Telma Silva Fortes

Position: Assistant Professor, University of Cape Verde 

Education: Doctorate in Mathematics (2016), IST, University of Lisbon 

Research interest: Mathematical modeling, mathematical analysis and numerical methods for Partial Differential Equations, with applications to Fluid Mechanics and Mass Transport.

Research experience: Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation in cardiovascular system: coupled problems of mechanical and biochemical interaction of fluid-structure type, associated to the processes of inflammation, movement of cells, atherosclerotic plaque formation and blood clotting.


  1. Telma Silva, Jorge Tiago and Adélia Sequeira, Mathematical analysis and numerical simulations for a model of atherosclerosis, in Mathematical Fluid Dynamics, Present and Future,(eds. Y. Shibata and Y. Suzuki, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, ISBN: 978-4-431-56455-3 (2016).              
  2. Telma Silva, Adélia Sequeira, Rafael F. Santos and Jorge Tiago, Existence, uniqueness, stability and asymptotic behavior of solutions for a mathematical model of atherosclerosis,  Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series S 9(1):343-362, (2016).
  3. Telma Silva, Adélia Sequeira, Rafael F. Santos and Jorge Tiago, Mathematical modeling of atherosclerotic plaque formation coupled with a non-Newtonian model of blood flow, Conference Papers in Mathematics, vol 2013, article ID 405914, pp. 1-14 (2013).



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