Manuel Eduardo Ferreira. Graduated in Metalmechanical Engineering and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minho. Assistant Professor at University of Minho, Department of Mechanical Engineering, in the disciplinary area of Fluid Mechanics and Renewable Energies. His R&D activity is developed at Metrics - Center for Mechanical Engineering and Resource Sustainability, in the fields of solar thermal energy, sprays and biomass combustion and Ecodesign. His research activity resulted in different scientific articles published in international and national journals and also disseminated in conferences, as well as in the participation in national and international research projects. His a research collaborator of Vimasol "Renewable Energies".

Personal identification

Full name
Manuel Eduardo Cardoso Ferreira

Citation names

  • Ferreira, Manuel

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Scopus Author Id

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Mechanical Engineering


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Degree Classification
Mechanical Engineering (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal
"Effervescent Atomization in the Combustion of Used Lubricating Oils" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Mestrado Engenharia Mecânica (Mestrado)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal
"Atomization of Residual Oils" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Mechanical Engineering (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
1999 - Current Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade do Minho - Campus de Azurém, Portugal


Designation Funders
2011 - 2014 PellCert - European Pellet Quality Certification - Creating a uniform system for Europe
IEE – Intelligent Energy Europe
2012 - 2013 Heat exchanger raw material replacement
Bosch – Vulcano
Research Fellow
2009 - 2011 Multifunctional Thermal Panel Development
2009 - 2010 BIOLOG - Optimization of the recovery and processing processes of agricultural forestry biomass
Research Fellow
2009 - 2010 BIOCAL - Influence of the fuel characteristics in tge performance of a domestic pelet boiler
2006 - 2008 Pellets production from RDFs
SIME I&DT 00/21156, IAPMEI
Research Fellow
2006 - 2008 BIOCALDEIRA, "Development of a new domestic pellet boiler"
Portuguese Innovation Agency (AdI)
2002 - 2005 Study of the Combustion Mechanisms in the Energy recovery of Used Lubricating Oils
Research Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


  1. Ferreira, M.; Teixeira, J.C.. Application of variance analysis to the combustion of residual oils. 2012.
Conference paper
  1. Antunes, Pedro; Ferreira, Manuel Eduardo; Vilarinho, Maria Cândida; Teixeira, José Carlos. "Energy Analysis and Waste Valorization in a Kraft Paper Plant". Paper presented in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2020.
  2. Couto, Diogo Manuel; Gonçalves, Maria Margarida; Carvalho, Joana; Ferreira, Manuel Eduardo; Araújo, Jorge; Teixeira, José Carlos; Vilarinho, Cândida. "Combustion of Biomass Based Pellets With Pyrolysis Bio-Oils". Paper presented in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2019.
  3. Silva, João; Fraga, Lelis; Ferreira, Manuel Eduardo; Chapela, Sergio; Porteiro, Jacobo; Teixeira, Senhorinha F. C. F.; Teixeira, José. "Combustion Modelling of a 20 kW Pellet Boiler". Paper presented in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2018.
  4. Ferreira, Manuel E.; Leão, Celina P.. "Students’ Perceptions and Effects Towards New Teaching Approach in Energy and Environment". Paper presented in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2017.
  5. Ferreira, J.; Teixeira, J.C.F.; Ferreira, M.E.C.; Araújo, J.. "Quality requirements for the biomass in the SUDOE region". 2015.
  6. Teixeira, J.; Martins, L.S.B.; Lopes, M.; Teixeira, S.F.; Ferreira, M.E.. "Two stage atmospheric burners: Development and verification of a new mass-energy balance model". 2014.
  7. Pedro Ribeiro; José Teixeira; Manuel Eduardo Ferreira. "Ash Sintering in a Biomass Pellet Boiler". 2013.
  8. Ribeiro, P.; Teixeira, J.; Ferreira, M.E.. "Ash sintering in a biomass pellet boiler". 2013.
  9. José Carlos Teixeira; Rui Ferreira; Eurico A. Seabra; Manuel Eduardo Ferreira. "Development and Optimization of a Small Scale Pellet Burner". 2012.
  10. Teixeira, J.C.; Ferreira, R.; Seabra, E.A.; Ferreira, M.E.. "Development and optimization of a small scale pellet burner". 2012.
  11. Luis A. Barreiros Martins; Marco Andre´ Reis; Manuel Eduardo Ferreira; Jose´ Carlos Teixeira. "Drying Kinetics of Solid Biomass". 2011.
  12. Martins, L.A.B.; Reis, M.A.; Ferreira, M.E.; Teixeira, J.C.. "Drying kinetics of solid biomass". 2011.
  13. Jose´ Carlos Teixeira; Rui Ferreira; Manuel Eduardo Ferreira. "Optimization of a Small Scale Pellet Boiler". 2010.
  14. Teixeira, J.C.F.; Vasconcelos, B.N.; Ferreira, M.E.C.. "Simulation of a small scale pellet boiler". 2010.
  15. Teixeira, J.C.; Ferreira, R.; Ferreira, M.E.. "Optimization of a small scale pellet boiler". 2010.
  16. Ferreira, M.E.C.; Martins, J.J.G.; Teixeira, J.C.F.. "Optimization of an effervescent atomizer in the combustion of residue oils". 2005.
Journal article
  1. Fraga, Lelis Gonzaga; Silva, João; Teixeira, Senhorinha; Soares, Delfim; Ferreira, Manuel; Teixeira, José. "Influence of Operating Conditions on the Thermal Behavior and Kinetics of Pine Wood Particles Using Thermogravimetric Analysis". Energies 13 11 (2020): 2756. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en13112756.
  2. Lelis Gonzaga Fraga; José Carlos F. Teixeira; Manuel Eduardo C. Ferreira. "The Potential of Renewable Energy in Timor-Leste: An Assessment for Biomass". Energies 12 8 (2019): 1441-1441. https://doi.org/10.3390%2Fen12081441.
  3. Ferreira, P.T.; Ferreira, M.E.; Teixeira, J.C.. "Analysis of Industrial Waste in Wood Pellets and Co-combustion Products". Waste and Biomass Valorization 5 4 (2014): 637-650. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84926355158&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  4. Muiuane, V.P.; Ferreira, M.; Bignet, P.; Bettencourt, A.P.; Parpot, P.. "Production of formic acid from biomass-based compounds using a filter press type electrolyzer". Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 1 4 (2013): 1237-1244. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84888440239&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. Ferreira, M.; Pinto, M.F.; Soares, O.S.G.P.; Pereira, M.F.R.; Órfão, J.J.M.; Figueiredo, J.L.; Neves, I.C.; Fonseca, A.M.; Parpot, P.. "Electrocatalytic oxidation of oxalic and oxamic acids in aqueous media at carbon nanotube modified electrodes". Electrochimica Acta 60 (2012): 278-286. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84655162142&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  6. Teixeira, J. C. F.; Vasconcelos, B. N.; Ferreira, M. E. C.; ASME. "SIMULATION OF A SMALL SCALE PELLET BOILER". Imece2009: Proceedings of the Asme International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vol 8 (2010): 169-176. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000282196500022&KeyUID=WOS:000282196500022.
  7. Ferreira, M.E.; Teixeira, J.C.F.; Bates, C.J.; Bowen, P.J.. "Detailed investigation of the influence of fluid viscosity on the performance characteristics of plain-orifice effervescent atomizers". Atomization and Sprays 11 2 (2001): 107-124. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0035295140&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. M. E. Ferreira; J. C. F. Teixeira; C. J. Bates; Phil J. Bowen. "DETAILED INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF FLUID VISCOSITY ON THE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF PLAIN-ORIFICE EFFERVESCENT ATOMIZERS". Atomization and Sprays 11 2 (2001): 18-18. https://doi.org/10.1615%2Fatomizspr.v11.i2.10.
  9. Ferreira, ME; Teixeira, JCF; Bates, CJ; Bowen, PJ. "Detailed investigation of the influence of fluid viscosity on the performance characteristics of plain-orifice effervescent atomizers". Atomization and Sprays 11 2 (2001): 107-124. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000169409900001&KeyUID=WOS:000169409900001.


Other output
  1. Combustion of Biomass Based Pellets With Pyrolysis Bio-Oils. 2020. Diogo Manuel Couto; Maria Margarida Gonçalves; Joana Carvalho; Manuel Eduardo Ferreira; Jorge Araújo; José Carlos Teixeira; Cândida Vilarinho. https://doi.org/10.1115%2Fimece2019-11593.
  2. Combustion Modelling of a 20 kW Pellet Boiler. 2019. João Silva; Lelis Fraga; Manuel Eduardo Ferreira; Sergio Chapela; Jacobo Porteiro; Senhorinha F. C. F. Teixeira; José Teixeira. https://doi.org/10.1115%2Fimece2018-88063.
  3. A Reflection of a Pedagogic Approach in an Engineering Course. 2019. Manuel E. Ferreira; João Ferreira; Celina P. Leão. https://doi.org/10.1115%2Fimece2018-88538.
  4. Energy and Exergy Analysis of a Biomass Based Ceramic Plant. 2019. Diogo Esteves; Cândida Vilarinho; Manuel Eduardo Ferreira; Joana Carvalho; Jorge Araújo; José Teixeira. https://doi.org/10.1115%2Fimece2018-88046.
  5. Strategies for the Design of Domestic Pellet Boilers. 2018. Pedro Ribeiro; Candida Vilarinho; Manuel Ferreira; Eurico Seabra; Lelis Fraga; José Teixeira. https://doi.org/10.1007%2F978-3-319-91334-6_91.
  6. Students’ Perceptions and Effects Towards New Teaching Approach in Energy and Environment. 2018. Manuel E. Ferreira; Celina P. Leão. https://doi.org/10.1115%2Fimece2017-71958.
  7. Development of a Methodology for Paint Dust Waste Energetic Valorization Through RDF Production. 2018. Cândida Vilarinho; André Ribeiro; Joana Carvalho; Jorge Araújo; Manuel Eduardo Ferreira; José Teixeira. https://doi.org/10.1115%2Fimece2017-71979.
  8. Study of Devolatilization Rates of Pine Wood and Mass Loss of Wood Pellets. 2018. Lelis Fraga; João Silva; Delfim F. Soares; Manuel Ferreira; Senhorinha F. Teixeira; José Carlos Teixeira. https://doi.org/10.1115%2Fimece2017-71939.
  9. Two Stage Atmospheric Burners: Development and Verification of a New Mass-Energy Balance Model. 2015. José Teixeira; Luis S. B. Martins; Manuel Lopes; Senhorinha F. Teixeira; Manuel E. Ferreira. https://doi.org/10.1115%2Fimece2014-38820.
  10. Simulation of a Small Scale Pellet Boiler. 2010. J. C. F. Teixeira; B. N. Vasconcelos; M. E. C. Ferreira. https://doi.org/10.1115%2Fimece2009-11133.
  11. Optimization of an Effervescent Atomizer to the Combustion of Residue Oils. 2009. Manuel E. C. Ferreira; Jorge J. G. Martins; Jose´ C. F. Teixeira. https://doi.org/10.1115%2Fht2005-72427.