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Prof. Pedro Coelho graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1984 and received his Ph.D. in 1992 at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of IST, being responsible for the group of disciplines of Transport Phenomena. He has been vice-President of the Mechanical Engineering Department since 2009. His research is in the field of numerical simulation of heat transfer and combustion problems. Specific areas of interest are radiation models, turbulence-radiation interaction, turbulent diffusion flames, mild combustion and industrial combustion equipment.