Collaborations and Networks


Prof. M.J.M. Gomes and Dr. J.P.B. Silva (University of Minho)

Dr. Carmen Rangel (LNEG, Portugal)

Profs. C. Kiminami and C. Bolfarini (Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil)

Profª Odila Florêncio (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, S. Paulo, Brazil)

Prof. Jeff de Hosson (Univ. Groningen, The Netherlands)

Drs. W. Rossi and D. Zezell (Nuclear Research Institute, Brazil)

Dr. M.C. Durrieu (University of Bordeaux, France)

Profs. R. Nogueira and E. Djurado (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France)

Dr. Y. Zhang (General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals of Beijing, China)

Prof. A. Perrone (University of Salento, Italy)

Dra. Elena Tatarova (IPFN, Portugal)

Prof. Uros Cvelbar (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

Prof. T. Reti, Prof. I. Felde, Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary.

Prof. Philippe Lours, Univ. Toulouse and École des Mines d’Albi-Carmaux, France.

Prof. Laura M. M. Ribeiro, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP).

Prof. Pedro Alpuim, Dep. Física Universidade do Minho and INL.

Dr. Wagner de Rossi, IPEN – Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, São Paulo, Brasil.

Prof. Frank Bruekner, Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, Technische Universität Dresden.

Prof. Luis Rebouta, Departamento de Física – Universidade do Minho.

Prof. Marcelo FMoura, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP).

Materials Characterisation 2019, 9th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Material Characterisation, 22-24 May 2019, Lisboa, Portugal. R. Vilar Conference Chairman, A. Almeida member of International Scientific Advisory Committee.

São Paulo School on Advanced Science on Frontiers in Lasers and their Applications, 2018-07-16 to 2018-07-27, IPEN – Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares. R. Vilar member of the Program Committee, invited speaker.

One member of the Group is currently supported by FAPESP and Ciência sem Fronteiras grants for supervising PhD and postdoctoral researchers in Universidade Federal de São Carlos and IPEN – Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, Brazil.


NATRIBO Network – Nanotribology, European Science Foundation.

COST Action G7 – Artwork Conservation by Laser.

COST Action MP1303 – Understanding and Controlling Nano and Mesoscale Friction