António Alexandre Cunha Bastos
  phone: 234 378 146  
  department: Materials and Ceramic Engineering  
  group: 3 - materials for energy and functional surfaces
Short CV

A.C. Bastos graduated in Chemistry by Faculdade de Ciencias do Porto in 1994, got a Master degree in Chemistry by Faculdade de Ciencias do Porto in 1999 and completed a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering by Instituto Superior Tecnico of Technical University of Lisbon in 2005.

Having completed his PhD he moved to Aveiro University to join a recently formed corrosion group that was beginning its research on nano-reservoir containing self-healing coatings.

Presently, the main activity concerns the development of microelectrodes and their use in corrosion research, the electrochemical characterization of coatings properties, the use of corrosion inhibitors in nano-containers for corrosion control and the modelling of galvanic corrosion.

Scientific Interests

Electrochemistry, corrosion, microelectrodes, organic coatings.

Teaching activity

- Laboratory and tutorial classes of "Corrosion and Protection of Materials".

- Co-supervision of a PhD student and final year projects.

-  Supervision of newcomers and visiting researchers on the use of standard electrochemical and microelectrode techniques.

- Seminars about corrosion in Masters in Materials and 3 days courses on corrosion for the industry.

Present Projects

- AtCorAS - Modeling of atmospheric corrosion of steel protected by aluminium based alloys applied by hot dip processing, RFS-PR-10107, 2011-2014.

- SISET - Enhancing Scanning Ion-Selective Technique, FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES- 269282, 2011-2013.

- BIOCORDIAN - Ultramicroelétrodos de SECM em diamante nanocristalino para biologia e corrosão, PTDC/CTM-MET/113645/2009, 2011-2014.

- Corrosion and corrosion protection in multi-material systems, PTDC/CTM/108446/2008, 2010-2013.

List of publications

41. Smart electroconductive bioactive ceramics to promote in situ electrostimulation of bone, Diogo Mata, Filipe J. Oliveira, Miguel A. Neto, Manuel Belmonte, Alexandre C. Bastos, Maria A. Lopes, Pedro S. Gomes, Maria H. Fernandes, Rui F. Silva, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 3 (2015) 1831-1845.

40. The influence of vibration and probe movement on SVET measurements, A.C. Bastos, M.C. Quevedo, M.G.S. Ferreira, Corrosion Science 92 (2015) 309-314.

39. A forming limit curve for the corrosion resistance of coil-coatings based on electrochemical measurements, A.C. Bastos, G. Grundmeier, A.M.P. Simões, Progress in Organic Coatings 80 (2015) 156–163.

38. New fluorinated diamond microelectrodes for localized detection of dissolved oxygen, Eduardo Silva, A.C. Bastos, Miguel Neto, António José Fernandes, Rui Silva, Mário Guerreiro Silva Ferreira, Mikhail Zheludkevich, Filipe Oliveira,Sensors and Actuators B 204 (2014) 544–551.

37. Synthesis and electrochemical study of a hybrid structure based on PDMS-TEOS and titania nanotubes for biomedical applications, António G B Castro, Alexandre C Bastos, Vardan Galstyan, Guido Faglia, Giorgio Sberveglieri, Isabel M Miranda Salvado, Nanotechnology 25 (2014) 365701.

36. Active sensing coating for early detection of corrosion processes, Frederico Maia, João Tedim, Alexandre C. Bastos, Mário G. S. Ferreira, Mikhail L. Zheludkevich, RSC Advances 4(2014)17780-17786.

35. Multi-ion transport and reaction model used to improve the understanding of local current density measurements in presence of concentration gradients around a point current source, A.S. Demeter, O. Dolgikh, A.C. Bastos, D. Deconinck, S. Lamaka, V. Topa, J. Deconinck, Electrochimica Acta 127 (2014) 45-52.

34. Novel diamond microelectrode for pH sensing, E.L. Silva, A.C. Bastos, M.A. Neto, R.F. Silva, M.G.S. Ferreira, M.L. Zheludkevich, F.J. Oliveira, Electrochemistry Communications 40 (2014) 31-34.

33. Influence of preparation conditions of Layered Double Hydroxide conversion films on corrosion protection, J. Tedim, M.L. Zheludkevich, A.C. Bastos, A.N. Salak, A.D. Lisenkov, M.G.S. Ferreira, Electrochimica Acta, 117 (2014) 164-171.

32. Effect of Surface Treatment on the Performance of LDH Conversion Films, João Tedim, Mikhail L. Zheludkevich, Alexandre C. Bastos, Andrei N. Salak, Jorge Carneiro, Frederico Maia, Aleksey D. Lisenkov, André B. Oliveira, Mário G. S. Ferreira, ECS Electrochemistry Letters, 3 (2014) C4-C8.

31. A practical way to model convection in non-agitated electrolytes, O. Dolgikh, A.S. Demeter, A.C. Bastos, V. Topa, J. Deconinck, Electrochemistry Communications 37 (2013) 20-23.

30. Nanocontainer-based corrosion sensing coating, F. Maia, J. Tedim, A. Bastos, M. Ferreira, M.Zheludkevich, Nanotechnology 24 (2013) 415502.

29. Effects of mechanical forming on the corrosion of electrogalvanised steel, A.C. Bastos, M.G.S. Ferreira, A.M.P. Simões, Corrosion Science 69 (2013) 87–96.

28. Synergistic corrosion inhibition on galvanically coupled metallic materials, Silvar Kallip, Alexandre C. Bastos, Kiryl A. Yasakau, Mikhail L. Zheludkevich, Mario G.S. Ferreira, Electrochemistry Communications 20 (2012) 101–104.

27. Boron doped nanocrystalline diamond microelectrodes for the detection of Zn2+ and dissolved O2, E.L. Silva, A.C. Bastos, M.A. Neto, R.F. Silva, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira, F.J. Oliveira, Electrochimica Acta 76 (2012) 487-494.

26. The Uneven Corrosion of Deep Drawn Coil-Coatings Investigated by EIS, A.C. Bastos, M.G.S. Ferreira, A.M.P. Simões, Electrochimica Acta 56 (2011)7825-7832.

25. Localised Measurements of pH and Dissolved Oxygen as Complements to SVET in the Investigation of Corrosion at Defects in Coated Aluminum Alloy, A.C. Bastos, O.V. Karavai, M.L. Zheludkevich, K.A. Yasakau, M.G.S. Ferreira, Electroanalysis 22 (2010)2009-2016.

24. Fast Coating of Ultramicroelectrodes with Boron-doped Nanocrystalline Diamond, E.L. Silva, M.A. Neto, A.J.S. Fernandes, A.C. Bastos, R.F. Silva, M.L. Zheludkevich, F.J. Oliveira, Diamond & Related Materials 19 (2010) 1330–1335.

23. A Multi-Electrode Cell for High-Throughput SVET Screening of Corrosion Inhibitors, S. Kallip, A.C. Bastos, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira, Corrosion Science 52 (2010) 3146-3149.

22. Modification of Zinc Powder to Improve the Corrosion Resistance of Weldable Primers, A.C. Bastos, M.L. Zheludkevich, I. Klüppel, G. Grundmeier, M.G.S. Ferreira, Progress in Organic Coatings 69 (2010) 184-192.

21. Localized Electrochemical Study of Corrosion Inhibition in Microdefects in Coated AZ31 Magnesium Alloy, O.V. Karavai, A.C. Bastos, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G. Taryba, S.V. Lamaka, M.G.S. Ferreira, Electrochimica Acta, 55 (2010) 5401-5406.

20. Micropotentiometric Mapping of Local Distributions of Zn2+ Relevant to Corrosion Studies, A.C. Bastos, M.G. Taryba, O. V. Karavai, M.L. Zheludkevich, S.V. Lamaka, M.G.S. Ferreira, Electrochemistry Communications 12 (2010) 394–397.

19. Effect of Deep Drawing on the Performance of Coil-Coatings Assessed by Electrochemical Techniques, A.C. Bastos, A.M.P. Simões, Progress In Organic Coatings 65 (2009) 295–303.

18. Electrochemical Study of Inhibitor-Containing Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Coatings on AA2024, D. Raps, T. Hack, J. Wehr, M.L. Zheludkevich, A.C. Bastos, M.G.S. Ferreira, O. Nuyken, Corrosion Science 51 (2009) 1012–1021.

17. Extending the Lifetime of Weldable Primers by Means of Chemical Inhibitors, A.C. Bastos, S.V. Lamaka, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira, Materials Science Forum 587-588 (2008) 1003-1007.

16. A SVET Investigation on the Modification of Zinc Dust Reactivity, A.C. Bastos, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira, Progress in Organic Coatings 63 (2008) 282-290.

15. Monitoring local spatial distribution of Mg2+, pH and ionic currents, S.V. Lamaka, O.V. Karavai, A.C. Bastos, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira, Electrochemistry Communications 10 (2008) 259–262.

14. The Synergistic Combination of bis-silane and CeO2.ZrO2 nanoparticles on the Electrochemical Behaviour of Galvanized Steel in NaCl Solutions, M.F. Montemor, W. Trabelsi, S.V. Lamaka, K.A. Yasakau, M.L. Zheludkevich, A.C. Bastos, M.G.S. Ferreira, Electrochimica Acta 53 (2008) 5913-5922.

13. On the application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to study the self-healing properties of protective coatings, M.L. Zheludkevich, K.A. Yasakau, A.C. Bastos, O.V. Karavai, M.G.S. Ferreira, Electrochemistry Communications 9 (2007) 2622–2628.

12. Investigating Corrosion Processes in the Micrometric Range: A SVET Study of the Galvanic Corrosion of Zinc Coupled with Iron, R M. Souto, Y. González-García, A.C. Bastos, A.M. Simões, Corrosion Science 49 (2007) 4568-4580.

11. Use of SVET and SECM to Study the Galvanic Corrosion of an Iron - Zinc Cell, A.M. Simões, A.C. Bastos, M.G. Ferreira, Y. González-García, S. González, R.M. Souto, Corrosion Science, Vol. 49 (2007) 726-739.

10. Corrosion Inhibition by Chromate and Phosphate Extracts for Iron Substrates Studied by EIS and SVET, A.C. Bastos, M.G. Ferreira, A.M. Simões, Corrosion Science, Vol. 48 (2006) 1500-1512.

9. Application of the Scanning Electrochemical Microscope to the Examination of Organic Coatings on Metallic Substrates, A.C. Bastos, A.M. Simões, S. González, Y. González-Garcia, R.M. Souto, Progress in Organic Coatings, Vol. 53 (2005) 177-182.

8. Comparative Electrochemical Studies of Zinc Chromate and Zinc Phosphate as Anticorrosive Inhibitors for Zinc, A. C. Bastos, M. G. S. Ferreira, A.M. Simões, Progress in Organic Coatings, Vol. 52 (2005) 339-350.

7. A Comparative Study Between Cr(VI)-containing and Cr-free Films for Coil-Coating Systems, R. G. Duarte, A.C. Bastos, A.S. Castela, M. G. S. Ferreira, Progress in Organic Coatings, Vol. 52 (2005) 320-327.

6. Imaging Concentration Profiles of Redox-Active Species in Open-Circuit Corrosion Processes with the Scanning Electrochemical Microscope, A.C. Bastos, A.M. Simões, S. González, Y. González-Garcia, R.M. Souto, Electrochemistry Communications, Vol. 6 (2004) 1212-1215.

5. Electrochemical and Analytical Study of Corrosion Inhibition on Carbon Steel in HCl Medium by 1,12-bis(1,2,4-triazolyl)dodecane, Z.A. Chikh, D. Chebabe, A. Dermaj, N. Hajjaji, A. Srhiri, M.F. Montemor, M.G.S. Ferreira, A.C. Bastos, Corrosion Science, Vol. 47 (2005) 447-459.

4. Formability of Organic Coatings – An Electrochemical Approach, A.C. Bastos, C. Ostwald, L. Engl, G. Grundmeier, A.M. Simões, Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 49 (2004) 3947-3955.

3. Electrochemical Behaviour of Amino Alcohol-Based Inhibitors Used to Control Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel, H.E. Jamil, A. Shriri, R. Boulif, C. Bastos M.F. Montemor, M.G.S. Ferreira, Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 49 (2004) 2753-2760.

2. Effect of Uniaxial Strain on the Anticorrosive Performance of Coil-Coatings, A.C. Bastos, A.M.P. Simões, Progress in Organic Coatings, Vol. 46 (2003) 220-227.

1. Effect of Strain On The Protective Properties Of Organic Coatings, A.C. Bastos, A.M. Simões, M.G. Ferreira, Advanced Materials Forum I, (2002) 361-364.


Artigos em revistas nacionais com arbitragem científica

8. Uma Introdução à Técnica SVET, A.C. Bastos, S.A.S. Dias, T. Diamantino, M.G.S. Ferreira, Corrosão e Protecção de Materiais, 32 (2013) 50-57.

7. Micro-Sensores Potenciométricos e Amperométricos para o Estudo da Corrosão, A.C. Bastos, O.V. Karavai, S.V. Lamaka, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira, Corrosão e Protecção de Materiais, 28 (2009) 42-47.

6. Concerning the Efficiency of Corrosion Inhibitors as Given by SVET, A.C. Bastos, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira, Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta, 26 (2008) 47-54.

5. Técnicas Electroquímicas com Resolução Espacial para o Estudo da Corrosão, A.C. Bastos, A.M. Simões, M.G. Ferreira, Corrosão e Protecção de Materiais, Vol. 23, Nº2 (2004) 6-13.

4. Corrosion of Electrogalvanized Steel in 0.1M NaCl Studied by SVET, A.C. Bastos, A.M. Simões, M.G. Ferreira, Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 21 (2003) 371-387.

3. Degradação de Sistemas Pintados Sujeitos a Deformação por Solicitação Uniaxial e Biaxial, A.C. Bastos, A.M. Simões, Corrosão e Protecção de Materiais, Vol. 22, Nº4 (2003) 13-17.

2. Corrosão em Sistemas Pré-Pintados Deformados por Estampagem. Estudo por Impedância Electroquímica, A.C. Bastos, A.M. Simões, M.G. Ferreira, Corrosão Protecção de Materiais, Vol. 22, Nº3 (2003) 6-10.

1. Avaliação do Desempenho de Revestimentos Anticorrosivos de Base Aquosa por Espectroscopia de Impedância Elecroquímica, A. Bastos, C. Freire, B. de Castro, A. Simões, M. Ferreira, Corrosão e Protecção de Materiais, Vol. 20, Nº1, (2001) 11-15.

ongoing scientific supervisions