Augusto Luís Barros Lopes
  Assistant Professor  
  phone: 234 370 354  
  extension: 22 913  
  department: Materials and Ceramic Engineering  
  office: 9.2.14  
  group: 3 - carbon materials, composites and functional coatings
  line: 2 - energy and industrial applications
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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
  • Juan Liao, Jose A. Sousa, Augusto B. Lopes, Xin Xue, Frédéric Barlat, António B. Pereira, Mechanical, microstructural behavior and modeling of dual phase steels under monotonic and complex deformation paths, International Journal of Plasticity 93 269-290 (2017) (
  • Alexandra Bintu, G.Vincze, Catalin R. Picu, Augusto B. Lopes, Jose J. Grácio and Frederic Barlat, Strain hardening rate sensitivity and strain rate sensitivity in TWIP steels,  Materials Science & Engineering A 629, 54-59, (2015) (
  • Saeed Tamimi, João P. Correia, Augusto B. Lopes, Said Ahzia, Frederic Barlat and Jose J. Gracio, Asymmetric Rolling of Thin AA-5182 Sheets: Modelling and Experiments, Materials Science & Engineering A, 603, 150–159, (2014) (
  • José J. Grácio, Catalin R. Picu, Gabriela Vincze, Nithin Mathew, Thomas Schubert, Augusto Lopes, Claudia Buchheim, Mechanical Behavior of Al-SiC Nanocomposites Produced by Ball Milling and Spark Plasma Sintering, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 44,11, 5259-5269 (2013) (DOI: 10.1007/s11661-013-1874-9).
  • 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 A3nB’2nB’’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).