Joao Tedim was graduated in Chemistry by the Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto (FCUP) in 2004 with an average mark of 18 in 20, and was awarded with a PhD degree in Physical Chemistry by the University of Leicester in 2009 under supervision of Prof. A. R. Hillman. After being awarded with PhD degree, J. Tedim initiated Post-Doctoral activities in SECOP group (Surface Enginneering and Corrosion protection group) at CICECO-Universidade de Aveiro (UA) (October 2008) in the frame of the FP7 European project MUST-Multi-level protection of materials for vehicles by Smart nanocontainers (ref. NMP3-LA-008-214261). In April 2010 Tedim received a Post-Doctoral FCT fellowship (SFRH/BPD/64335/2009) to develop his work further on self-healing coatings for corrosion protection.
In September 2012 J. Tedim became research assistant in the frame of FP7 EU project NanoBarrier (Extended shelf-life biopolymers for sustainable and multifunctional food packaging solutions (Project No. NMP3-LA-2012-280759). In this period he extended research activities in an independent but complementary manner, entering into new lines of research not considered at SECOP
before. These include development of smart materials for structural integrity monitoring and sensors for food packaging, functional paper with antimicrobial properties.
One year later J. Tedim was awarded with IF starting grant (Research Assistant) and started leading the sub-group of nanostructured materials for controlled release and functional coatings within SECOP group. During this time he was able to attract both national and international funds for research. In particular, he became Coordinator of European project "SMARCOAT-Development of smart nano and microcapsulated sensing coatings for improving of material durability/performance" (ref. 645662, MSCA-RISE-2014). So far, Tedim has published more than 50 papers in international peer reviewed journals with over 900 citations (h index 18), has several book chapters and filed several joint patents with industry in the area of coating technology. In January 2018, J. Tedim became Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro in the area of Surface Protection and Functional Interfaces.