Prof. MÃ¡rio Ferreira
Mario Ferreira has made contributions in a number of areas of surfaces and corrosion, such as electronic structure of passive films, corrosion in concrete, galvanized steel, aluminum and magnesium alloys, paints, anodizing, biomaterials, atmospheric corrosion, hybrid sol-gel films, inhibitors, self-healing and nanostructured coatings, smart surfaces, localized electrochemical techniques.
He is Full Professor at University of Aveiro. He is a member of an Associate Laboratory, Aveiro Institute of Materials (CICECO), University of Aveiro. He was Head of the Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering of the University of Aveiro (Portugal) in the period 2011-2017.
Mario Ferreira has been active in the field of surfaces/corrosion for 40 years and has made major contributions in corrosion through teaching and research.
Mario Ferreira’s publications are in top journals that publish on his subjects; his work is uniformly of the highest quality. The Scopus database reports an h-index=71 (April 2019), which is an extremely high number for his area and reflects the impact of his work. He is also co-author of 18 book chapters and 5 patents. In his career, he has trained a considerable number of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and post-docs, many of whom are now making major contributions on their own. He has been frequently invited for keynote and plenary talks.
He has been extremely active in scientific societies, representing Portugal in the International Corrosion Council, participating in different working parties of the European Federation of Corrosion, and for 2 years a member of its Board of Administrators. He was also Member of the “Steel Advisory Group” of the “Research Steel and Coal Fund” of European Union (2010-2019). He was Deputy Director-General for Higher Education (Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Portugal) (2003-2007) and Member of the Scientific Council for Exact Sciences and Engineering of “The Foundation for Science and Technology” (FCT), Portugal (2013-2016).
Mario Ferreira received the “H.H. Uhlig Award” of Corrosion Division of The Electrochemical Society (2013), CAVALLARO Gold Medal, Univ. Ferrara / EFC (2014), Fellow of ISE (2017), Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (2017), European Corrosion Medal, EFC (2017), Engineers Association Award, Senior Adviser Member, (2015).