Nélio Henderson is an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Rio de Janeiro State University (known as IPRJ-UERJ), Brazil. He received his Ph.D. degree in mathematics applied to fluids of petroleum reservoirs from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, in 1993. Dr. Henderson’s research interests are in physical chemistry and thermodynamics of hydrocarbons, focusing on applications primarily in the modeling and computation of multiphase-multicomponent equilibrium phenomena, including physical as well as chemical equilibrium, phase stability analysis, and prediction of critical states of thermodynamic mixtures, with a special emphasis on global optimization algorithms. To complement his research, he also focuses on numerical analysis of partial differential equations and multicomponent flows in porous media, with special interest in supercritical flows in fractal media targeting the use and storage of CO2. Dr. Henderson was Deputy Director of IPRJ-UERJ and Cofounder of the Ph.D. program of this Institute. He has authored more than 20 papers in renowned international journals such as Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Applied Mathematics and Computation, and Applied Soft Computing. He is a Researcher with Productivity Grants from the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq).
Biography Updated on 8 December 2013