Alexandre José da Costa Velhinho

Structural Materials
Membro Integrado
Assistant Professor
101D-II 10613
CENIMAT- Lab. 4 11616


A. Velhinho earned his Ph.D in Materials Science – Composite Materials – from Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2004. His scientific activity delves on Functionally Graded Materials, being particularly focused in the development, modelling and characterization of innovative Functionally Graded Composites and Functionally Graded Cellular Materials. One particular technique which has been the subject of extensive work is microtomography, and its application to materials characterization, with a special interest in the processing and visualization of large tomographic datasets.

Main publications

J. Gandra, P. Vigarinho, D. Pereira, R. M. Miranda, P. Vilaça, A. Velhinho, “Wear characterization of Functionally Graded Surface composites produced by Friction Surfacing”, Materials & Design, 52 (2013) 373-383 – DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2013.05.059 Manoj B. Gawande, Anuj K. Rathi, Paula S. Branco, T. M. Potewar, Alexandre Velhinho, Isabel D. Nogueira, A. Tolstogouzov, C. Amjad A. Ghumman, Orlando M.N.D. Teodoro, “Nano-MgO-ZrO2 Mixed Metal oxides: Extensive characterization by SIMS and application in the reduction of carbonyl compounds and in multicomponent reactions”, RSC Advances, 3 (2013) 3611-3617 – DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22511E Manoj B. Gawande, Anuj Rathi, Paula S. Branco, Isabel D. Nogueira, Alexandre Velhinho, Janhavi Shirkhande, Utkarsha Indurkar, Radha V. Jayaram, C.A.A. Ghumman, N. Bundaleski, O.M.N.D. Teodoro, “Regio- and chemoselective reduction of nitroarenes and carbonyl compounds over recyclable magnetic ferrite-nickel nanoparticles (Fe3O4-Ni) using glycerol as hydrogen source”, Chemistry - A European Journal, 48 (2012) 12628-12632 – DOI: 10.1002/chem.201202380 Manoj B. Gawande, Alexandre Velhinho, Isabel D. Nogueira, C.A.A. Ghumman, O.M.N.D. Teodoro, Paula S. Branco, “A facile synthesis of cysteine-ferrite magnetic nanoparticles for application in multicomponent reactions - A sustainable protocol”, Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 2 (2012) 6144-6149 – DOI: 10.1039/c2ra20955a J. Gandra, R. Miranda, P. Vilaça, A. Velhinho, J. Pamiès Teixeira, “Functionally Graded Materials Produced by friction stir processing”, J. Mater. Processing Technol. 211 (2011) pp. 1659-1668 – DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2011.04.016 A. Velhinho, L.A. Rocha, “Longitudinal centrifugal casting of metal-matrix functionally graded composites: an assessment of modelling issues”, J. of Mater. Sci. 46 (2011) 3753-3765 – DOI: 10.1007/s10853-011-5289-y J.D. Botas, A. Velhinho, Rui J.C. Silva, “A Theoretical Approach to the Elastic Behaviour of Compact and Hollow Spherical Particles Reinforced Metal-Matrix Composites”, Int. J. of Mater. Research, 101 (2010) pp. 752-757 - DOI: 10.3139/146.110342 S.C. Ferreira, A. Velhinho, L.A. Rocha, Rui J.C. Silva, “Corrosion Behaviour of Aluminium Syntactic Functionally Graded Composites”, Int. J. Mater. & Product Technol. 39 (2010) pp. 122-135 – DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2010.034265 A. Velhinho, P.D. Sequeira, Rui Martins, G. Vignoles, F.M. Braz Fernandes, J.D. Botas, L.A. Rocha. “X-Ray Tomographic Imaging of Al/SiCp Functionally Graded Composites Fabricated by Centrifugal Casting”, Nuclear Instr. & Methods in Phys B 200 (2003) pp. 295-302 – DOI: 10.1016/S0168-583X(02)01691-9