 2015.
  6. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "Study of Different Reactor Designs for Methanol Steam Reforming: Experimental and Modelling Aproach". 2013.
  7. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "Comparison of Different Reactor Designs for Methanol Steam Reforming". 2013.
Conference paper
  1. Ribeirinha, P.; Schuller, G.; Auvinen, S.; Boaventura, M.; Mendes, A.. "Thermal integration of cellular methanol steam reformer with a high-temperature PEMFC". 2016.
Conference poster
  1. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "A high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell integrated with a packed bed membrane reactor". 2018.
  2. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "Production of bio-methanol via cellulose fermentation using - Eucalyptus bark". 2011.
Journal article
  1. Luís Alves; Laura I.V. Holz; Celina Fernandes; Paulo Ribeirinha; Diogo Mendes; Duncan P. Fagg; Adélio Mendes. "A comprehensive review of NOx and N2O mitigation from industrial streams". Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2022): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111916.
    10.1016/j.rser.2021.111916
  2. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "2D-dynamic phenomenological modelling of vanadium redox flow batteries – Analysis of the mass transport related overpotentials". Journal of Power Sources (2020):
    10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.229142
  3. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "Three-dimensional modeling of PEMFC with contaminated anode fuel". Energy (2018): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.03.162.
    10.1016/j.energy.2018.03.162
  4. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "High temperature PEM fuel cell integrated with a cellular membrane methanol steam reformer: Experimental and modelling". Applied Energy (2018): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.02.029.
    10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.02.029
  5. RIBEIRINHA, PAULO. "A proton conductor electrolyte based on molten CsH5(PO4)2 for intermediate-temperature fuel cells". RSC Advances (2018): http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2018/ra/c7ra12803g.
    10.1039/C7RA12803G
  6. Ribeirinha, P.; Mateos-Pedrero, C.; Boaventura, M.; Sousa, J.; Mendes, A.. "CuO/ZnO/Ga2O3catalyst for low temperature MSR reaction: Synthesis, characterization and kinetic model". Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 221 (2018): 371-379. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85029705266&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.09.040
  7. Ribeirinha, P.; Abdollahzadeh, M.; Sousa, J.M.; Boaventura, M.; Mendes, A.. "Modelling of a high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell integrated with a methanol steam reformer cell". Applied Energy 202 (2017): 6-19. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85019916136&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.120
  8. Schuller, G.; Vázquez, F.V.; Waiblinger, W.; Auvinen, S.; Ribeirinha, P.; Faculdade de Engenharia. "Heat and fuel coupled operation of a high temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cell with a heat exchanger methanol steam reformer". Journal of Power Sources 347 (2017): 47-56. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85013296232&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.02.021
  9. Ribeirinha, P.; Schuller, G.; Boaventura, M.; Mendes, A.. "Synergetic integration of a methanol steam reforming cell with a high temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cell". International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42 19 (2017): 13902-13912. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85014012466&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.01.172
  10. Ribeirinha, P.; Alves, I.; Vázquez, F.V.; Schuller, G.; Boaventura, M.; Mendes, A.. "Heat integration of methanol steam reformer with a high-temperature polymeric electrolyte membrane fuel cell". Energy 120 (2017): 468-477. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85007270708&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.energy.2016.11.101
  11. Ribeirinha, P.; Abdollahzadeh, M.; Boaventura, M.; Mendes, A.. "H2production with low carbon content via MSR in packed bed membrane reactors for high-temperature polymeric electrolyte membrane fuel cell". Applied Energy 188 (2017): 409-419. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85006757527&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.015
  12. Boaventura, M.; Alves, I.; Ribeirinha, P.; Mendes, A.. "The influence of impurities in high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells performance". International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41 43 (2016): 19771-19780. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84978794721&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.06.201
  13. Silva, H.; Mateos-Pedrero, C.; Ribeirinha, P.; Boaventura, M.; Mendes, A.. "Low-temperature methanol steam reforming kinetics over a novel CuZrDyAl catalyst". Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis 115 1 (2015): 321-339. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84945451451&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s11144-015-0846-z
  14. Iulianelli, A.; Ribeirinha, P.; Mendes, A.; Basile, A.. "Methanol steam reforming for hydrogen generation via conventional and membrane reactors: A review". Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 29 (2014): 355-368. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84884615172&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.rser.2013.08.032
  15. Ribeirinha, P.; Boaventura, M.; Lopes, J.C.B.; Sousa, J.M.; Mendes, A.. "Study of different designs of methanol steam reformers: Experiment and modeling". International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39 35 (2014): 19970-19981. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84912571040&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.10.029
  16. Brandão, L.; Boaventura, M.; Ribeirinha, P.. "Single wall nanohorns as electrocatalyst support for vapour phase high temperature DMFC". International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37 24 (2012): 19073-19081. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84869812176&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.09.133
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Paulo António Alves Ribeirinha. "Low temperature metanol steam reforming for HT-PEMFC". PhD, 2018. https://hdl.handle.net/10216/111882.

Other

Spin-off company
  1. 2019. Amnis Pura, Lda. tecnologias relacionadas com o hidrogénio (purificação, produção e utilização). https://www.amnispura.com/.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2017/07/13 Modelling of a High-temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Integrated with a Packed Bed Membrane Reactor International Conference on Catalysis in Membrane Reactors
Houston University (Houston, United States)
2017/06/19 Internal reforming and in-situ hydrogen purification in high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell: Experimental and Modelling 6th Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries
LEPABE (Porto, Portugal)
2016/06/13 Thermal integration of cellular methanol steam reformer with a high-temperature PEMFC 21st World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2016
(Zaragoza, Spain)
2015/07/05 Comparative analysis of H2 production by methanol steam reforming in membrane reactors with CO2 or H2 selective removal HYCELTEC 2015 – IV Iberian Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and advanced Batteries
Universidade de Tenerife (Tenerife, Spain)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2021/01/03 - Current Nox and N2O currents valorisation in oxidation reactions through electrochemical processes
Co-supervisor of Celina Nogueira Fernandes
Doutoramento em Engenharia Química e Biologica (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2020/09/01 - Current Low-cost and high performing PEM Stack components for long endurance
Supervisor
Doutoramento em Eng. Quimica e Biolócica (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2020/01/03 - Current Hydrogen production via aqueous phase reforming for PEMFC
Supervisor of Paranjeet Lakhtaria
Doutoramento em Engenharia Química e Biológica (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2021/02/02 - 2021/07/01 Desenvolvimento de uma unidade de secagem de hidrogénio por processos de adsorção
Supervisor of Ricardo Jorge Bebiano Bexiga
Master in Chemical Engineering, (Master)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2018/09/01 - 2020/09/02 Development of high performance drying unit for pharmaceutical industry
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2019/01/02 - 2019/06/01 Techno-economic study of a C3 splitter replacement for a VPSA unit
Supervisor
Eng. Química (Master)
Amnis Pura, Lda, Portugal
2018/09/01 - 2019/05 Development of high performance drying unit for pharmaceutical industry
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2017/05/01 - 2018/09/30 Study of Drying of Pharmaceutical Products
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2017/05/01 - 2018/02/01 Study of Drying of Pharmaceutical Products
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2019/06/19 - 2019/06/23 Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries (2019/06/19 - 2019/06/23)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Porto Laboratorio de Engenharia de Processos Ambiente Biotecnologia e Energia, Portugal
2013/07/07 - 2013/07/11 International Conference on Catalysis in Membrane Reactors (2013/07/07 - 2013/07/11)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2019/09/06 Techno-economic study of a C3 splitter replacement for a VPSA unit
Supervisor
Diogo André Pereira Botelho (Master)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2018/07/18 Substitution of an Aircraft APU for an HT-PEMFC Fuel Cell ",18 July 2019
(Thesis) Main arguer
Bruna Carolina Castro Pereira Araújo (Master)
Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

Consulting

Activity description Institution / Organization
2018/03/01 - Current -Provide solutions and relevant technologies in respect of energy systems, -Support access to national and international funding programmes -Establish collaborations with national and international companies Amnis Pura, Lda, Portugal
2018/01/01 - Current Provide solutions and relevant technologies in respect of energy systems, Establish and maintain relations with international customers, and contact with suppliers.

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2020/09/07 - 2020/09/25 e H2-Summer School course at FEUP-UPorto. https://sigarra.up.pt/feup/pt/CUR_GERAL.CUR_VIEW?pv_curso_id=22981&pv_ano_lectivo=2021&pv_origem=CUR H2-Summer School course at FEUP-UPorto. Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Distinctions

Other distinction

2017 Cum Laude
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal