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Paulo Ferreira

Adjunct Professor

Paulo Ferreira is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is also a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal, as well as the Head of the Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy Center at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal. Before joining INL and IST in Portugal, he was Robert & Jane Mitchell Endowed Faculty in Engineering and Full Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA and the Director of Electron Microscopy at the Texas Materials Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He has a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois, USA and has done his Post-doctoral work at MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. He concentrates his scientific research in the areas of Materials Science, Nanomaterials and Electron Microscopy applied to alternative energy materials and 2D materials. At the educational level, he teaches graduate courses in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Structure of Materials and Electron Microscopy. In parallel, he has been involved in initiatives with various American and Portuguese institutions in the areas of Education and Higher Education, Systems of Innovation, and Science and Technology. He is co-author of three books, namely “Materials 2000”, IST Press, 2003, “Investing in the Future: University-Industry Collaborations in USA and Portugal”; and “Nanotechnology for Architects, Designers and Engineers” with co-authors D. Schodek (Harvard University) and Michael Ashby (University of Cambridge, UK). He is also the author of 214 scientific articles published in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. Prof. Ferreira has also acted as a special advisor to the Minister of Economics and Innovation, Portugal, on Government Strategy for Science & Technology, and he is part of the Selection Nomination Committee of the Japan Prize. He is also one of Area Directors of the UT Austin-Portugal Program and the Vice-President of the Portuguese Society for Microscopy.

Selected Publications
  1. Sebastian Calderon V, Rafael V. Ferreira, Deepyanti Taneja, Jayanth Raghavendrarao T, Langyan Zhou, Ricardo M. Ribeiro, Deji Akinwande, and Paulo J. Ferreira, “Atomic Electrostatic Maps of Point Defects in MoS2”, Nano Letters, Volume 21, pp. 10157-10164 (2021)
  2. Justyna Grzonka, Marcel S. Claro, Alejandro Molina-Sánchez, Sascha Sadewasser, and Paulo J. Ferreira, “Novel Polymorph of GaSe”, Advanced Functional Materials, pp. 2104965, (2021)
  3. S. Calderon, R. Ribeiro. P.J. Ferreira, “Manganese Migration in Li1-xMn2O4 Cathode Materials”, Ultramicroscopy, Vol. 225, pp. 113285 (2021)
  4. Somaye Rasouli, Deborah Myers, Nancy Kariuki, Kenji Higashida, Naotoshi Nakashima, Paulo Ferreira, “Electrochemical Degradation of Pt-Ni Nanocatalysts: An Identical Location Aberration-Corrected STEM Study”, Nano Letters, 19 (1), pp. 46-53, (2018)
  5. Jarvis, Karalee; Wang, Chih-Chieh; Varela, María; Unocic, Raymond; Manthiram, Arumugam; Ferreira, Paulo, "Surface Reconstruction in Li-rich Layered Oxides of Li-ion Batteries", Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 29, pp 7668–7674 (2017)
  6. Charles Amos, Manuel Roldan, Maria Varela, John Goodenough, Paulo Ferreira
    “Revealing the Reconstructed Surface of Li[Mn2]O4”, Nanoletters, Vol. 16, pp 2899–2906 (2016)
  7. Thandavarayan Maiyalagan, Karalee A. Jarvis, Soosairaj Therese, Paulo J. Ferreira, Arumugam Manthiram, “Spinel-type lithium cobalt oxide as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution and oxygen reduction reactions”, Nature Communications 5, 3949, pp. 1-8, (2014)
  8. M.A. Asoro, P.J. Ferreira, D. Kovar, “In Situ TEM and STEM Studies of Sintering of Ag and Pt Nanoparticles”, Acta Materialia, Volume 81, pp. 173–183 (2014).
  9. Y. Zhu, S. Murali, M. Stoller, K.J. Ganesh, W. Cai, P.J. Ferreira, A. Pirkle, R. M. Wallace, K.A. Cychosz, M. Thommes, D. Su, E. Stach, R.Ruof, “Carbon-Based Supercapacitors Produced by Activation of Graphene”, Science, 24 June, pp. 1537-1541, (2011)
  10. K. Jarvis, Z. Deng ,L. F. Allard ,A. Manthiram ,P. J. Ferreira, “Atomic Structure of a Lithium-Rich Layered Oxide Material for Lithium-ion Batteries: Evidence of a Solid Solution”, Chemistry of Materials, 23, 16, pp. 3614-3621, (2011)