Maria de Fátima G. da Costa Montemor

Assistant Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering Department
Instituto Superior Técnico
Technical University of Lisbon
Av.Rovisco Pais
P - 1049-001 Lisboa
phone: (+351) 21 841 97 69
fax: (+351) 21 841 97 71

Graduation in Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (1989). PhD (Chemical Engineering), Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (A.M.P. Simões, 1995)

Fátima Montemor is a researcher at ICEMS (

Actually, her main research interests lie in the area of surface functionalization and “greener” coatings for improved materials durability. Thus, her scientific activity covers:

  • Smarter and self healing coatings for automotive and aeronautical applications.
  • New surface coatings (hybrid, organic and inorganic) for enhanced materials performance in various technological applications (transportation industry, construction sector, energy production systems and biomedical applications)

Her interests also include Auger and XPS spectroscopy applied to corrosion research. She is responsible by the AES and XPS system that exists in ICEMS/IST.

She is Deputy Director for International affairs of Instituto Superior Técnico.

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Cement and Concrete Composites and of the Journal Surface and Coatings technology, both published by Elsevier.

Selected Publications

R1.         L. Freire, M.J. Carmezim, M.G.S. Ferreira, M. F. Montemor, “The electrochemical behaviour of stainless steel AISI 304 in alkaline solutions with different pH in the presence of chlorides Electrochimica Acta, 56 (2011) 5280-5289

R2.         M.Taryba, D. Snihirova, S. V. Lamaka, M.G.S. Ferreira, M. F. Montemor, W. K. Wijting, S. Toews, G. Grundmeier; “The combined use of SVET and micro-potentiometry to assess the self-repair processes in defects on “smart” coatings applied on galvanized steel”, Electrochimica Acta, 56 (2011) 4475-4488

R3.         R. Pinto, M.G.S. Ferreira, M.J. Carmezim, M. F. Montemor,” The corrosion behaviour of rare-earth containing magnesium alloys in borate buffer solution”, Electrochimica Acta 56 (2011) 1535–1545.

R4.          B. Nunes, A.P. Serro, V. Oliveira, M. F. Montemor, E. Alves, B. Saramago, R. Colaço, “Ageing effects on the wettability behavior of laser textured silicon”, Applied Surface Science, 257 (2011) 2604-2609.

R5.         S.V. Lamaka, M.Taryba, M. F. Montemor, H.S. Isaacs, M.G.S. Ferreira, “Quasi-simultaneous measurements of ionic currents by vibrating probe and pH distribution by ion-selective microelectrode”, Electrochemistry Communications 13 (2011) 20–23.

R6.         R.A. Marques, A.M. Saliba-Silva, S.O. Rogero, M. F. Montemor, I.Costa, “A Comparative Study of the Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steels Obtained by Powder Metallurgy Techniques for Application in Dental Prosthesis”, Materials Science Forum, 660-661 (2010) 617-622.

R7.         D. Snihirova, S.V. Lamaka, M. Taryba, A.M.  Salak, S. Kallip, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.G.S. Ferreira, M.F. Montemor, “Hydroxyapatite microparticles as feed-back active reservoirs of corrosion inhibitors”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2 , 11 (2010) 3011–3022.

R8.         R.Pinto, M.J. Carmezim, M.G.S.Ferreira, M.F. Montemor, “A two-step surface treatment, combining anodisation and silanisation for improved corrosion protection of the Mg alloy WE54”, Progress in Organic Coatings 69 (2010) 143–149.

R9.         L.V. Taveira, M.F. Montemor, M. Da Cunha Belo, M.G. Ferreira, L.F.P. Dick, “Influence of incorporated Mo and Nb on the Mott–Schottky behavior of anodic films formed on AISI 304L”, Corrosion Science 52 (2010) 2813–2818.

R10.       P.H. Suegama, V.H.V. Sarmento, M.F. Montemor, A.V. Benedetti, H.G. de Melo, I.V. Aoki, C.V. Santilli “Effect of cerium (IV) ions on the anticorrosion properties of a siloxane-PMMA based film applied on tin coated steel”, Electrochimica Acta 55 (2010) 5100–5109.

R11.       L. Freire, M.J. Carmezim, M.G.S. Ferreira, M.F. Montemor, “The passive behaviour of AISI 316 in alkaline media and the effect of pH: A combined electrochemical and analytical study”, Electrochimica Acta 55 (2010) 6174-6181.

R12.       R. Pinto, M.G.S. Ferreira, M.J. Carmezim, M.F. Montemor, “Passive behavior of magnesium alloys (Mg-Zr) containing rare-earth elements in alkaline media”, Electrochimica Acta 55 (2010) 2482–2489.

R13.       N.C.T. Martins, T. Moura e Silva, M.F. Montemor, J.C.S. Fernandes, M.G.S. Ferreira, “Polyaniline coatings on aluminium alloy 6061-T6: electrosynthesis and characterization”, Electrochimica Acta, 55 (2010) 3580-3588.

R14.       M.F. Montemor, R. Pinto, M.G.S. Ferreira “Chemical composition and corrosion protection of silane films modified with CeO2 nanoparticles” Electrochimica Acta, 54 (2009) 5179-5189.

R15.       Luis M. Palomino, Patrícia H. Suegama, Idalina V. Aoki, M. F. Montemor, Hercílio G. De Melo, “Electrochemical Study of modified cerium-silane bi-Layer on Al Alloy 2024-T3”, Corrosion Science, 51(2009) 1238-1250.

R16.       L. Freire, X.R. Nóvoa, M.F. Montemor, M.J. Carmezim, “Study of passive films formed on mild steel in alkaline media by the application of anodic potentials” Materials Chemistry and Physics, 114 (2009) 962-972.

R17.       M.F.Montemor, M.G.S. Ferreira, “Analytical characterization of silane films modified with cerium activated nanoparticles and its relation with the corrosion protection of galvanised steel substrates”, Progress in Organic Coatings 63 (2008) 330–337.

R18.       M.F.Montemor, M.G.S. Ferreira, “Analytical characterisation and corrosion behaviour of bis-aminosilane coatings modified with carbon nanotubes activated with rare-earth salts applied on AZ31 Magnesium alloy”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 202 (2008) 4766-4774.

R19.       M.F. Montemor, W. Trabelsi, S.V. Lamaka, K.A. Yasakau, M. L. Zheludkevich, A.C. Bastos, M.G.S. Ferreira, “The synergistic combination of bis-silane and CeO2•ZrO2 nanoparticles on the electrochemical behaviour of galvanised steel in NaCl solutions”, Electrochimica Acta, 53 (2008) 5913-5922 .

R20.       Luis M. Palomino, Patrícia H. Suegama, M.F. Montemor, Idalina V. Aoki, Hercílio G. De Melo, “Electrochemical study of modified BTSE silane layers on al alloy 2024-T3”, Corrosion Science, 50 (2008) 1258-1266.

R21.       S.V. Lamaka, M.F. Montemor, A.F. Galio, M.L. Zheludkevich, C. Trindade, L.F. Dick, M.G.S. Ferreira “Novel hybrid sol-gel coatings for corrosion protection of magnesium alloys”, Electrochimica Acta, 53 (2008) 4773-4783 .

R22.       N.C.T. Martins, T. Moura e Silva, M.F. Montemor, J.C.S. Fernandes, M.G.S. Ferreira, “Electrodeposition and Characterization of Polypyrrole Films on Aluminium Alloy 6061-T6”, Electrochimica Acta 53 (2008) 4754-4763 .

R23.       M.F. Montemor, A.M. Simões, M.G.S. Ferreira, M.J. Carmezim, “Composition and corrosion resistance of cerium conversion films on the AZ31 magnesium alloy and its relation to the salt anion” Applied Surface Science, 254 (2008) 1806-1814. ELSEVIER AWARD: Most Cited Article 2006-2010 – Applied Surface Science

R24.       M.F. Montemor, M.G.S. Ferreira, “Analytical and Microscopic Characterisation of Modified Bis-[Triethoxysilylpropyl] Tetrasulfide Silane Films on Magnesium AZ31 Substrates” Progress in Organic Coatings, 60 (2007) 228-237.

R25.       M.F.Montemor, M.G.S. Ferreira, “Electrochemical Study of Modified Bis-[Triethoxysilylpropyl] Tetrasulfide Silane Films Applied on the AZ31 Mg Allloy”, Electrochimica Acta, 52, (2007) 7486-7495.

R26.       S. V. Lamaka,  M.L. Zheludkevich , K.A. Yasakau,  M.F. Montemor, M.G.S. Ferreira, “High effective organic corrosion inhibitors for 2024 aluminium alloy”, Electrochimica Acta, 52 (2007) 7231-7247.

R27.       M.F. Montemor, M.G.S. Ferreira, “Cerium Salt Activated Nanoparticles as Fillers For Silane Films: Evaluation of the Corrosion Inhibition Performance on Galvanised Steel Substrates", Electrochimica Acta 52 (2007) 6976-6987.

R28.       W. Trabelsi, M.G.S. Ferreira, K. Yasakau, M.L. Zheludkevich, M.F. Montemor, “Surface evaluation and electrochemical behaviour of doped silane pre-treatments on galvanised steel substrates”, Progress in Organic Coatings 59 (2007) 214-223.

R29.       M.F. Montemor, A.M.P. Simões, M.J. Carmezim, “Characterization of Rare-Earth Conversion Films Formed on The AZ31 Magnesium Alloy and its Relation with Corrosion Protection”, Applied Surface Science, 253, 16-15 (2007) 6922-6931.

R30.       E.Kikuti, N. Bocchi, J.L. Pastol, M.G.S. Ferreira, M.F. Montemor, M. da Cunha Belo, A.M. Simões, “Composition and structure of coloured oxide films on stainless steel formed by triangular currents scan and cathodic hardening treatment”, Corrosion Science, 49 (2007) 2303-2314.