Vasco Teixeira

Braga - Portugal

Professor, Researcher and Entrepreneur in the field of nanotechnology, nanomaterials, surface engineering, smart materials, layered nanocomposite functional thin films and nanostructured surfaces. He is author or co-author of more than 110 international scientific papers (ISI), 3 ISI journal volumes, 5 book chapters, 3 awarded industry projects in national industrial innovation contests and he gave 28 invited lectures at international conferences. He is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Nano Research since it starts. (Honorary Editor is Nobel Prize Sir Harry Kroto). He participated and leaded several National and European R&D projects (EU FP6, FP7, FCT, ADI, QREN, POCTEP, COST). He organised and participated in scientific and technical committees of several national and international conferences and advanced courses related to Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Thin Coatings, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship. Concerning SME Innovation promotion he was the scientific mentor for high-tech based spin-off´s proposals and founder of 2 technological SMEs (Energy & Environment, Nanomaterials & protective coatings and Nanomedicine). He had promoted entrepreneurial culture at academia, innovation and development of new technologies (nanomaterials and nanotechnology) and has supported university spin-offs projects (2 national innovation awards). Janus Award issued by Institute of Advanced Studies (IEA-USP, Brasil)
He has a PhD degree in Sciences-Applied Physics by University of Minho (1997). He is Associate Professor in Materials Physics, University of Minho, since 2002. Some current and past positions include: Pro-Rector for Research, University of Minho, since 2009. Vice-President of Administration Board of CenTI (Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials), since March 2010. Member of the Executive Council of Tecminho (Association University-Enterprise for the Development), April 2010-Sept 2012. Member of the Directive Council for AUMEA (Agency of University of Minho for Energy and Environment) (since fev. 2010). Editor-in-chief of Journal of Nano Research, JNanoR since journal creation-july 2007. National Delegate for European Commission - FP7 programme NMP-Nanotechnologies, Materials and Production-since June 2010. Vice-President of the SOPORVAC-Portuguese Vacuum Society (since July 2005). National Delegate for the European Action COST MP 0804. Member of the International Executive Council for 2010-13 Triennium of IUVSTA

  • Work
    • University of Minho
  • Education
    • PhD in Materials Physics, Associate Professor