Paulo Ferreira Research Group

Office: ETC 9.176
Phone: 512.471.3244
Fax: 512.471.7681
Email: ferreira@mail.utexas.edu
Materials Science and Engineering Program
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1063

Research Interests

Current Research

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the study of the atomic structure and defect behavior of nanomaterials, through in-situ and high-resolution TEM techniques. In particular, I am interested in understanding the relationships between the atomic/nano structure and the properties of nanomaterials, and the fundamental underlying mechanisms of structural and property changes induced by crystalline defects. My experimental work employs various TEM techniques, such as in-situ TEM heating, in-situ TEM nanoindentation, in-situ TEM straining, high-resolution TEM and aberration-corrected TEM/STEM. Additional techniques include scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy and SQUID measurements.  The focus of the research is in Nanoparticles for Fuel Cells and Photocatalytic Conversion, Nanowires for Batteries, Nanocrystalline Metals and Metallic Nanoparticles, Copper Nano Interconnects and Carbon Nanostructures.