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Alexandre Velhinho earned his Ph.D in Materials Science – Composite Materials – from Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2004. His scientific activity has been essentially dedicated to the study of Heterogeneous Materials, covering Composite, Cellular and Functionally Graded Materials. His studies comprise the full life cycle of heterogeneous materials, comprising: - modelling (elastic behaviour of compact and hollow particle-reinforced metal matrix composites); - simulation (prediction of ceramic particle distribution in centrifugally-cast metal matrix functionally graded composites); - processing (Centrifugal Casting, Friction Stir Processing and Accumulative Roll Bonding for fabrication of metal-matrix functionally graded composites; production of cellular composite metamaterials by Additive Manufacturing; Friction Extrusion for production of nanoclay-reinforced polymer matrix composites); - characterization (with microtomographic imaging deserving significant efforts); - damage (tribocorrosion of ceramic-reinforced metal matrix composites). Teaching-wise, he is responsible for subjects covering the mechanics of materials, behaviour, manufacturing and uses of composite materials, cellular materials, processing technologies for metals and materials selection; throughout these subjects, a strong emphasis is placed on the role of Materials Engineering in the implementation of a Circular Economy of Materials.

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science, Doctorate, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

External positions

National delegate, Safety Commission, UIAA - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation

Nov 2018 → …

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    Aluminium Alloys Behaviour in the Foundry Process

    Arraiano, B., Morgado, T. L. R. C. M., Velhinho, A., Machado, C. M. M. & Pamies-teixeira, J. J., 26 Oct 2017, p. 120. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

    Bio-inspired production of chitosan/chitin films from liquid crystalline suspensions

    João, C. F. C., Echeverria, C., Velhinho, A., Silva, J., Godinho, M. H. & Borges, J. P., 2 Jan 2017, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 155, p. 372-381 10 p.

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)


    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Editorial activity

    ICMFM XIX, XIX International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals

    Alexandre José da Costa Velhinho (Invited speaker)
    7 Sep 20188 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    XIX International Colloqium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals

    Alexandre José da Costa Velhinho (Invited speaker)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Sessão Temática VI. Avanços em Materiais e Processos, CIBEM 2017 - 13º Congresso Ibero-americano de Engenharia Mecânica

    Carla Maria Moreira Machado (Organiser), Teresa Morgado (Organiser), A. Velhinho (Organiser), André Silva (Organiser), Jorge Joaquim Pamies-teixeira (Organiser)
    23 Oct 201726 Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    International Journal of Materials and Product Technology (Journal)

    Alexandre José da Costa Velhinho (Editor)
    1 Jan 2011

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity