Mario Ferreira has been active in the field of corrosion for 40 years, making contributions in a number of areas. He is a full professor and head of the Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering at University of Aveiro. Ferreira’s work appears in top journals, earning him an h-index of 62, which is an extremely high number for the corrosion area and reflects the impact of his work. In his career, he has trained a considerable number of MS and PhD students and postdocs, many of whom are now making major contributions on their own.
He has been extremely active in scientific societies, representing Portugal in the International Corrosion Council, participating in different working parties of the European Federation of Corrosion, and as a two-year member of its board of administrators. He is also member of the Steel Advisory Group of the Research Steel and Coal Fund of the European Union.