The following papers refer to Sustainable Energy Systems scientific publications at peer reviews journals by Researchers and PhD Students affiliated to the MPP Program.

They are organized by year and author’s last name in 4 subthemes:

Energy Planning including Economics


C. Ziebell, V. K. Singh, “Energy indicator in sustainable urban energy metabolism and challenges”, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy, Available online 16 November, 2017

N. Martins, G.C. Graça, "Effects of Airborne Fine Particle Pollution on the Usability of Natural Ventilation in Office Buildings in Three Megacities in Asia", Renewable Energy, Available online 27 October 2017

N. Bayomi, J. Fernandez,Trends of energy demand in the Middle East: A sectoral level analysis, International Journal of Energy Research, 2017

J. Aleluia, P. Ferrão, "Assessing the costs of municipal solid waste treatment technologies in developing Asian countries", Waste Management, Available online 6 September 2017.

L. Carmona, K. Whiting, A. Carrasco, T Sousa, T. Domingos,"Material Services with Both Eyes Wide Open", Sustainability 2017, Volume 9, Issue 9.

L. Carmona, K. Whiting, A. Carrasco, T Sousa,"Exergy Replacement Cost of Fossil Fuels: Closing the Carbon Cycle", Energies, 10(7), 979, 2017

Z Guevara, T Domingos, "Three-level decoupling of energy use in Portugal 1995–2010", Energy Policy, Volume 108, September 2017, Pages 134–142.

M Sakah, FA Diawuo, R Katzenbach, S Gyamfi, "Towards a sustainable electrification in Ghana: A review of renewable energy deployment policies", Renewable and Sustainable Energy ReviewsVolume 79, November 2017, Pages 544–557

Broumandi, Sh.; Zarrabi, P.; Bártolo, H., “Energy efficiency in residential buildings in Tehran. A case study” Challenges for Technology Innovation: An Agenda for the Future: CRC Press, pp. 3–6, April 2017

Rodrigues C, Freire F, "Adaptive reuse of buildings : Eco-efficiency assessment of retrofit strategies for alternative uses of an historic building", Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017

G. Pereira, P. da Silva, "Energy efficiency governance in the EU-28: analysis of institutional, human, financial, and political dimensions", Energy Efficiency, pp 1–19, April 2017

C.S.Monteiro, A.Pina, C. Cerezo, C. Reinhart, P.Ferrão, "The Use of Multi-detail Building Archetypes in Urban Energy Modelling", Energy ProcediaVolume 111, March 2017, Pages 817–825

M.C. Brito, S. Freitas, S. Guimarães, C. Catita, P. Redweik "The importance of facades for the solar PV potential of a Mediterranean city using LiDAR data", Renewable EnergyVolume 111, October 2017, Pages 85–94

L.Câmara, G. Pereira, G. Dantas, N. de Castro and P. Sílva, "Evolution of Solar Photovoltaic Support Policies in Brazil and Portugal: a review", presented on the Energy of Sustainability International Conference (Efs 2017) and Available online.


D. Neves, A. Pina, C. A. Silva, “Demand response modeling: a comparison between tools,” Applied Energy, vol. 146, pp. 288-297, May 2015

D. Neves and C. A. Silva, “Optimal electricity dispatch on isolated mini-grids using a demand response strategy for thermal storage backup with genetic algorithms”, Energy, vol. 82, pp. 436-445, March 2015


F. Amorim, A. Pina, H.Gerbelová, P.Pereira da Silva, J. Vasconcelos, V. Martins, "Electricity decarbonisation pathways for 2050 in Portugal: A TIMES (The Integrated MARKAL-EFOM System) based approach in closed versus open systems modelling", Energy, Available online 11 February 2014.

H. Gerbelová, F.  Amorim, A. Pina, M. Melo, C. Ioakimidis, P. Ferrão, “Potential of CO2 taxes as a policy measure towards low-carbon Portuguese electricity sector by 2050” Energy, 2014.

D. Neves, C. A. Silva, “Modeling the impact of integrating Solar Thermal Systems and Heat Pumps for Domestic Hot Water in electric systems - The case study of Corvo Island,” Renewable Energy, vol. 72, pp. 113-124, Dec. 2014

D. Neves, C. A. Silva, S. Connors, “Design and implementation of hybrid renewable energy systems on micro-communities: A review on case studies,” Renewable Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 31, pp. 935–946, Mar. 2014.


N. Soares, J.Costa, A. Gaspar, P. Santos, "Review of passive PCM latent heat thermal energy storage systems towards buildings’ energy efficiency", Energy and Buildings, Volume 59, April 2013, Pages 82–103

F. Amorim, J. Vasconcelos, I.C. Abreu, P.P. Silva, V. Martins, "How much room for a competitive electricity generation market in Portugal?",Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 18, Pages 103-118, 2013.

M. Covas, C. Silva, L. Dias, “On locating sustainable Data Centers in Portugal: problem structuring and GIS-based analysis”, Sustainable Computing Journal, 3, 27-25, 2013.

M. Covas, C. Silva, L. Dias, “Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Sustainable Data Centers Location”, International Transactions in Operational Research Journal, 3, 269-299, 2013.

H. Gerbelová, P. Versteeg, C.S. Ioakimidis, P. Ferrão, “The effect of retrofitting Portuguese fossil fuel power plants with CCS”, Applied Energy, 101, 280-287, 2013. 

A. Lucas ; C. Silva; R. Neto  "Energy supply infrastructure LCA model for electric and hydrogen transportation systems". Energy ,  2013 (56): 70-80.


P. Baptista, C. Rolim, C. Silva, “Plug-in vehicle acceptance and probable utilization behavior”, Journal of Transportation Technologies, 2, 67-74, 2012.

P. Baptista, C. Silva, T. Farias, J.B. Heywood, “Energy and environmental impacts of alternative pathways for the Portuguese road transportation sector”, Energy Policy, 51, 802-815, 2012.

R.J. Bessa, V. Miranda, A. Botterud, J. Wang, Z. Zhou, “Time-Adaptive Quantile-Copula for Wind Power Probabilistic Forecasting”, Renewable Energy, 40(1), 29-39, 2012.

A. Lucas; C Silva; R. Neto; "Impact of energy supply infrastructure in life cycle analysis of hydrogen and electric systems applied to the Portuguese transportation sector". International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2012 (37): 10973-85

J. Malça, F. Freire, “Addressing land use change and uncertainty in the life-cycle assessment of wheat-based bioethanol”, Energy, 45(1), 519-527, 2012.

R. Paleta, A. Pina, C. Silva, “Remote Autonomous Energy Systems Project: Towards sustainability in developing countries”, Energy, 48(1), 431-439, 2012.

A. Pina, C. Silva, P. Ferrão, “The impact of demand side management strategies in the penetration of renewable electricity”, Energy, 41(1), 128-137, 2012.

P.P. Silva, L. Ribeiro, “The role of microalgae in the deployment of biofuels: contrasting renewable energy technologies”, International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 12(2-3), 158-176, 2012.

K. Suomalainen, C. Silva, P. Ferrão, S. Connors, “A method for including diurnal effects into synthetic wind data for energy systems planning: Validation in the Azores Islands”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 4(2), 2012.

K. Suomalainen, C. Silva, P. Ferrão, S. Connors, “Synthetic wind speed scenarios including diurnal effects: Implications for wind power dimensioning”, Energy, 37(1), 41-50, 2012.


R.J. Bessa, V. Miranda, A. Botterud, J. Wang, “"Good" or "Bad" Wind Power Forecasts: A Relative Concept”, Wind Energy, 14(5), 625-636, 2011.

P. Godinho, J. Dias, “Fuel taxes and tolls in cost-benefit analysis”, Economics Bulletin, 31(2), 1372-1378, 2011.

A. Lucas; C. Silva; R. Neto; "Life Cycle Analysis of energy supply infrastructure for conventional and electric vehicles". Energy Policy 2011 (41): 537–547.

J. Malça, F. Freire, “Life-cycle studies of biodiesel in Europe: A review addressing the variability of results and modeling issues”, Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev., 15(1), 338-351, 2011.

R. Martins, F. Coelho, A. Fortunato, “Water Losses and Hydrographical Regions Influence on the Cost Structure of the Portuguese Water Industry”, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 38(1), 81-94, 2011.

R. Martins, P. Sá, “Promoting sustainable residential water use: A Portuguese Case Study in ownership and regulation”, Policy Studies, 32(3), 291-301, 2011.

M. Matos, R.J. Bessa, “Setting the Operating Reserve using Probabilistic Wind Power Forecasts”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26(2), 594-603, 2011.

G. Mendes, C. Ioakimidis, P. Ferrão, “On the planning and analysis of Integrated Community Energy Systems: A review and survey of available tools”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15(9), 4836-4854, 2011.

C. Oliveira, C.H. Antunes, “A multi-objective multi-sectoral economy-energy-environment model: application to Portugal”, Energy, 36(5), 2856-2866, 2011.

A. Pina, C. Silva, P. Ferrão, “Modeling hourly electricity dynamics for policy making in long-term scenarios”, Energy Policy, 39(9), 4692-4702, 2011.

A. Rodrigues, T. Dentinho, C.A. Silva, E. Azevedo, “Cost Benefit Analysis to select clean energy solutions in dairy farm milk collection posts in Azores”, Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, 5(4), 308-316, 2011.

G. Haydt, A. Pina, V. Leal, C. Silva, “The relevance of the energy resource dynamics in the mid/long-term energy planning models”, Renewable Energy, 36(11), 3068-3074, 2011.


P. Baptista, M. Tomás, C. Silva, “Plug-In Hybrid Fuel Cell Vehicles Market Penetration Scenarios”, Int. J. Hydrog Energy, 35(18), 10024-10030, 2010.

P. Baptista, C. Silva, G. Gonçalves, T. Farias, “Full Life Cycle Analysis of Market Penetration of Electricity Based Vehicles”, WEVA Journal, 3, 1-6, 2010.

A. Botterud, J. Wang, V. Miranda, R.J. Bessa, “Wind Power Forecasting in U.S. Electricity Markets”, The Electricity Journal, 23(3), 71-82, 2010.

É.G. Castanheira, P. Pereira da Silva, “Governance of the emerging biofuel markets in European Union: the Portuguese context”, Global Business and Economic Review, 12(3), 230-251, 2010.

J. Clímaco, J. Craveirinha, “On the role of operations research practice in strategic environmental impact assessment”, Intl. Trans. in Op. Res., 17(4), 445-456, 2010.

L.C. Dias, C. Lamboray, “Extensions of the prudence principle to exploit a valued outranking relation”, Eur. J. Oper. Res., 201(3), 828-837, 2010.

R. Fazeli, V. Leal, J.P. Sousa, “A multi-criteria evaluation framework for alternative light-duty vehicles technologies”, International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 1(2), 230-251, 2010.

J. Malça, F. Freire, “Uncertainty Analysis in Biofuel Systems: An Application to the Life Cycle of rapeseed Oil”, J. Ind. Ecol., 14(2), 322-334, 2010.

P. Moura, A.T. Almeida, “Multi-Objective Optimization of a Mixed Renewable System with Demand-Side Management”, Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev., 14(5), 1461-1468, 2010.

P. Moura, A.T. Almeida, “The Role of Demand-Side Management in the Grid Integration of Wind Power”, Appl. Energ., 87(8), 2581-2588, 2010.

A.R. Neves, V. Leal, “Energy sustainability indicators for local energy planning: Review of current practices and derivation of a new framework”, Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev., 14(9),2723-2735, 2010.

P. Pereira da Silva, E. Castanheira, “Governance of the emerging biofuel markets in European Union: the Portuguese context”, Global Business and Economic Review, 12(3), 230-251, 2010.

J. Ribau, C. Silva, T. Farias, “Electric and hydrogen consumption analysis in plug-in road vehicles”, Int. J. Energy Environment, 1(2), 199-220, 2010.


L. Alçada-Almeida, J. Coutinho-Rodrigues, J. Current, “A Multiobjective Modeling Approach to Locating Incinerators”,  Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 43(2), 111-120, 2009.

A.T. Almeida, C. Inverno, L. Santos, “Integration of Renewable Energies for Trolleybus and Mini-Bus Lines in Coimbra”, WEVA Journal, 3, 1-12, 2009.

R. J. Bessa, V. Miranda, J. Gama, “Entropy and Correntropy against Minimum Square Error in Off-Line and On-Line 3-day ahead Wind Power Forecasting”, IEEE T Power Syst, 24(4), 1657-1666, 2009.

M.C. Brito, A. Amaral, J. Maia Alves, J.M. Serra, I. Costa, A.M. Vallêra, “Modeling a linear electric molten zone in a silicon ribbon”, Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl., 17, 365–371, 2009.

M.E. Captivo, J. Clímaco, M. Pascoal, “A mixed integer linear formulation for the minimum label spanning tree problem”, Comput. Oper. Res., 36(11), 3082-3085, 2009.

G. Gonçalves, J. Bravo, P. Baptista, C. Silva, T. Farias, “Monitoring and Simulation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles”, WEVA Journal, 3, 1-8, 2009.

E. Gouveia, M. Matos, “Evaluating operational risk in a power system with a large amount of wind power”, Electr. Pow. Syst. Res., 79(5), 734-739, 2009.

A.R. Neves, V. Leal, “An exploratory study on energy sustainability indicators for local energy planning”, Sustainable Development and Planning, IV(2),  611, 2009.

R. Madlener, C.H. Antunes, L.C. Dias, “Assessing the performance of biogas plants with multi-criteria and data envelopment analysis”, Eur. J. Oper. Res., 197(3), 1084-1094, 2009.

J. Malça, F. Freire, “Energy and Environmental Benefits of Rapeseed Oil Replacing Diesel”, Int. J. Green Energy, 6(3), 287-301, 2009.

M. Matos, J.A. Peças Lopes, M. da Rosa, R. Ferreira, A.L. da Silva, W. Salles, L. Resende, L. Manso, P. Cabral, M. Ferreira, N. Martins, C. Artaiz, F. Soto, R. López, “Probabilistic evaluation of reserve requirements of generating systems with renewable power sources: The Portuguese and Spanish cases”, Int. J. Electr. Power Energy Syst., 31(9), 562-569, 2009.

P. Moura, A.T. Almeida, “Integrating Wind Power in Portugal”, Renewable Energy World, 12(6), 45-52, 2009.

L.P. Neves, L.C. Dias, C.H. Antunes, A.G. Martins, “Structuring an MCDA model using SSM: A case study in Energy Efficiency”, Eur. J. Oper. Res., 199(3), 834-845, 2009.

C. Silva, M. Ross, T. Farias, “Analysis and Simulation of 'Low-Cost' Strategies to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Emissions in Conventional Gasoline Light-Duty Vehicles”, Energ. Convers. Manage., 50(2), 215-222, 2009.

C. Silva, M. Ross, T. Farias, “Evaluation of Energy Consumption, Emissions and Cost of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles”, Energ. Convers. Manage., 50(7), 1635-1643, 2009.

A. Simão, P.J. Densham, M. Haklay, “Web-based GIS for Collaborative Planning and Public Participation: an application to the strategic planning of wind farm sites”, J. Environ. Manage., 90(6), 2027-2040, 2009.

J.P. Trovão, P.G. Pereirinha, H.M. Jorge, “Design Methodology of Energy Storage Systems for a Small Electric Vehicle”, WEVA Journal, 2009.


A.T. Almeida, M. Khalilov, P. Fonseca, C. Ferreira, A. Jahn, J. Muhling, T. Mansfield, “Fuel cell cost-effectiveness assessment for combined heat and power applications”, International Journal of Power and Energy Systems, 28(2), 322-330, 2008.

C.H. Antunes, Á. Gomes, “Operational research models and methods in the energy sector”, Eur. J. Oper. Res., 197(3), 997-998, 2008.

P. Brown, J. Peças Lopes, M. Matos, “Optimization of Pumped Storage Capacity in an Isolated Power System With Large Renewable Penetration”, IEEE T Power Syst, 23(2), 523-531, 2008.

A. Estanqueiro, R. Castro, P. Flores, J. Ricardo,  Medeiros Pinto, Reis Rodrigues, J. Peças Lopes, “How to Prepare a Power System for 15% Wind Energy Penetration: the Portuguese Case Study”, Wind Energy, 11(1), 75-84, 2008.

L.P. Neves, A.G. Martins, C.H. Antunes, L.C. Dias, “A multi-criteria decision approach to sorting actions for promoting energy efficiency”, Energ. Policy, 36(7), 2351-2363, 2008.

P. Pereira da Silva, I. Soares, “EU spot prices and industry structure: assessing electricity market integration”, International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 2(3), 340-350, 2008.


J.T. Bravo,  C. Silva, T. Farias, “Road Vehicle Simulation Model for Energy and Environmental Impact of Petrodiesel and Biodiesel”, Inter. J. Energ. Clean Environm., 8(4), 1–19, 2007.


Sustainable Built Environment



K. Benis, P. Ferrão (2018): Commercial farming within the urban built environment - Taking stock of an evolving field in northern countries, Global Food Security 17, p. 30-37.

K. Benis, I. Turan, C. Reinhart, P. Ferrão, (2018), "Putting rooftops to use - A Cost-Benefit Analysis of food production vs. energy generation under Mediterranean climates", Cities, March 2018.

C Rodrigues, R Kirchain, F Freire, J Gregory , "Streamlined environmental and cost life-cycle approach for building thermal retrofits: A case of residential buildings in South European climates", Journal of Cleaner ProductionVolume 172, Pages 2625-2635, 20 January 2018

S. Freitas, C. Reinhart, M.C. Brito, "Minimizing storage needs for large scale photovoltaics in the urban environment", Solar Energy, January 2018, Elsevier

R. Figueiredo, P. Nunes, M. Brito, The feasibility of solar parking lots for electric vehicles, Energy, Available online 7 September 2017.

D. Chongyang, L Kulay, O Cavalett, L Dias, F Freire, "Life cycle assessment addressing health effects of particulate matter of mechanical versus manual sugarcane harvesting in Brazil", The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, pp 1–13, 02 June.

K. Benis, P. Ferrão, "Potential mitigation of the environmental impacts of food systems through Urban and Periurban Agriculture (UPA) – a life cycle approach", Journal of Cleaner Production 140 (2017), p.784-795.

K. Benis, C. Reinhart, P. Ferrão, "Development of a simulation-based decision support workflow for the implementation of Building-Integrated Agriculture (BIA) in urban contexts" Journal of Cleaner Production, 147 (2017), p.589-602.

S. Magalhães, V. Leal, I. Horta, "Modelling the relationship between heating energy use and indoor temperatures in residential buildings through Artificial Neural Networks considering occupant behavior", Energy and Buildings, Voulme 151, Pages 332-343, 2017


L. Dias Pereira, D. Raimondo, S.P.Corgnati, M.Gameiro da Silva,“ Assessment of indoor air quality and thermal comfort in Portuguese secondary classrooms: Methodology and results”, Building and Environment, 2014, doi:0.1016/j.buildenv.2014.06.008; 

E. Rodrigues, A.R. Gaspar  (2014). Automated approach for design generation and thermal assessment of alternative floor plans. Energy and Buildings, 81, 170–181. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.06.016

E. Rodrigues, A.R. Gaspar   & Á. Gomes  (2014). Improving thermal performance of automatically generated floor plans using a geometric variable sequential optimization procedure. Applied Energy, 132, 200–215. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.06.068


L. Dias Pereira, E. Cardoso, M.G. da Silva,“ Indoor air quality audit and evaluation on thermal comfort in a school in Portugal”, Indoor and Built Environment, 2013, doi:10.1177/1420326X13508966 


E. Asadi, M. G. da Silva, C.H. Antunes, L.C. Dias, “Multi-objective optimization for building retrofit strategies: A model and an application”, Energy and Buildings, 44, 81–87, 2012.

G. Carrilho da Graça, N. Martins,  C. S. Horta, Thermal and airflow simulation of a naturally ventilated shopping mall, Energy and Buildings,50, 177-188,2012

H. Monteiro, F. Freire, “Life-Cycle Assessment of a house with alternative exterior walls: comparison of three impact assessment methods”, Energy & Buildings, 47, 572-583, 2012.


A.T. Almeida, P. Fonseca, B. Schlomann, N. Feilberg, “Characterization of the Household Electricity Consumption in the EU, Potential Energy Savings and Specific Policy Recommendations”, Energy & Buildings, 43(8), 1884-1894, 2011.

A.T. Almeida, F. Ferreira, J. Fong, “Standards for Efficiency of Electric Motors”, IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, 17(1), 12-19, 2011.

J.P. Almeida, J. Coutinho-Rodrigues, “Modelling environmental impacts over urban areas and facilities”, Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer, 164(2), 103–116, 2011.

P. N. Almeida, L.C. Dias, “Value-Based DEA models: application-driven developments”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 63, 16-27, 2011.

E. Asadi, J.J. Costa, M.G. da Silva, “Indoor air quality audit implementation in a hotel building in Portugal”, Build. Environ., 46, 1617–1623, 2011.

E. Barata, L. Cruz, J.-P. Ferreira, “Parking at the UC campus: Problems and solutions”, J. Cities, 28(5), 406–413, 2011.

L. Cruz, E. Barata, “How to make Cork oak forest services visible”, J. Environmental Economics, 2(2), 69-79, 2011.

J.A.R. Mendes da Silva, R. Vicente, M. Nobre, “Retrofitting strategy tool for timber floor structures”, Int. Journal for Housing Science and its Applications, 2011.

H. Monteiro, F. Freire, “Environmental Life-Cycle Impacts of a Single-family House in Portugal: Assessing Alternative Exterior Walls with two methods”, Gazi University Journal of Science, 24(3), 2011.

J.A.R.M. Silva, A.F. Ramos, “Directives towards a Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation Process in Old Cities”, Int. J. of Sustainable Development, 14(1/2), 65-76, 2011.


J.F. Bigotte, D. Krass, A.P. Antunes, O. Berman, “Integrated modeling of urban hierarchy and transportation network planning”, Transport. Res. A-Pol., 44(7), 506-522, 2010.

É.G. Castanheira, A.C. Dias, L. Arroja, R. Amaro, “The environmental performance of milk production on a typical Portuguese dairy farm”, Agricultural Systems, 103(7), 498-507, 2010.

D. Coelho, C.H. Antunes, A.G. Martins, “Using SSM for Structuring Decision Support in Urban Energy Planning”, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 16(4), 641-653, 2010.

H. Gervásio, P. Santos, L. Simões da Silva, A.M.G. Lopes, “Influence of thermal insulation on the energy balance for cold-formed buildings”, International Journal of Advanced Steel Construction, 6(2), 742-766, 2010.

N.N. Pinto, A.P. Antunes, “A cellular automata model based on irregular cells: Application to small urban áreas”, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 37(6), 1095-1114, 2010.

M. Stadler, C. Marnay, G. Cardoso, T. Lipman, O. Mégel, S. Ganguly, A. Siddiqui, J. Lai, “The CO2 Reduction Potential of Combined, Heat and Power in California’s Commercial Buildings”, Clean Tech Law & Business Journal, LBNL-2850E, 16pg, 2010.

L. Tralhão, J. Coutinho-Rodrigues, L. Alçada-Almeida, “Multiobjective Modeling Approach to Locate Multi-Compartment Containers for Urban Sorted Waste”, Waste Management, 30(12), 2418-2429, 2010.

D. Wiesmann, I.L. Azevedo, P. Ferrão, J. Fernández, “Residential Electricity Consumption in Portugal: Findings from top-down and bottom-up models”, Energy Policy, 39, 2772–2779, 2010.


M.C. Gameiro da Silva, “Virtual Laboratories for a Course about Indoor Environmental Quality”, International Journal of On-Line Engineering, Special Issue on Emerging Technologies in Learning, 5, 20-26, 2009.

A.R. Gaspar, D.A. Quintela, “Physical modelling of globe and natural wet bulb temperatures to predict WBGT heat stress index in outdoor environments”, Int. J. Biometeorol., 53(3), 221-230, 2009.

V. Leal, E. Maldonado, “The role of the PASLINK test cell in the modelling and integrated simulation of an innovative window”, Building and Environment, 43, 217–227, 2009.

S. Niza, L. Rosado, P. Ferrão, “Urban Metabolism Methodological Advances in Urban Material Flow Accounting Based on the Lisbon Case Study”, J. Ind. Ecol., 13(3), 384-405, 2009.


A.V.M. Oliveira, A.R. Gaspar, D.A. Quintela, “Occupational Exposure to Cold Thermal Environments: A Field Study in Portugal”, Eur. J. Appl Physiol., 104(2), 207-214, 2008.

A.V.M. Oliveira, A.R. Gaspar, D.A. Quintela, “Measurements of Clothing Insulation with a Thermal Manikin Operating Under the Thermal Comfort Regulation Mode. Comparative Analysis of the Calculation Methods”, Eur. J. Appl Physiol., 104(4), 679-688, 2008.


Methodology and Technology


C.S. Monteiro, C. Costa, A. Pina, M.Y. Santos, P. Ferrão, "An Urban Building Database (UBD) supporting a Smart City Information System", Energy and Buildings, Available online 7 October 2017


L. de Andrade and M.T. Ponce de Leão. Fault Location for Transmission Lines Using Wavelet . IEEE Latin America Trasactions, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 1043-1048, 2014.


L. de Andrade, H. Leite and M.T. Ponce de Leão. Time-Domain Distributed Parameters Transmission Line Model for Transient Analysis. Progress In Electromagnetics, Research B Journal, Vol. 53, pp. 25-46, 2013.

E. Rodrigues, A.R. Gaspar   & Á. Gomes  (2013). An evolutionary strategy enhanced with a local search technique for the space allocation problem in architecture, Part 1: Methodology. Computer-Aided Design, 45(5), 887–897. doi:10.1016/j.cad.2013.01.001

E. Rodrigues, A.R. Gaspar   & Á. Gomes  (2013). An evolutionary strategy enhanced with a local search technique for the space allocation problem in architecture, Part 2: Validation and performance tests. Computer-Aided Design, 45(5), 898–910. doi:10.1016/j.cad.2013.01.003

E. Rodrigues, A.R. Gaspar   & Á. Gomes  (2013). An approach to the multi-level space allocation problem in architecture using a hybrid evolutionary technique. Automation in Construction, 35, 482–498. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2013.06.005



A. Sargento, P. Ramos, G. Hewings, “Interregional Trade Flow Estimations Through Non-Survey Models: An Empirical Assessment”, Economic Systems Research, 24(2), 173-193, 2012.

N. Simões, I. Simões, A. Tadeu, C.A.B. Vasconcellos, W.J. Mansur, “3D Transient Heat Conduction in Multilayer Systems - Experimental Validation of Semi-analytical Solution”, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 57, 192-203, 2012.


S. Batterman, A.G. Martins, C.H. Antunes, F. Freire, M.C.G. Silva, “Development and Application of Competencies for Graduate Programs in Energy and Sustainability”, J. Prof. Iss. Eng. Ed. Pr., 137(4), 2011.

H. Gerbelová, A. André, S. Casimiro, M. Melo, P. Ferrão, “Assessment of carbon capture and storage opportunities: Portuguese case study”, Energy Procedia, 4, 6109-6116, 2011. 

H. Gerbelová, C. Ioakimidis, P. Ferrão, “A techno-economical study of the CO2 capture in the energy sector in Portugal”, Energy Procedia, 4, 1965-1972, 2011.   

C.R. Ruivo, J.J. Costa, A.R. Figueiredo, “Parametric study of the cyclic behaviour of a hygroscopic matrix in a desiccant airflow system”, Heat Mass Transfer, 47, 1101-1112, 2011.

C.R. Ruivo, J.J. Costa, A.R. Figueiredo, “Influence of the atmospheric pressure on the mass transfer rate of desiccant wheels”, Int. J. Refrig., 34(3), 707-718, 2011.

L. Santos, J. Coutinho-Rodrigues, C.H. Antunes, “A Web Spatial Decision Support System for Vehicle Routing using Google Maps”, Decision Support Systems, 51(1), 1-9, 2011.


A.O. Alves, F.C. Pereira, F. Rodrigues, J. Oliveirinha, “Place in perspective: Extracting online information about points of interest”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6439/2010, 61-72, 2010.

A.D. Ferreira, A.B. Farimani, A.C.M. Sousa, “Numerical and experimental analysis of wind erosion on a sinusoidal pile”, Environ. Fluid Mech., 11(2), 167-181, 2010.

A.D. Ferreira, R.J. Lambert, “Numerical and wind tunnel modeling on the windbreak effectiveness to control the aeolian erosion of conical stockpiles”, Environ. Fluid Mech., 11(1), 61-76, 2010.

A.M.G. Lopes, “A Versatile Software Tool for the Numerical Simulation of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Simple Geometries”, Comput. Appl. Eng. Educ., 18(1), 14-27, 2010.

F. Reis, M.C. Brito, V. Corregidor, J. Wemans, G. Sorasio, “Modeling the performance of low concentration photovoltaic systems”, Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C., 94(7), 1222-1226, 2010.

J.B. Ribeiro, R. Mendes, C. Silva, “Reactive flow model parameters estimation using genetic algorithms”, Propell. Explos. Pyrot., 35(3), 292-299, 2010.

J.B. Ribeiro, C. Silva, R. Mendes, “Estimation of the reactive flow model parameters for an ammonium nitrate based emulsion explosive using genetic algorithms”, J. Energ. Mater., 28(S1), 180-204, 2010.

P. Sarabando, L.C. Dias, “Simple procedures of choice in multicriteria problems without precise information about the alternatives’ values”, Comput. Oper. Res., 37(12), 2239-2247, 2010.

J.A. Silva, M.C. Brito, I. Costa, J.M. Alves, J. Serra, A. Vallêra, “First solar cells on silicon wafers doped using sprayed boric acid”, Semicond. Sci. Tech., 25(11), 115012, 2010.

A. Tadeu, N. Simões, I. Simões, “Coupling BEM/TBEM and MFS for the simulation of transient conduction heat transfer”, Int. J. Numer. Meth. Eng., 84, 179-213, 2010.

T. Vallee, T. Tannert, J. Murcia-Delso, D.J. Quinn, “Influence of stress-reduction methods on the strength of adhesively bonded joints composed of orthotropic brittle adherends”, Int. J. Adhes. Adhes., 30(7), 583-594, 2010.


G. Baoming, A. de Almeida, F.J. Ferreira,  “Design of Transverse Flux Linear Switched Reluctance Motor”, IEEE Trans. Magn., 45(1), 113-119, 2009.

M. Cistelecan, F.J. Ferreira, M. Popescu, “Adjustable Flux Three-Phase AC Machines With Combined Multiple-Step Star-Delta Winding Connections”, IEEE T. Energy Conver., 25(2), 348-355, 2009.

J. Clímaco, M. Pascoal, “Finding Non-Dominated Bicriteria Shortest Pairs of Disjoint Simple Paths”, Comput. Oper. Res., 36(11), 2892-2898, 2009.

J. Clímaco, J.A. Costa, L.C. Dias, P. Melo, “Supporting Collaborative Multicriteria Evaluation: the VIP Analysis plug-in for Decision Deck”, Int. J. Decis. Support Systems Technol., 1(4), 1-15, 2009.

J.P. Costa, “A Branch & Cut Technique to Solve a Weighted-Sum of Linear Ratios”, Pacific Journal of Optimization, 6(1), 21-38, 2009.

A.R. Farinha, R. Mendes, J. Ribeiro, R. Calinas, M.T. Vieira, “Behavior of explosive densification of nanometric copper powders”, J. Alloy. Compd., 483(1-2), 235-238, 2009.

A.R. Farinha, J. Ribeiro, R. Mendes, M.T. Vieira, “Shock activation of α-alumina from calcinated Al-rich sludge”, Ceram. Int., 35(5), 1897-1904, 2009.

A.D. Ferreira, R.G.A. Oliveira, “Wind erosion of sand placed inside a rectangular box”, J. Wind Eng. Ind. Aerod., 97, 1-10, 2009.

H. Khodr, G.A. Salloum, T. Saraiva, M. Matos, “Design of grounding systems in substations using a mixed-integer linear programming formulation”, Electr. Pow. Syst. Res., 79(1), 126-133, 2009.

H. Khodr, J. Martinez-Crespo, M. Matos, J. Correia Pereira, “Distribution Systems Reconfiguration Based on OPF Using Benders Decomposition”, IEEE T Power Deliver, 24(4), 2166-2176, 2009.

M.F.P. Lopes, J. Hals, R.P.F. Gomes, T. Moan, L.M.C. Gato, A.F. de O. Falcão, “Experimental and numerical investigation of non-predictive phase control strategies for a point-absorbing wave energy converter”, Ocean Eng., 36(5), 386-402, 2009.

V. Miranda, L. Carvalho, M. Rosa, A. Silva, C. Singh, “Improving Power System Reliability Calculation Efficiency With EPSO Variants”, IEEE T Power Syst, 24(4), 1772-1779, 2009.

C. Oliveira, C.H. Antunes, “An interactive method of tackling uncertainty in interval multiple objective linear programming”, Journal of Mathematical Sciences, 161(6), 854-866, 2009.

J.M. Paiva, C. Pinho, A.R. Figueiredo, “Influence of the Distributor Plate and Operating Conditions on the Flidization Quality of a Gas Fluidized Bed”, Chem. Eng. Commun., 196(3), 342-361, 2009.

A.M. Raimundo, A.R. Figueiredo, “Personal protective clothing and safety of firefighters near a high intensity fire front”, Fire Safety J., 44(4), 514-521, 2009.

M.T. Restivo, M.C. Gameiro da Silva, “Portuguese Universities Sharing Remote Laboratories”, International Journal of On-Line Engineering, Special Issue on Emerging Technologies in Learning, 5, 2009.

C.R. Ruivo, J.J. Costa, A.R. Figueiredo, “Validity of pseudo-gas-side-controlled models to predict the behaviour of desiccant matrices”, Int. J. Therm. Sci., 48(11), 2171-2178, 2009.

A. Santiago, L. Simões da Silva, P. Vila Real, G.C. Vaz, A.M.G. Lopes, “Experimental evaluation of the influence of connection typology on the behaviour of steel structures under fire”, Eng. J. AISC, 46(2), 81-98, 2009.

L. Santos, J. Coutinho-Rodrigues, J.R.  Current, “An improved heuristic for the capacitated arc routing problem”, Comput. Oper. Res., 36(9), 2632-2637, 2009.

P. Sarabando, L.C. Dias, “Multi-attribute choice with ordinal information: a comparison of different decision rules”, IEEE T. Syst. Man. Cy. A, 39(3), 545-554, 2009.

J.M. Serra, C.R. Pinto, J.A. Silva, M.C. Brito, J. Maia Alves, A.M. Vallêra, “The SDS path to make solar cells directly from a gaseous feedstock”, Semicond. Sci. Tech., 24, 045002, 2009.


M.J. Alves, J. Clímaco, C.H. Antunes, H. Jorge, A.G. Martins, “Clímaco, J., Antunes, C.H., Jorge, H., Martins, A.G.”, Comput. Oper. Res., 35(1), 186-197, 2008.

L.A. Oliveira, V.A.F. Costa, B.R. Baliga, “Numerical model for the prediction of dilute three-dimensional, turbulent fluid-particle flows, using a Lagrangian approach for particle tracking and a CVFEM for the carrier phase”, Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids, 58, 473-491, 2008.

M. Outeiro, R. Chibante, A. Carvalho, A. Almeida, “A parameter optimized model of a Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell including temperature effects”, J. Power Sources, 185, 952-960, 2008.

C. Rocha, L.C. Dias, “An algorithm for ordinal sorting based on ELECTRE with categories defined by examples”, J. Glob. Optim., 42(2), 255-277, 2008.

C.R. Ruivo, J.J. Costa, A.R. Figueiredo, “On the validity of lumped capacitance approaches for the numerical prediction of heat and mass transfer in dessicant airflow systems”, Int. J. Therm. Sci., 47(3), 282-292, 2008.

C.R. Ruivo, J.J. Costa, A.R. Figueiredo, “Numerical study of the cyclic behaviour of a desiccant layer of a hygroscopic rotor”, Numer. Heat Tr. A-Appl, 53(10), 1037-1053, 2008.

C.R. Ruivo, J.J. Costa, A.R. Figueiredo, “Numerical modelling of the heat and mass transfer in a channel with hygroscopic walls”, Defect and Diffusion Forum, 273-276, 782-788, 2008.

L. Santos, J. Coutinho-Rodrigues, J. Current, “Implementing a multi-vehicle multi-route spatial decision support system for efficient trash collection in Portugal”, Transport. Res. A-Pol., 42(6), 922-934, 2008.


J.A. Silva, M.C. Brito, I. Costa, J.M. Alves, J. Serra, A. Vallêra, “Sprayed  boric acid as a dopant source for silicon ribbons”, Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C., 91(20), 1948-1953, 2007.


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B. Silva, C. Moreira, H. Leite, J.A. Peças Lopes, “Control Strategies for AC Fault Ride-Through in Multi-terminal HVDC Grids”, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol.29, no.1, pp.395,405, Feb. 2014.
doi: 10.1109/TPWRD.2013.2281331

A. Soares; A. Gomes; C. Henggeler Antunes, "Categorization of residential electricity consumption as a basis for the assessment of the impacts of demand response actions", Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 30, 0: 490 - 503, 2014.


R.J. Bessa, C. Moreira, B. Silva, M.Matos, "Handling Renewable Energy Variability and Uncertainty in Power Systems Operation", Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, 2013.

A. Lucas; S. Chang; "Vehicle to grid decentralized dispatch control using consensus algorithm with constraints". Smart Grid and Renewable Energy 2013 (4) nº6A: 8-20.


R.J. Bessa, M. Matos, “Economic and technical management of an aggregation agent for electric vehicles: a literature survey”, European Transactions on Electrical Power, 22(3), 334-350, 2012.

B. Silva, , C. L. Moreira, L. Seca, Y. Phulpin, J.A. Peças Lopes, "Provision of Inertial and Primary Frequency Control Services Using Offshore Multiterminal HVDC Networks", Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on , volume: 3 issue: 4, no.99, pp.1, 0. doi: 10.1109/TSTE.2012.2199774

 A. Soares; A. Gomes; C. Henggeler Antunes, "Integrated Management of Residential Energy Resources", EPJ Web of Conferences 33, 1: 05005 - 05005, 2012. doi: 10.1051/epjconf/20123305005


C.H. Antunes, P. Lima, E. Oliveira, D.F. Pires, “A Multi-Objective Simulated Annealing Approach to Reactive Power Compensation”, Eng. Optimiz., 43(10), 1063-1077, 2011.

Á. Gomes, C.H. Antunes, E. Oliveira, “Direct Load Control in the Perspective of an Electricity Retailer – A Multi-Objective Evolutionary Approach”, Soft Computing in Industrial Applications, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, 96/2011, 13-26, 2011.

A.G. Madureira, J. Pereira, N. Gil, J.A. Peças Lopes, G. Korres, N. Hatziargyriou, “Advanced Control and Management Functionalities for Multi-MicroGrids”, European Transactions on Electrical Power, 21(2), 1159-1177, 2011.

J.A. Peças Lopes, F.J. Soares, P.M.R. Almeida, “Integration of Electric Vehicles in the Electric Power System”, Proceedings of the IEEE, 99(1), 168-183, 2011.

F. Resende, N. Gil, J.A. Peças Lopes, “Service restoration on distribution systems using Multi-MicroGrids”, European Transactions on Electrical Power, 21(2), 1327-1342, 2011.

J. Wang, A. Botterud, R.J. Bessa, H. Keko, L.M. Carvalho, D. Issicaba, J. Sumaili, V. Miranda, “Wind Power Forecasting Uncertainty and Unit Commitment”, Applied Energy, 88(11), 4014-4023, 2011.


G. Baoming, F. Z. Peng, A.T. Almeida, H. Abu-Rub, “An Effective Control Technique for Medium-Voltage High-Power Induction Motor Fed by Cascaded Neutral-Point-Clamped Inverter”, IEEE T. Ind. Electron., 57(8), 2659-2668, 2010.

Á. Gomes, C.H. Antunes, A.G. Martins, “Improving the responsiveness of NSGA-II using an adaptive mutation operator – a case study”, International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2(1), 4-18, 2010.

J. Pereira, A. Viana, B.G. Lucus, M. Matos, “A meta-heuristic approach to the unit commitment problem under network constraints”, International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 2(3), 449-467, 2008.


C.H. Antunes, D.F. Pires, C. Barrico, Á. Gomes, A.G. Martins, “A multi-objective algorithm for reactive power compensation in radial distribution networks”, Applied Energy, 86(7), 977–984, 2009.

P.M. Costa, M. Matos, “Assessing the contribution of microgrids to the reliability of distribution networks”, Electr. Pow. Syst. Res., 79(2), 382-389, 2009.

P.M. Costa, M. Matos, “Avoided losses on LV networks as a result of microgeneration”, Electr. Pow. Syst. Res., 79(4), 629-634, 2009.

E. Gouveia, M. Matos, “Symmetric AC fuzzy power flow model”, Eur. J. Oper. Res., 197(3), 1012-1018, 2009.

D. Livengood, R. Larson, “The Energy Box: Locally Automated Optimal Control of Residential Electricity Usage”, Service Science, 1(1), 1-16, 2009.

A.G. Madureira, J.A. Peças Lopes, “Coordinated Voltage Support in Distribution Networks with Distributed Generation and Microgrids”, IET Renew. Power Gener., 3(4), 439-454, 2009.

Â. Mendonça, J.A. Peças Lopes, “Robust tuning of power system stabilisers to install in wind energy conversion systems”, IET Renew. Power Gener., 3(4), 465-475, 2009.

C.F. Moyano, J.A. Peças Lopes, “An optimization approach for wind turbine commitment and dispatch in a wind park”, Electr. Pow. Syst. Res., 79(1), 71-79, 2009.


P.M. Costa, M. Matos, J.A. Peças Lopes, “Regulation of microgeneration and microgrids”, Energy Policy, 36(10), 3893-3904, 2008.

F.J.T.E. Ferreira, A.T. Almeida, “Novel Multiflux Level, Three-Phase, Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor for Efficiency and Power Factor Maximization”, IEEE T. Energy Conver., 23(1), 101-109, 2008.

Á. Gomes, C.H. Antunes, A.G. Martins, “Design of an adaptive mutation operator in an electrical load management case study”, Comput. Oper. Res., 35(9), 2925 – 2936, 2008.

M. C. Gouveia, L.C. Dias, C.H. Antunes, “Additive DEA based on MCDA with imprecise information”, J. Oper. Res. Soc., 59(1), 54-63, 2008.

M. Matos, E. Gouveia, “The fuzzy power flow revisited”, IEEE T Power Syst, 23(1), 213-218, 2008.