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Dr Viviani Onishi

Biography Dr Viviani Onishi is a Lecturer & Programme Leader of BEng/BEng (Hons) in Energy and Environmental Engineering at the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment of the Edinburgh Napier University in the United Kingdom. She has obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering following her doctoral studies in Synthesis, Design and Optimisation of Advanced Energy Systems at the State University of Maringa in Brazil (2014). She also holds PhD Equivalences by the University of Alicante in Spain (2015), and the University of Aveiro in Portugal (2017). Before her current post, she was an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Aveiro.

Dr Onishi has a strong publication record, which includes numerous peer-reviewed articles on top-tier journals of her field such as Applied Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Energy; book chapters for Elsevier and Springer Nature; and international conference papers. She is a Topic Editor for the journal Processes and has served as Guest Editor for Special Issues of the journals Sustainability and Processes. Furthermore, she is an Ad-Hoc Reviewer for over 30 international SCI-indexed renowned journals. She has also been involved in several high-profile national and international projects, including "ShaleXenvironmenT", a major project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program (>3 million Euros) and "SUSpENsE" funded by the European Regional Development Fund – FEDER (>1.5 million Euros).
Research Interests Dr Onishi research interests lie on the development of decision support tools for the optimal design and operation of more sustainable and cost-efficient advanced energy systems, including integrated renewable-driven polygeneration and desalination systems; renewable energy-driven thermal desalination; low carbon and net-zero smart energy systems; smart district heating and cooling systems; thermal-efficient building design; advanced energy storage and conversion systems; waste heat recovery alternatives; heat and work exchange networks; and, energy-water nexus.
Teaching and Learning Renewable Energy and Sustainability
Advanced Thermodynamics Systems
Advanced Energy Systems (Fundamentals of Heat Transfer)
Buildings Services Engineering A&B
ResearcherID E-7360-2014
Scopus Author ID 55757455100