Vasco Teixeira Research Projects on Nanocomposite and Nanolayered PVD Functional Coatings

By Vasco Teixeira

University of Minho



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Short powerpoint presentation for 2004-2008 Research Projects.

-Smart multilayered coatings – smart windows
-NANOEFFECT: Nanocomposites with High Colouration Efficiency for Electrochromic Smart Plastic Devices
-Thermochromic thin films
-Nanolayered and nano-graded coatings – Solar selective surfaces
-Solar Tiles - Desenvolvimento de Sistemas Solares Fotovoltaicos em Coberturas e Revestimentos Cerâmicos (Development of solar photovoltaic systems in roof and ceramic tiles)
-Advanced TCO Transparent Oxide Conductors Thin Films
-Multilayered, Nanocomposite and Nanostructured High Temperature Ceramic Coatings
-Smart nanocoatings – Self-cleaning and anti-dirt surfaces
-Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Sputtered Coatings on Plastics for Self-Cleaning Applications
-Project on nanofiltration and water purification
-Low-friction coatings for mould injection components
-NANOPACKSAFER: NANO-engineered PACKaging systems for improving quality, SAFEty and health characteristics of foods
-NanoMeDiag-Nanobioanalytical platforms for improved medical diagnosis of infections caused by pathogen microorganisms


Vasco Teixeira is Associate Professor in Materials Physics and has a PhD degree by University of Minho, Braga-Portugal in Applied Physics. His speciality is science and technology of multilayered and nanocomposite functional thin films and nanostructured surfaces. He is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Nano Research, JNanoR. He was since January 2001 till January 2005, the Head of the GRF-Functional Coatings Group at Institute of Materials and he is, since the group foundation the leader of the research line: Advanced Coatings for High Efficient Energy Systems. He is author and co-author of more that 75 scientific papers and presented 9 invited lectures. He organised and participated in several scientific committees of several national and international conferences. He is Vice-President of the SOPORVAC-Portuguese Vacuum Society. He is member of the Executive Committee of the SNN-Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is the Chair for the European Advisory Scientific Committee of the SNN. He is member of the Executive Council (Councillor-2004-2007) and 2007-2010 Triennium of IUVSTA-International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications. He is member of Directive Council of the Portuguese Materials Society. He is Coordinator of TTES-Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Division of the SPM-Portuguese Materials Society and Technical Advisory Member of Tribological and Decorative Coatings of the SVC-American Society of Vacuum Coaters He was the national delegate for European Action COST 522 and member of the management committee of the COST 522. He is evaluator for FP European projects, INTAS projects, GNSF-G. National Science Foundation projects, Portuguese Innovation Agency (ADI) in the field on nanoscience, nanotechnologies, advanced surface treatments and characterisation techniques. He is the founder and scientific moderator of PVD Coatings online Forum with over 6000 members. He is also member of the editorial board of Research Letters in Physical Chemistry, International Journal Surface Science and Engineering (IJSurfSE), International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering (IJCMSSE) and Materials Science Journal of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

He has specific interest in Advanced Coatings for High Efficient Energy Systems, Functional and Protective Coatings for Industrial Components and Nanotechnology-based Thin Films for Smart Materials. Involved in: i) Production and Characterisation of nanoscaled thin coatings for technological applications using Physically Vapour Deposition (PVD) techniques; ii) Experimental study and numerical modelling of residual stresses and adherence of nanocomposite multilayered thin coatings; iii) Deposition and modelling of optical behaviour of thin oxide, TCO-transparent conductors oxides and oxy-nitride nanograded coatings for solar energy applications, such as nanocomposite solar absorbers, solar cells, thermochromic coatings and layered electrochromic devices for smart surfaces (polymers, glass, textiles); iv)Thin films, nanostructured coatings and nanopatterned surfaces for nanotechnology based novel products (e.g. solar thermal and photovoltaics, security label/packaging, food, health, nanomedicine).


Vasco Teixeira
GRF-Grupo de Revestimentos Funcionais
CFUM- Centro de Física da Universidade do Minho
Universidade do Minho
fax: 253510401 tel: 253510465/00

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