Professor João Quinta da Fonseca

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Professor of Mechanical Metallurgy


Professor João Quinta da Fonseca completed his PhD on the mechanical behaviour of high volume fraction MMCs at the University of Leeds, before moving to the University of Manchester, where he is currently Professor of Mechanical Metallurgy.

He is the director of LightForm,  a 5 year multidisciplinary project with core support from the The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) programme grant scheme, led by The University of Manchester with partners at University of Cambridge and Imperial College, London.

He is a member of the Metallurgy and Corrosion research group and a member of the Centre for Light Alloy Research and Innovation (CLARI). Much of this research work is funded by industrial collaborators from the aerospace, energy and automotive sectors. Current industrial collaborators include Novelis, Constelium, Otto Fuchs, EdF, Rolls-Royce, Wood and Airbus.

At the University of Manchester, Prof. Fonseca is also Academic Line Manager in the Department of Materials and a member of the departmental EDI committee. 

Prof. Fonseca chairs the IOM3 committee of advanced metal forming and is a member of the International scientific committee of ICOTOM, the international texture of materials conference.