Dr Jefferson Gomes

Dr Jefferson Gomes
Dr Jefferson Gomes
Dr Jefferson Gomes

PhD (DIC), MSc, BSc, FHEA.

Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 272988
Office Address

School of Engineering Kings College Fraser Noble Building, Room 354 AB24 3UE

School of Engineering


Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
  • Course Coordinator:
    1. Chemical Thermodynamics (EX3029): 2014-today;
    2. Process Engineering (EG2011/EG20G2): 2020-today;
    3. Geothermal and Hydro Energy (EG503A/B): 2018-2020;
    4. Engineering Thermodynamics (EG3521): 2013-2015;
    5. Advances in Chemical Engineering (EG5597): 2015.
External Memberships
  • Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering and the Mathematical Problems in Engineering;
  • Reviewer service for Fluid Phase Equilibria, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, International Journal for Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flows, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Journal od Petroleum and Gas Engineering;
  • Reviewer for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Latest Publications

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Research Overview

  • Development of self-adaptive computational methods for multi-physics and multiscale problems;
  • Development of FEM-based computational multi-fluids dynamics (CMFD) models and stochastic optimisation methods for: 
    • Porous media flow;
    • Turbulent flows;
    • Nuclear criticality excursions;
    • Heat and mass transfer processes.
  • Development of reduced-order models (POD and SVD) for porous media flows. 

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Maths, Engineering.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs


Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Computational Physics
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Energy Engineering

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

  • Self-adaptive computational methods;
  • Multiphase compositional porous media flow (reservoir simulation);
  • Safety assessment for nuclear systems (severe accident modelling);
  • Predictive methods (reduced-order models and data assimilation);
  • AI technologies (machine-learning algorithms).

Past Research

  • Development of a CV-FEM based multi-fluid dynamics model for porous media flows;
  • Numerical investigation of risk assessment in GEN4 nuclear reactors;
  • Development of coupled multiphase and radiation-transport models;
  • Modelling heat and multiphase flows in circular fluidised beds;
  • FEM-based methods for granular fluidisation models;

Knowledge Exchange

  •  Current:
    • Innovate UK (2023-25)
  • Past:
    • Design and Optimisation of Stirling Engines for Waste Heat (Interface UK, 2021-22);
    • Development of coupled multi-fluid and neutron-transport models for design of a reactor to produce  medical-isotope (B&W, 2010);
    • Design and Optimisation of Decanter (BP, 2009);
    • Risk Analysis and Assessment of MOX Nuclear Fuel Production (JAEA, 2005-06);
    • Risk Assessment in Underground Nuclear Waste Repositories during Postulated Accidents (NDA,2005-08); 
    • Design and Optimisation of Heat Exchangers in TDN Reactors (BNFL, 2002).

KTP and projects with industry have led to +30 technical reports.


My current supervision areas are: Maths, Engineering.

Supervised 5 PhD students (to successful) completion since 2010 on:

  • Reduced-order models in porous media flows;
  • Atmospheric modelling;
  • Coupled multiphase and neutron-radiation models for nuclear reactors.

Funding and Grants

  • Gas-Jet Design and Optimisation for Underwater Laser Cutting (KTP, 2023-25), Principal Investigator;
  • Molecular Basis of Advanced Nuclear Fuel Separations (MBase):  Criticality and Fission in the Solution State (EPSRC, 2010-13), Co-Investigator;
  • Thermohydraulics for Innovative Nuclear Systems (THINS)Development of Novel Discretisation Methods for Multiphase Flows (EU-FP7, 2010-14), Co-Iinvestigator;
  • Gas-Fast Reactors (GoFastR): Modelling and Simulation of Core-Melting in PWR (EU-FP7, 2010-13), Co-Investigator;
  • Technology Proof of Concept: Computational Framework for Multi-Scale Environmental Modelling (NERC, 2010-12), Co-Investigator;
  • Follow-on Fund: Realising the Commercial Potential of the Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale FETCH Technology for Nuclear Safety Applications (EPSRC, 2010-11), Co-Investigator; 
  • Energy Grant: Numerical Investigation of Biomass Gasification (Brazilian CNPq, 2006-7), Co-Investigator.



Teaching Responsibilities

Postgraduate Courses

  1. Computational Fluid Dynamics (EG501V/3G): 2015-today
  2. Oil and Gas Chemistry (EG551LEG552L): 2019-today;
  3. Geothermal and Hydro Energies (EG503A/EG503B):2018-2020;
  4. Renewable Energy: Geothermal and Solar  (EG501J): 2014-2018;
  5. Energy Technologies (EG5066): 2013.

Undergraduate Courses

  1. Chemical Thermodynamics (EX3029): 2014-today;
  2. Computational Fluid Dynamics (EG501V): 2015-today;
  3. Process Engineering (EG2011/EG20G2): 2020-today;
  4. Conservation of Heat, Mass and Momentum (EX3030/EM40JN): 2016-2020;
  5. Air and Water Pollution Control EG501U): 2018;
  6. Engineering Thermodynamics (EG3521): 2013-2015;
  7. Advances in Chemical Engineering (EG5597): 2014-2015.

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