Antonio C.M. Sousa

Professor Emeritus


Mechanical Engineering


Antonio C. M. Sousa received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal-Fluids) from the Victoria University of Manchester (UMIST), England, UK, in 1976. Prior to his graduate studies he had three years of academic and industrial activity.

He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Brasília, Brazil soon after the award of his PhD degree, first as Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies and later on as Acting Chair. Late in 1977, he moved, as Senior Engineer and Head of the Thermal-Fluids Division of the Fuel Department, to the Brazilian Nuclear Companies, SA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He participated in the First Fuel Reload Project of Angra I Westinghouse 600 MWe PWR. After the project was successfully completed in 1980, he took an Associate Professorship with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada; in 1985 he was promoted to Full Professor.

In 2010 he retired from University of New Brunswick. Since then he has collaborated with University of Aveiro (Portugal) and Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion – Chinese Academy of Sciences.