Mário Guerreiro Silva Ferreira
  Full professor  
  phone: 234370354  
  extension: 22953  
  e-mail: mgferreira@ua.pt  
  department: Materials and Ceramic Engineering  
  office: 9.3.19  
  group: 3 - carbon materials, composites and functional coatings
  line: 2 - energy and industrial applications
  direct url: https://www.ciceco.ua.pt/MarioFerreira  
Short CV

Graduation in Chemical Engineering, I.S.T., (1971). PhD, U.M.I.S.T., Manchester, U.K., (J.L. Dawson, 1981).Agregação, I.S.T. (1993).

Mário Ferreira’s research activities are whithin the area of interfacial and surface engineering. He is especially interested in the study of advanced materials, such as materials with modified surfaces both by coatings and by alteration of the structure and or the composition of the surface. In his work PVD and IVD coated materials, laser treated materials and ion implanted materials have been included.

The study of more traditional coatings and materials, such as paints and anodizing coatings in the first case and reinforced concrete in the second case has also been the aim of his work. The replacement of pollutant formulae and tecnologies by environmentally "clean" ones has also been associated to his studies. The development of techniques for evaluation and related monitoring of the chemical to electrochemical degradation processes associated with materials, as well as the modelling of these processes complete his present scientific interests.

Scientific Interests

Corrosion; Passivation; Organic and inorganic coatings;Environmentally-friendly surface treatments; Development of advanced materials; Nanostructured hybrid coatings; Electrochemical processes.


Most cited publications:

  • N.E. Hakiki, M. Da Cunha Belo, A.M.P. Simões and M.G.S. Ferreira, "Semiconducting Properties of   Passive Films Formed on Stainless Steels. Influence of the Alloying Elements", J. Electrochem. Soc., 145, 3821-3829 (1998).
    • A.M.P. Simões and M.G.S. Ferreira, B. Rondot and M. da Cunha Belo, "Study of Passive Films Formed on AISI 304 Stainless Steel by Impedance Measurements and Photoelectrochemistry", J. Electrochem. Soc., 137, 82-87 (1990).
  • M. Da Cunha Belo, N.E. Hakiki and M.G.S. Ferreira, "Semiconducting Properties of Passive Films Formed on Nickel-Base Alloys Type Alloy 600. Influence of the Alloying Elements", Electrochim. Acta , 44, 2473-2481 (1999).
  • M. F. Montemor, M.G.S. Ferreira, N.E. Hakiki and M. Da Cunha Belo, “Chemical Composition and Electronic Structure of the Oxide Films Formed on 316 Stainless Steel and Nickel Base Alloys in High Temperature Aqueous Environments”, Corros.Sci., 42, 1635-1650, (2000).
  • Montemor, M. F., Simões, A.M. P., Ferreira, M. G. S., “Chloride- Induced Corrosion On Reinforcing Steel: From The Fundamentals To The Monitorisation”, Cement and Concrete Composites, 25, nº 4-5 (2003) 491.
  • M.G.S. Ferreira, R.G. Duarte, M.F. Montemor, A.M.P. Simões, “Silanes and Rare Earths Salts as Chromate Replacers for PreTtreatments on Galvanidsed Steel”, Electrochim. Acta, 49 (2004) 2927-2935.
  • Mikhail L. Zheludkevich, Ricardo Serra, M. Fatima Montemor, Mário G.S. Ferreira, "Oxide nanoparticles reservoirs for storage and prolonged release of the corrosion inhibitors", Electrochemistry Communications, 7 (2005) 836-840.
  • M.L. Zheludkevich, R. Serra, M.F. Montemor, K.A. Yasakau, I.M. Miranda Salvado,  M.G.S. Ferreira, "Nanostructured Sol-Gel Coatings Doped with Cerium Nitrate as Pre-Treatments for AA2024-T3", Corrosion Protection Performance, Electrochim. Acta, 51 (2005) 208-217.
  • M.L. Zheludkevich, I.M. Miranda Salvado, M.G.S. Ferreira, "Sol-Gel Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Metals", Journal of Materials Chemistry, 15 (2005) 5099.
  • M.L. Zheludkevich, K.A. Yasakau, S.K. Poznyak, M.G.S. Ferreira, "Triazole and Thiazole Derivatives as Corrosion Inhibitors for AA2024 Aluminium Alloy", Corros. Sci., 47 (2005) 3011.
  • D.G. Shchukin, M.L. Zheludkevich, K. Yasakau, S.V. Lamaka, M.G.S. Ferreira, H. Mohwald, “Layer by Layer Assembled Nanocontainers for Self-Healing Corrosion Protection”, Advanced Materials, 18 (2006) 1672– 1678.
  • M.L. Zheludkevich, D.G. Shchukin, K.A.  Yasakau, H.  Möhwald, M.G.S.  Ferreira, Anticorrosion Coatings with Self-healing Effect Based on Nanocontainers Loaded with Corrosion Inhibitor, Chemistry of Materials, 19 (2007) 402-411.
  • Montemor M.F., Ferreira M.G.S., Cerium Salt Activated Nanoparticles as Fillers for Silane Films: Evaluation of The Corrosion Inhibition Performance on Galvanised Steel Substrates", Electrochim. Acta 52 (2007) pages: 6976-6987.
  • Montemor M.F., Ferreira M.G.S., “Electrochemical Study Of Modified Bis-[Triethoxysilylpropyl]Tetrasulfide Silane Films Applied On The AZ31 Mg Allloy”, Electrochim. Acta, 52, (2007).
  • M.F.Montemor, R. Pinto, M.G.S. Ferreira, Chemical composition and corrosion protection of silane films modified with CeO2 nanoparticles, Electrochim. Acta, 54 (2009) 5179-5189.
  • M.L. Zhekedulevich, S.K. Posnyac, L.M. Rodrigues, D. Raps, T. Hack, L.F. Dick, T. Nunes, M.G.S. Ferreira, Active protection coatings with layered double hydroxide nanocontainers of corrosion inhibitor, Corros. Sci.,52 (2010) 602-611.
  • Zheludkevich, M.L., Tedim, J., Ferreira,  M.G.S., "Smart" coatings for active corrosion protection  based  on  multi-functional  micro  and  nanocontainers,  Electrochim.  Acta  82,(2012) pp. 314-323.
  • Yasakau, K.A., Kallip, S., Zheludkevich, M.L., Ferreira, M.G.S., Active corrosion protection of AA2024 by sol-gel coatings with cerium molybdate nanowires, Electrochim. Acta, 112, (2013) pp. 236 – 246.




Publications (2016/2017)


  • A.C. BastosM.C. QuevedoM.G.S. Ferreira, Preliminary research on the use of SVET in non-aqueous media, Electrochimica Acta, 202, (2016), 310–315, doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2015.12.107.
  • B. Kuznetsov,  M. Serdechnova,   J. Tedim,  M. Starykevich,  S. Kallip,   M. P. Oliveira,   T. HackS. Nixon,   M. G. S. Ferreira and   M. L. Zheludkevich, Sealing of tartaric sulfuric (TSA) anodized AA2024 with nanostructured LDH layers, RSC Adv., 6, (2016), 13942-13952, doi: 10.1039/C5RA27286F.
  • F. MaiaK.A. YasakauJ. CarneiroS. KallipJ. Tedim T. HenriquesA. CabralJ. Venâncio, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira, Corrosion protection of AA2024 by sol–gel coatings modified with MBT-loaded polyurea microcapsules, Chemical Engineering Journal, 283, (2016),1108–1117, doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2015.07.087.
  • D. K. Ivanou,   K. A. Yasakau,   S. Kallip,  A. D. Lisenkov,   M. Starykevich,  S. V. Lamaka,  M. G. S. Ferreira and   M. L. Zheludkevich, Active corrosion protection coating for a ZE41 magnesium alloy created by combining PEO and sol–gel techniques, RSC Adv., 6, (2016), 12553-12560, DOI: 10.1039/C5RA22639B.
  • Serdechnova M.Salak A.N., Barbosa F.S., (...), Zheludkevich M.L.Ferreira M.G.S., Interlayer intercalation and arrangement of 2-mercaptobenzothiazolate and 1,2,3-benzotriazolate anions in layered double hydroxides: In situ X-ray diffraction study, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 233, (2016),158-165, doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2015.10.023.
  • A.C. Bastos M.C. QuevedoM.G.S. Ferreira, Investigating the separation of anodic and cathodic defects in organic coatings applied on metal substrates. An experimental contribution, Progress in Organic Coatings, 96, (2016), 26–31. doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2015.12.016.
  • Baldin, E.K.K.Kunst, S.R., Beltrami, L.V.R.Lemos, T.M. Quevedo, M.C.Bastos, A.C.Ferreira, M.G.S.Santos, P.R.R.,  Sarmento, V.H.V.Malfatti, C.D.F., Ammonium molybdate added in hybrid films applied on tinplate: Effect of the concentration in the corrosion inhibition action, Thin Solid Films, 600, (2016), 146-156,doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2016.01.034.
  • J. Tedim, A.C. Bastos, S. Kallip, 1, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira, Corrosion protection of AA2024-T3 by LDH conversion films. Analysis of SVET results, Electrochimica Acta, 210, (2016), 215–224, doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2016.05.134.
  • Yasakau, K.A., Kallip, S., Lisenkov, A., Ferreira, M.G.S., Zheludkevich, M.L., Initial stages of localized corrosion at cut-edges of adhesively bonded Zn and Zn-Al-Mg galvanized steel, Electrochimica Acta, 211, (2016), 126-141, doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2016.06.045.
  • Yasakau, K.A., Giner, I., Vree, C., (...), Ferreira, M.G.S., Zheludkevich, M.L., Influence of stripping and cooling atmospheres on surface properties and corrosion of zinc galvanizing coatings, Applied Surface Science, 389, (2016),144-156, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.07.093.
  • Galvão, T.L.P., Neves, C.S., Caetano, A.P.F., (...), Tedim, J., Ferreira, M.G.S., Control of crystallite and particle size in the synthesis of layered double hydroxides: Macromolecular insights and a complementary modelling tool, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 468, (2016), 86-94, doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2016.01.038.
  • Galvão, T.L.P., Kuznetsova, A., Gomes, J.R.B., Zheludkevich, M.L., Tedim, J.Ferreira, M.G.S.,A computational UV–Vis spectroscopic study of the chemical speciation of 2-mercaptobenzothiazole corrosion inhibitor in aqueous solution, Theor Chem Acc (2016) 135: 78, doi:10.1007/s00214-016-1839-3.
  • Rai, A., Pinto, S., Evangelista, M.B., (...), Ferreira, M.G.S., Ferreira, L., High-density antimicrobial peptide coating with broad activity and low cytotoxicity against human cells, Acta Biomaterialia,33, (2016), 64-77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2016.01.035.
  • Lisenkov, A.D.; Poznyak, S.K.; Zheludkevich, M.L.; Ferreira, M.G.S., Aluminum Anodization in Deionized Water as Electrolyte, J. Electrochem. Soc.,163 (7), (2016), C364-C368, doi.org/10.1149/2.0881607jes.
  • D.K.Ivanou, Yu. A.Ivanova, S.K.Poznyak, M.Starykevich, M.Ferreira, A.Mendes, E.A.Streltsov, Spectral sensitization of TiO2 with electrodeposited PbSe: improvement of photocurrent stability and light conversion efficiency, Electrochimica Acta, (2017), 369-376. doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2017.08.018.
  • Kunst, S.R., Beltrami, L.V.R., Boniatti, R., (...), Ferreira. M., Menezes, T.L., Malfatti, C.F., Corrosion mechanism suggested based on electrochemical analysis and SVET for uncoated tinplate and post coated with a hybrid film, Materials Research, 20(6), (2017), 735-1747. doi.org/10.1590/1980-5373-mr-2016-0623.
  • Sokol, D., Salak, A.N., Ferreira, M.G.S., Beganskiene, A., Kareiva, A., Bi-substituted Mg3Al–CO3layered double hydroxide, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (2017), 1-10.  DOI 10.1007/s10971-017-4506-9.
  • Mesquita, B., Lopes, I., Silva, S., Ferreira, M.G.S., (...), Teixeira, J.P., Fraga, S., Gold nanorods induce early embryonic developmental delay and lethality in zebrafish (Danio rerio), Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A, 80(13-15), (2017), 672-687. doi.org/10.1080/15287394.2017.1331597.
  • Vieira, D.E.L., Salak, A.N., Fedorchenko, A.V., (...), Lopes, A.B., Ferreira, M.G.S., Magnetic phenomena in Co-containing layered double hydroxides, Temperature Physics, 43(8), (2017), 1214-1218. doi.org/10.1063/1.5001299.
  • Maltanava, H.M., Poznyak, S.K., Andreeva, D.V., (...), Ferreira, M.G.S., Skorb, E.V.Light-Induced Proton Pumping with a Semiconductor: Vision for Photoproton Lateral Separation and Robust Manipulation, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(28), (2017), 24282-24289. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b05209.
  • Smalenskaite, A., Vieira, D.E.L., Salak, A.N., Ferreira, M.G.S., (...), Katelnikovas, A., Kareiva, A, A comparative study of co-precipitation and sol-gel synthetic approaches to fabricate cerium-substituted Mg[sbnd]Al layered double hydroxides with luminescence properties, Applied Clay Science, 143, (2027), 175-183. doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2017.03.036.
  • Mohedano, M., Blawert, C., Yasakau, K.A., (...), Ferreira, M.G.S., Zheludkevich, M.L., Characterization and corrosion behavior of binary Mg-Ga alloy, Materials Characterization, 128, (2017), 85-99. doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2017.03.040.
  • Yasakau, K.A., Höche, D., Lamaka, S.L., Ferreira, M.G.S., Zheludkevich, M.L., Kelvin microprobe analytics on iron-enriched corroded magnesium surface, Corrosion, 73(5), (2017), 583-595. doi.org/10.5006/2260.
  • Kuznetsova, A., Domingues, P.M., Silva, T., (...), Ferreira, M.G.S., Cunha, A., Antimicrobial activity of 2-mercaptobenzothiazole released from environmentally friendly nanostructured layered double hydroxides, Journal of Applied Microbiology,122(5), (2017), 1207-1218. DOI: 10.1111/jam.13433.
  • Mohedano, M., Serdechnova, M., Starykevich, M., (...), Ferreira, M.G.S., Zheludkevich, M.L., Active protective PEO coatings on AA2024: Role of voltage on in-situ LDH growth, Materials and Design, 120, (2017), 36-46. doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2017.01.097.
  • Galvao, T.L.P., Neves, C.S., Zheludkevich, M.L., (...), Tedim, J., Ferreira, M.G.S., How Density Functional Theory Surface Energies May Explain the Morphology of Particles, Nanosheets, and Conversion Films Based on Layered Double Hydroxides, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121(4), (2017), 2211-2220. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10860.
  • Starykevich, M., Salak, A.N., Zheludkevich, M.L., Ferreira, M.G.S., Modification of porous titania templates for uniform metal electrodeposition from deep eutectic solvent, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164(6), (2017), D335-D341. doi: 10.1149/2.1481706jes.
  • Ofoegbu, S.U., Galvão, T.L.P., Gomes, J.R.B., (...), Ferreira, M.G.S., Zheludkevich, M.L., Corrosion inhibition of copper in aqueous chloride solution by 1 H-1,2,3-triazole and 1,2,4-triazole and their combinations: Electrochemical, Raman and theoretical studies, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.), 19(8), (2017), 6113-6129. DOI:10.1039/C7CP00241F.
  • Sousa, I., Kuznetsova, A., Galvão, T., (...), Tedim, J., Ferreira, M.G.S., The use of nanostructured materials loaded with pH indicating molecules for corrosion sensing, NACE - International Corrosion Conference Series, 8, (2017), 5869-5878.
  • Serdechnova, M., Mohedano, M., Kuznetsov, B., (...), Ferreira, M.G.S., Blawert, C., Zheludkevich, M.L., PEO coatings with active protection based on in-situ formed LDH-nanocontainers, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (J. Electrochem. Soc.), 164(2), (2017), C36-C45. doi: 10.1149/2.0301702jes.
  • Starykevich, M., Salak, A.N., Ivanou, D.K., (...), Zheludkevich, M.L., Ferreira, M.G.S., Effect of the anodic titania layer thickness on electrodeposition of zinc on Ti/TiO2from deep eutectic solvent, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (J. Electrochem. Soc.), 164(2), (2017), D88-D94. doi: 10.1149/2.1351702jes.
  • Marcolin, P., Beltrami, L.V.R., de Souza, J.M., Ferreira, M.G.S., (...), Malfatti, C.F., Kunst, S.R., Influence of the polyethyleneglycol plasticizer on the mechanical and electrochemical properties of siloxane hybrid films applied on tinplate, International Journal of Electrochemical Science (Int. J. Electrochem. Sci.), 12(2), (2017), 943-958. doi: 10.20964/2017.02.17.
  • Martins, R., Oliveira, T., Santos, C., Ferreira, M.,(...), Soares, A.M.V.M., Loureiro, S., Effects of a novel anticorrosion engineered nanomaterial on the bivalve: Ruditapes philippinarum, Environmental Science: Nano, 4(5), (2017), 1064-1076. DOI:10.1039/C6EN00630B.
  • Leal, D.A., Riegel-Vidotti, I.C., Ferreira, M.G.S., Marino, C.E.B., Smart coating based on double stimuli-responsive microcapsules containing linseed oil and benzotriazole for active corrosion protection, Corrosion Science, 130, (2018),  56-63. doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2017.10.009.



                         Total citations: 13636; h index = 70 (Scopus), on October 2018


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