SYSTEC’s Dr Roman Chertovskikh receives approval for Advanced Computing project

Dr Roman Chertovskikh, an integrated member of ARISE-LA/SYSTEC, has achieved a significant milestone in his research endeavours. His proposal was recently approved by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) in the 3rd call for Advanced Computing Projects. This highly competitive call, organized by the National Network for Advanced Computing (RNCA) and facilitated by the FCCN (FCT’s National Scientific Computing Unit), seeks to promote advancements in the field of advanced computing.

Dr Chertovskikh’s successful proposal has garnered him three million core hours on the state-of-the-art Oblivion supercomputers,  hosted at the High-Performance Computing Center of Évora University. This allocation, estimated to be worth around 40 thousand euros, will greatly enhance SYSTEC’s computational capabilities. It serves as a valuable resource for ongoing and future simulations involving large distributed systems, particularly in the areas of fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics.

The recognition bestowed upon Dr Chertovskikh’s proposal is a testament to ARISE-LA/SYSTEC’s excellence in research and innovation. Notably, SYSTEC’s proposals have consistently received support from the FCT in all calls for Advanced Computing Projects. This year, Dr Chertovskikh’s project stood out by achieving the highest classification in the evaluation panel dedicated to Earth and Environmental Sciences. Furthermore, it is the only proposal within that panel to secure 100% of the requested resources.

ARISE-LA/SYSTEC expresses its satisfaction and gratitude for the FCT’s unwavering support. Such recognition and allocation of resources enable the team to push the boundaries of scientific discovery and technological advancements. The computational power provided by the Oblivion supercomputers will further propel SYSTEC’s research capabilities, allowing for intricate and comprehensive simulations in their pursuit of knowledge.

  • For more details regarding the 3rd call for Advanced Computing Projects, please visit [1]. 
  • To learn more about the National Network for Advanced Computing (RNCA), visit [2],
  • For information on the FCCN (FCT’s National Scientific Computing Unit), visit [3]. 
  • Additional information about the Oblivion supercomputers can be found at [4].

Open Call for PhD student positions (CEMMPRE-UC)

Positions available on Sim2Adapt: Multiscale approaches to improve the application of self-adaptive coatings in low friction mechanical systems (PhD Students)

University of Coimbra opened two PhD student positions (duration of the contract planned for 3 years).

The positions will focus on combining numerical and experimental multi-scale approaches to model the contact conditions, to improve knowledge concerning self-adaptive coatings and, consequently, support their controlled application for a wide range of sliding contact conditions. The fellowships will be involved in the execution of the following tasks:

  1. Feature extraction and metamodeling of TMD-base systems;
  2. Wear track mapping, including the study of the selected coating against softer and
  3. Development of contact mechanics multiscale models for self-adaptive coatings.

The research work will be carried out at CEMMPRE and LED&Mat (IPN).

Necessary qualifications: Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Informatics Engineering, Data Science and Engineering, Industrial and Management Engineering, Civil Engineering or Materials Engineering, and enrolled in a Ph.D. course or enrolled in a course not conferring an academic degree, with interest in numerical modelling.

Deadline: 17 May 2023

Smart Specialization Strategy of the North 2021-27: Challenges and Priorities for a More Innovative North

ARISE, represented by Prof. Dr. Adriano de Carvalho, attended the session “Smart Specialization Strategy of the North 2021-27: Challenges and Priorities for a More Innovative North”, promoted by CCDR-NORTE. The main objectives of the session were to present the new publication of S3 NORTE 2027 and to promote a debate on the main challenges, priorities, and funding opportunities of this regional strategy for the 2021-27 period.

The session took place at the Eng. Alcino Miguel Auditorium of the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, and was opened by the presence of the Mayor of Bragança, Hernâni Dias, the Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Ana Abrunhosa, the President of CCDR-NORTE, António Cunha, and the President of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Orlando Rodrigues.

FEUP | Research Grant | BM5-FERROVIA4.0

Call open for applications for five research grant within the framework of project FERROVIA 4.0, with reference POCI‐01‐0247‐FEDER‐046111, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalization (COMPETE 2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, under the following conditions: EDITAL

 

LA ARISE Presentation Ceremony (PT)

Presentation Ceremony of ARISE – Associated Laboratory

The official presentation of ARISE LA took place on the 27th of January, in the Sala de Atos of FEUP, with the presence of Professor Elvira Fortunato, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education. During the ceremony, tribute was also paid to Professor Fernando Lobo Pereira, former head of ARISE LA.

ARISE – PRESENTATION CEREMONY

PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE ASSOCIATED LABORATORY ARISE – ADVANCED PRODUCTION AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS

This initiative counts on the presence of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Elvira Fortunato, and other representatives of different institutions, with the following agenda:

Schedule:

  • 11:30 Opening by the Director of FEUP
  • 11:35 Homage to Prof. Fernando Lobo Pereira (by the Director of DEEC)
  • 11:40 Presentation of ARISE and its thematic lines
  • 12:10 ARISE strategic plan
  • 12:20 Debate
  • 12:30 Intervention by the Rector of the University of Porto
  • 12:45 Closing by the Minister of Science and Technology

This event will take place in room “Sala de Actos” (A 104) of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, on January 27, 2023.

J. Norberto Pires Innovation Award – 2022

In the event INOVAÇÃO@UC the J. Norberto Pires Innovation Prize was also awarded, a form to pay tribute to this CEMMPRE’s researcher. The prize was attributed to Prof. Jorge Coelho who is also a CEMMPRE researcher with the project “Nerve Guide Conduit for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration”. The NervGen project aims to produce biodegradable devices by 3D printing for peripheral nerve regeneration.

Source: UC-News

CEMMPRE at INOVAÇÃO@UC

On the 9th November 2022, CEMMPRE participated in the event INOVAÇÃO@UC with a booth.


INOVAÇÃO@UC is an annual event of the University of Coimbra that puts innovation in the centre of the University’s activity. This event aims to be a showcase of what is done at UC for the business sector and society. CEMMPRE showed its competences and how it can be an innovation partner.

In this event the J. Norberto Pires Innovation Prize was also awarded, a form to pay tribute to this CEMMPRE’s researcher. The prize was attributed to Prof. Jorge Coelho who is also a CEMMPRE researcher with the project “Nerve Guide Conduit for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration”. The NervGen project aims to produce biodegradable devices by 3D printing for peripheral nerve regeneration.

CEMMPRE’s scientists in “World’s Top 2% Scientists 2022”

From the 55 scientists of Universidade de Coimbra in the list “World’s Top 2% Scientists 2022”, 10 belong to CEMMPRE

The list includes 200,000scientists, 763 belonging to Portuguese institutions, including 55 scientists from the University of Coimbra. The study distributes scientists by 22 scientific areas and 176 disciplines, considering their index, volume of publications and citations, according to the data available on Scopus in September 2022.