Albano Cavaleiro serves as a Full Professor at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. In 1990, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Coimbra in mechanical engineering, with a thesis on the surface modification of materials by the sputtering deposition of thin coatings. From then on, he was assistant professor (1990–2000), associate professor (2000–2005), and full professor from 2005. Cavaleiro served as a Vice-Director at the Faculty of Sciences (area of research centres and projects) and, presently, Head of the research group “Surface Engineering Group” at CEMUC and Head of LED&Mat at Instituto Pedro Nunes. His field of research and publications is much diversified including materials and surface engineering, structural transformations, deposition and characterization of thin films, tribology, nanocrystalline/nanocomposite materials, and fuel cells. He participated in more than 30 research projects from which he was responsible for more than 20. He was invited for talks in about 30 international conferences in his field. He supervised 14 Ph.D. students and has an extensive evaluating activity for national and international research agencies. Cavaleiro published more than 250 papers from which about 200 in international journals of SCI.
Biography Updated on 27 June 2013