Dr. Rogerio S. Lima obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and a Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS); in Brazil.
From 1998 to 2001 he pursued his PhD in Materials Engineering in the Center for Thermal Research at Stony Brook University in the United States; under the mentorship of Prof. Chris Berndt (now Distinguished Professor at Swinburne University of Technology – Australia).
Dr. Lima received the Distinguished Doctoral Student Award from Stony Brook University (USA).
After his PhD graduation, Dr. Lima joined the Thermal Spray Team of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in 2001 as a Research Associate and was awarded permanent position in 2006. He currently holds the position of Senior Research Officer at the NRC.
Dr. Lima has published 69 refereed journal papers and 63 conference papers. His scientific papers have been cited more than 3300 times and his h-index is 32 (source: Scopus – May 16, 2021).
He has worked three two times as Lead-editor and three times as Co-editor for the Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference (ITSC) and has been Co-editor of eight special editions of the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology.
He is also Affiliate Professor at Concordia University (Canada) and Senior Associate Investigator at the Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials Centre (Australia). Dr. Lima is currently the ASM International Thermal Spray Society (TSS) Vice-President.
Dr Lima’s main scientific interest is R&D of thermally sprayed thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) and environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) for aerospace applications.