Luis Augusto Rocha
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Luis Augusto Rocha

Digital Transformation CoLAB

Luís Augusto Rocha is a Leading Researcher at DTx – Digital Transformation CoLAB, Campus de Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal. Formerly he was Associated Professor with Habilitation (Livre-Docente) at UNESP – Univ. Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências de Bauru, Brazil (2013-2018) and Associated Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Minho, in Portugal (1985-2013). He is the coordinator of the IBTN/Br, Brazilian Branch of the Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion and Nanomedicine, and co-founder of its European Branch.

He has a strong involvement in research on the biomaterials field, namely on the development of functionally graded materials (FGM), surface functionalization of metallic biomaterials and on the investigation of the degradation mechanisms of those materials, essentially from the tribocorrosion point-of-view, and its influence on biological systems. He published more than 100 papers in SCI Journals (h-index=39, according to Google Scholar). In 2021, he was ranked in the World´s Top 2% Scientists List, compiled by Stanford University (Materials).
He is a member of WP18 on Tribocorrosion (European Federation of Corrosion), LGM-AS – Int. Assoc. for Layered and Graded Materials (World Academy of Ceramics) and International Advisory Board on Functionally Graded Materials (FGM Forum, Japan).
At DTx he is the Director of the Human Factors technical-scientifical area, where he coordinates a multidisciplinary team, including Designers, Social Scientists, Economists, Psychologists etc. This team is building the DTx Living Lab focused on the involvement of humans in the process of co-creation of cyber-physical systems.