Elin Maria Soares de Figueiredo

Assistant Professor
Structural Materials
1.7 esf@fct.unl.pt


Elin Figueiredo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Conservation and Restoration (NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal) where she lectures courses related to conservation and manufacturing of metals. She is an integrated researcher at the materials research centre CENIMAT/i3N (FCT-NOVA) where she conducts scientific research related to archaeometallurgy and long-term corrosion. Expertise includes elemental and structural analysis, X-ray based analytical techniques such as XRF and XRD, radiography and tomography. She is author/co-author of more than 60 papers in scientific journal and conference proceedings and has been the principal investigator in projects related to ancient mining and metallurgical processes of copper, tin, gold and silver, conservation and long-term inter and intra-granular corrosion. She is the Director of the journal Conservar Património (indexed in WoS and Scopus) and is involved in scientific policies of open access publication (Open Science Europe).


S. Serrano, A. Rodrigues, R.J.C. Silva, E. Figueiredo (2023), Study of an Iron Age Gilded Silver Earring by XRF, SEM-EDS and Multifocus OM, Heritage 6, 4187-4201. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage6050220



A.S. Saraiva, E. Figueiredo, H. Águas, R.J.C. Silva (2022) Characterisation of Archaeological High-tin Bronze Corrosion Structures, Studies in Conservation 67(4), 222-236, https://doi.org/10.1080/00393630.2020.1857523.


J. Cruz, M. Manso, V. Corregidor, R.J.C. Silva, E. Figueiredo, M.L. Carvalho, L.C. Alves (2020) Surface analysis of corroded XV-XVI century copper coins by µ-XRF and µ-PIXE/µ-EBS self-consistent analysis, Materials Characterization 161, 110170, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2020.110170.


E. Figueiredo, J. Fonte, A. Lima, J.P. Veiga, R.J.C. Silva, J. Mirão (2018). Ancient tin production: slags from the Iron Age Carvalhelhos hillfort (NW Iberia Peninsula), Journal of Archaeological Science, 93, 116, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2018.02.007.


E. Figueiredo, A. Lackinger, B. Comendador Rey, R.J.C. Silva, J.P. Veiga, J. Mirão (2017). An experimental approach for smelting tin ores from Northwestern Iberia, Materials and Manufacturing Processes 32(7-8), 765-774. https://doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2016.1244837.