Paulo Ferreira

Area Director for Nanotechnologies
in Portugal


Paulo Ferreira is the Head of the Department of Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL). He is also a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IST, University of Lisbon, and an Adjunct Professor, Robert & Jane Mitchell Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

He was Robert & Jane Mitchell Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering and Full Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Director of Electron Microscopy at the Texas Materials Institute at the same University.

He has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois and has done his Post-doctoral work at MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. Paulo Ferreira teaches graduate courses in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Structure and Electron Microscopy.

He is co-author of three books, namely “Materials 2000”, IST Press, 2003, “Investing in the Future: University-Industry Collaborations in USA and Portugal”; and “Nanotechnology for Architects, Designers and Engineers”, and the author of 177 scientific articles. Paulo Ferreira has also acted as a special advisor to the Minister of Economics and Innovation, Portugal, on Government Strategy for Science & Technology.