Joana N. Lagarinhos

Joana N. Lagarinhos
University of Aveiro | UA · School of Design, Management and Production Technologies

Master of Science
PhD sudent at University of Aveiro


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PhD student in the field of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Aveiro working in the development of new thermoplastic composites reinforced with nanoparticles for automotive industry. I did my MSc degree in 2016 in Chemistry with specialization in Advanced and Industrial Chemistry at Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra (FCTUC), Coimbra (Portugal).
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - September 2016
University of Coimbra
  • Master's Student
  • Master in Advanced and Industrial Chemistry


Publications (5)
Thermoplastic resin transfer molding technology has attracted much attention due to the possibility of manufacturing recyclable structural thermoplastic-based composites. Polyamide 6 obtained from anionic ring-opening polymerization (AROP) of ε-caprolactam (CL) has been prepared using T-RTM technology. When suitable catalyst and activator are used,...
Laser heat treatments (LHT) has received growing attention in the last years because of highly localized precision and manufacturing efficiency related to laser processing of moulds steel. Due of its strong resistance and ability to maintain hardness and strength at high temperatures, AISI P20 steel is one of the most widely used tool steel in the...
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The application of laser heat treatments (LHT) has been growing attention in the last years, due to the effectiveness of localized hardening that can improve the tribological properties of steels. AISI P20 mod. steel is commonly used for plastic injection moulds applications and can be heat-treated to achieve high hardness values. This work present...
For the development of graphene-based materials (GBM) polymer nanocomposites, aimed for structural applications, the physicochemical properties of several commercial graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO), were evaluated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning e...


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Projects (2)
The SIM T-RTM project aims the development of a thermoplastic matrix reinforced with fibres and nanoparticles for moulding technology via T-RTM process, to produce components for the body of automobiles without deteriorating the respective performance in terms of their properties. The current project aims to respond to the pressing demands of the automotive market and, above all, the global directives on sustainability, recyclability and energy efficiency.