Pedro Miguel Ferreira Joaquim da Costa


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.



Mechanics of filled carbon nanotubes

Monteiro, AO; Cachim, PB; Costa, PMFJ

Finite element modelling of the mechanics of discrete carbon nanotubes filled with ZnS and comparison with experimental observations

Monteiro, AO; Costa, PMFJ; Cachim, PB
2014, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 49, 2, 648-653.

Buckling of ZnS-filled single-walled carbon nanotubes - The influence of aspect ratio

Monteiro, AO; Costa, PMFJ; Cachim, PB; Holec, D
2014, CARBON, 79, 529-537.

Magnetically Active and Coated Gadolinium-Filled Carbon Nanotubes

Fidiani, E; Costa, PMFJ; Wolter, AUB; Maier, D; Buechner, B; Hampel, S
2013, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 117, 32, 16725-16733.

Nanomaterial Engineering and Property Studies in a Transmission Electron Microscope

Golberg, D; Costa, PMFJ; Wang, MS; Wei, XL; Tang, DM; Xu, Z; Huang, Y; Gautam, UK; Liu, BD; Zeng, HB; Kawamoto, N; Zhi, CY; Mitome, M; Bando, Y
2012, ADVANCED MATERIALS, 24, 2, 177-194.

Effect of Electron Beam Irradiation and Heating on the Structural Stability of Sulphide-Filled Carbon Nanotubes

Costa, PMFJ; Gautam, UK; Bando, Y; Golberg, D

The electrical delivery of a sublimable II-VI compound by vapor transport in carbon nanotubes

Costa, PMFJ; Gautam, UK; Bando, Y; Golberg, D
2011, CARBON, 49, 12, 3747-3754.

Direct imaging of Joule heating dynamics and temperature profiling inside a carbon nanotube interconnect

Costa, PMFJ; Gautam, UK; Bando, Y; Golberg, D

Imaging the Oxidation of ZnS Encapsulated in Carbon Nanotubes

Costa, PMFJ; Hansen, TW; Wagner, JB; Dunin-Borkowski, RE
2010, CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 16, 39, 11809-11812.

Mechanics of Turbostratic Carbon Nanotubes Filled with Ga-doped ZnS

Costa, PMFJ; Cachim, PB; Gautam, UK; Bando, Y; Golberg, D
2010, ADVANCED MATERIALS FORUM V, PT 1 AND 2, 636-637, 665-+.

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