Universidade de Aveiro

University of Aveiro, located in Aveiro, Portugal, was created in 1973 by Government Decree and, in 2009, became a public foundation operating under private law. Since the beginning, UAVR has transformed itself into one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in the country. With more than 14 500 students distributed for 231 undergraduate, postgraduate and post-secondary courses, UA has now 17 Academic Departments and 4 Polytechnic Schools, working together in an inter-disciplinary manner according to their academic and research affinities.

The associate laboratory CICECO from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, was created in 2002 aiming at the growth of scientific and technological knowledge for the innovative production and transformation of ceramics and composite materials. CICECO is the largest Portuguese research institute in the field of materials science and engineering, comprising 48 academic staff, 29 full-time researchers and has become one of the most productive research institutes in the whole country. CICECO is one of the 14 Research Units (RU) and 4 Associated Laboratories organized at UA for effective R&D. Presently, UAVR is ranked in the top 100 of the most cited World institutions in the fields of Chemistry and Materials Science (Web of Knowledge).

The Surface Engineering and Corrosion Protection (SECOP) group from University of Aveiro, Portugal, is composed of 15 members working on the area of materials science and applied electrochemistry. The group has strong expertise on the development of micro-electrodes for sensing applications and the development of micro and nanoreservoirs for encapsulation of active compounds, namely corrosion inhibitors.

The Lignocellulosic Chemistry and Technology (LCT) Group at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro is composed of two professors and 17 PhD/Post-Doc students and researchers. This group gained international recognition in the area of Wood and Fibre Chemistry and Technology and new Composite Materials, being an integral part of CICECO.

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Involvement in NanoBarrier
WP2 – Partner
WP3 - Work package leader
WP5 – Partner
WP6 – Partner
WP7 – Partner

Dr. Mikhail Zheludkevich ()



Published May 29, 2012