João Pedro Oliveira

Full Professor
Structural Materials
208 DCM Lab. 4, 6 and 8


João Pedro Oliveira is currently full professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT/NOVA, Portugal. Prior to his current appointment at FCT/NOVA he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Welding Engineering program of The Ohio State University, United State. He did his PhD in laser welding of shape memory alloys at FCT/NOVA, while being a visiting researcher at the Center of Advanced Materials Joining of the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests focus on welding and fusion-based additive manufacturing of advanced engineering materials, with special scientific interest on less conventional engineering alloys such as shape memory and high entropy alloys. His research group is also heavily invested in the use of high energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction for fine probing of the material microstructure ex-situ or in-situ. He currently supervises 12 PhD students in the areas of welding and additive manufacturing. He holds editorial positions at Materials Science and Engineering: A, Materials & Design and Metals and Materials International.

Main scientific interests: Welding; Additive Manufacturing; Structural characterization; Synchrotron radiation; Thermodynamic modelling.


J. P. Oliveira, A. LaLonde, J. Ma, “Processing parameters in laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing”, Materials & Design, 108762, 193, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108762  

J. P. Oliveira *, T. G. Santos, RM Miranda, “Revisiting fundamental welding concepts to improve additive manufacturing: From theory to practice”, Progress in Materials Science, 107, 100590, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2019.100590  

J. P. Oliveira *, R. M. Miranda, F. M. Braz Fernandes, “Welding and Joining of NiTi Shape Memory Alloys: a Review”, Progress in Materials Science, 88, 412-466, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2017.04.008 

J. P. Oliveira *, B. Panton, Z. Zeng, C. Andrei, Y. Zhou, R. M. Miranda, F. M. Braz Fernandes, “Laser Joining of NiTi to Ti6Al4V Using a Niobium Interlayer”, Acta Materialia, 105, 9-16, 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.12.021

Z. Zeng, B. Q. Cong, J. P. Oliveira *, W. C. Ke, N. Schell, B. Peng, Z. W. Qi, F. G. Ge, W. Zhang, S. S. Ao, “Wire and arc additive manufacturing of a Ni-rich NiTi shape memory alloy: microstructure and mechanical properties”, Additive Manufacturing, 32, 101051, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2020.101051  

J. P. Oliveira *, T. M. Curado, Z. Zeng, J. G. Lopes, Emma Rossinyol, Jeong Min Park, N. Schell, F. M. Braz Fernandes, Hyoung Seop Kim, “Gas tungsten arc welding of as-rolled CrMnFeCoNi high entropy alloy”, Materials & Design, 189, 108505, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108505