Augusto Luís Barros Lopes
  Invited Assistant Professor  
  phone: 234 370 354  
  extension: 22 913  
  departament: Materials and Ceramic Engineering  
  office: 9.2.14  
  research line: L2 - Energy and Industrial Applications
  research group: G3 - Materials for Energy and Functional Surfaces
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Short CV

• Assistant Professor in the Materials and Ceramic Engineering Department, University of Aveiro (since January of 2009). 
• Invited Assistant Professor in the Materials and Ceramic Engineering Department, University of Aveiro (2004-2008). 
• PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Aveiro (2001). 
• Senior Technician responsible by the Electron Microscopy Service of the Materials and Ceramic Engineering Department University of Aveiro (1991-2004).
• Graduation in Ceramic and Glass Engineering, University of Aveiro (1989).

Scientific Interests

• Scientific field: Materials Science and Engineering
• Electron Microscopy (SEM and TEM) and Electron Spectroscopy (EDS and PEELS)
• Microstructure, Structure and Properties of the Materials
• Plastic Deformation of Materials

Teaching Activity

Several courses with emphasis on metals, ceramics, characterization techniques, structure, microstructure and mechanical properties of materials.

Selected Publications
  • J.J. Gracio, R.C. Picu, G. Vincze, N. Mathew, T. Schubert, A.B. Lopes, C. Buchheim, Mechanical Behavior of Al-SiC Nanocomposites Produced by Ball Milling and Spark Plasma Sintering, aceite para publicação em Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (DOI: 10.1007/s11661-013-1874-9).
  • A. Gomes, A. Videira, O. Monteiro, C. Nunes, M.L. Carvalho, A.B. Lopes, Pulsed current electrodeposition of Zn-Ag2S/TiO2 nanocomposite films as potential photoelectrodes, aceite para publicação em Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry (DOI: 10.1007/s10008-013-2099-y).
  • T.M. Seixas, B. Almeida, M.H. Mendes, M.A. Salgueiro da Silva, J.F. Santos, F. Almeida, Z. Diogo, A.B. Lopes, J.M. Vieira, XRD, SEM and petrologic characterization of a L4-L5 ordinary chondrite meteorite, Materials Science Forum, Vols. 730-732, 170-175 (2013).
  • Liliana Madaleno, Ryszard Pyrz, Lars R. Jensen, José J.C. Pinto, Augusto B. Lopes, Viktoriya Dolomanova, Jan Schjødt-Thomsen, Jens Chr.M. Rauhe, Synthesis and characterization of montmorillonite-carbon nanotubes hybrid fillers for nanocomposites, Polymers & Polymers Composites, 20, 693-700 (2012).
  • Liliana Madaleno, Ryszard Pyrz, Lars R. Jensen, José J.C. Pinto, Augusto B. Lopes, Viktoriya Dolomanova, Jan Schjødt-Thomsen, Jens Chr.M. Rauhe, Synthesis of clay–carbon nanotube hybrids: Growth of carbon nanotubes in different types of iron modified montmorillonite, Composites Science and Technology 72, 377-381 (2012)
  • Stanislav Ferdov, Protima Rauwel, Zhi Lin, Rute A. Sa Ferreira, Augusto Lopes, A simple and general route for the preparation of pure and high crystalline nanosized lanthanide silicates with the structure of apatite at low temperature, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 183: 2726–2730 (2010)
  • M.D. Carvalho, L.P. Ferreira, J.C. Waerenborgh, E. Tsipis, A.B. Lopes e M. Godinho, Structure and magnetic properties of Ca2Fe1_xMnxAlO5+d, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 181, 2530– 2541 (2008).
  • D. Sousa, M.R. Nunes, C. Silveira, I. Matos, A.B. Lopes, M.E. Melo Jorge, Ca-site substitution induced a metal–insulator transition in manganite CaMnO3, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 109, 311–319 (2008).
  • M. Vila, A.B. Lopes, F.A. Almeida, A.J.S. Fernandes, R.F. Silva, Extrinsic stress induced defects in CVD Diamond, Diamond & Related Materials 17, 190–193 (2008).
  • Ana Luisa Daniel-da-Silva,  Augusto B. Lopes, Ana M. Gil, Rui N. Correia, Synthesis and characterization of porous j-carrageenan/calcium phosphate nanocomposite scaffolds, J Mater Sci, 42 (20): 8581-859 (2007)
  • D. D. Khalyavin,  A.N. Salak, N.P. Vyshatko, A.B. Lopes, N.M. Olekhnovich, A.V. Pushkarev, I.I. Maroz, Y.V. Radyush, Crystal Structure of Metastable Perovskite Bi(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3: Bi-Based Structural Analogue of Antiferroelectric PbZrO3, Chem. Mate.,  18, 5104-5110 (2006)
  • D.D. Khalyavin, A. B. Lopes, A. M. R. Senos,  P. Q. Mantas, Crystal Structure of La6Mg4Ta2W2O24 Oxide: A Representative of a Novel A3nB2nB’’2nO12n Homologous Series with n= 2, Chem. Mater., 18, 3843-3849 (2006)
  • M.F. Carrasco, A.B. Lopes, R.F. Silva, J.M. Vieira, F.M. Costa, Enhancement of Bi-2223 Phase Formation by Electrical Assisted Laser Floating Zone, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 67, p. 416 (2006).
  • Fa-Nian Shi, João Rocha, A.B. Lopes, Tito Trindade, Morphological Micro-Patterning of Tubular-Windows on Crystalline K2V3O8 Sheets, Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol 273, 3-4 p.572 (2005).
  • Vincze G, Rauch EF, Gracio JJ, Barlat F, Lopes AB , A comparison of the mechanical behaviour of an AA1050 and a low carbon steel deformed upon strain reversal, Acta Materialia 53 (4), p. 1005-1013 (2005).
  • F. Figueiras, J.P. Araujo, V.S. Amaral, P.B. Tavares, AB. Lopes, J.M. Vieira, Phase and structural study of self-doped La1-x-yCaxOyMnO3+d, Acta Physica Polonica A, 105 (1-2), p.173-182, (2004).
  • N. Ali, G. Cabral, A.B. Lopes, J.J. Grácio, Time-Modulated CVD on 0.8 mm-WC-10%Co Hardmetals: Study on Diamond Nucleation and Coating Adhesion, Diamond And Related Materials, 13 (3) p. 495-502, (2004).
  • J. Grácio, F. Barlat, P.T. Jones, V.F. Neto e A.B. Lopes, Artificial Aging and Shear Deformation Behaviour of 6022 Aluminium Alloy, Int. J. Plasticity, Owen Richmond Memorial Special Issue, 20, p. 427-445, (2004).
  • L. Yang, F.M. Costa, A.B. Lopes, R.F. Silva e J.M.Vieira, On the Half Unit Cell Intergrowth of Bi2Sr2Ca3Cu4Ox with Other Superconducting Phases in Two-Step Annealed LFZ Fibers, Physica C-Superconductivity And Its Applications,398 (1-2), p.31, (2003).
  • N.A. Sobolev, G.D. Ivlev, E.I. Gatskevich, J.P. Leitão, A. Fonseca, M.C. Carmo, A.B. Lopes, D.N. Sharaev, H. Kibbel e H. Presting, Pulsed Laser Annealing of Si/Ge Superlatices, Mater. Sci. Eng. C23, p.19 (2003).
  • F. Barlat, J.F. Ferreira Duarte, J.J. Gracio, A.B. Lopes e E.F. Rauch, Plastic Flow for Non-Monotonic Loading Conditions for an Aluminium Alloy Sheet Sample, Int. J. Plasticity,19 (8) p. 1215 (2003)
  • A.B. Lopes, F. Barlat, J.J. Gracio, J.F. Ferreira Duarte and E.F. Rauch, Effect of Texture and Microstructure on Strain Hardening Anisotropy for Aluminum Deformed in Uniaxial Tension and Simple Shear, o Int. J. Plasticity, 19, p.1 (2003).
  • J.J. Gracio, E.F. Rauch, F. Barlat, A.B. Lopes and J.W. Yoon, The Plastic Behavior of Al Alloys During Non-Linear Strain Paths: Influence of Alloy Content and Related Phenomena, Plasticity, Damage and Fracture at Macro, Micro and Nano Scales, Eds. Akhtar S. Khan and Oscar Lopez-Pamies, Neat Press, p.711 (2002).
  • J.J. Gracio, E.F. Rauch, F. Barlat, A.B. Lopes and J. Ferreira Duarte, Strain Hardening of Aluminum Alloys During Complex Loading: Strain Reversal Effects, Key Eng. Mater., 230. p. 521 (2002).
  • E.F. Rauch, J.J. Gracio, F.Barlat, A.B. Lopes e J. Ferreira Duarte, Hardening Behaviour and Structural Evolutions Upon Strain Reversal of Aluminum Alloys, Scripta Metall. et Materialia, 46, p. 881 (2002)
  • Y.S. Zheng, K.M. Knowles, J.M. Vieira, A.B. Lopes e F.J. Oliveira, Microstruture, Toughness and Flexural Strength of Sel-Reinforced Silicon Nitrite Ceramics Doped with Yttrium Oxide and Ytterbium Oxide, J. Microscopy, Vol. 201, 2, p. 238 (2001).
  • J.J. Grácio, A.B. Lopes and E.F. Rauch, Analysis of Plastic Instability in Commercially Pure Al Alloys, J. Mater. Proc. Technol.., 103, p. 160 (2000)
  • E.F. Rauch, A.B. Lopes and J.J. Grácio, The Origin of Softening in Predeformed Metals, Arch. Metall., 44, p. 139-155 (1999).
  • A.B. Lopes, E.F. Rauch and J.J. Gracio, Textural vs Structural Plastic Instabilities in Sheet Metal Forming, Acta Mater., 43, 3, p. 859-866 (1999).
  • L. Vaz, A.B. Lopes and M. Almeida, Porosity Control of Hydroxyapatite Implants, J. Mater. Sci. in Medicine, 10, p.239-242 (1999).
  • F. Viana, A.M.P. Pinto, H.M.C, Santos, A.B. Lopes, Retrogression and Re-Ageing of 7075 Aluminium Alloy: Microstructural Characterization, J. Mater. Pro. Technol., 93, p.54, (1999).
  • A.B. Lopes, S.B. Petersen, J.M.C. Rodrigues, P.A.F. Martins and J.J.,Grácio, Injection Forging of Tubes: Results and Comparison With Microstructural Observations, Mater. Sci Eng., A248, p. 276-286 (1998).
  • S.B. Petersen, J.M.C. Rodrigues, P.A.F. Martins, A.B. Lopes and J.J. Grácio, Injection Forging of Tubular Materials - A Workability Analysis, J. Mater. Proc. Technol., 65, p. 88-93 (1997).
  • A.B. Lopes, J.J. Grácio and E.F. Rauch, The Effect of Grain Size on the Microstructural Evolution of Low Carbon Steel Deformed in Rolling, Adv. Technol. Plasticity, 1, p. 75, (1996).
  • J. Perdigão, P. Lambrechts, B. Van Meerbeek, A.R. Tomé, G. Vanherle e A.B. Lopes, A Morphological Field Emission SEM Study of the Effect of Six Phosphoric Acid Etching Agents on Human Dentin, Dent. Mater., 12 (4), p. 262-271, (1996).
  • J. Perdigão, P. Lambrechts e A.B.L. Lopes., A Field Emission SEM Comparison of Four Post-Fixation Drying Techniques for Human Dentin, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 29 (9), p. 1111-1120, (1995).