Ricardo Bayão Horta

Fotografia: Ricardo Bayão

Emeritus Professor

Full Professor (retired)

Degree in Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, 1959

PhD in Metallurgical Engineering, University of Birmingham 1971

Email-adress: teresa.empis@cires.pt

Short Vitae and Current Research Insterests

Ricardo Bayão Horta is professor at IST since 1958 and is the founder of de Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia de Materiais. His long teaching and research activity were made in several departments of IST and were always focused on the relations and interactions between University and Industry. He was secretary of state of the energy, minning and industry, minister of industry and minister of the defense. He held the Gran Cruz da Ordem Militar de Cristo and is Emeritus Professor of IST since 2016. His current research interests are focused on the development of low carbon emission cements.

Recent Publications and Patents

  • P. Paradiso, R.L. Santos, R. B. Horta, J. N. C. Lopes, P.J. Ferreira, R. Colaço, The nanocrystalline nature of novel low-calcium hydraulic binders: formation of tobermorite upon hydration, Acta Materialia, submitted, Acta Materialia, Volume 152, 15 June 2018, Pages 7-15.
  • R.L. Santos, R. B. Horta, J. Pereira, T. G. Nunes, P. Rocha, R. Colaço, Novel low calcium-silicate hydraulic binders: effect of alkali activation on microstructure, mechanical resistance and heat of hydration, J of the American Ceramic Society, accepted March 2018.
  • R.L. Santos, R. B. Horta, J. Pereira, T. G. Nunes, P. Rocha, J. N. C. Lopes, R. Colaço, Novel high-resistance clinkers with 1.10
  • R.L. Santos, R. B. Horta, J. Pereira, T.G. Nunes, P. Rocha, J. N. Lopes, R. Colaço, Microstructural control and hydration of novel micro-dendritic clinkers with CaO/SiO2 = 1.4, Cement and Concrete Research, 76, 212-221 (2015).
  • Adilson A. Freitas, R. L. Santos, R. Colaço, R. B. Horta, J. N. Canongia Lopes From Lime to Silica and Alumina: Systematic Modeling of Cement Clinkers using a General Force-Field, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, 18477-18494 (2015).