Manuel Evaristo

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal


Main research areas Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) are the main processes studied for that propose. Due to the complexity of these processes also the influence of the depositions conditions on the properties of the coated samples is also an issue of research. Different systems have been studied (Ti-N, Al-N, Al-O, W-S-C, W-S-Ti, Mo-Se-C, W-Se-C). The morphological, chemical, mechanical and tribological properties of those systems have been characterized extensively. Also, how the changes in the depositions parameters will affect the properties of the coatings and the influence of different substrates in the overall performance of the system is subject of research. Another line of research is the tribology where the study of the wear mechanisms and the interactions between the surfaces that are responsible for the different levels of friction is another important research subject. Other research areas: The study of the formation of tribo-layers is the key issue for the understanding of the mechanisms of wear and friction. The formation of third body in sliding contact and the tribology in lubricated conditions are also areas of research. To fulfill those objectives is necessary to use powerful techniques capable of analyze very thin layers of the contact surfaces in order to observe the transformations occurred during the sliding. Project Grants as principal researcher: SELFADAPT - Self-healing adaptive coatings - from design to application. PTDC/CTM-MET/120550/2010 Portuguese National Science Foundation (FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) Total Funding: € 121.140,00 Submitted: January 2011 Starting schedule: March 2012 Scientific degrees: 2008 – PhD, Materials Science, Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Coimbra University. “Nanocomposite coatings for low friction applications” Current position Pos Doc Researcher in SEG-CEMUC group of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology - University of Coimbra

Biography Updated on 1 April 2012

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