Paulo J Ferreira

Head of Deparment
Department of Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy  

Paulo Ferreira is currently the Head of Department of Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy at INL. He is also Robert & Jane Mitchell Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering and Full Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

He has a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering (MS&E) from the University of Illinois, USA and has done his Post-doctoral work at MIT in MS&E. He concentrates his research in the areas of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology and Electron Microscopy, in particular on understanding the relationships between the atomic/nano structure and the properties of nanomaterials, through in-situ and high resolution transmission electron microscopy. The focus of the research is in metallic nanoparticles, Li-ion battery materials, nanocatalysts for fuel cells and photocatalytic conversion, nanocrystalline metals, nanointerconnects and carbon nanostructures. He is co-author of the book “Nanotechnology for Architects, Designers and Engineers” and the author of more than 150 scientific articles published in international journals and conference proceedings. Prof. Ferreira is part of the Editorial Board of Review of “Metallurgical and Materials Transactions” and acted as a special advisor to the Minister of Economics and Innovation, Portugal, on Government Strategy for Science & Technology.

Selected Publications