Paula Vilarinho

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Paula Vilarinho (2016-02-29)

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functional oxides, dielectrics, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, ceramics, films, single crystals, na

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Paula Vilarinho (2017-12-11)

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Electroceramics Group

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Paula Vilarinho (2016-05-09)

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Scopus Author ID: 7006570727

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Scopus to ORCID (2013-11-24)

Scopus Author ID: 55964537100

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Scopus to ORCID (2014-01-14)

Biography

Vilarinho is Associate Professor at University of Aveiro (UA) since 2000 and a Senior Researcher of Associate Laboratory, CICECO – Aveiro Materials Institute. Currently she is: i) leader of the Electroceramics Group, within CICECO, ii) President of the Portuguese Society of Materials (SPM), iii) Coordinator (Portugal) of the Emerging Technologies Program within The University of Texas at Austin – Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) Portugal Program, iv) Member of the Scientific Committee of the Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering, UA. She was Visiting Professor at Dep of Materials Science and Engineering of North Carolina State University, USA, 2001, Visiting Professor at Dep of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2008 and Visiting Professor at McKetta Dep of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 2015. She was: i) Director of Undergraduate Course in Ceramics and Glass Engineering, UA (1999-2001), and Director of Undergraduate Course in Materials Engineering, UA (2009-2016), ii) coordinator of Scientific Commission of Dep of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, UA (2002-2006), iii) former President of Portuguese Society of Microscopy (2010 - 2011), iv) former vice-president of Portuguese Materials Society (SPM) (2009-2013). She is: i) member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Processing and Application of Ceramics and International Scholarly Research Network - ISRN Ceramics, ii) member of Portuguese, European and American Materials Research Societies and Microscopy Societies, iii) referee in the selection of Portuguese and European R&D projects and National Science Foundation (NSF) USA, as well as a frequent referee of SCI journals. Vilarinho published over 280 papers, 6 book chapters, with ca. 5068 citations (h-index 37), 9 patent applications and edited 4 books. She has given over one hundred scientific and technical talks at international conferences and 127 invited talks. She has(is) supervised(ing) 20 post-docs, 24 PhD students and 44 Master students. She has been involved and coordinating more than 20 R&D projects and in more than 20 European R&D actions, networks and projects on the development and characterization of dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials. She organized 8 and co-organised 6 International Scientific Meetings and more than 12 National and International workshops on Materials Science topics. She was distinguished with the prize “Estímulo à Excelência” (Stimulus to Excellence) in February 2007 awarded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Her profile and scientific career were recently distinguish in the recent book “Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers: 100 Inspirational Profiles” by Lynnette Madsen, Willey, 2016. Vilarinho Research Group is engaged in fundamental and applied research in the synthesis, properties and processing of functional materials for electronics, microelectronics and related applications; mainly focused on electrical polarization phenomena in solids, aiming to understand mechanisms that control electrical polarization at the macroscopic and nanoscale level, and applying such understanding to the development of advanced nano and microelectronic devices. Her group has been using electrical and structural characterization tools (impedance spectroscopy, piezo- ferroelectric analysis, scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, etc) at the highest level. Materials under investigation include perovskite type ferroelectric, piezoelectric, dielectric and multiferroic oxides and piezoelectric polymers (PLLA, PVDF). Applications include microelectronic devices as memories, sensor and actuators, energy harvesters, thermoelectric devices, tunable dielectrics, but also and more recently biorelated uses, as bio-compatible piezoelectric platforms for tissue growth, biosensors, etc. The synthesis of nanofunctional materials in different geometries (1D, 2D, 3D) at low temperatures for compatible materials integration and using low cost approaches is becoming increasingly important in her´s research . Vilarinho´s group has been exploiting hydrothermal synthesis, diphasic sol precursors, photo chemical solution and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) for preparation of nanoparticulates, nanocomposites, thin, thick films of functional materials. More recently initiated exploitation of low-temperature budget processes, as FLASH sintering, and Cold Sintering. One of the newest R&D interests of Vilarinho group is related with Additive Manufacturing of ceramic and composite materials. The aim is on one side to explore techniques as 3D Printing and Robocasting for the fabrication of ceramic materials in direct collaboration with Portuguese Ceramic companies, on the other hand to explore Additive Manufacturing of functional ceramics and composite materials for microelectronics.
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