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Research interests

- Processamento de ligas metálicas : tratamentos térmicos de ligas ferrosas tratamentos termomecânicos de ligas com memória de forma, incluindo deformação plástica severa, produção de películas finas de ligas com memória de forma por pulverização catódica. - Simulação computacional do processamento de materiais. - Caracterização estrutural de materiais por difracção de raios X: análise do perfil de picos de difracção, estudo in situ do crescimento (por pulverização catódica) de películas finas. - Microfabricação.

Processing of metal alloys: heat treatment of ferrous alloys, thermomechanical treatments of shape memory alloys, including severe plastic deformation, shape memory alloy thin films production (sputtering) and characterization. X-ray diffraction structural characterization: peak profile analysis, in situ studies of sputter films growth and heat treatment of bulk shape memory alloys. Microfabrication.

External positions

Invited Professor, Ministério da Defesa Nacional - Marinha

Sep 1997 → …


  • TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
  • Shape Memory Alloys
  • X-Ray Diffraction

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Research Output at NOVA 1991 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Shape memory effect
Mechanical properties

New WC-Cu composites for the divertor in fusion reactors

Dias, M. R., Pinhão, N., Faustino, R., Martins, R. M. S., Ramos, A. S., Vieira, M. T., Correia, J. B., Camacho, E., Braz Fernandes, F. M., Nunes, B. M. F., Almeida, A., Mardolcar, U. V. & Alves, E. P., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Nuclear Materials. 521, p. 31-37 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fusion reactors
Fusion reactors
8 Citations (Scopus)

Bionanocomposites of chitosan/montmorillonite incorporated with Rosmarinus officinalis essential oil: Development and physical characterization

Souza, V. G. L., Pires, J. R. A., Rodrigues, P. F., Lopes, A. A. S., Fernandes, F. M. B., Duarte, M. P., Coelhoso, I. M. & Fernando, A. L., 1 Jun 2018, In : Food Packaging and Shelf Life. 16, p. 148-156 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Essential oils
Rosmarinus officinalis
18 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of laser processing on the transformation characteristics of NiTi: A contribute to additive manufacturing

Oliveira, J. P., Cavaleiro, A. J., Schell, N., Stark, A., Miranda, R. M., Ocana, J. L. & Braz Fernandes, F. M., 15 Jul 2018, In : Scripta Materialia. 152, p. 122-126 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3D printers
Shape memory effect
Heat treatment
Cyclic loads
Functionally graded materials

Activities 2012 2012

  • 1 Editorial activity

Ciência e Tecnologia dos Materiais (Journal)

Francisco Manuel Braz Fernandes (Editor)
1 Jan 2012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Press / Media