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Dr. Paulo Soares

Dr. Soares is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering / Polytechnic School at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR). He directs the Laboratory of Biomaterials and Surface Engineering (LaBES) which currently includes 3 postdocs, 4 Ph.D. students, 5 MSc students, and 4 BS students. He also directs the Center for Materials Characterization, including several materials characterization equipment. 



  • Ph.D. 2002, Federal University of Sao Carlos (Brazil) - Materials Science and Engineering

  • MSc. 1997, Federal University of Sao Carlos (Brazil) - Materials Engineering

  • B.E. 1994, Federal Universty of Parana (Brazil) - Chemical Engineering

Research interests

  • Surface modification of metallic implants

  • Bioglass and glass-ceramic

  • Mechanical and tribological properties of materials

  • Hybrid I/O coatings

  • Dental materials

  • Additive manufacturing

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