Rui Jorge Cordeiro Silva

Structural Materials
Associate Professor
201-II 10613
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PhD in Material Science, specialization Metallurgy (1999, FCT-UNL, Lisbon, Portugal). Graduation in Metallurgical Engineering (1985, IST-UNL, Lisbon, Portugal). Main interest in: - Physical metallurgy: structural characterization of metallic materials. Structural, thermal and mechanical effects, resulting from thermo-mechanical processing of metallic alloys. Archaeometallurgy applications for copper based alloys. - Corrosion (electrochemistry): kinetic evaluation of corrosion/passivation mechanisms and corrosion products identification. Optimization of reductive electrochemical processes. Diagnosis and Conservation of metallic (archaeological and museological) objects

Main publications

- R. M Miranda, Telmo G. Santos, J.Gandra, N. Lopes, R.J.C. Silva (2013), “Reinforcement strategies for producing functionally graded materials by friction stir processing in aluminium alloys”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 213, pp. 1609-1615. - L. Quintino, L. Liu, R.M. Miranda, R.J.C. Silva, A. Hu, Y. Zhou (2013), "Bonding NiTi to glass with femtosecond laser pulses", Materials Letters, Vol. 98, pp. 142–145. - J. Gandra, D. Pereira, R.M. Miranda, R.J.C. Silva, P. Vilaça (2013), "Deposition of AA6082-T6 over AA2024-T3 by friction surfacing - Mechanical and wear characterization", Surface & Coatings Technology, Vol. 223, pp. 32–40. - L. Quintino, L. Liu, R. M.Miranda, R.J.C. Silva, A. Hu, and Y. Zhou (2013), "Cutting NiTi with Femtosecond Laser," Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2013, Article ID 198434, 4 pages. - P. Valério, A.M. Monge Soares, R.J.C. Silva, M.F. Araújo, P. Rebelo, N. Neto, R. Santos, T. Fontes (2013), “Bronze production in Southwestern Iberian Peninsula: the Late Bronze Age metallurgical workshop from Entre Águas 5 (Portugal)”, Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 40, Nº1, pp. 439-451. - P. Valério, A.M. Monge Soares, M.F. Araújo, R.J.C. Silva, F.J.C. Santos (2013), “The distinctive grave goods from Palhais (Beja, Portugal). New insights into the metallurgical evolution under Orientalizing influence in the southwestern end of Iberia”, Trabajos de Prehistoria, Vol. 70, Nº2, pp. 361-371. - E. Figueiredo, R.J.C. Silva, M.F. Araújo, F.M. Braz Fernandes (2013), Multifocus optical microscopy applied to the study of archaeological metals, Microscopy and Microanalysis, Vol. 19, pp. 1248-1254. - F. Pereira, , R.J.C. Silva, A.M.M. Soares, M.F. Araújo (2013), “The role of arsenic in Chalcolithic copper artefacts - insights from Vila Nova de São Pedro (Portugal)”, Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 40(4), pp. 2045–2056, 2013. - F. Pereira, R.J.C. Silva, A.M.M. Soares, M.F. Araújo (2013), “Microscopy characterization of metallurgical production evidences from Vila Nova de São Pedro (Azambuja, Portugal)”. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 19 Supplement S4, pp. 149. - E. Figueiredo, M.F. Araújo, R.J.C. Silva, R. Vilaça (2013), Characterisation of a Proto-historic bronze collection by Micro-EDXRF, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 296, pp. 26-31.