Pedro Santos Vilaca da Silva
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Pedro Santos Vilaca da Silva

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Puumiehenkuja 3, 02150 Espoo
Mobile phone
+358503652110
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Pedro Vilaça (b. 1969) is Ph.D from the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon and is Associate Professor (tenured) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Aalto University since March 2013, where he is the Head of the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials (AM2) research group. From 2003 to 2013, Vilaça was Assistant Professor with permanent position, at IST. His main research focus are on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Welding technologies, including solid and fusion state processing of engineering materials with conventional and advanced techniques. Other research interests include coating and surface processing, adhesive technology, materials science, mechanical design, computational mechanics and product development. During his career, he has built a large collaboration network with scientists all around the world. Pedro Vilaça has mature experience in leading R&D teams on welding and NDT related projects related in several industrial fields, with emphasis for transport industry. Supervisor of 9 completed doctoral students, several ongoing doctoral theses and over 50 master students.

Responsible of projects on fundamental science and support of industrial activities. Pedro Vilaça is also responsible for projects on commercialization of innovative technological solutions, and co-founder of LENNAHC Oy, a spinoff from Aalto since June 2018.

Pedro Vilaça (ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4749-3036) has h-index = 22 (Scopus), 27 (Google Scholar). In terms of publication record, has 1 book, 4 book chapters, 92 papers in International Journals with peer reviewing; 18 papers in National Journals; 150 communications in Conferences; 15 Patents and other IPR.

Areas of expertise

Non-Destructive Testing Welding Friction Stir Welding Solid-State Processing Engineering Materials Product Development Mechanical Design

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jan 2011

Prize Eng. Cruz Azevedo awarded by Associação Portuguesa de Análise Experimental de Tensões (APAET) to the authors of paper “Friction Stir Welding on T-Joints: Residual Stress Evaluation”, considered the best published contribution in Journal Mecânica Experimental during 2011 Prize Eng. Cruz Azevedo awarded by Associação Portuguesa de Análise Experimental de Tensões (APAET) to the authors of paper “Friction Stir Welding on T-Joints: Residual Stress Evaluation”, considered the best published contribution in Journal Mecânica Experimental during 2011.

Publications

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Publishing year: 2020 Manufacturing Letters
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
Publishing year: 2019 Materials
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Solid Mechanics, Engineering Design
Publishing year: 2019 Energies
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
Publishing year: 2019 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
Publishing year: 2019 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 Composites Part B: Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
Publishing year: 2019 Materials Science and Engineering A
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
Publishing year: 2019 Welding in the World
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019 NANOCON 2018 - Conference Proceedings, 10th Anniversary International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research and Application