Amelia Almeida works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering of Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. She has a Ph.D. degree in materials engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon and, since 1992, develops her research activity in the Materials Processing and Design Group of Institute of Science and Engineering of Materials and Surfaces (ICEMS). She serves as a Professor of materials science and materials selection and design and has considerable experience in the supervision of M.S. and Ph.D. students. She has considerable expertise in materials science of metallic and composite materials, especially in the laser-assisted development and modification of Al-, Cu- and Ti-based alloys and composites and their characterization at both microstructural and mechanical levels. Almeida has coordinated and collaborated in a considerable number of research projects both national and European and has authored several publications in international journals and conferences. Her research interests include laser surface modification, laser-assisted synthesis of advanced materials, rapid manufacturing, new alloys for biomedical applications, micro- and nanocomposite materials, structure and properties of laser processed materials, microstructural characterization by electron microscopy, and mechanical and tribological behaviour of materials. Since 2010, she coordinates at IST the International Program IDS-FunMat: International Doctoral School on Functional Materials for Energy, Information Technology and Health, under the Erasmus Mundus Program, an international joint Ph.D. Program with 9 participating universities.
Biography Updated on 5 February 2013