João Pedro Botelho Veiga

Structural Materials
Associate Professor of NOVA SST and Full Member of CENIMAT
Responsible for the Structural Materials Group
1.12 ED. CENIMAT 3 11618


B.Sc. in Physics and Materials Engineering (1992; FCT/UNL). Ph.D. in Materials Science – Crystalchemistry and Structural Analysis of petreous and ceramic materials from cultural heritage of the Mediterranean region (contributions for strategies in conservation) using synchrotron radiation (2006, FCT/UNL). Main scientific research activity is focused on structural analysis and crystal chemistry of materials using X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, differential thermal analysis and thermogravimetry, synchrotron radiation X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (XANES) and Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) using large scale installations such as the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility). Experimental studies include cultural heritage materials, glass and ceramic materials, mortars, stone and minerals.

Main publications

M.L. Coutinho, J.P. Veiga, M.F. Macedo, A.Z. Miller, “Testing the Feasibility of Titanium Dioxide Sol-Gel Coatings on Portuguese Glazed Tiles to Prevent Biological Colonization”. Coatings 10, 1169 (2020), 

T.P. Silva, J.X. Matos, D. de Oliveira, J.P. Veiga, I. Morais, P. Gonçalves, L. Albardeiro, “Mineral Inventory of the Algares 30-Level Adit, Aljustrel Mine, Iberian Pyrite Belt, Portugal”, Minerals, 10, 853 (2020), 

T.P. Silva, D.P.S. de Oliveira, J.P. Veiga, P. Ávila, C. Candeias, E. Salas-Colera, R. Caldeira, “Mineralogy and chemistry of incrustations resulting from the 2014–2015 eruption of Fogo volcano, Cape Verde”, Bulletin of Volcanology, 81, 23 (2019). 

F. Carvalho, A. Lopes, A. Curulli, T.P. Silva, M.M.R.A. Lima, G. Montesperelli, S. Ronca, G. Padeletti, J.P. Veiga, “The Case Study of the Medieval Town Walls of Gubbio in Italy: First Results on the Characterization of Mortars and Binders”, Heritage, 1, 468-478 (2018). 

R.C.C. Monteiro, A.A.S. Lopes, M.M.R.A. Lima , J.P.B. Veiga, “Thermal characteristics and crystallization behavior of zinc borosilicate glasses containing Nb2O5”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 491, 124-132, (2018),