Maria Margarida Rolim Augusto Lima

Structural Materials
Assistant Professor
210-II 10604
104-II 10625


B.Sc. in Physics and Materials Engineering – Specialization in Materials (1989, FCT/UNL); MSc. in Materials Engineering (1994, FCT/UNL); PhD in Materials Science and Engineering – Glass and Ceramic Materials (2003, FCT/UNL). Main scientific interests: Glasses, Glass-ceramics and Glass-ceramic Composites. - Processing and characterization of glass and ceramics. - Effect of experimental parameters on the final microstructure, thermal, electrical and optical properties of the composites. - Sintering behaviour of glasses and of glass-nanoceramic particle composites: Crystallization kinetics by isothermal and non-isothermal methods. Recycling of solid wastes by ceramic and glass technology.

Main publications

Lima MMRA, Braz LFC, Monteiro RCCet al.; Effect of Phosphogypsum on the Clinkerization Temperature of Portland Cement Clincker, ADVANCED MATERIALS FORUM VI, PTS 1 AND 2 Book Series: Materials Science Forum Volume: 730-732 Pages: 94-99 (2013). Monteiro RCC, Lopes AA S, Lima MMA et al. ; Sintering, Crystallization, and Dielectric Behavior of Barium Zinc Borosilicate Glasses-Effect of Barium Oxide Substitution for Zinc Oxide, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY Volume: 95 Issue: 10 Pages: 3144-3150 (2012). Lima MMRA , Monteiro RCC, Graca MPF et al. ; Structural, electrical and thermal properties of borosilicate glass-alumina composites, JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS Volume: 538 Pages: 66-72 (2012). Monteiro RCC, Lima MMRA; Effect of compaction on the sintering of borosilicate glass/alumina composites, JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY Volume: 23 Issue: 11 Pages: 1813-1818 Article Number: PII S0955-22196(02)00422-3 (2003). Lima MMRA Fernandes FMB and Monteiro RCC; Study of the Crystallization of a Borosilicate Glass, Advanced Materials Forum I, Key Engineering Materials, Volume: 230-232 Pages: 157-160 (2002).