Victor Neto

Victor Neto

Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL

Phone.: +351 234 370 830 | +351 234 370 200 (ext.: 23885)
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Victor Neto is a researcher and teacher developing work on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Product Development, specially involving thermoplastics processing, eco-design and nanoengineering.

His current main research effort is to contribute to the development of recycled polymer-based products, such as filament for fused filament fabrication, injection molding, compression molding or extrusion, with enhanced properties due to the incorporation of nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes, graphene or metal oxides. This is an important topic for the development of sustainable manufacturing solutions. Several MSc dissertations and other indicators were already developed in this project.

Additionally, as a researcher and teacher, he is also very interested in matching scientific research, engineering education and society (industry) challenges.

His main professional activity is at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Aveiro (Portugal), where he has an assistant professor position. He is researcher of the Science and Engineering Education (SEE) Group, researcher of the Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA) and member of a number of scientific organizations.

He has +70 papers published in international refereed journals, and +50 conferences communications. He has been involved in several research projects, on the management of scientific events; and on science dissemination activities.

Victor Neto has a BSc degree in Physics Engineering (2001); MSc in Applied Physics (2004), a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (2008) and a MSc in Management (2012).

Expertise: additive manufacturing; business models; circular economy; decision making; eco-design & eco-efficiency; industry 4.0; manufacturing processes; nanotechnology; nanotechnology usability; product development; teaching methodologies; thermoplastics injection molding; university-business cooperation.

Interests: learning; product development; technology dissemination and awareness creation.

More info: ORCIDGoogle ScholarResearcherIDScopus; CiênciaVitae.

See full Curriculum Vitae here.


Advanced Production Technologies

Eco-design And Eco-efficiency


Campus da Ciência [PT]
(Science & Technology dissemination project)


Smart Plastics Lab @ DEM-UA

THEI2.0 – Towards HEInnovate 2.0: From assessment to action
Project Reference: 612868-EPP-1-2019-1-PT-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD
Erasmus+ KA3 Support for Policy Reform – European Forward Looking Cooperation Projects in the field of Education and Training Call for proposals (EACEA 36/2018)

TOOLING4G – Advanced Tools for Smart Manufacturing
Mobilizing Project n.º 24516 (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024516)

Development of graphene based sensor for monitoring air quality
Smart Green Homes (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-007678 )

Study & Research in the University of Aveiro
If you would like to study or research at the University of Aveiro, please have a look to this web pages:
University of Aveiro International Students & Researchers
Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology – Study & Research in Portugal
Portuguese National Academic Recognition Information Centre

Victor Neto’s research is also supported by projects UIDB/00481/2020 and UIDP/00481/2020 – FCT – Fundação para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia; and CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-022083 – Centro Portugal Regional Operational Programme (Centro2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund [Projeto Investigação do Centro de Tecnologia Mecânica e Automação (TEMA) com referencia UIDB/00481/2020 e UIDP/00481/2020; e Projeto Centro de Tecnologia Mecânica e Automação (TEMA) Infraestrutura de Investigação com a referência CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-022083]

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