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)
Cell: +351 969 437 030
Victor Neto is a researcher and teacher developing work on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Product Development, specially involving nano-materials and nano-fabrication techniques, thermoplastics processing and eco-design.
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 is also involved in consultancy and project management in the scope of advanced manufacturing technologies for product development.
He has +60 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 and eco-efficiency; industry 4.0; manufacturing processes; nanotechnology; nanotechnology usability; product development; teaching methodologies; thermoplastics injection molding; university-business cooperation.
Interests: learning; new nano-based product development; technology dissemination and awareness creation.
See full Curriculum Vitae here.
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 )
– Africa Graphene Center
– Associação Portuguesa de Análise Experimental de Tensões (APAET)
– Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation
– European Material Modeling Council (EMMC)
– Ibero-American network NANODYF – Network for Dissemination and Education Network in Nanotechnology
– Hands-on Science network
– MultiscaleSolar (COST)
– Portuguese Material Society
– SEE Group
– W.A.T.T – World Association of Technology Teachers