Ricardo Queiros

Doctoral Student


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My research is focused on cast irons, particularly compacted graphite cast irons (CGI). The never-ending quest for more advanced materials gets progressively more important for the mobility industry as emission regulations grow tighter within the EU and fuel consumption is aimed to be as low as possible. CGI represents a good compromise between mechanical and thermal properties, showcasing great promise to achieve higher efficiencies by working at higher pressures.

I took my Metallurgical and Materials Engineering MSc at the University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. During that period, I had the chance to do a mobility program at RWTH Aachen, focusing again on foundry technologies and metal forming. It made me understand that I wanted to pursue a PhD abroad in the topic of metal casting.