Pedro Miguel Ferreira Joaquim da Costa
  phone: 234 401 423  
  extension: 24 923  
  department: Materials and Ceramic Engineering  
Short CV

August 2010 - present: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, IFW-Dresden, Germany

April 2008 - present: Junior Research Group Leader, CICECO - University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

September 2006 - March 2008: Post-doctoral research associate, NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), Tsukuba, Japan

March 2004 - August 2006: Post-doctoral research associate, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

January 2001 - February 2004: Graduate student, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

January - December 2000: Research assistant, ITQB - New University of Lisbon, Oeiras, Portugal

Visiting researcher: (Univ. Heidelberg, 2000; Univ. McMaster, 2006; NIMS, 2008, 2009; DTU, 2009; IFW-Dresden, 2010, 2011)

Scientific Interests
Carbon nanotubes
1D materials (nanowires, nanotubes, nanobelts, ...)
Transmission electron microscopy
Present Research Group

Marta Ferro (PhD student, co-supervisor)

Ricardo Silva (MSc student, supervisor)

Main present collaborators
Prof. Paulo B. Cachim, Dep. Engenharia Civil, UA, Portugal
Prof. Rui F. Silva, CICECO, UA, Portugal
Prof. Helena Nogueira, CICECO, UA, Portugal
Prof. Augusto Lopes, CICECO, UA, Portugal

Prof. Dmitri Golberg, NIMS, Japan
Prof. Bernd Buechner, IFW-Dresden, Germany
Teaching Activity
2011-12, Advanced Techniques for Materials Characterization
Present projects
PTDC/CTM/100468/2008 (Researcher and task leader)
PTDC/EME-PME/112073/2009 (Principal Investigator)
Bilateral cooperation FCT-DAAD 2011-12 (Principal Investigator)
Selected Publications
PMFJ Costa, UK Gautam, Y Bando, D Golberg, “Direct imaging of Joule heating dynamics and temperature profiling inside a carbon nanotube interconnect”, Nature Communications, 2 (2011), 421. 
PMFJ Costa, UK Gautam, Y Bando, D Golberg, “The electrical delivery of a sublimable II-VI compound by vapour transport in carbon nanotubes”, Carbon, 49 (2011), 3747. 

D Golberg, PMFJ Costa, M Mitome, Y Bando, "In-situ TEM electrical and mechanical probing of individual multi-walled boron nitride nanotubes",  in Topics of Applied Physics,  vol. 117 (2010), 263-273, Springer - Heidelberg (Book Chapter).

PMFJ Costa, D Golberg, M Mitome, S Hampel, A Leonhardt, B Buchner, Y Bando, “Stepwise current-driven release of attogram quantities of copper iodide encapsulated in carbon nanotubes”, Nano Letters, 8 (2008), 3120-3125.

D Golberg, PMFJ Costa, O Lourie, M Mitome, X Bai, K Kurashima, C Zhi, C Tang, Y Bando, “Direct force measurements and kinking under elastic deformation of individual multiwalled boron nitride nanotubes”, Nano Letters, 7 (2007), 2146-51.