University of Aveiro
Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Margarida Coelho is Assistant Professor with Habilitation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Vice-Diretor of the Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation of the same institution.
Margarida Coelho finished her PhD at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) - Technical University of Lisbon in 2005, within a partnership between IST and the Institute for Transportation Research and Education, of North Carolina State University, USA.
She is the Scientific Coordinator of the research team on Smart mobility at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She completed her Habilitation on Mechanical Engineering in September 2020. Her research interests are: impacts of transportation systems (namely, traffic congestion, energy consumption, pollutant emissions and road safety), smart mobility, life cycle assessment and active mobility.
Margarida Coelho has more than 80 scientific papers published in international journals (such as the Science for Total Environment, Sustainable Cities and Society, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, International Journal on Sustainable Transportation, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Applied Energy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Atmospheric Environment, Transportation Research Record, etc), besides more than 130 papers in book chapters and proceedings of scientific conferences.
Margarida Coelho has had extensive participation in transport related projects. She is the PI of R&D Projects funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) and the Luso-American Foundation / United States National Science Foundation (which involved partnerships with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education of North Carolina State University, the Old Dominion University and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory). She is also a participating member in several projects funded by FCT, SUDOE and INTERREG Europe Programmes. She already supervised 5 PhD students and more than 50 Master students.
She is a Expert on Energy and Transportation recognized by the Portuguese Association of Engineering. She is the Chairwoman of EWGT2021 - EURO Working Group on Transportation Annual Meeting.
University of Aveiro – Department of Mechanical Engineering / Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation