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Adélia Sequeira

Institutional Address

Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Av. Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 LISBOA

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Full Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa


Mathematical Modeling in Biomedicine

Principal Area

Mathematical and computational modelling of the cardiovascular system

Other Area

Numerical analysis of differential equations. Mathematical and numerical modeling in Fluid Mechanics.


  • Habilitation in 'Mathematics', IST-UTL, Lisbon, Portugal, 2001
  • PhD in 'Mathematics - Numerical Analysis', FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal, 1985
  • Doctorat de 3ème Cycle in 'Mathematics - Numerical Analysis', Univ. Paris VI, France, 1981.
  • DEA in 'Mathematics - Numerical Analysis', Univ. Paris VI, France, 1978.
  • Licenciatura in 'Mathematics', FCUL, Lisboa, Portugal, 1973.


Editor in International Journals

  • ISRN Mathematical Physics (2011 - )
  • Archive of Mechanical Engineering (2011 -)
  • Recent Patents on Computer Science (CSENG) (2008 -)
  • Revista Intern. de Métodos Numéricos para Cálculo y Diseno en Ingeníeria (RIMNI) (2009 -)
  • Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (MMNP) (2010, 2013)
  • Conference Papers in Mathematics (2013 -)

Papers in International Journals


Papers or Chapters in Edited Books

  • Robertson, A. M.; Sequeira, Adélia; Kameneva, M. (2008)  Hemorheology . In G.P. Galdi, R. Rannacher, A.M. Robertson, and S. Turek, eds., Hemodynamical Flows: Modeling, Analysis and Simulation, Series: Oberwolfach Seminars, Birkhauser: 37, 63-120.

Communications in Conference Proceedings

Edition of Books

Papers in National Scientific Journals

Honors and Awards

  • Medal of Merit of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, 2011.
  • First Prize in the area of Pure and Applied Mathematics - UTL/Santander Totta Scientific Awards 2010.
  • Honorable Mention in the area of Pure and Applied Mathematics - UTL/Santander Totta Scientific Awards 2008 and 2009.
  • Project SIMCARD (Cardiovascular Imaging, Modeling and Simulation) - International Partnership UTAustin|Portugal endorsed by the industrial EUREKA network (EUREKA 4990)

  Supervising Experience 

  • Post-doc: 15 (since 2001); 2 (presently)
  • PhD: 15 (concluded); 2 (in progress)
  • MSc: 12 (concluded); 1 (in progress)

  Leadership of R&D Projects

PI of several national research projects sponsored by INIC, JNICT, POCTI-FCT, International bilateral projects sponsored by CRUP- DAAD and GRICES (with France, Italy, Tunisia, Morocco). PI of an FCT CoLab UTAustin|Portugal Project and of the Portuguese group in 3 European research networks.

  On-going Projects:

  • Mathematical and Computational Modeling in Human Physiology -PHYSIOMATH - Project FCT EXCL/MAT-NAN/0114/2012. Research Centers: CEMAT/IST, IMM/FM/UL, AIDFM/FM/UL,CHUC, IBILI/FM/UC [2013-2016].
  • MRI-Based Computational Modeling of Blood Flow and Nanomedicine Deposition in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease: Insights into Disease Management - Project CoLab UT Austin|Portugal (with Thomas J.R. Hughes - PI at UT Austin) [2014-2016].


Aplicações da Matemática a Simulações do Sistema Cardiovascular  (2016-11-11) Sala 3.10
Innovative Modeling Techniques for Predictive Medicine (Workshop) (2015-11-12)


Workshop on Modeling and Simulations of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer Academy of Sciences, Lisbon  (Organizing Committee)
Workshop on PDE's and Biomedical Applications Lisbon, Portugal  (Organizing Committee, Scientific Committee)
Nonlinear Mechanics and Applications in Life Sciences  IST, Lisbon  (Organizing Committee, Scientific Committee)
Autumn School "Data-Driven Computations in the Life Sciences" IST, Lisbon  (Organizing Committee, Scientific Committee)