Mário Guerreiro Silva Ferreira

Retired Professor

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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Anodic films on light metals obtained by novel high-voltage pulsed anodizing technique (PTDC/CTM/72223/2006)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
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AtCorAS - Modeling of atmospheric corrosion of steel protected by aluminium based alloys applied by hot dip processing (AtCorAS)

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Cork as a sustainable and added value in the development of multifunctional coatings (PTDC/CTM-MAT/2502/2012)

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Fault-tolerant anticorrosion coatings for magnesium alloys (PTDC/CTM-MET/112831/2009)

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PRIMEFORM - Formability and Self-Repair Properties of Advanced Weldable Primers (PRIMEFORM)

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Sensing the micro-distribution of chemical species in solution close to the active metal (PTDC/CTM/66041/2006)

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TUneable Multiferroics based on oxygen OCtahedral Structures (TUMOCS)

PartnerEuropean Comission
The main objective of the project is development of new lead-free multiferroic materialshe for prospective application in forms of films and/or arranged layers in which the cross-coupling (magnetic-dipolar-elastic) can be tuned by both internal and external factors. This objective is to be achieved through preparation, investigation, and optimiz...

Unveiling the self-healing mechanisms associated with smart nanocontainers (SELMA)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Corrosion of metallic substrates is responsible for losses amounting to approximately 3-4% of GNP in developed countries and, therefore, its mitigation will lead to enormous societal benefits. Herewith, we propose a combined computational and experimental study for unveiling the self-healing mechanisms associated with smart nanocontainers (SELMA...


A novel smart coating with hexacyanoferrate intercalated layered double hydroxides nanoadditive for early detection of carbon steel corrosion

Alesia Sushkova, Rodrigo Montes, Tiago Paulino, Isabel Sousa, Cristina Neves, Mário G. S. Ferreira and João Tedim
2023, Frontiers in Chemical Engineering, 5.

Atomic layer deposition of nanometric alumina for corrosion protection of heterogeneous metallic surfaces - The case of aeronautical grade aluminium alloy 2024-T3

Oliveira, MP; Silva, RM; Yasakau, KA; Bastos, A; Kallip, S; Zheludkevich, ML; Silva, RF; Ferreira, MGS

Ce post-treatment for increased corrosion resistance of AA2024-T3 anodized in tartaric-sulfuric acid

Ramirez, OMP; Tunes, MA; Mennucci, MM; Starykevich, M; Neves, C; Ferreira, MGS; Pogatscher, S; De Melo, HG

Ce-substituted Mg-Al layered double hydroxides to prolong the corrosion protection lifetime of aluminium alloys

Vieira, DEL; Salak, AN; Ferreira, MGS; Vieira, JM; Brett, CMA

Electrochemical characterization and degradation of carbon fibre reinforced polymer in quiescent near neutral chloride media

Ofoegbu, SU; Quevedo, MC; Bastos, AC; Ferreira, MGS; Zheludkevich, ML

Influence of the Operating Conditions on the Release of Corrosion Inhibitors from Spray-Dried Carboxymethylcellulose Microspheres

Calegari, F; Sousa, I; Ferreira, MGS; Berton, MAC; Marino, CEB; Tedim, J

Layered double hydroxides for corrosion-related applications-Main developments from 20 years of research at CICECO

Tedim, J; Galvao, TLP; Yasakau, KA; Bastos, A; Gomes, JRB; Ferreira, MGS

New Sensors for Monitoring pH and Corrosion of Embedded Steel in Mortars during Sulfuric Acid Attack

Sampaio, R; Bastos, A; Ferreira, M
2022, SENSORS, 22, 14.

On Demand Release of Cerium from an Alginate/Cerium Complex for Corrosion Protection of AISI1020 and AA2024 Substrates

da Silva, BC; Bastos, AC; Tedim, J; Ferreira, MGS; Marino, CEB; Riegel-Vidotti, IC

The effect of carboxylate compounds on Volta potential and corrosion inhibition of Mg containing different levels of iron

Yasakau, KA; Maltseva, A; Lamaka, SV; Mei, D; Orvi, H; Volovitch, P; Ferreira, MGS; Zheludkevich, ML

Corrosion and Corrosion Protection of Aluminum Alloys

In Klaus Wandelt (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry
K.A. Yasakau, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira,
2018, 115-127, Elsevier.

Sol-Gel Coatings with Nanocontainers of Corrosion Inhibitors for Active Corrosion Protection of Metallic Materials

In Klein L., Aparicio M., Jitianu A. (Eds.), Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
K. A. Yasakau, M. G. S. Ferreira, M. L. Zheludkevich
2017, 1-37, Springer, Cham.
ISBN: 978-3-319-19454-7

Role of intermetallics in corrosion of aluminum alloys. Smart corrosion protection

In Rahul Mitra (Eds.), Intermetallic Matrix Composites - Properties and Applications
K.A. Yasakau, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira
2017, 425-462, Woodhead Publishing.
ISBN: 978-0-857-09346-2

Smart self-healing coatings for corrosion protection of aluminium alloys

Handbook of Smart Coatings for Materials Protection
K.A. Yasakau, J. Tedim, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira
2014, Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing.
ISBN: 978-0-85709-680-7

8 - Novel and self-healing anticorrosion coatings using rare earth compounds

Rare Earth-Based Corrosion Inhibitors
K.A. Yasakau, M.G.S. Ferreira, M.L. Zheludkevich, H. Terryn, J.M.C. Mol, Y. Gonzalez-Garcia
2014, Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing.
ISBN: 978-0-85709-347-9

Self-healing nanocoatings for corrosion control

In Viswanathan S. Saji, Korea University, South Korea and Ronald Cook, TDA Research Inc., USA (Eds.), Corrosion protection and control using nanomaterials
Ferreira MGS, Zheludkevich ML, Tedim J and Yasakau KA
2012, Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing Limited.

Self-healing anticorrosion coatings

In L. Fedrizzi, W. Furbeth, F. Montemor (Eds.), Self-Healing Properties of New Surface Treatments
Zheludkevich ML, Raps D, Hack T, Ferreira MGS
2011, 280, Maney Publishing.
ISBN: 978-1906540364

Advanced protective coatings for aeronautical applications

Nanocoatings and ultra-thin films: Technologies and applications
Ferreira MGS, Zheludkevich ML, Tedim J
2011, Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing Limited.
ISBN: 84569 812 6


Conversion films based on lamellar double-hydroxides for active protection against corrosion

Materials InternationalNational

Ferreira, Mário; Tedim, João; Zheludkevich, Mikhail

The present invention relates to conversion films based on lamellar double hydroxides (LDHs), which are obtained by means of a simple hydrothermal process. Depending on the process conditions used and on the substrates used, micrometric differentiation of film morphology may be achieved. The films obtained for the first time exhibit the...

Ion-selective solid contact microelectrode and its production method

Devices InternationalNational

Ferreira, Mário; Zheludkevich, Mikhail; Lamaka, Sviatlana

The presented invention relates to a needle-shaped ion-selective solid contact microelectrode with the length of the measuring point preferably but not limited to equal or less than 10 micron, particularly 0.5 - 10 micron, a method for producing such an electrode and use of an ion-selective solid contact microelectrode as a working elec...

Process for coating metallic surfaces with coating compositions containing particles of a layered double hydroxide

Processes InternationalNational

Ferreira, Mário; Zheludkevich, Mikhail; Tedim, João; Gandubert, Valerie; Schmidt-Hansberg, Thomas; Hack, Theo; Nixon, Sonja; Raps, Dominik; Becker, Diana; Schroeder, Sven

The invention relates to a process of coating a metallic surface with a composition for coating with a pretreatment composition prior to organic coating, with a passivation composition without intent for subsequent organic coating, with a pretreatment primer composition, with a primer composition, with a paint composition or with an ele...

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