Luis Coelho is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon. He received his MSc degree in 1993 and PhD degree in 2005 in Mechanical Engineering at the same university. He is Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Escola Superior de Tecnologia (ESTSetubal) of Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS) since September 1997 and Invited Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Engineering of Lisbon (ISEL) of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, since September 2014. He was a researcher at IST from 1988 to 1997. He is coordinator of the CINEA – Centre for Energy and Environment Research of IPS. He has collaborated in an important number of international R&I Projects since 1991, related to combustion, geothermal energy, solar energy, biomass, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), pollutant emissions, and air quality. He has been responsible for some scientific researcher’s scholarships at IPS. He has several publications in Scientific Journals and International Conferences Proceedings. He has experience in HVAC systems design and he is a Portuguese expert for the transposition and implementation of the European Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in Portugal and it is consultor of the national energy agency (ADENE) for training experts on Building Energy Performance Certification. He is responsible for the IPS participation in 12 European R&I projects. HE was the coordinator of the H2020 TESSe2b project “Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings. An integrated solution for residential building energy storage by solar and geothermal resources – TESSe2b Project “, no. 680555, Horizon 2020. He is the responsible for the IPS participation in 12 European R&I projects.
He has participated as an expert in several evaluations of proposals under the FP7 and H2020 programmes of the European Commission and of the Portuguese programme PT2020 (Portuguese National Innovation Agency, ANI).
Member of Horizontal Working Group (HWG) on 100% Renewable Energy Buildings and Horizontal Working Group (HWG) on 100% Renewable Districts, of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP), since January 2019. He is member of the Working Group on the Legal Framework for the Use of Surface Geothermal Resources of the Directorate General for Energy and Geology, DGEG, since December 2017. He is member of the Technical and Scientific Council of the Regional Energy Agency of Barreiro, Moita, and Montijo since January 2010. He is expert to the Portuguese committee of ANI (Agência Nacional de Inovação), that discusses the transition from H2020 to Horizon Europe programme, in the thematic area of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Production and Processes (NMBP) since June 2018.