Prof. Antônio J. Silva Neto
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy,
Rio de Janeiro State University
Prof. Silva Neto has a diverse international education background in mechanical/nuclear engineering and applied mathematics: PhD in Mechanical Engineering (North Carolina State University – NCSU, USA, 1993), with a minor in Computational Mathematics; MSc in Nuclear Engineering (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, Brazil, 1989); and Mechanical/Nuclear Engineer (UFRJ, Brazil, 1983). He worked for the Brazilian National Commission on Nuclear Energy, CNEN (1984-1986), Promon Engineering, the largest Brazilian private company in Consulting Engineering (1986-1997), and since 1997 works for UERJ, being a Full Professor since 2013. In 2021, he started a formal institutional cooperation with research groups of SENAI CIMATEC in Brazil. His multi/interdisciplinary research activities resulted in the publication of 15 books, 62 book chapters, and 173 refereed journal papers. He has also supervised 20 visiting and postdoctoral fellows, 30 DSc and 51 MSc students.
Prof. Neto’s main current research areas are Inverse Problems; Heat and Mass Transfer; Radiative Transfer; Computational Intelligence; and Environmental Modelling.