Dr. Ronaldo Gonçalves dos Santos
Dr. Santos obtained chemical engineering degree from the Polytechnic School of the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) in 2000. He obtained both his Master degree (2003) and PhD (2007) in Chemical Engineering at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), studying Petroleum coloidal aspects. In 2008, he worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), working with asphaltene subfractions. He was a Scientist Lead in the Centre for Petroleum Studies (CEPETRO) of UNICAMP (2009–2013). He was visiting professor at the School of Science and Engineering at Teesside University (2016-2017). Currently, Dr. Santos is a faculty member of Chemical Engineering Department of FEI (Brazil). He has advised ongoing projects to describe the interfacial behavior of petroleum colloids - with an emphasis on asphaltenes - and the impact of these fractions on oil recovery and production activities. He worked intensively in technological projects on multiphase flow of oil-CO2-water in porous media for application in miscible methods of recovery and on the thermal behavior of heavy oils and their fractions for application in combustion methods in-situ. Additionally, Dr. Santos has studied the conversion of residues inro fuels and chemical inputs from the pyrolysis and gasification process.