João P. Ribau is a Post-Doc researcher at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IDMEC) of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. He´s also na Invited Assistant Professor of the Mechanical Eng. Dept. of IST.
He received his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from IST, in 2014, with work in optimization of alternative vehicles. In 2009, João P. Ribau received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, from IST, with work in analysis of electric and hydrogen consumption in plug-in hybrid road vehicles. Performed research work under the FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) project "ESIBITS - Evaluation of the Sustainability of Industrial biohydrogen production by microalgae, and Integration in taxi / bus Transport Systems", and under the MIT-Portugal projects “Power demand estimation and power system impacts resulting of fleet penetration of electric/plug-in vehicles” and "Assessment and Development of Integrated Systems for Electric Vehicles", at IDMEC in IST. These projects covered the areas of life cycle assessment and simulation of vehicles and alternative energies.
Currently, João Ribau is a Post-Doctorate researcher performing investigation in the areas of optimization and decision of vehicle and energy systems, and analysis of the life cycle. He is the author of over 13 publications in scientific journals, one book chapter, more than 6 publications in international conferences, and 17 participations in international conferences. His main research interests include new technology in vehicles, life cycle analysis (environmental and energy level), energy production and conversion technologies. Simulation, optimization and decision of energy and transport systems.