Surface Engineering Techniques and Applications: Research Advancements

Surface Engineering Techniques and Applications: Research Advancements

Loredana Santo (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy) and J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Release Date: February, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 347
ISBN13: 9781466651418|ISBN10: 1466651415|EISBN13: 9781466652187|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5141-8


Surface engineering includes many facets of materials science that help regulate the function, quality, and safety of products such as automotive, textile, and electronic materials. New technologies are developing to help enhance the surface performance.

Surface Engineering Techniques and Applications: Research Advancements provides recent developments in surface engineering techniques and applications. It details scientific and technological results while also giving insight to current research, economic impact, and environmental concerns so that academics, practitioners, and professionals in the field, as well as students studying these areas, can deepen their understanding of new surface processes.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Coating
  • New Surface Modification Technologies
  • Quality Control and Assurance In Advanced Surface Engineering
  • Surface Engineering and Functionally Engineered Materials
  • Surface Engineering Techniques
  • Surface Finishing and Cleaning
  • Thin Film Application

Reviews and Testimonials

Mechanical and materials engineers review recent developments in surface engineering techniques and applications, addressing mainly mechanisms of microstructure formation, properties, and characterizing surface layers. The topics include functional surfaces in mechanical systems, surface engineering by friction stir processing and friction surfacing, applying a laser-assisted cold spraying process to deposit material, laser additive manufacturing in the surface modification of metals, and surface modification and structure control for nanometer and fine particle aggregation and adhesion behavior control in liquid phase.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Loredana Santo, PhD, graduated with honors in Aeronautic Engineering in 1994. Since 2005, she has been an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Italy. She teaches courses on manufacturing technologies and industrial sustainability. She is coordinator and co-organizer of international mini-symposia, member of scientific committee of international conferences, and member of editorial board of international journals. Her scientific activity has been mainly focused on the following topics: non-conventional processes, micromachining, innovative materials, and processes. She is author of more than 120 scientific papers.
J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto in 1997, the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and a DSc from London Metropolitan University in 2013. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro and the Head of MACTRIB - Machining and Tribology Research Group. He has about 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. Recently, he has also interest in Management/Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability. He is the Editor in Chief of eight international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as author and co-author more than 10 books, 60 book chapters and 350 articles in journals and conferences (more 200 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science, h-index 35+).