Research Interests

​My current research interests lie in the development of mathematical programming models under uncertainty and efficient solution strategies for applications on Process Systems Engineering and Energy Systems. I have been focused on the solution of large systems based on real world processes.

Selected Publications

  • Weekly self-scheduling, forward contracting, and pool involvement for an electricity producer. An adaptive robust o...
    Lima, R. M., Novais, A. Q., Conejo, A. J.
    European Journal of Operational Research, 240 (2), 457-475., (2015)
  • Long-term scheduling of a single-stage multi-product continuous process to manufacture high performance glass.
    Lima R.M., Grossmann I.E., Jiao Y
    Computers & Chemical Engineering, 35, 554574, (2011)
  • On the computational studies of deterministic global optimization of head dependent short-term hydro scheduling
    Lima, R.M., Marcovecchio, M.G., Novais, A.Q., Grossmann, I.E.
    IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28 (4), 4336-4347. , (2013)
  • Optimal synthesis of p-xylene separation processes based on crystallization technology.
    Lima R.M., Grossmann I.E.,
    AIChE Journal, 55, 354373. , (2009)
  • SIMOP: Efficient reactive distillation optimization using stochastic optimizers
    Lima R.M., Salcedo R.L., Barbosa D.
    Chemical Engineering Science, 61, 17181739. , (2006)

Education Profile

  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering​  University of Porto, Portugal 
  • Diploma of Chemical Engineering (5 years degree), Faculty of Engineering University of Porto, Portugal   

Professional Profile

  • ​​​Research Scientist​

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Member of the Portuguese Association of Engineers, INFORMS member​


  • Marie Curie Fellowship – DFRH/WIIA/67/2011, Welcome II Programme, co-funded by the Portuguese "Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia" (FCT) and the Marie Curie Action Cofund, under the People Programme of the European Commission’s 7th Research Framework Programme.​
  • Post-doc fellowship – SFRH/BPD/26115/2005, funded by the Portuguese "Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia" (FCT). ​   
  • PhD fellowship - PRAXIS XXI/21481/99, funded by the Portuguese "Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia" (FCT). ​ 

KAUST Affiliations

​Extreme Computing Research Center(ECRC)