Universidade de Aveiro

About Universidade de Aveiro

The University of Aveiro is a public university, in addition to providing polytechnic education, located in the Portuguese city of Aveiro.

Reviewers: 287

1st in Portugal

Reviews: 5,741

16th in the world

Merit: 17,337

16th in the world

Openness: 0.9

24th in Portugal

Journal Editors at Universidade de Aveiro

Reviewers from Universidade de Aveiro

  • Reviewer

    Robert C Pullar

    Principal Area of Scientific Interest: Ceramics and composites processing and its affects upon microstructure, properties and applications.

    Current Research Interests: Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Ceramics and Composites Dielectric and Ferroelectric Ceramics, particularly Niobates and Titanates Ferromagnetic and Ferrimagnetic Ceramics, especially Hexagonal and Spinel Ferrites Sol-Gel Synthesis and Processing of Fibres, Nanopowders, Thick Films and Composites Sustainable Chemistry and "Green" nanosynthesis Photocatalysis for antipollution, self-cleaning and antibacterial self-strilising materials Waste valorisation for use as biomaterials, and magnetic and electronic ceramics Wood-based composites and ecoceramics Photocatalysts based on titanates, self-cleaning and antibacterial photocatalysts Nanoynthesis and Self-Assembly of Magnetic and Multiferroic Nanocrystals, Colloidal Nanoclusters, and Hybrid / Core-Shell Nanoparticles Microwave / Millimetre wave / GHz / THz Dielectric and Magnetic Ceramics LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics) for Intergrated Chips and Devices Biomaterials and bioceramics for use as bone replacements and scaffolds Combinatorial High-Throughput Synthesis, Processing and Measurement of Bulk Ceramic and Composite Libraries

    Dr Pullar has published 123 papers. He is first author, lead writer and principal contributor on 46 of them, and last author on another 11 articles. 62 of these papers are published in JCR SCI journals in the top quartile in their areas, and 33 are in journals in the top 3 of their areas.

    In 2009 he published an invited review on columbite niobate ceramics for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (vol 92, p.563-77), the premier ceramics journal, and in 2012 published a major invited review on hexaferrites in Progress in Materials Science (vol 57, p.1191-1334), the third most cited journal in materials after Nature Materials and Nano, with an impact factor of 31. This was their 9th most downloaded article in 2012, was the 3rd most cited PMS article over its first 5 years, and has over 24,000 views. It has already been cited more than >575 times, and is ranked as a Highly Cited Paper from Essential Science Indicators on Web of Science. It is the 13th most cited Portuguese Materials Science paper on Scopus, and the 2nd most cited published since 2010.

    He has a large number of citations (>3100), which are increasing yearly, and an h index of 28 (Scopus). His most cited research paper, on cobalt ferrite nanoparticles, has >230 citations, and he has two other papers with >100 citations, and a further seven with >60 citations, which are becoming major publications in the fields of hexaferrites, niobates and dielectric ceramics. He has published three book chapters, on "Combinatorial Materials Science, and a Perspective on Challenges in Data Acquisition, Analysis and Presentation" in “Information Science for Materials Discovery and Design" (Springer, 2016), “Hexagonal Ferrite Fibres and Nanofibres” in “Solid State Phenomenon – Ferrites and Ceramic Composites Vol II” (TransTech, 2016), and “Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Hexagonal Ferrites” in “Mesoscopic Phenomena in Multifunctional Materials” (Springer, 2014). He has also co-authored three book chapters: “Piezoelectricity and Ferroelectricity in Biomaterials: From Proteins to Self-assembled Peptide Nanotubes” in “Piezoelectric nanomaterials for biomedical applications” (Springer, 2012), “Titania nanostructures for environmental remediation” in the "Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials, Vol. 4” (Nova, 2013), and “Other Important Materials” in “Microwave Materials and Applications” (Wiley, 2017).

    He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Nano-Micro Letters (Springer, IF = 4.85,, and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Composite Materials ( and the new journal Ceramics ( He was an Associate Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal RSC Advances (IF = 3.1). He was the Guest Editor of special issues of IEEE Trans. UFFC (Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control) and Ferroelectrics, and was the Editor of Multiferroic Materials.

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    Teresa Rocha-Santos

    Teresa Rocha-Santos is graduated in Analytical Chemistry (1996) and PhD in Chemistry (2000). Since 2014, she has been a principal researcher at Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro. She has more than 110 publications in journals from Science Citation Index. She has been the leader of 3 RTD projects funded by Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) and has been a participant (researcher) in 7 RTD projects funded by FCT, 1 project funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1 RTD project funded by NATO Science and 1 RTD project funded by European Commission. Her research interests are the development of novel methods for environmental, food and heath care applications (fit for purpose); and the study of organic contaminants’ fate and behaviour in the environment and during wastewater treatment.

  • Reviewer

    Luís Miguel Rosalino

    I' am a wildlife biologist, with a PhD in Biology (Ecology and Biosystematics). Currently I' am an Assistance Researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro (Portugal). My research focuses on mammalian ecology, behavior and conservation, with an emphasis on carnivores. I am also interested in the ecological strategies involved in carnivore adaptation to changing environments, in oak woodlands vertebrate community structure, in assessing the conservation role of agriculture landscape and in the impact of zoonotic parasites on wild mammal populations. My current research is driven by one major goal: to understands the functional conservation role of agriculture and forestry landscapes in Europe and in the Neotropics to mammals.

  • Reviewer

    Armando C Duarte

    Professor of Chemistry lecturing on the quality of data provided by Analytical Chemistry for supporting decisions on food safety, health and environmental protection, and sustainable development. Researcher particularly interested in the application of fit-for-purpose Analytical methods for decoding complex samples and characterization of environmental quality.

  • Reviewer

    Ana Rosa Silva

    Principal Researcher Aveiro Institute of Materials University of Aveiro

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    Mário Guilherme Garcês Pacheco

    Mário Pacheco received the degree on Biology (1988) from the University of Oporto, the Ph.D. (2000) and Aggregation (2016) degrees from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Since 1989, he teaches in the Biology department of the University of Aveiro. Up to 2000, he was Assistant and presently he is Assistant Professor with Habilitation in the same university. From 1994 to 2000, Mário Pacheco was member of the “Coastal Zones and Ocean Research Centre - CZCM” of the University of Aveiro. Since 2000, he is an integrated researcher in the Associate Laboratory “Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies – CESAM”. He is mainly interested in aquatic toxicology: toxicity mechanisms of the main classes of contaminants (e.g. metals, PAHs, pesticides) and biotoxins in aquatic organisms; molecular toxicology and risk assessment; oxidative stress, biotransformation, genotoxicity/anti-genotoxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption. Marine aquaculture is also an area of interest, both in terms of research and teaching. He is co-author of more than 130 referred papers with more than 2700 citations (h index = 33) and has participated/coordinated several research projects. He supervised 6 post-doc researchers, 10 PhD theses and 20 MSc theses (concluded and ongoing).

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    J.A. Labrincha

    João Labrincha is Associate Professor at the Materials and Ceramics Engineering Department of the University of Aveiro and member of the Aveiro Institute of Materials (CICECO). Following his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (University of Aveiro, 1993) he implemented a research line on Wastes Recycling and Sustainable Use of Resources. Simultaneously he leaded the creation of Pos-grad studies in that field. Other research interests include ceramic processing, novel cements (reduced CO2 emissions) and functional mortars. He was Head of Department (1997-1999) and was Vice-director of the Research Unit (1995-1997). Since 2009 he is member of the scientific board of the University. As teacher he was responsible for more than 10 disciplines of distinct MSc and PhD programmes. Topics on Raw Materials and Recycling were explored. João Labrincha participated in 23 R&D projects (8 as leader/responsible) and in 15 Contracts/projects financed/in cooperation with industries. João Labrincha has 22 patent applications (two of those as International PTC), and has over 320 publications (>220 listed in Scopus and included in the Science Citation Index). He was cited over 2600 times and has h = 28 (Scopus in June 2015). He is Associate Editor of Clay Minerals (Mineralogical Society) and Cerâmica Industrial (Brazilian Ceramic Society). He is author/co-author of 6 book chapters and co-editor of 7 books (

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    Joana Luísa Pereira

    After her PhD on the variation of cladoceran responses to pesticide stress, by the University of Aveiro (UA), she has been working as a post-doctoral researcher since 2009 at the Department of Biology and CESAM - UA. Her research has been mostly devoted to the fields of aquatic toxicology, environmental risk assessment and aquatic pest management, as well as their interactions.