Rosério Valente

Rosério Valente

Country: Portugal  
Institution: University of Minho more...

July 2015 - present date
Early Stage Researcher (ESR) at TheLink Research Network and Promolding BV / The Netherlands.

July 2014
R&D Mechanical Engineer at PANDA Experiment
Institute for Nuclear Physics - Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) / Germany.

February 2012
R&D Mechanical Engineer at PANDA Experiment GSI Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH / Germany.

September 2005 – September 2011
MSc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering - University of Aveiro (DEM-UA) / Portugal.

Master thesis:
3D points recover from stereo video sequences based on open CV 2.1 libraries

The thesis was written as part of a two years exchange program (Sep/2009 to Sep/2011) at University of Science and Technology of Krakow, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics (AGH-WMIR) / Poland.

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The research topic “Processing of Composites for EMI Shielding Applications” focus on studying the influence of the main process parameters during melt compounding and injection molding of carbon based conductive polymers composites and other influencing factors such as the fillers particle aspect ratio, filler concentration, synergistic effects of hybrid composites and sample thickness on the electrical and mechanical properties of the resulting composites.
The ultimate goal of this study is to gain knowledge and establish rules on the processing of conductive polymer composites that allows to achieve the best output in EMI shielding, ESD and mechanical properties on a set of composites produced by injection molding.

Potential Applications:

Similar to the already existing solutions using metals, conductive polymer composites (CPC) for electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding applications and electrostatic discharge (ESD) have many fields of applications with the objective to prevent the malfunctioning of sensitive electronics due to the interference of electronic noise, and in the second case, control ESD and the catastrophic or latent damage of sensitive circuitry of electronic equipment due to static buildup. Applications for CPC range from the aerospace sector where lightweight, reliability and long operating life is required, to industry where new technological approaches such Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) will increase the need for better protection against electrical noise pollution. Other areas of application such as medical and consumer products can also benefit from CPC.