|Spreker:||Dr. A.C. de Carvalho Esteves|
|Datum:||3 juni 2015|
|Locatie:||Kruytgebouw Universiteit Utrecht, zaal W728/729,
Padualaan 8, Utrecht (Uithof)
Have you ever scratched the paint of your car? or the shiny cover of your mobile phone? Have you ever wished it would “disappear”, that is “self-heal”?
In Nature, animals and plants recover from damages through complex self-healing mechanisms triggered by external or internal-stimuli. In a similar way, the damage inflicted into the coatings that protect and decorate our materials, can be considerably reduced through the introduction of self-repairing mechanisms which can recover the chemical and/or physical properties of the material. This lecture will explain some of the most common self-healing principles investigated for coatings and show illustrative examples from academic research and industrial applications.
Curriculum Vitae Dr. A.C. de Carvalho Esteves
- Since December 2009, Assistant Professor at the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Department of Eindhoven University of Technology.
- Worked for 3 years as Post-Doc researcher at the Materials and Interface Chemistry group, Eindhoven University of Technology in cooperation with Philips Lighting on the project: Polymer coatings for solid state lighting.
- PhD degree in Chemistry, University of Aveiro in 2007, Aveiro, Portugal.
- Graduate visiting researcher at University of Manchester (UK) at Prof. Phill Hodge Group in 2005 and at Carnegie Mellon University,
- Pittsburgh (USA), at Prof. Kris Matyjaszewski Group in 2004.
- Master degree in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal in 2002.