About the contributors


J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Porto in 1997 and the Aggregation from the University of Coimbra in 2005. He is at present Aggregate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro and Head of MACTRIB – Machining and Tribology Research Group. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering with special emphasis in machining and tribology. He is the editor of five international journals, and guest editor, editorial board member, reviewer and scientific advisor for many international journals and conferences. He has also published more than 40 book chapters and 350 ...

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