Valmor De-Almeida

Valmor F. de Almeida, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

College of Sciences
Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, RAMP, SCORE
Southwick Hall, Room 201B

Research Interests

Nuclear chemical engineering science and cross-cutting energy and materials applications: nuclear fuel recycling, nuclear facilities, national security, separations, isotopes.

Modeling of atomic to continuum transport phenomena and validated high-performance computing simulation. Basic and applied research for energy applications: chemical, nuclear and materials.


  • Postdoc, (1997), Army High Performance Computing Research Center / University of Minnesota Supercomputer Institute - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Ph D: Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, (1995), University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
  • MS: Mechanical Engineering, (1989), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Supporting Area: Thermal Sciences
  • BS: Mechanical Engineering, (1987), University of Brasilia - Brasilia, Brazil


Before joining UMass Lowell in 2017, Prof. de Almeida was a Senior Staff Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 18 years working in the areas: Nuclear Separations; Theory, Modeling and Simulation of Atomistic to Continuum Media; Nuclear Materials Recovery; High-Performance Computing.