CURRICULUM VITAE

Victor Fernando Santos Neto

Last Update: February 05, 2019

 

 

Personal Information

Name: Victor Fernando Santos Neto
Professional Address: Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 AVEIRO, PORTUGAL
Telephone: + 351 969 437 030
E-mail: vneto@ua.pt
Birth Place PA, United States of America
and date: February, 8th 1975
Nationality: American and Portuguese

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering (December, 16th 2008 – University of Aveiro, Portugal)
    Thesis title: Carbon-based coatings for the modern plastics industry.
  • Master in Management – Specialization in Organizational Management (December, 14th 2012 – University of Aveiro, Portugal)
    Main subjects: Strategy and Competitiveness; Business Models and Processes; Project Management and Evaluation; Knowledge Management; International Business; Organisational Behavior and Leadership; Innovation And Technology Management; New Product Development.
    Dissertation title: Authenticity of the leaders and reactions of the led
  • Master in Applied Physics (June, 3rd 2004, University of Aveiro, Portugal)
    Main subjects: Instrumentation and Measurement; Computational Methods; Material Properties.
    Dissertation title: Investigation on the film properties of advanced diamond coatings deposited using time-modulated CVD
  • Physics Engineering Licentiate Degree (September 2001 – University of Aveiro, Portugal)
    (5 years graduation course)
    Main subjects: Probabilities and Stochastic Processes, Numerical analysis, Programming and Data Structures and Algorithms, Electronics, Electronic Instrumentation, Waves, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Physics of Continuous Means, Quantum Mechanics, Applied Geophysics. Final internship in Development of Industrial Vacuum and Cryogenic Equipment at Criolab (Porto).
    Final classification: 13 (in 20)
  • Electronics Technical Course (“Curso Técnico-Profissional de Electrónica”)
    June 1993, Secondary School n.º 1 of Aveiro (Portugal)
    Main subjects: Electronics, Workshop Practices, Digital Systems, Electronic Technology, Telecommunications.
    Final classification: 13 (in 20)

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • Since May 2018
    Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. Lecturing Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and other courses.
  • From February 2014 to May 2018
    Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. Lecturing Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and other courses.
  • From February 2013 to January 2018
    Lecturer at Instituto D. Dinis (Marinha Grande, Portugal). Lecturing Molding Project, Plastic Materials and Materials Resistance.
  • Since 2009
    Researcher at the Center for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. Research on nanoengineering.
  • From 2009 to 2014
    Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering
    Center for Mechanical Technology and Automation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology Scholarship. Research on coatings on micro-injection molding tools.
  • From September 2011 to February 2012
    Volunteer Lecturer at the Department Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering of the University of Aveiro. Lecturing Project Management.
  • From September 2010 to July 2011
    Lecturer at Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD), Oporto. Lecturing Ecological Materials and Technologies.
  • From 2005 to 2009
    PhD student and lecture at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, as part of the PhD scholarship contract. Lecturing Molds and Tools Project and Production; Introduction to Mechanical Engineering; Energy Management; Introduction to Automobile Technology; New Productions Technologies.
  • From 2001 to 2004
    Research Technician at the Center for Mechanical Technology and Automation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. Diamond Films Development and Injection Molding Systems.
  • From July 2000 to September 2001
    Project Engineer at Criolab – Equipamento Criogénico e de Laboratório, Lda.
    (Porto, Portugal)
  • From 1993 to 1996
    Electronics Technician (own account)

Management Experience

  • Vice-director of the Project Design and Engineering Master Course of the University of Aveiro, since September 2018
  • Vice-coordinator of the University of Aveiro Molding Technology Platform, since May 2013.
  • Vice-diretor of the Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation for science and technology management, from February 2015 to March 2018.
  • Executive Secretary of the Center for Mechanical Technology and Automation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, from December 2011 to December 2014;

Research, Development and Innovation Projects

Projects Funded by National Public Funds

(Participation in the strategic projects, financed by FCT, of the research unit are not counted here)

  1. António Pereira, António Completo, Robertt Valente, Victor Neto, et. al. Apoio à internacionalização do Centro de Tecnologia Mecânica e Automação (Proj 26963), Sistema de apoio à Investigação Científica e Tenológica. Incentivo global aprovado de 202.910,85 euros. 2017-2018.
  2. Ivonne Delgadillo, Rui Aguiar, Victor Neto, et al., INTEGRA@TEC – Transferência de competências integradas e geradoras de inovação empresarial na Região Centro (CENTRO-01-0246-FEDER-000012), Sistema de Apoio a Ações Coletivas “Transferência do Conhecimento Científico e Tecnológico”. Incentivo global aprovado de 286.229,00 euros. 2017-2019.
  3. Victor Neto (Investigador Principal (PI)), Mónica Oliveira, Jorge Ferreira, Rui Silva; Projeto Mobilizador TOOLING4G, SI I&DT – PROGRAMAS MOBILIZADORES P2020. Incentivo global aprovado de 4.805.292,08 euros, sendo 113.606,12 euros o montante da UA. 2017-2020.
  4. Victor Neto (PI); Manoj Singh, Paula Marques, Rui Silva, Denise Machado, Gonzalo Otero, Ricardo Silva; Projecto I&DT Empresarial (RCI – Copromoção) entre a Universidade de Aveiro e a Bosch Termotecnologia S.A. – “Smart Green Homes / Casas Verdes e Inteligentes”. Realização das tarefas conducentes ao desenvolvimento de sensores de grafeno para medição da qualidade do ar. 2016-2019. Coordenador de tarefas orçadas em 132.372,64 euros.
  5. António Pereira, António Completo, Robertt Valente, Victor Neto, et. al. Infraestrutura de Investigação do Centro de Tecnologia Mecânica e Automação da Universidade de Aveiro, Projetos de Desenvolvimento e Implementação de Infraestruturas de Investigação inseridas no RNIE. Investimento elegível de 7.633.998,49 euros e incentivo de 6.488.898,72. 2017-2022.
  6. Ana Daniel, Tatiana Costa, Luisa Sal, Vera Fernandes, Bárbara Gabriel, João Oliveira, Robertt Valente, Victor Neto, et. al. UAInternacional2016 – Programa de Aceleração da Internacionalização da Universidade de Aveiro 2016, Sistema de apoio à Investigação Científica e Tecnológica. Incentivo global aprovado de 101,589.70 € euros. 2016-2017.
  7. Manuel Graça, Rogério Nogueira, Mónica Oliveira, Victor Neto (equipa UA). Desenvolvimento e integração de sensores de temperatura e pressão para cavidades moldantes baseados em fibras óticas, no âmbito do projeto QREN “Inovação no produto, consolidação de vendas ao exterior e novas formas de comercialização” em cooperação com a Prifer – Industria de Moldes, Lda., em 2015.

    Inserted developed and instrumented with sensors based on optical fibers
  8. Victor Neto (PI), António Cunha, Joana Mendes, Bárbara Gabriel, Cátia Santos, Li Qin Zhou, Raul Simões, Refletores traseiros de ZnO de alta performance para aplicações em filmes finos fotovoltaicos (PTDC/CTM-CER/121440/2010), projeto de I&D FCT com um financiamento total de 131.140,00 euros (http://www.ua.pt/tema/zno_solarcell)
    (Left) Resistivity as a function of the Zn concentration increase in the Zn and ZnO composite [(1-x) ZnO + xZn]. (Right) Transmittance of ZnO films deposited from different targets.
  9. Manoj Singh, Victor Neto, Igor Bdikin, José Santos, Produção em grandes áreas de grafeno epitaxial através de deposição química na fase vapor para aplicação em dispositivos electrónicos (PTDC/CTM-NAN/121108/2010), projeto de I&D FCT com um financiamento total de 76.140,00 euros.
  10. Mónica Oliveira e Victor Neto. Projeto “Mecânica Viva” no âmbito do programa de Apoio a Iniciativas de Promoção da Cultura Científica e Tecnológica da Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica – Ciência Viva”, 2007-2008.
  11. Mónica Oliveira, Victor Neto, José Grácio, Maria Fonseca, Desenvolvimento de micromoldes revestidos com filmes finos de nanodiamante para injecção de termoplástico (PTDC/EME-TME/66227/2006), projeto de I&D FCT com um financiamento total de 65 000,00 euros.
  12. José Grácio, Victor Neto, Nasar Ali, Mónica Oliveira, Tatiana Zhiltsova, Revestimentos de base carbónica de alta performance para a indústria de moldes de injecção de plásticos (POCI/EME/60816/2004), projeto de I&D FCT com um financiamento total de 80 000,00 euros.
  13. Mónica Oliveira, Victor Neto, Renata Castro, António Sousa (equipa UA). Sistematização associada às principais variáveis tecnológicas de moldes de injeção e à capacidade de pós-integração de outras áreas/interfaces no âmbito do projeto de I&D em consórcio, financiado pela ADI, TECNOMOLDE – Plataforma Tecnológica de Projecto/Engenharia de Moldes para Injecção de Termoplasticos. Projeto desenvolvido em cooperação com a Associação CCG/ZGDV – Centro de Computação Gráfica, MOLIPOREX – Moldes Portugueses Importação Exportação, S.A., DISTRIM 2 – Indústria, Investigação e Desenvolvimento, Lda. E 3D-TECH – Produção, Optimização e Reengenharia, Lda. no valor total de 265 510,12€. 2002-2004

    ParaMOLD software toolbar with integration of the decision support systems developed in the TECNOMOLDE project
  14. José Grácio, Qi Hua Fan, Victor Neto, Nasar Ali, Time-Modulated Chemical Vapour Deposition of Diamond Films (POCTI/CTM/35454/2000), projeto de I&D FCT.

 

Projects Funded by International Public Funds
  1. James Connolly, Stanko Tomic, Laurent Pedesseau, Urs Aeberhard, Matthias Auf Der Maur, Javad Zarbakhsh, Victor Neto, et. al. MultiscaleSolar – Multiscale in modelling and validation for solar photovoltaics (MP1406), COST Programme. Budget 119.623,00 euros, 2015-05-07 a 2019-05-06. The main objective of the Action is to create an interdisciplinary academic and industrial network on multiscale opto-electronic modelling validated by multiscale characterisation, and for the first time quantitatively evaluate the potential of 3rd generation solar cell concepts. Project website: multiscalesolar.eu
  2. Victor Neto (PI), José Paulo Santos, Margarida Coelho, Francisco Queirós de Melo, António Sousa e Barbara Gabriel (equipa UA). CarbonInspired 2.0 – Rede de integração e transferência de produtos de alto valor agregado com base em nanopartículas para indústria do espaço SUDOE (SOE4/P1/E793), projeto INTERREG IV – SUDOE, em cooperação com a CTAG (ES), AIMPLAS (ES), TEKNIKER (ES) e ADERA (FR). Financiamento total de 806.589,59 euros (comparticipado a 75%), sendo 119.372,07 euros o montante da UA, desenvolvido entre 01-01-2013 a 28-02-2015. Project website: carboninspired2.com

    (From left to right) Self-lining fabric coated with nanoparticle-based solution for uniform heating. Nanoparticle-based coating for marine components. Nanoparticle based system for water detoxification. Heating paint applied on the wing of an airplane. Nanodiamond coating of microinjection molding cavities
  3. Victor Neto (PI), José Paulo Santos, Margarida Coelho, Francisco Queiros de Melo, António Sousa e Joana Mendes (equipa UA). CarbonInspired – Rede de cooperação e transferência para a aplicação de materiais de alto valor acrescentado com base em nanopartículas carbonosas no sector automóvel e da construção (SOE2/P1/E281), projeto INTERREG IV – SUDOE, em cooperação com a CTAG (ES), AIMPLAS (ES), TEKNIKER (ES) e ADERA (FR). Financiamento total de 965.563,84 euros (comparticipado a 75%), sendo 101.688,24 euros o montante da UA, de 01-01-2011 a 31-12-2012.

 

Projects Financed by Companies
  1. Gil Campos, João Oliveira, Robertt Valente e Victor Neto. “Analysis, diagnosis and consulting in phenomena of thermomechanical behavior, creep and thermal fatigue in the design of a burner”. Prestação de Serviço à Bosch Termotecnologia S.A. 2016.
  2. Victor Neto (team leader) Mónica Oliveira, João Oliveira. Desenvolvimento de um aplicador vaginal, designado por “Semi Disposable”, no sentido de cumprir os requisitos funcionais do produto, diminuindo a quantidade de componentes em relação ao aplicador vaginal descartável produzido atualmente. Prestação de Serviço à BeyonDevices, S.A. no valor de 4690,00€ acrescido de IVA. Agosto de 2016 a junho 2017.
  3. Victor Neto (team leader), Manuel Graça. Conjunto de prestações de serviço de realização de testes mecânicos de modo a avaliar as propriedades do material usado no fabrico de capacetes de motocicletas, no sentido de identificar a fase ou as fases do processo responsáveis pela diminuição da resistência estrutural. Prestações de Serviço dirigida S.F.P.C. – Sociedade Franco Portuguesa de Capacetes, S.A. Prestação 1 no valor de 830,00€ acrescido de IVA, prestação 2 no valor de 277,00€ acrescido de IVA e prestação 3 no valor de 277,00€ acrescido de IVA. Maio a setembro de 2016.
  4. Victor Neto (team leader), António Campos. Identificação de causas da degradação térmica dos materiais da cobertura de uma superfície comercial situada em Loures por meios de modelação analítica, ensaios de fadiga térmica e caraterização mecânica. Prestação de serviço dirigida à Bureau Veritas Certification Portugal, Sociedade Unipessoal Lda. no valor de 1100,00€ acrescidos de IVA. Relatório entregue em 7 de junho de 2016.
  5. Victor Neto (team leader), António Campos. Identificação de causas da degradação térmica dos materiais da cobertura de uma superfície comercial situada no Barreiro por meios de modelação analítica, ensaios de fadiga térmica e caraterização mecânica. Prestação de serviço dirigida à Bureau Veritas Certification Portugal, Sociedade Unipessoal Lda. no valor de 976,90€ acrescidos de IVA. Relatório entregue em 28 de novembro de 2014.
  6. Victor Neto (team leader), José Santos e José Grácio. Caracterização metalográfica de peças de louça para fogões de indução. Prestação de serviço dirigida à Sociedade à Alumínios Vieira, Lda. o valor de 1 842,4 € acrescidos de IVA. Relatório entregue em 19 de novembro de 2010.
  7. Joaquim Borges Gouveia, Nelson Martins, Mónica Oliveira, Victor Neto, Oportunidades no Sector da Energia e Ambiente para o sector de Engineering & Tooling, Prestação de serviço dirigida à CEFAMOL – Associação Nacional da Indústria de Moldes. Estudo desenvolvido em 2010.

 

Scientific Events Organization

  • CISPEE 2018 – 3rd International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 27 to 29 June 2018. Local Organizing Committee. http://see.web.ua.pt/cispee2018
  • Teaching Day’17 – Session “Como pode responder, e tem respondido, a academia aos desafios impostos pela sociedade?”, University of Aveiro, November 29th, 2017, Session Moderator
  • Materiais 2017 – XVIII Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa dos Materiais / VIII International Symposium on Materials, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 9 to 12 April 2017. Local Organizing Committee. http://materiais2017.web.ua.pt/
  • CNME 2016 – 10th Experimental Mechanics National Congress, Civil Engineering National Laboratory, 12 to 14 October 2016. Scientific committee. http://cnme2016.lnec.pt/
  • AEM 2016 – 2nd International Conference on Hydrogen Energy, University of Surrey, United Kingdom, 12 to 14 September 2016. Scientific committee. http://www.aem2016.com/
  • NANOSMAT 2016 – 11th International Conference on Surface, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 6 to 9 September 2016. Local Organizing Committee. http://www.nanosmat-conference.com/
  • ANM 2016 – 7th International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 25 to 27 July 2016. Scientific committee.
  • Workshop “Pharmaceutical Industry Challenges to the Molds and Plastics sector”, Workshops cycle “The Molds and Plastics industry in debate” propoted by the University of Aveiro Molding Technology Platform, University of Aveiro, 28 October 2015. Organizer.
  • ANM 2015 – 6th International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 20 to 22 July de 2015. Scientific committee.
  • “Challenges in Using Nanoengineering in Industry”, Project CarbonInspired 2.0 Workshop, University of Aveiro, February 18th 2015. Chair
  • CNME 2014 – Experimental Mechanics National Congress, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 15 to 17 of October 2014. Co-chair.
  • EVC 2014 – European Vacuum Conference, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 8 to 12 September 2014. Organizing Committee.
  • ANM 2014 – 5th International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2 to 4 of July 2014. Co-chair.
  • ICPB5 – 5th International Conference on Polymer Behavior, Aveiro, Portugal, 15 to 18 of October 2012. Co-chair.
  • Nano-diamond, diamond-like and other nano-carbons special session – NANOSMAT, 5th International Conference on Surface, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials, Reims, France, 19 to 21 October 2010. Chair.
  • ANM 2010 – 3rd International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials, Agadir, Marocco, 12 to 15 September 2010. Co-chair.
  • MPA-2009 – 3rd International Meeting on Developments in Materials, Processes and Applications of Nanotechnology, Manchester, United Kingdom, 21-23 July 2009, Scientific committee.
  • ANM 2008 – 2nd International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials, Aveiro, Portugal, 22 to 25 of June 2008). Organizing committee.

Training and Scientific Dissemination

  • “Science Campus”, weekly 3 minutes radio program on science and technology. Radio Vagos FM (Vagos regional radio) since 2011.
  • “Advanced Characterization of metallic and non-metallic materials”, 18 hours training promoted by “UNAVE – Associação para a Formação Profissional e Investigação da Universidade de Aveiro”, for RENAULT CACIA collaborator, November 2011.
  • Several Workshop on “Nanofabrication”, “Esparguete à Estrutuguesa”, “Automobile Technology” and “Energy” within the University of Aveiro Science and Technology Open Week and Summer Academy, since 2006.

International Journal Editor

Guest Editor
  • Guest Editor of the special issue dedicated to selected peer-reviewed articles of “The 1st international conference on Advanced Energy Materials (AEM2016), 12-14 September 2016, Surrey, England, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42, 23403 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.08.008
  • Guest Editor of the special issue dedicated to selected peer-reviewed articles of “1st International Conference on Hydrogen Energy, 20–22 July 2015, Aveiro, Portugal”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41, 11497 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.06.002
  • Guest Editor of the special issue of Materials Today: Proceedings dedicated to selected peer-reviewed articles from the 5th International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials (ANM 2014), Materials Today: Proceedings, 2, 1 (2015) 1-472 DOI: 10.1016/S2214-7853(15)00105-4
  • Guest Editor of the special section of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy dedicated to selected peer-reviewed articles on “Advanced nanomaterials for hydrogen energy” from the 5th International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials (ANM 2014), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40, 4915 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.03.050
  • Guest Editor of the special section of Polymer International dedicated to selected peer-reviewed articles from the 5th International Conference on Polymer Behavior (ICPB5)” – Polymer International, 62, 1543 (2013) DOI: 10.1002/pi.4624
  • Guest Editor of the special section of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology dedicated to selected peer-reviewed articles from International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials (ANM 2010) – J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 12, 6599-6601 (2012)

Scientific Journal Reviewer

  • Diamond and Related Materials (Elsevier)
  • International Journal of Material Forming (Springer)
  • Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (American Scientific Publishers)
  • Physica Status Solidi (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co)
  • Processing and Application of Ceramics (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • Nanoscale Research Letters (Springer)
  • Vacuum (Elsevier)

See reviewer records on Publons here

 

Publications

Scopus h-index = 12
Source: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=7006501522
Thomson Reuters Researcher ID h-index = 12
Source: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9394-2008
Google Scholar h-index = 14
source: http://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=FpRpfZgAAAAJ&hl

Thesis

  • Master Dissertation in Management – “Authenticity of the leaders and reactions of the led”, thesis supervised by Professor José Arménio Belo da Silva Rego, University of Aveiro, December, 14th 2012, http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/10367.
  • PhD Thesis in Mechanical Engineering – “Carbon-based coatings for the modern plastics industry”, thesis supervised by Professor Mónica Sandra Abrantes de Oliveira Correia and Professor Nasar Ali, University of Aveiro, December, 16th 2008, http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/2473.
  • Master Dissertation in Applied Physics – “Investigation on the film properties of advanced diamond coatings deposited using time-modulated CVD”, thesis supervised by Professor Luís M. Cadillon Martins Costa and Professor Nasar Ali, University of Aveiro, June, 3rd 2004, http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/2617.

Books

  1. Humberto Varum, Rui Moreira, António Completo, Hugo Rodrigues, Joaquim Silva Gosmes, Nuno Lopes e Victor Neto, “Experimental Mechanics National Congress”, 2014, ISBN 978-95695-5-3 (Edited book)
  2. Alberto Tielas, Barbara Gabriel, Cátia S.C. Santos, Denise Garcia, José Alcorta, Marilys Blanchy, Miren Blanco, Olivia Menes, Santiago Gálvez, Victor Neto,”Nanomaterials – Guide for the SUDOE space industry”/”Nanomateriais – Guia para o espaço industrial SUDOE”. 2014. English e-book (ISBN 978-989-99250-2-1), Portuguese e-book (ISBN 978-989-99250-1-4), Portuguese paper book (ISBN 978-989-99250-0-7)
  3. Joana Mendes, Victor Neto, et. al., “Good Practice Guide – Nanomaterials for SMEs”, Published within project CarbonInspired – Cooperation and transfer network for the application of high value-added products based on carbon nanoparticles for the automobile and building sectors (SOE2/P1/E281), project INTERREG IV – SUDOE, 2012. (Publication in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French)
  4. Victor Neto, “Carbon-based coatings for the modern plastics industry: High performance micromolding diamond coated tools”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-3846520093, 2011

Book Chapters

  1. Simone Schincariol, Maria Fonseca, Victor Neto*, “Development of a nanopaint for polymeric auto components”, Book chapter of the book “Micro and Nanomanufacturing”, Waqar Ahmed, Mark J. Jackson, Springer, 2018, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67132-1.
  2. Bárbara Gabriel, Robertt Valente, João Dias-de-Oliveira, Victor Neto and António Andrade-Campos, “Methodologies for Engineering Learning and Teaching (MELT): An Overview of Engineering Education in Europe and a Novel Concept for Young Students” Book chapter of the book “Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Development and Innovation within Smart Cities”, Luisa Cagica Carvalho (Editor), Volume of the book series “Advances in Environmental Engineering and Green Technologies (AEEGT), IGI Global, 2017.
  3. Bárbara Gabriel, Victor Neto, “Research Centres and Industry as stakeholders for innovation using nanotechnology. A social change”, chapter of the book “Hands-on Science – Science Education with and for Society, Costa MFM, Pombo P, Dorrío BV (Eds.), Hands-on Science Network, ISBN 978-989-98032-5-1, 2014.
  4. Mónica Oliveira, Victor Neto, Maria Fonseca, Tatiana Zhiltsova and José Grácio, “Microinjection molding of enhanced thermoplastics”, chapter of the book “Thermoplastic Elastomers”, editied by Adel El-Sonbati, In Tech d.o.o., Croatia, ISBN 978-953-51-0346-2, 2012.
  5. Carlos Relvas and Victor Neto, “Novas prespetivas tecnológicas nos processos de concepção e desenvolvimento”, chapter 4 of the book “O processo de inovação”, editied by José Dantas and António Carrizo Moreira, Lidel, Portugal, ISBN: 978-972-757-758-3, 2011.
  6. J.A.M. Santos, J. Lencart, A.G. Dias, L.T. Cunha, C. Relvas, A. Ramos and V. Neto, “External breast radiotherapy treatment planning verification using advanced anthropomorphic phantoms”, chapter of the book “Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Technology and Medical Sciences – TMSi 2010”, edited by R.M. Natal Jorge, João Manuel R.S. Tavares, Marcos Pinotti Barbosa and Alan Peter Slade, Taylor and Francis, UK, ISBN: 978-0-415-66822-4, e-ISBN: 978-0-203-81659-2, 2011.
  7. V.F. Neto, N. Ali, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio, “Chemical Vapour Deposited Diamond for Thermoplastic Injection Moulds”, chapter 8 of the book “Carbon Based Nanomaterials”, Materials Science Foundations (monograph series), Volumes 65 – 66, editied by Nasar Ali, Andreas Ochsner e Waqar Ahmed, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, ISBN / ISBN-13: 0-87849-155-4 / 978-0-87849-155-1, 2010, http://www.ttp.net/0-87849-155-4.html
  8. N. Ali, V. F. Neto and J. Grácio, “Modulating methane flow to promote secondary nucleation to produce smoother, harder and better quality diamond films”, pag. 21-30, “Surface Treatments VI – Computer Methods and Experimental Measurements for Surface Treatment Effects”, edited by: C.A. BREBBIA, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, J.T.M. de HOSSON, University of Groningen, The Netherlands e S.I. NISHIDA, Saga University, Japan ISBN: 1-85312-962-3 Series: Computational and Experimental Methods Vol 7, WITpress, 2003.

Publications in Scientific Journals

  1. António Andrade-Campos, Bárbara Gabriel, Gillian Owen Moreira, João Dias-de-Oliveira, Robertt Valente, Victor Neto, “Towards Excellence in Engineering Education The profile of Higher Education Teachers on Engineering Programs”, 2018 3rd International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (CISPEE), Aveiro, 2018, 1-8. DOI: 10.1109/CISPEE.2018.8593382
  2. Lucia De Marchi, Matteo Oliva, Rosa Freitas, Victor Neto, Etelvina Figueira, Federica Chiellini, Andrea Morelli, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Carlo Pretti*, “Toxicity evaluation of carboxylated carbon nanotubes to the reef-forming tubeworm Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel, 1923)”, Marine Environmental Research, 143 (2019) 1-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.10.015
  3. Lucia De Marchi, Victor Neto, CarloPretti, Federica Chiellini, AndreaMorelli, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Etelvina Figueira and Rosa Freitas*, “Does the exposure to salinity variations and water dispersible carbon nanotubes induce oxidative stress in Hediste diversicolor?”, Marine Environmental Research, 141 (2018) 186-195, DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.08.014
  4. Bárbara Gabriel, Robertt Valente*, João Dias-de-Oliveira, Victor Neto, António Andrade-Campos, “A model for the effective engagement of all stakeholders in engineering education and its pilot implementation”, European Journal of Engineering Education, 43:6 (2018) 950-966, DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2018.1479375
  5. Lucia De Marchi, Victor Neto, Carlo Pretti, Etelvina Figueira, Federica Chiellini, Andrea Morelli, Amadeu Soares, and Rosa Freitas*, “The influence of salinity on the effects of Multi-walled carbon nanotubes on polychaetes”, Scientific Reports, 8, Article number: 8571 (2018), DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-26729-2
  6. Raul Simões, Bruno Martins, José Santos and Victor Neto*, “HFCVD Diamond-Coated Mechanical Seals”, Coatings 8, no. 5: 172. DOI: 10.3390/coatings8050172
  7. Rosa Freitas*, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Andrea Morelli, Carlo Pretti, Etelvina Figueira, Federica Chiellini, Lucia De Marchi, Victor Neto, “Effects of multi-walled carbon nanotube materials on Ruditapes philippinarum under climate changes: the case of salinity shifts”, Aquatic Toxicology, 199 (2018) 199–211. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2018.04.001
  8. Lucia De Marchi*, Carlo Pretti, Bárbara Gabriel, Paula A.A.P. Marques, Rosa Freitas, Victor Neto, An overview of graphene materials: Properties, applications and toxicity on aquatic environments, Science of The Total Environment, 631–632 (2018) 1440, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.132.
  9. Lucia De Marchi, Victor Neto, Carlo Pretti, Etelvina Figueira, Federica Chiellini, Andrea Morelli, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares and Rosa Freitas*, “Toxic effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on bivalves: Comparison between functionalized and nonfunctionalized nanoparticles”, Science of the Total Environment, 622–623 (2018) 1532 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.031.
  10. Tatiana Zhiltsova*, Bernardo Daga, Patricia Frontini, Victor Neto, Mónica Oliveira “Mechanical testing of micro molded plastic parts by nanoindentation”, (Special Issue: Special Issue on Polymers, Processing and Mold‐making Innovations) Polymer Engineering & Science, 58 (2018) 609-614, DOI: 10.1002/pen.24799.
  11. Lucia De Marchi, Victor Neto, Carlo Pretti, Etelvina Figueira, Federica Chiellini, Andrea Morelli, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares and Rosa Freitas*, “The impacts of seawater acidification on Ruditapes philippinarum sensitivity to carbon nanoparticles”, Environmental Science: Nano, 4 (2017) 1692-1704, DOI: 10.1039/C7EN00335H
  12. Nélia Alberto*, Maria A. Fonseca, Victor Neto, Rogerio Nogueira, Mónica Oliveira, Rui Moreira, “Incorporation of Fiber Bragg Sensors for Shape Memory Polyurethanes Characterization”, Sensors 17 (2017) 2600. DOI: 10.3390/s17112600
  13. Aiping Zeng, Maheshwar Shrestha, Keliang Wang, Victor F. Neto, Bárbara Gabriel, and Qi Hua Fan, “Plasma Treated Active Carbon for Capacitive Deionization of Saline Water,” Journal of Nanomaterials, Article ID 1934724, 2017. DOI: 10.1155/2017/1934724
  14. Lucia De Marchi, Victor Neto, Carlo Pretti, Etelvina Figueira, Federica Chiellini, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Rosa Freitas*, “The impacts of emergent pollutants on Ruditapes philippinarum: biochemical responses to carbon nanoparticles exposure”, Aquatic Toxicology, 187 (2017) 38-47, DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.03.010
  15. Lucia De Marchi, Victor Neto, Carlo Pretti, Etelvina Figueira, Luigi Brambilla, Maria Jesus Rodriguez-Douton, Francesco Rossella, Matteo Tommasini, Clascídia Furtado, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares and Rosa Freitas*, “Physiological and biochemical impacts of graphene oxide in polychaetes: The case of Diopatra neapolitana”, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 193 (2017) 50–60, 10.1016/j.cbpc.2017.01.005
  16. Nélia Alberto*, Hypolito José Kalinowski, Victor Neto e Rogério Nogueira, “Diamond-coated fiber Bragg gratings through the HFCVD process for chemical durability improvement”, Applied Optics, 56 (2017) 1603-1609, DOI: 10.1364/AO.56.001603
  17. Lucia De Marchi, Victor Neto, Carlo Pretti, Etelvina Figueira, Federica Chiellini, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares and Rosa Freitas*, “Physiological and biochemical responses of two keystone polychaete species: Diopatra neapolitana and Hediste diversicolor to Multi-walled carbon nanotubes”, Environmental Research 154 (2017) 126–138, DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.12.018
  18. Igor Bdikin, Dhananjay K. Sharma, Gonzalo Otero, María J. Hortigüela, Pawan K. Tyagi, Victor Neto and Manoj Kumar Singh*, “Charge injection in large area multilayer graphene by ambient Kelvin probe force microscopy”, Applied Materials Today, 8 (2017) 18–25, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmt.2016.11.005
  19. Raul Simões* and Victor Neto, “Graphene oxide nanocomposites for potential wearable solar cells – A review”, Journal of Materials Research, 31 (2016) 1633-1647, DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2016.203
  20. B. Gabriel, R. Valente, J. Dias-de-Oliveira, V. Neto and A. Andrade-Campos, “Methodologies for Engineering Learning and Teaching (MELT) approach: A way to bring young people to science (and science to young people)” 2016 2nd International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (CISPEE), Vila Real, Portugal, 2016, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1109/CISPEE.2016.7777724
  21. B. Gabriel, A. Andrade-Campos, J. Dias-de-Oliveira, R. Valente and V. Neto, “Open think-tank on engineering education: A forum of “face-to-face” debate between stakeholders” 2016 2nd International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (CISPEE), Vila Real, Portugal, 2016, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1109/CISPEE.2016.7777744
  22. Raul Simões and V.F. Neto, “Application of nanocrystalline diamond films as protective coating in photovoltaic solar cells”, Mecânica Experimental, Revista da APAET – Associação Portuguesa de Análise Experimental de Tensões (ISSN 1646-7078), 26 (2016) 79-84
  23. Jyotshna Pokharel, Maheshwar Shrestha, Li Qin Zhou, Victor Neto* and Qi Hua Fan, “Oriented Zinc Oxide Nanocrystalline Thin Films Grown from Sol-Gel Solution”, Journal of Coating Science and Technology, 2 (2015) 46-50, DOI: 10.6000/2369-3355.2015.02.02.2
  24. Li Qin Zhou, Qi Hua Fan, Raul Simões, Victor Neto, “High-rate sputtering deposition of high- and low-refractive index films from conductive composites”, MRS Communications, 5,2 (2015) 327-332.DOI: 10.1557/mrc.2015.32
  25. Cátia S. C. Santos, Barbara Gabriel, Marilys Blanchy, Olivia Menes, Denise García, Miren Blanco, Noemí Arconada, Victor Neto*, “Industrial Applications of Nanoparticles – A Prospective Overview”, Special Issue of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2 (2015) 456-465. DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2015.04.056
  26. Cátia S. C. Santos, V.F. Neto*, “Nanostructured Coatings in Micromoulding Injection – A Case Study”, Special Issue of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2 (2015) 414-422, DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2015.04.048
  27. Raul Simões*, V.F. Neto, “Nanodiamond Coated Glass as a Protective Layer in Solar Cells”, Special Issue of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2 (2015) 230-235, DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2015.04.027
  28. Nélia Alberto*, César Vigário, Daniel Duarte, Nuno A.F. Almeida, Gil Gonçalves, João L. Pinto, Paula A.A.P. Marques, Rogério Nogueira, Victor Neto, “Characterization of Graphene Oxide Coatings onto Optical Fibers for Sensing Applications”, Special Issue of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2 (2015) 171-177, DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2015.04.019
  29. E. Titus, V. Neto, J.C. Gil, “Advanced nanomaterials for hydrogen energy”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40 (2015) 4915. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.03.050
  30. Li Qin Zhou, Mukul Dubey, Raul Simões, Qi Hua Fan, Victor Neto, “Conductive ZnO:Zn Composites for High-Rate Sputtering Deposition of ZnO Thin Films”, Journal of Electronic Materials, 44 (2015) 682-687. DOI: 10.1007/s11664-014-3529-z
  31. B. Mestre, V.F.S. Neto*, “PVD coatings on microcavities for injection molding”, Mecânica Experimental, Revista da APAET – Associação Portuguesa de Análise Experimental de Tensões (ISSN 1646-7078), 25 (2015) 55-66
  32. J. Pinto, H. Varum, V.F. Neto*, A. Paiva, P. Tavares, L. Fernandes, F. M. Nunes, “Performance improvement of earth-based building materials by adding domestic sugar – an experimental testing campaign”, NED University Journal of Research-Materials, XI,3 (2014) 19-28.
  33. Nélia J. Alberto, Raul Simões, Rogério N. Nogueira, Victor F. Neto, “Optimisation of tailored diamond coating conditions onto optical fibres through the Taguchi method”, Diamond and Related Materials, 43 (2014) 60-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.diamond.2014.01.014
  34. Aiping Zeng*, Victor F. Neto, Jose J. Grácio, Qi Hua Fan, “Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Films as Electrochemical Electrodes”, Diamond and Related Materials 43 (2014) 12-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.diamond.2014.01.003.
  35. R. Velazquez*, V.F. Neto, K. Uppireddi, B.R. Weiner, G. Morell, “Fabrication of Nanodiamond Coating on Steel”, Coatings 3 (2013) 243-252. DOI: 10.3390/coatings3040243
  36. V. Neto, A. Sousa, “In focus on polymer behavior”, Polymer International, 62 (2013) 1543. DOI: 10.1002/pi.4624
  37. Raul Simões, J.C. Mendes, L. Pereira, Victor Neto*, “Diamond and other Carbon Related Materials Applications in Photovoltaic Solar Cells”, IEEE International Electro-Information Technology Conference 2013, May 9-11 2013, Rapid City, SD, USA, DOI: 10.1109/EIT.2013.6632676
  38. J. A. Santos*, V. F. Neto, D. Ruch, J. Grácio, “Nanocrystalline diamond coatings for mechanical seals applications”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 (2012) 6835-6839. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2012.4568
  39. J. A. Santos*, Samaneh Ranjbar, V. F. Neto, D. Ruch, J. Grácio, “Tuning the conditions for the deposition of nanocrystalline diamond by hot filament CVD”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 (2012) 6822-6827. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2012.4555
  40. V. F. Neto*, J. Lencart, A.G. Dias, J.A.M. Santos, A. Ramos, C. Relvas, “The effect of megavoltage radiation on polymeric materials to be used in biomedical devices”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 (2012) 6779-6784. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2012.4549
  41. C. A. N. Estima, V. F. Neto*, M.S.A. Oliveira, J. Grácio, “Nanocrystalline diamond coating on non-planar silicon substrates”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 (2012) 6700-6706. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2012.4567
  42. J. A. Santos*, V. F. Neto, D. Ruch, J. Grácio, “The deposition of nanocrystalline diamond by HFCVD in different materials”, Journal of Nano Research, 18-19 (2012) 227-234. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/JNanoR.18-19.227
  43. Sofia A. Lima, Humberto Varum*, Almir Sales, Victor F. Neto, “Analysis of the mechanical properties of compressed earth block masonry using the sugarcane bagasse ash”, Construction & Building Materials, 35 (2012) 829–837. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.04.127
  44. V.F. Neto*, J.A. Santos, N.J. Alberto, J.L. Pinto, R.N. Nogueira, J. Grácio, “Evaluation of diamond coatings on optical fibre sensors for biological use”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 11 (2011) 5408-5412. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2011.3774
  45. J. A. Santos*, V. F. Neto, G. Cabral, D. Ruch, J. Grácio, “Comparative study of nanocrystalline diamond deposition on WC-Ni and WC-Co substrates”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 11 (2011) 5388-5393. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2011.3785
  46. V.F. Neto*, R. Vaz, M.S.A. Oliveira, J. Grácio – “CVD diamond coated steel inserts for thermoplastic mould tools – characterization and preliminary performance evaluation”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 209 (2009) 1085-1091 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2008.03.012
  47. Victor Neto, Tatiana Zhiltsova, Mónica Oliveira e José Grácio, “Filmes Finos de Diamante: Revestimentos de moldes para micromoldação de componentes de plástico”, O Molde –CEFAMOL (Associação Nacional da Indústria de Moldes) magazine, March 2009.
  48. M.C. Coelho*, E. Titus, Gil Cabral, V. Neto, J.C. Madaleno, Q.H. Fan, Antonio C.M. Sousa, J. Grácio, “Hydrogen Adsorption onto Nickel Modified Carbon Nanotubes”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 8 (2008) 6-12, DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2008.AN25
  49. V.F. Neto*, R. Vaz, N. Ali, M. S. A. Oliveira, J. Grácio, C.A.A. Ghumman and O.M.N.D. Teodoro, “Carbon diffusion into steel during diamond chemical vapour deposition”, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2008) pp.192–203 DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2008.018945
  50. V.F. Neto*, M. S. A. Oliveira, N. Ali and J. Grácio, “Time-Modulated Chemical Vapour Deposition Diamond on Mould Making 2738 Steel”, Vacuum, 82 (2008) 1346-1349. DOI: 10.1016/j.vacuum.2008.03.041 (See erratum to this paper at DOI 10.1016/j.vacuum.2008.10.005)
  51. V. F. Neto*, T. Shokuhfar, M. S. A. Oliveira, J. Grácio and N. Ali, “Polycrystalline diamond coatings on steel substrates”, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, Vol. 2, Nos. 1/2, (2008) 99-115. DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2008.017842
  52. V.F. Neto*, R. Vaz, N. Ali, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio, “Performance of sub-micron diamond films coated on mould inserts for plastic injection moulding”, Journal of Materials Science, 43 (2008) 3392–3399 DOI: 10.1007/s10853-007-2311-5
  53. V.F. Neto*, R. Vaz, N. Ali, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio, “Diamond coatings on 3D structured steel”, Diamond and Related Materials, 17 (2008) 1424-1428 DOI: 10.1016/j.diamond.2008.01.113
  54. Manoj K. Singh*, E. Titus, J.C. Madaleno, Gil Cabral, T. Shokuhfar, V.F. Neto, J. Gracio, “Nanocrystalline Diamond on a-SiO2 Fiber: a New Class of Hybrid Material”, Diamond and Related Materials, 17 (2008) 1106–1109
  55. E. Titus*, Gil Cabral, J.C. Madaleno, V.F. Neto, T. Shokuhfar, W.J. Blau, P. Ramesh Babu, D.S. Misra and J. Gracio, “Synthesis of highly oriented carbon nanotube thin films by nickel functionalisation”, Diamond and Related Materials, 16 (2007) 1195-1199
  56. V.F. Neto*, R. Vaz, T. Shokuhfar, C.A.A. Ghumman, O.M.N.D. Teodoro, N. Ali, M. S. A. Oliveira and J. Grácio, “Diffusion of critical elements in steel during thermal treatments in a diamond chemical vapour deposition atmosphere”, Defect and Diffusion Forum, 258-260 (2006) 270-275
  57. E. Titus*, N. Ali, G. Cabral, J.C. Madaleno, V.F. Neto, J. Gracio, P Ramesh Babu, A.K. Sikder, T.I. Okpalugo and D.S. Misra, “Nitrogen and hydrogen related infrared absorption in CVD diamond films”, Thin Solid Films, 515 (2006) 201-206
  58. W. Ahmed*, E. Ahmed, C. Maryan, M. J. Jackson, A.A. Ogwu, N Ali, V.F. Neto and J. Gracio, “Time-modulated CVD process Optimised using the Tagychi method”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 15, 2 (2006) 236-241
  59. E. Titus*, D.S. Misra, A.K. Sikder, P.K. Tyagi, M.K. Singh, Abha Misra, N. Ali, G. Cabral, V. F. Neto, J. Grácio, “Quantitative analysis of hydrogen in chemical vapor deposited diamond films”, Diamond & Related Materials 14 (2005) 476-481
  60. N. Ali*, V. F. Neto, Sen Mei, G. Cabral, Y. Kousar, E. Titus, A. A. Ogwu, D. S. Misra and J. Grácio, “Optimisation of the new time-modulated CVD process using the Taguchi method”, Thin Solid Films, 469-470 (2004) 154-160
  61. Y. Kousar, N. Ali*, V. F. Neto, Sen Mei, J. Gracio, “Deposition of nanocrystalline diamond and titanium oxide coatings onto pyrolytic carbon using CVD and sol–gel techniques”, Diamond and Related Materials, 13, (2004) p. 638–642
  62. J.J. Grácio*, F. Barlat, P.T. Jones, V. F. Neto, A.B. Lopes, “Artificial aging and shear deformation behaviour of 6022 Aluminuim Alloy”, International Journal of Plasticity (Owen Richmond Memorial Special Issue), 20 (2004) 427–445
  63. N. Ali*, G. Cabral, H. Sein, V. F. Neto, W. Ahmed, J. Grácio, “Surface Engineering of WC-Co Used in Dental Tools Technology”, Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 19, 9 (2003) 1273-1278
  64. N. Ali*, V. F. Neto, Y. Kousar, G. Cabral, J. Grácio, “Nano-Crystalline Diamond Films Deposited Using a New Growth Regime”, Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 19, 7 (2003) 987-990
  65. N. Ali*, Y. Kousar, Q. H. Fan, V. F. Neto, J. Grácio, “Role of Substrate Temperature during Diamond Film Growth using the Newly Developed Time-Modulated Chemical Vapor Deposition Process”, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 22, 14 (2003,) 1039-1042
  66. N. Ali*, V. F. Neto, J. Grácio, “Promoting secondary nucleation using methane modulations during diamond CVD to produce smoother, harder and better quality films”, Journal of Materials Research, 18 (2003) 296-304

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Communications

Invited Talks

  1. Victor Neto, “Graphene based sensors for air quality monitoring”,  The 1st International Online Conference on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (N@NO’2017), Africa Graphene Center, 02 – 03 December 2017. (INVITED TALK)
  2. Victor Neto, “Nanotecnologia – do Laboratório para a Sociedade” XXXVII International Sodebras Congress, Vila Galé, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil, 6 – 8 June 2017. (INVITED TALK)
  3. Victor Neto, “Industry 4.0”, Conference Dinner of “Jornal da Bairrada”, Vagos, 1 June 2016 (INVITED TALK)
  4. Victor Neto, “Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation”, III ISVOUGA Engineering Conference – research and enterprises: competitive factor in the current reindustrialization, ISVOUGA – Instituto Superior de Entre Douro e Vouga, Santa Maria da Feira, May 25th 2016 (INVITED TALK)
  5. Victor Neto, Workshop “Project Management”, Workshop Soft-Skills / NEEMec, University of Aveiro, 22 April 2015 (INVITED TALK)
  6. Victor Neto, Workshop “Product, Production Technology, Entrepreneurship, LIFT OFF!…”, Mechanical Engineering Students National Meeting, University of Aveiro, 27-30 March 2015 (INVITED TALK)
  7. Victor Neto, “Current and potential applications of nanoengenering in polymers”, XXX Plastics Seminar of the Portuguese Association of Plastic Industry, 24 – 25 October 2014, Grande Hotel do Luso, Luso, Portugal (INVITED TALK)
  8. Victor Neto, “Carbon-Related Materials Development and Applications in Photovoltaic Solar Cells”, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute – Qatar Foundation, 28 November 2013, Doha, Qatar (INVITED TALK)
  9. Victor Neto, “From Research and Knowledge to the Applied Technologies for the Industry – Molds Technological Platform of the University of Aveiro”, XXIX Plastics Seminar of the Portuguese Association of Plastic Industry, 19 – 21 September 2013, Hotel Dona Inês, Coimbra, Portugal (INVITED TALK)
  10. Victor Neto, “R&D institutes, Clusters and Technology Transfer”, Workshop “Bio/Nano and the market interfaces – Health and Materials”, Portuguese BIC Association and Portuguese Bio industry Association, PROMONET building, Porto, May 21st 2013. (INVITED TALK / SESSION CHAIR)
  11. Victor Neto, “Statistics Tools in Engineering – The Surface Roughness Evaluation and the Design of Experimental Planning”, 1st Workshop of Probability and Statistics Group Interdisciplinarity and applications, May 15th 2013, Mathematics Department of the University of Aveiro. (INVITED TALK)
  12. Victor Neto, “Hydrogen Cars”, VI Biochemistry Student National meeting, University of Aveiro, March 22nd 2013 (INVITED TALK)
  13. Victor Neto, “Group decisions”, Permaculture Course, promoted by HortUA, May 26th 2012. (INVITED TALK)
  14. Victor Neto, “Future Energies”, Seminar promoted by the Vagos Senior University, at the “Escola Profissional de Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural de Vagos (EPADRV)”, February 25th 2010. (INVITED TALK)
  15. Victor Neto, “Production and energy use by hydrogen technologies”, “Jornadas Técnicas da Escola Secundária Mário Sacramento”, Aveiro, April 16th 2008. (INVITED TALK)
    Victor Neto, “Automobile Technology – The future car”, Seminar of the “Núcleo de Desportos Motorizados da Associação Académica da Universidade de Aveiro”, Aveiro, May 24th 2006. (INVITED TALK)

Oral Presentations

  1. Victor Neto*, “Resolução de desafios da indústria real em contexto curricular”, CNaPPES.18 – 5.º Congresso Nacional de Práticas Pedagógicas no Ensino Surperior, 12-13 July 2018, University of Minho, Portugal (ORAL)
  2. António Andrade Campos, Bárbara Gabriel*, Gillian Grace Owen Moreira, João Dias-de-Oliveira, Robertt Valente, Victor Neto, “Higher Education Enhancement Tool (HEAT)”, CNaPPES.18 – 5.º Congresso Nacional de Práticas Pedagógicas no Ensino Surperior, 12-13 July 2018, University of Minho, Portugal (ORAL)
  3. António Andrade-Campos, Barbara Gabriel, Gillian Owen Moreira*, João Dias de Oliveira, Robertt Valente, Victor Neto, “Towards Excellence in Engineering Education: The profile of Higher Education Teachers on Engineering Program”, CISPEE 2018 – 3rd International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education, 27-29 June 2018, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  4. Ruben Silva*, Eduardo Noronha, Victor Neto, Artur Mateus, “New perspectives in the development of new products through additive manufacturing”, UD18 – 7th Meeting on PhD Design Research, 14-15 June 2018, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  5. Bárbara Gabriel, Paula A. A. P. Marques, Victor Neto, “Nanotechnology Usability tool for optimization of nano-based products”, Materiais 2017, 9-12 April 2017, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  6. Bárbara Gabriel*, Robertt Valente, João Dias-de-Oliveira, Victor Neto, António Andrade-Campos, “Methodologies for Engineering Learning and Teaching (MELT) approach A way to bring young people to science (and science to young people)”, CISPEE 2016 – 2nd Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education, 20-21 October 2016, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal (ORAL)
  7. Bárbara Gabriel*, António Andrade-Campos, João Dias-de-Oliveira, Robertt Valente, Victor Neto, “Open think-tank on engineering education – A forum of “face-to-face” debate between stakeholders”, CISPEE 2016 – 2nd Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education, 20-21 October 2016, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal (ORAL)
  8. Bruno M. Martins, José A. M. Santos, Victor F. S. Neto*, “Application of diamond thin films on WC-Co water pumps mechanical seals”, CNME 2016 – Experimental Mechanics National Congress, 12 – 14 October 2016, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisboa, Portugal (ORAL)
  9. T.V. Zhiltsova*, B. Daga, P.M. Frontini, V. Neto, M.S.A. Oliveira, “Mechanical testing of micro moulded plastic parts by nanoidentation”, PMI-16 – International Conference on Polymers and Moulds Innovations, 21 – 23 September 2016, Ghent, Belgium (ORAL)
  10. Victor Neto*, “Diamond coatings for mechanical applications”, RTME 2016 – Research Trends in Mechanical Engineering Research, 11-13 July 2016, Aveiro (ORAL)
  11. Bárbara Gabriel*, Robertt Valente, João Dias-de-Oliveira, Victor Neto, António Andrade-Campos, “Methodologies for Engineering Learning and Teaching (MELT)”, CEM 2016 – Mechanical Engineering Conference, 1 – 3 june 2016, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (ORAL)
  12. Victor Neto* and Bárbara Gabriel, “The use of entrepreneurship project development to consolidate Advanced Production Technologies competences”, Teaching Day’15, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2 December 2015. (ORAL)
  13. N. Alberto*, R. Nogueira, V. Neto, “Thermal monitoring of the plastic injection molding process with optical fiber Bragg gratings”, CNME 2014 – Experimental Mechanics National Congress, 15 – 17 October 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  14. C.S. Santos*, M.S.A Oliveira, T. Zhiltsova, V.F. Neto, “Influence of nanodiamond coatings in the polymeric flow in microinjection”, CNME 2014 – Experimental Mechanics National Congress, 15 – 17 October 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  15. Raul Simões*; V.F. Neto, “Application of nanocrystalline diamond films as protective coating in photovoltaic solar cells”, CNME 2014 – Experimental Mechanics National Congress, 15 – 17 October 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  16. B. Mestre*, V.F.S. Neto, “PVD coatings on microcavities for injection molding”, CNME 2014 – Experimental Mechanics National Congress, 15 – 17 October 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  17. Barbara Gabriel, V.F. Neto*, “Polymeric flow in microcavities coated with nanocrystalline diamond”, ICPB6 – 6th International Conference on Polymer Behaviour, 22 – 26 September 2014, University of Vienna, Austria (ORAL)
  18. Cátia S. C. Santos*, J.C. Vasco, A.J. Pontes, A. S. Pouzada, M.S.A. Oliveira, V.F. Neto, “Assessment of polymeric flow in microcavities coated with nanocrystalline diamond”, PMI 2014 – 6nd International Conference on Polymers & Moulds Innovations, 10 – 12 September 2014, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal (ORAL)
  19. N. Alberto*, R. Nogueira, V. Neto, “Use of fibre Bragg grating sensors for the thermal assessment of the thermoplastic injection moulding process”, PMI 2014 – 6nd International Conference on Polymers & Moulds Innovations, 10 – 12 September 2014, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal (ORAL)
  20. Li Qin Zhou, Raul Simões, Qi Hua Fan, Victor Neto*, “Sputtered ZnO thin films from novel conductive ZnO:Zn composites”, EVC 2014 – European Vacuum Conference, 8 – 12 September 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  21. Cátia S. C. Santos, Barbara Gabriel*, V.F. Neto, “Vacuum assisted synthesis of nanomaterials: A review”, EVC 2014 – European Vacuum Conference, 8 – 12 September 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  22. Debarati Mukherjee, Luis Rino, Joana Catarina Mendes, Victor F. Neto*, “A preliminary study of diamond coatings on commercial titanium dental”, EVC 2014 – European Vacuum Conference, 8 – 12 September 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  23. Barbara Gabriel*, Victor Neto, “Research Centres and Industry as stakeholders for innovation using nanotechnology. A social change”, 11th International Conference on Hands-on Science – HSCI2014, 21-25 July 2014, Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  24. Cátia S. C. Santos*, Barbara Gabriel, V.F. Neto, “Industrial Applications of Nanoparticles – A Prospective Overview”, 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials – ANM2014, 2 – 4 July 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  25. Victor Neto, “Advanced coating systems towards the analysis of polymer flow within microcavities”, Department of Physics Alumni Research Conference, January 6th 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (ORAL)
  26. Raul Simões, J.C. Mendes, L. Pereira, Victor Neto*, “Diamond and other Carbon Related Materials Applications in Photovoltaic Solar Cells”, IEEE International Electro-Information Technology Conference 2013, May 9-11 2013, Rapid City, SD, USA,
    DOI: 10.1109/EIT.2013.6632676 (ORAL)
  27. Victor Neto*, “Nanodiamond films: carbon for tribological applications”, Workshop Internacional: Aplicación de Nanomateriales en la Industria, Madrid, Spain, November 21st 2012 (ORAL)
  28. Nélia Alberto*, José Santos, Carlos Marques, Victor Neto and Rogério Nogueira, “Nanodiamond coated Bragg gratings for sensing applications”, 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, Beijing, China, October 15-19, 2012. Proc. SPIE, vol. 8421, 842120 (4 pp.) DOI: 10.1117/12.974993 (ORAL)
  29. V. F. Neto*, T.V. Zhiltsova, M.S.A. Oliveira, J.A. Ferreira, J. Grácio, J.C. Vasco, A. S. Pouzada, A.J. Pontes – “Advanced coating systems towards the analysis of polymer flow within microcavities”, PMI 2012 – 5nd International Conference on Polymers & Moulds Innovations, Ghent, Belgium, 12 to 14 September 2012 (ORAL)
  30. V.F. Neto*, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio – “Performance of nanocrystalline diamond coated micromolding tools”, MS&T2011 – Materials Science & Technology 2011 – Symposium: Surface Protection for Enhanced Materials Performance: Science and Technology, Columbus, Ohio, USA. 16 to 20 October 2011 (ORAL)
  31. J. A. Santos, V. F. Neto*, D. Ruch, J. Grácio – “Diamond Coated Mechanical Seals in Working Conditions: Wear Performance”, MS&T2011 – Materials Science & Technology 2011 – Simpósio: Surface Protection for Enhanced Materials Performance: Science and Technology, Columbus, Ohio, USA. 16 to 20 October 2011 (ORAL)
  32. J.A.M. Santos*, J. Lencart, A.G. Dias, L.T. Cunha, C. Relvas, A. Ramos and V. Neto, “External breast radiotherapy treatment planning verification using advanced anthropomorphic phantoms”, TMSi 2010 – 6th International Conference on Technology and Medical Sciences, Porto, Portugal, 21 to 23 October 2010 (ORAL)
  33. C. A. N. Estima, V. F. Neto*, M.S.A. Oliveira, J. Grácio – “Nanocrystalline diamond coating on non-planar substrates”, NANOSMAT – 5th International Conference on Surface, Coatins and Nanostructured Materials, Reims – France, 19 to 21 October 2010 (ORAL)
  34. J. A. Santos, V. F. Neto*, D. Ruch, J. Grácio – “Mechanical properties of nanocrystalline diamond coating on WC substrate with different interlayers”, NANOSMAT – 5th International Conference on Surface, Coatins and Nanostructured Materials, Reims – France, 19 to 21 October 2010 (ORAL)
  35. J. A. Santos*, V.F. Neto, D. Ruch, J. Grácio – “Nanocrystalline diamond coatings for mechanical seals application”, ANM 2010 – 3nd International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials, Agadir – Morocco, 12 to 15 September 2010 (ORAL)
  36. J. A. Santos*, V. F. Neto, D. Ruch, J. Grácio – “The deposition of nanocrystalline diamond by HFCVD in different materials”, MPA 2010 – 4th International Meeting on Developments in Materials, Processes and Applications of Emerging Technologies”, Braga, Portugal, 28-30 July 2010 (ORAL)
  37. T.V. Zhil’tsova*, V. F. Neto; J. Ferreira, M.S.A. Oliveira – “On the suitability of the conventional injection moulding process for micro featured parts replication – a DOE approach”, ICIT & MPT 2009 – 7th International Conference on Industrial Tools & Materials Processing Technologies”, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 4 to 7 October 2009 (ORAL)
  38. V.F. Neto*, J.A. Santos, N.J. Alberto, J.L. Pinto, R.N. Nogueira, J. Grácio – “Optimization of diamond coatings on optical fibre sensors for biological use”, MPA 2009 – 3rd International Meeting on Developments in Materials, Processes and Applications of Emerging Technologies”, Manchester, United Kingdom, 21-23 July 2009 (ORAL)
  39. J. A. Santos*, V. F. Neto, G. Cabral, D. Ruch, J. Grácio – “Comparative study of nanocrystalline diamond deposition on WC-Ni and WC-Co substrates”, MPA 2009 – 3rd International Meeting on Developments in Materials, Processes and Applications of Emerging Technologies”, Manchester, United Kingdom, 21-23 July 2009 (ORAL)
  40. V. F. Neto*, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio – “CVD diamond structures developed by means of nucleation and growth modulation techniques”, DSL 2009 – 5th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, Rome, Italy, 24 to 26 June 2009 (ORAL)
  41. V. F. Neto*, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio – “Performance of thermoplastic injected moulds coated with diamond”, RPD 2008 – Rapid Product Development – Designing the Industry of Future, Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal, 29 to 30 October 2008 (ORAL)
  42. V. F. Neto*, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio – “Diamond Coated Inserts for Micromoulding”, PMI 2008 – 3nd International Conference on Polymers & Moulds Innovations, Ghent, Belgium, 17 to 19 September 2008 (ORAL)
  43. T. V. Zhil’tsova*, V.F. Neto, A. Fonseca, M.S.A. Oliveira – “Numerical Simulation of a PBT Component with Molded-in Metal Insert”, PMI 2008 – 3nd International Conference on Polymers & Moulds Innovations, Ghent, Belgium, 17 to 19 September 2008 (ORAL)
  44. V. F. Neto*, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio – “Diamond coated inserts for thermoplastic injection moulding”, ANM 2008 – 2nd International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials, Aveiro, Portugal, 22 – 25 June 2008 (ORAL)
  45. V.F. Neto and M. S. A. Oliveira, “Projecto “Mecânica Viva” – divulgação científica e tecnológica das áreas ligadas à Engenharia Mecânica”, Colóquio “Da Investigação à Prática: Interacções e Debates”, Aveiro, Portugal, 15 – 16 February 2008 (ORAL)
  46. V. F. Neto*, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio – “Polycrystalline diamond coated steel inserts for mould tools”, PMI 2007 – 2nd International Conference on Polymers & Moulds Innovations 2007, Ghent, Belgium, 19 – 20 April 2007 (ORAL)
  47. V. F. Neto*, L. Carvalho, H, Abreu, J. Lobo, A. Sousa, M.S.A. Oliveira, J. Grácio and J. A. Simões – “Avaliação do desempenho de fresas para prótese dentária revestidas com diamante policristalino”, 2º Encontro Nacional de Biomecânica, Évora, Portugal, 8 – 9 February 2007 (ORAL)
  48. V.F. Neto*, T. Shokuhfar, M. S. A. Oliveira, N. Ali and J. Grácio – “Diffusion of critical elements in steel during thermal treatments in a diamond chemical vapour deposition atmosphere”, DSL-2006 – International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, Aveiro, Portugal, 26-28 July 2006 (ORAL)
  49. W. Ahmed*, E. Ahmsd, C. Maryan, M. J. Jackson, A.A. Ogwu, N Ali, V.F. Neto and J. Gracio – “Time-modulated CVD process Optimised using the Tagychi method”, 4th International Surface Engineering Conference, St. Paul, MN, USA, 1 – 3 August 2005 (ORAL)
  50. V.F. Neto*, M. S. A. Oliveira, N. Ali and J. Grácio – “Time-Modulated Chemical Vapour Deposition Diamond on Mould Making 2738 Steel”, RIVA – 5th Iberian Vacuum Meeting, Guimarães, Portugal, 18 – 21 September 2005 (ORAL)
  51. V.F. Neto*, M. S. A. Oliveira, N. Ali and J. Grácio – “Application of diamond coatings in the plastic mould making industry”, nanoSMat2005 – International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials, Aveiro, Portugal , 7 – 9 September 2005 (ORAL)
  52. V. F. Neto*, L. Carvalho and J. Pereira, “Estudo preliminar de um filme de diamante policristalino depositado num implante dentário”, 1.º Encontro Biomecânica, Martinchel, Abrantes, Portugal, 2 – 3 February 2005 (ORAL)
  53. M. S. A. Oliveira, R. Alves, V. F. Neto* and T. V. Zhil’tsova, “Knowledge systems for assisted mould design – case study”, Rapid Product Development 2004, Marinha Grande, Portugal, 12 – 13 October 2004 (ORAL)
  54. V.F. Neto*, N. Ali and J. Grácio, “Time-modulates CVD optimization using the Taguchi method”, Asociacion Espanola del Vacio y sus aplicaciones (ASEVA) Summer School – WS-15: Recent Advances in Thin Films and Hard Coatings, Ávila, Spain, 4 – 8 July 2004 (ORAL)
  55. N. Ali, V. F. Neto* and J. Grácio, “Modulating methane flow to promote secondary nucleation to produce smoother, harder and better quality diamond films”, Surface Treatments 2003 – Computer Methods and Experimental Measurements for Surface Treatment Effects, Crete, Greece, 11 – 13 March 2003 (ORAL)
  56. N. Ali, G. Cabral*, V. F. Neto, H. Sein, W. Ahmed and J. Gracio, “Polycrystalline Diamond Films Deposited onto Flat Cemented WC-Co substrates and WC-Co Dental Burs of Similar Composition”, Euro PM 2002, Lausanne, Switzerland, 7 – 9 October 2002 (ORAL)
  57. T.B. Huang*, A. Fernandes, V. Neto and J. Grácio, “The control of grain size in process of CVD diamond growth”, International Conference on Metallurgical Coating and Thin Films, San Diego, California, USA, April 2002 (ORAL)
  58. N. Ali, Q. H. Fan, T. Huang, V. F. Neto*, Y. Kousar, W. Ahmed and J. Grácio, “Time-Modulated CVD Process for Producing Smoother Diamond Coatings”, New Developments on Tribology: Theoretical Analysis and Application to Industrial Processes, Aveiro, Portugal, April 2002 (ORAL)
  59. N. Al , H. Sein, G. Cabral*, V.F. Neto, J. Grácio and W. Ahmed, “Reconfiguration of a hot-filament CVD system for coating cemented WC-Co dental burs with diamond films”, New Developments on Tribology: Theoretical Analysis and Application to Industrial Processes, Aveiro, Portugal, April 2002 (ORAL)

Poster Presentations

  1. Bárbara Gabriel, António Gil Andrade-Campos, Gillian Moreira, João Oliveira, Robertt Valente, Victor Neto*, “Excelência no Ensino de Engenharia na UA (E3@UA): Desafio técnico-societal integrador”, Teaching Day’17, University of Aveiro, Portugal, November 29th, 2017. (E-POSTER)
  2. Victor Neto*, Bárbara Gabriel, Paula Marques, “Nanotechnology Usability Tool (NTU) for optimization of nano-based products”, EuroNanoForum 2017, 21 – 23 June 2017 Valletta, Malta (POSTER)
  3. Aiping Zeng, Maheshwar Shrestha, Victor F. Neto, Bárbara Gabriel*, Qi Hua Fan, “Plasma nitriding surface as passivation layer for silicon cathode used in photo-electrochemical water splitting”, Materiais 2017, 9-12 April 2017, University of Aveiro, Portugal (POSTER)
  4. A. Zeng, M. Shrestha, V.F. Neto, B. Gabriel*, Q.H. Fan, “Comparatively electrochemical study on the plasma treated active carbon for capacitive deionization”, NANOSMAT 2016 – 11th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials, 6-9 September 2016, University of Aveiro, Portugal (POSTER)
  5. Aiping Zeng, Maheshwar Shrestha, Keliang Wang, Victor F. Neto, Bárbara Gabriel*, Qi Hua Fan, “Plasma treated active carbon for capacitive deionization of saline water”, ANM 2016 – 7th International Conference on Advanced Materials, 25-27 July 2016, University of Aveiro, Portugal (POSTER)
  6. Lucia De Marchi*, Victor Neto, Roberta Socoowski Britto, Etelvina Figueira, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Rosa Freitas, “Physiological and biochemical responses of polychaete Diopatra neapolitana to graphene oxide”, SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, 22-26 May 2016, Nantes, France (POSTER)
  7. Victor Neto*, Gonzalo Irurueta, Paula Marques, António Pereira and Manoj Kumar Singh, “Multi-technique X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy System for Surface and Interface Analysis”, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum Seminar “Research and Vacuum”, March 2nd 2016, INL, Braga (POSTER)
  8. Nélia J. Alberto*, Hypolito J. Kalinowski, Victor F. Neto and Rogério N. Nogueira, “Simultaneous regeneration of seed FBGs during the HFCVD diamond-grating coating process and its thermal monitoring”, Proc. SPIE 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 28 September 2015, Curitiba, Brazil, doi:10.1117/12.2194817 (POSTER)
  9. Li Qin Zhou, Qi Hua Fan, Raul Simões, Bárbara Gabriel, Victor Neto*, “High-rate Sputtering Deposition of High- and Low-refractive Index Films from Conductive Composites”, EU PVSEC 2015 – European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 14-18 September 2015, Humburg, Germany (POSTER)
  10. Barbara Gabriel*, Paula Marques, Victor Neto, “An analysis tool for decision making support on nanomaterials applications – a preliminary case study”, TNT 2015 – Trends on Nanotechnology, 7-12 September 2015, Toulouse, France (POSTER)
  11. Li Qin Zhou, Raul Simões, Bárbara Gabriel, Qi Hua Fan, Victor Neto*, “Novel conductive ZnO:Zn composites for thin film solar cell back reflectors application”, TNT 2015 – Trends on Nanotechnology, 7-12 September 2015, Toulouse, France (POSTER)
  12. Li Qin Zhou, Mukul Dubey, Raul Simões, Bárbara Gabriel, Qi Hua Fan, Victor Neto*, “High Performance ZnO Based Back Reflectors for Thin Film Solar Cell Application”, 7th EuroNanoForum conference, 10-12 junho 2015, Riga, Letónia (POSTER)
  13. Raul Simões*, V. F. Neto, “Transparency of different diamond films prepared by different techniques”, Diamond 2014 – International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials, 7-11 September 2014, Madrid, Spain (POSTER)
  14. R. K. Gupta, J. Hong, M. Dubey, X. Wang, N. Mandel, V. Neto*, J. Gracio, Z. Gu, Q. Fan, “Biochar Nanomaterials Activated by Oxygen Plasma for Energy Storage”, 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials – ANM2014, 2 – 4 July 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (POSTER)
  15. Cátia S. C. Santos*, V.F. Neto, “Nanostructured Coatings in Micromoulding Injection – A Case Study”, 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials – ANM2014, 2 – 4 July 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (POSTER)
  16. Raul Simões*, V.F. Neto, “Nanodiamond Coated Glass as a Protective Layer in Solar Cells”, 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials – ANM2014, 2 – 4 July 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (POSTER)
  17. Nélia Alberto*, César Vigário, Nuno Almeida, Gil Gonçalves, João L. Pinto, Paula Marques, Rogério Nogueira, Victor Neto, “Characterization of Graphene Oxide Coatings onto Optical Fibers for Sensing Applications”, 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials – ANM2014, 2 – 4 July 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal (POSTER)
  18. Nélia Alberto*, Rogério Nogueira, Victor Neto, “Thermal Monitoring of the Thermoplastic Injection Molding Process with FBGs”, AOP2014, 26 – 30 May 2014, Aveiro, Portugal (POSTER)
  19. Nélia J. Alberto*, Hypolito J. Kalinowski, Victor F. Neto, Rogério N. Nogueira, “Regeneration of FBGs during the HFCVD diamond-fiber coating process”, AOP2014, 26 – 30 May 2014, Aveiro, Portugal (POSTER)
  20. Raul Simões*, J.C. Mendes, L. Pereira, V.F. Neto, “Application of Diamond and other Carbon Related Materials Photovoltaic Solar Cells”, Diamond 2013 – International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials, 2-5 September 2013, Riva del Garda, Italy (POSTER)
  21. Nélia Alberto, Raul Simões*, Rogério Nogueira, Victor Neto, “Diamond chemical vapour deposition on optical fibres – Deposition parameters optimization through Taguchi method”, Diamond 2013 – International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials, 2-5 September 2013, Riva del Garda, Italy (POSTER)
  22. Victor Neto*, Maria Fonseca, Tatiana Zhiltsova, Rui Moreira, José Simões, Jorge Ferreira, Mónica Oliveira and José Grácio – “µ-injection Molding of Enhanced Thermoplastics”, University of Aveiro Research Day, Aveiro, 13 June 2012 (POSTER)
  23. V. F. Neto*, J. Lencart, A.G. Dias, J.A.M. Santos, A. Ramos, C. Relvas – “The effect of megavoltage radiation on polymeric materials to be used in biomedical devices”, ANM 2010 – 3nd International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials, Agadir – Morocco, 12 to 15 September 2010 (POSTER)
  24. J. A. Santos*, V.F. Neto, D. Ruch, J. Grácio – “The deposition of diamond films by hot filament cvd with different gas mixtures”, ANM 2010 – 3nd International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials, Agadir – Morocco, 12 to 15 September 2010 (POSTER)
  25. R. Vaz, V.F. Neto*, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio – “CVD diamond on AISI 304 and P20 modified steel”, ANM 2008 – 2nd International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials, Aveiro, Portugal, 22 – 25 June 2008 (POSTER)
  26. V.F. Neto*, R. Vaz, N. Ali, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio, “Diamond coatings on 3D structured steel”, Diamond 2007 – 18th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond- Like Materials, Carbon Nanotubes, and Nitrides, Berlin, Germany, 9-14 September 2007 (POSTER)
  27. V.F. Neto*, R. Vaz, N. Ali, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio, “Performance of sub-micron diamond films coated on mould inserts for plastic injection moulding”, NanoSMat 2007 – International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials, Alvor, Portugal, 8-11 July 2007 (POSTER)
  28. V.F Neto, R. Vaz*, M.S.A. Oliveira and J. Grácio – “Hardness evaluation of diamond coatings on steel substrates”, MATERIAIS 2007 (XIII Portuguese Materials Society Meeting and IV International Materials Symposium), Porto, Portugal, 1 – 4 April 2007 (POSTER)
  29. V.F. Neto*, T. Shokuhfar, M. S. A. Oliveira, N. Ali and J. Grácio – “Influence of chromium nitride interlayer thickness on the deposition of diamond on steel”, Diamond 2006 – 17th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-Like Materials, Carbon Nanotubes, and Nitrides, Estoril, Portugal, 3-8 September 2006 (POSTER)
  30. V. F. Neto, N. Ali and L.C. Costa*, “TMCVD – A gateway for the production of smooth diamond films”, MATERIAIS 2005 – XII Portuguese Materials Society Meeting and III International Materials Symposium, Aveiro, Portugal, 20 – 23 March 2005 (POSTER)
  31. V. F. Neto*, L. C. Costa, N. Ali and J. Grácio, “Comparison between electrical properties displayed by diamond films deposited using constant CH4 flow and an intermediate modulation step”, Diamond 2004 – 15th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-Like Materials, Carbon Nanotubes, Nitrides & Silicon Carbide, Riva del Garda, Italy, 12 – 17 September 2004 (POSTER)
  32. V. F. Neto*, N. Ali and J. Gracio, “Secondary Diamond Crystallite Nucleation in Time-Moduleted CVD”, Diamond 2003 – 14th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-Like Materials, Carbon Nanotubes, Nitrides & Silicon Carbide, Salzburg, Austria, 7 – 12 September 2003 (POSTER)
  33. Y. Kousar, N. Ali, V. F. Neto* and J. Gracio, “Nano-crystalline Diamond Films Grown on Pyrolytic Carbon for Potencial use in Artificial Heart Valves”, Diamond 2003 – 14th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-Like Materials, Carbon Nanotubes, Nitrides & Silicon Carbide, Salzburg, Austria, 7 – 12 September 2003 (POSTER)
  34. Y. Kousar, N. Ali, W. Ahmed, J. Gracio and V.F. Neto*, “Surface Engineering of Artificial Heart Valves”, Diamond 2002 – 13th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-Like Materials, Carbon Nanotubos, Nitrides & Silicon Carbide, Granada, Spain, 8 – 13 September 2002 (POSTER)
  35. V.F. Neto*, N. Ali and J. Grácio, “Nucleação Secundária de Diamante Conducente à Produção de filmes lisos através de tecnologia CVD”, FISICA 2002 – XIII Conferencia Nacional de Física, Évora, Portugal, 6 – 10 September 2002 (POSTER)

(*) Presenter

Intellectual Property Registration

  • Ricardo Sousa, Victor Neto, José Bergano, Gracinda Ferreira, “IMPRESSORA 3D PARA CONSTRUÇÃO IN-SITU DE MÓDULOS HABITÁVEIS COM UMA MISTURA CRUA DE LIGANTES E O SOLO DE MARTE”, Provisional patent application number: 108073; Deposit Date: 01/12/2014
  • Ricardo Sousa, Victor Neto, José Bergano, Gracinda Ferreira, “CELESTINE – BUILDING NEW WORLDS”, National brand registration number 539720 given on 25-02-2015

Experience as Scientific Adviser

Current supervision:

Mylene Simões Cadete, “Desenvolvimento de espumas de PET reciclado com aditivação de nanopartículas”, Research Scholarship in the scope of the project of R&D of the Center for Mechanical Tecnology and Automation (University of Aveiro) with the reference number UID/EMS/00481/2013. Started September 19th 2018.

Tiago Emanuel Pereira Gomes, “Ferramentas Avançadas para o Fabrico Inteligente”, Research Scholarship in the scope of the project “TOOLING4G – ADVANCED TOOLS FOR SMART MANUFACTURING”. Started September 17th 2018.

Denise Alexandra Leal Machado, “Graphene sensors for measurement of air quality”, Research Scholarship in the scope of the SMART GREEN HOMES project. Started June 1st 2017.

Lucia De Marchi, “Responses of two aquatic invertebrate species to carbon based nanoparticles under a climate change scenario”, Biology Doctoral Program Student, University of Aveiro, with the support from FCT through grant SFRH/BD/101273/2014 (co-supervisor).

 

Past supervision:

Mylene Simões Cadete, “Desenvolvimento de um novo produto à base de PET”, Chemistry Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, in collaboration with Lifepoly. July 27th 2018.

Joana Filipa Rodrigues dos Santos, “Design como Ferramenta para melhoria de Abrigos de Animais”, Product Design and Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, July 27th 2018.

Afonso Costa Pinho, “Desenvolvimento da Plataforma Digital de Interação NTU”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, July 24th 2018.

João Pedro Martins de Almeida e Silva, “Redução dos custos em matéria-prima na célula de insuflação de uma fábrica de embalagens plásticas”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, in collaboration with Colep, July 23th 2018.

Tiago Emanuel Pereira Gomes, “Using secondary polymeric raw materials for additive manufacturing applications”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, July 23th 2018.

João Pedro Cruz Vieira, “Otimização e fexibilização de um produto de gamifcação”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, in collaboration with RM Consulting, July 19th 2018.

Ruben João Gonçalves da Silva, “Fabrico Direto Digital – Uma visão sobre o mobiliário urbano”, Product Design and Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, July 19th 2018.

Aiping Zeng, “Developing high efficient photovoltaic device with Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) absorber”, Post-Doc researcher – FCT grant SFRH/BPD/90306/2012, from February 24th, 2015 to May 31th 2018;

Artur Jorge Macedo Vidal, “Desenvolvimento de um distribuidor de gás para nova gama de esquentadores”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation Project, University of Aveiro, in collaboration with Bosch, March 28th 2018.

Joana Catarina Mendes, “Diamond films for thermal management of high-power”, Post-Doc researcher – FCT grant SFRH/BPD/81990/2011, from March 1st, 2015 to December 31th, 2017;

Nélia Jordão Alberto, “Optical fiber devices coated with carbon allotrope”, Post-Doc researcher – FCT grant SFRH/BPD/78141/2011, started January 1st, 2012 to December 31th, 2017;

Cédric Rodrigues, “Inovação e desenvolvimento de equipamento de hotelaria”, Product Design and Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, in collaboration with PNH by Pinha, December 20th 2017, (Grade: 13/20); http://hdl.handle.net/10773/23671

Diana Raquel Pinho Oliveira, “Aumento da produtividade de uma linha de enchimento de aerossóis”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, in collaboration with COLEP, December 15th 2017, (Grade: 17/20); http://hdl.handle.net/10773/23707

Helga Daniela Ferreira Carvalho, “Desenvolvimento de linha de mobiliário de quarto de banho adaptável e sustentável: representar a flexibilidade e a tecnologia”, Product Design and Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, December 14th 2017, (Grade: 15/20); http://hdl.handle.net/10773/23674

Katia Alexandra Martins Dias da Silva, “Análise do envelhecimento acelerado de polímeros”, Physics Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, July 25th 2017; http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/22078

Henrique Carvalho Bessa, “Desenvolvimento de um produto para gamificação de formação em metodologias de trabalho Lean”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, in collaboration with RM Consulting, Lda., July 17th 2017, (Grade: 19/20); http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/23575

Bárbara Filipa Casqueira Coelho Gabriel, “Support procedure for the application of nanoengineering on the development of eco-efficient manufacturing processes”, Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Program Student, University of Aveiro (supervisor), May 19th 2017;

André Filipe Branco Cardoso Silva, “Tratamento de superfície com plasma de estruturas em material compósito para a indústria aeronáutica”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, in colaboration with Solintellysys, Lda., November 28th 2016, (Grade: 17/20); http://hdl.handle.net/10773/21215

Bruno Miguel Teixeira Martins, “Aplicação e ensaio de filmes finos de diamante em vedantes mecânicos”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, November 28th 2016, (Grade: 17/20); http://hdl.handle.net/10773/22254

Guillaume Santos, “Análise do comportamento mecânico de componentes produzidos por FDM”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, in colaboration with BEEVC – Electronic Systems, Lda., october 31st 2016, (Grade: 19/20); http://hdl.handle.net/10773/22716
Currently working at BEEVC – Electronic Systems, Lda.

Diana Paškonytė, “Qualitative analysis tool for decision making support on nanomaterials applications nanopaint case study”, Erasmus+ Traineeship after graduation, July – September 2016.

Alfredo Nuno Mota Ribeiro da Costa, “Nanocompósitos de matriz polimérica para impressão 3 D”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, July 14th 2016, (Grade: 17/20); http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/16859
Currently working at JDD Moldes

Simone Schincariol, ERASMUS Student, “Optimization of nanopaint with metallic touch for polymeric auto components”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, May 19th 2016, (Grade: 17/20), http://hdl.handle.net/10773/16442;

Raul Nunes Simões, “Thin films for photovoltaic applications”, Researcher, FCT R&D project “High performance ZnO based back reflectors for thin film solar cell applications” (PTDC/CTM-CER/121440/2010). From October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2015;

João Manuel Azevedo Ferreira, “Modelação e simulação numérica de ferramenta moldante instrumentada com sensores de fibra ótica”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, July 27th 2015, (Grade:18/20), http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/15399;
Currently working at JDD Moldes

Bárbara Filipa Casqueira Coelho Gabriel, “Industrial need in the SUDEO área”, Research management, Interreg IV B Sudoe Project: CarbonInspired 2.0 – Transfer network for the integration and dissemination of knowledge on high value added products based on nanoparticles for the industry from the SUDOE Space (SOE4/P1/E793). From October 1, 2013 to April 30, 2015;

Li Qin Zhou, “High performance ZnO based back reflectors for thin film solar cell application”, Post-Doc researcher, FCT R&D project “High performance ZnO based back reflectors for thin film solar cell applications” (PTDC/CTM-CER/121440/2010). From October 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015;

Cátia Sofia Castanheira dos Santos, “Application and characterization of carbon-based coating on molding tools and analysis of the polymeric flow on coated microcavities”, Researcher, TEMA-NRD Strategic Project FCT (PEst-C/EME/UI0481/2013). From May 1 to December 31, 2014;

Bruno Martins, “Revestimentos PVD em microcavidades para moldação por injeção”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, July 25th 2014, (Grade:18/20), http://hdl.handle.net/10773/13698;
Currently working at Prirev

Cátia Sofia Castanheira dos Santos, “Análise do fluxo polimérico em micro cavidades revestidas com diamante”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, December 12th 2013 (Grade:18/20), http://hdl.handle.net/10773/12545;
Currently working at A. Silva Matos Metalomecânica S.A.

Pedro José Ramos Lopes, “Aplicação de sensores FBG em moldes para microinjecção, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, December 12th 2013 (Grade:15/20), http://hdl.handle.net/10773/12548;
Currently working at Prifer

Gustavo Kapusta, “Estudo de revestimentos em dispositivos biomecânicos, análise de desgaste”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, July 29th 2013. Gustavo Kapusta was a Brazilian student that was in the University of Aveiro with a CAPES (Brazil) scholarship, http://hdl.handle.net/10773/11742;

Carlos Miguel Fernandes Carvalho, “Diamond coatings on optical fibers”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, December, 10th 2010, http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/7518;

Alexandre Francisco Pereira dos Reis, “Optimização do sistema MPCVD para deposição de filmes de diamante”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, December, 9th 2010, http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/6810;

Cátia Andreia das Neves Estima, “Insertos para micro-moldação de termoplásticos por injecção”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, December, 2nd 2010, http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/7285;
Currently working as Design Engineer at National Oilwell Varco

Filipe Jorge Pestana de Faria, “Caracterização Tecnológica de Projecto/Engenharia de Moldes para a Micro-Injecção de Termoplásticos”, Research Integration Scholarship, University of Aveiro, 2009/2010.
Currently working as Process and Product Engineer at Faurecia

Francisco Manuel Pereira da Silva, “Adaptation moulding tools to micro-injection systems”, Mechanical Engineering Master Dissertation, University of Aveiro, November, 27th 2009, http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/2526.
Currently working as Design Engineer at JDD Moldes

Academic Jury Examination Member

  • Daniela Rocha de Oliveira, “Equipamentos de Apoio a Fisioterapia e/ou Terapeutas em Ambiente Domiciliário”, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro, July 27th 2018, MSc (Jury President).
  • Ana Rita Andrade da Silva, “Processamento de suspensões de metal duro em meio aquoso”, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering of the University of Aveiro, July 27th 2018, MSc.
  • Maryam Salimian, “Advances in multifunctional nickel / reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites, synthesis and characterization”, University of Aveiro, May 3rd 2018, PhD.
  • Rui Daniel da Silva Mendes, “Estudo da composição e condições de vazamento na microestrutura e opropriedades do ferro fundido nodular EN-GJS-400-15”, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering of the University of Aveiro, December 21st 2017, MSc.
  • Dirce das Neves Russo, “Intervenção do Design na Vivência Quotidiana do Alzheimer”, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro, December 20th 2017, MSc.
  • Inês Carlos Ramos Almeida Bola, Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, December 18th 2017, MSc.
  • José Miguel Pino Gonçalves, Department of Physics of the University of Aveiro, December 14th 2017, MSc.
  • João Pedro Fonseca Palminha, “Abrigo urbano multifunções para bicicletas”, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro, July 26th 2017, MSc.
  • Oriana Susete Martins da Silva, “Otimização do Rendimento de Uma Linha de Tratamentos Eletrolíticos”, Department of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro, May 20th 2016, MSc.
  • Mohammadmehdi Shabani, “Tribossistemas de revestimentos multicamada de diamante CVD micro/ nanocristalino”, University of Aveiro, April 20th 2016, PhD.
  • Susete Margarida Gomes Correia, “Estudos da corrosividade de produtos Mistolin nas ligas inox 304 e 316”, Department of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro, December 10th 2015, MSc.
  • Emanuel Filipe Cunha Oliveira, “Micro-carro eléctrico: uma realidade citadina emergente”, Department of Communication and Design of the University of Aveiro, December 1st 2015, MSc.
  • Luís Filipe Santos Barbosa, “Active protective sealing for PEO treated magnesium alloys”, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering of the University of Aveiro, November 27th 2015, MSc.
  • Joana Marli Valente Fernandes, “Caracterização e avaliação de custos de revestimentos eletrolíticos de zinco-níquel”, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering of the University of Aveiro, July 8th 2015, MSc.
  • Diana Marisa Barbosa de Castro, “Otimização dos processos de tratamento de superfície (anodização) de perfis de alumínio”, Department of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro, July 3rd 2015, MSc.
  • Dário Filipe Salgueiro Pereira, “Análise e Seleção de Materiais para Moldes de Vidro de Mesa”, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Leiria – Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, December 18th 2014, MSc.
  • Ermelinda da Conceição Portela Salgueiredo, “Multilayerd micro/nanocrystalline CVD diamond coatings for biotribology”, University of Aveiro, February 27th 2014, PhD.
  • Pedro Gonçalo Pereira Duarte, “Machining Pre-Sintered Carbide with CVD Diamond”, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering of the University of Aveiro, July 24th 2012, MSc.
  • Mário Simões Correia, “Estudo do atrito associado à extração de peças moldadas por injeção”, University of Minho, March 4th 2013, PhD.
  • Tiago Heinrich Vilas Holz, “Síntese de grafenos por HFCVD”, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering of the University of Aveiro, July 27th 2012, MSc.
  • Nélia Jordão Alberto, “Sensores de Bragg para bioaplicações”, University of Aveiro, July 21st 2011, PhD.

Prizes & Highlights

  • Best paper award at CISPEE 2016 – 2th International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education for paper “Methodologies for Engineering Learning and Teaching (MELT) approach: A way to bring young people to science (and science to young people)”. DOI: 10.1109/CISPEE.2016.7777724
  • The paper “Conductive ZnO:Zn Composites for High-Rate Sputtering Deposition of ZnO Thin Films” has been highlighted in the Advances in Engineering Portal, on 19 June 2015.

Other Activities

  • International Advisory Committee Member of the Africa Graphene Center
  • Member of the “Business Decision Support” and “Translator” WG of the European Material Modeling Council (EMMC)
  • Associate Member of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais (SPM) since 2016.
  • Member of the W.A.T.T – World Association of Technology Teachers since November 2015.
  • Member of the Ibero-American network “NANODYF – Network for Dissemination and Education Network in Nanotechnology” since September 2015.
  • Expert of “INCOMERA – Innovation and Commercialisation in the NMP thematic area” since 2015.
  • Member of the network “Hands-on Science” since July 2014.
  • Associate Member of the Associação Portuguesa de Análise Experimental de Tensões (APAET) since 2014.
  • Manager of the Mechanical Engineering Department and of the Center for Mechanical Technology and Automation webpage and web contents, from 2011 to 2018.
  • Board member of Caritas Aveiro, from April 2013 to April 2016.
  • Board member of the Vagos Social Democratic Politic Party, from February 2013 to October 2018.
  • Coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering Department scientific promotion and dissemination activities, since 2007 to 2013.
  • Associated Member of the Atlantic Centre of Nanotechnology Association, since 2008. Member of the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014; Secretary of the General Assembly from 2008 to 2011;
  • Member of the Department Council of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, in representation of the PhD department Members (Grant holders, researchers, and partial time professors), from 2010 to 2014;
  • Delegate at the District Assembly of the Aveiro Social Democratic Party from 2011 to 2012;
  • Member of the Pedagogical Council, in representation of the parents at the “Agrupamento de Escolas de Vagos” on the school year 2009-2010.
  • Member of the Representers Assembly of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro – Representer from 2004 to 2010;
  • Member of the Vagos Commission for the Protection of Children and Young People, from 2005-2007;
  • Founding member of the University of Aveiro Association of Research Fellows, 2004. General Assembly president in 2005.
  • President of the Physics Association of the University of Aveiro from 1997 to 2000. Secretary from 1994 to 1997;
  • Scout from 1991 to 1997 and Scout Leader from 1997 a 2008.