Paula M. Vilarinho

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Paula M. Vilarinho is an Associate Professor at the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal since 2000. She received her Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Aveiro, in 1994 with a thesis on lead-based ferroelectric relaxors. She was Visiting Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, from February to August 2001. Her present R&D interests include synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles, nanostructures, composites, thin and thick films of dielectrics, piezoelectrics, and ferroelectrics for microelectronic and biomedical applications. She has been involved in 21 R&D projects and 19 European R&D actions, networks, and projects on the development and characterization of dielectrics, piezoelectrics, and ferroelectrics. Vilarinho has supervised 14 postdoctoral studies, 18 Ph.D. works, and 13 M.S. in this field. She has edited 4 books and published 3 book chapters, more than 221 papers (160 SCI), and 5 patents. Her SCI impact factor is currently 22 with 1437 citations. She gave 40 invited talks. She has been collaborating with more than 12 Portuguese R&D groups and 10 foreigner groups, within Europe and USA. She organized 6 international scientific meetings and 4 national and international workshops on materials science topics. Vilarinho was distinguished with the prize “Estímulo à Excelência” (Stimulus to Excellence) awarded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in February 2007. She has been acting as referee in Portuguese and European R&D projects and a frequent referee of SCI journals. She is currently Director of the Graduation Course of Materials Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Vice President of the Portuguese Society of Materials (SPM), and President of the Portuguese Society of Microscopy.

Biography Updated on 2 October 2011

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