Metallic materials and coatings characterization by optical microscopy techniques.
Metallographic and stereological analyses of metallic materials and coatings;
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) for the surface analysis;
Hardness and Micro-Hardness measurements;
Nano-Indentation measurements on coatings and metallic materials to determine the micro-mechanical response in terms of strength and elastic modulus;
Preparation of metallic samples for electron microscopy inspections (the group is member of the CISMIN, electron microscopy center of the Faculty of Engineering, with instruments located at the SIMAU department).;
Warm and Hot deformation (using the available torquemeter);
Constitutive Equations (using the available torquemeter).
Devices for the metallographic preparation of metallic samples (cutting tools, grinding and polishing machines, mounting press for metallic materials, electrolytic facilities, chemical etching);