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Rafael Gomes Nunes Silva

Silva, R. G. N.
Nunes, R.

Bachelor in Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) - Brazil
Master in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of San
ta Catarina (UFSC) - Brazil

Pursuing PhD in Electromechanical Engineering at Ghent University (UGent) - Belgium
Pursuing PhD in Engineering Sciences and Te
chnology at Université Catholique de Louvai
n (UCLouvain) - Belgium

Project Engineer at the Belgium Welding Institute (Belgisch Instituut voor Lastechniek) - Belgium.

With a deep enthusiasm for the science and technology of arc, solid-state, 
and laser welding and material processing, I have international experience in welding processes, metallurgy, physics and automation. During my 12 years of experience in welding, I was in charge of several projects with international companies and research institutes for the development and evaluation of joining, coating and additive manufacturing processes.

Founder and editor of "The Welding Land", Feedspot's Top 15 Materials Science Blogs and New Webpages to Follow in 2020-2023.

🌎 International Institute of Welding
Member of IIW Commissions:
I - Additive Manufacturing, Thermal Cutting and Thermal Spray
II - Arc Welding and Filler Metals
III - Resistance Welding, Allied Processes and Solid-State Based Processes
IV - Power Beam Process
V - NDT and Quality Assurance of Welded Products


📝 International Journal Reviewer

Springer Nature Technology and Publishing Solutions - Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN: 2196-7237)

Springer Nature Technology and Publishing Solutions - Welding in the World (ISSN: 0043-2288)

SciELO - Soldagem & Inspeção (ISSN: 1980-6973)
SciELO - Revista Matéria (ISSN: 1517-7076)

Technium Science - Romanian Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology (ISSN: 2668-778X)

IOP Publishing - Advanced Materials Science and Technology Journal (ISSN: 2717-526X)

👨🏻‍🏭 Welding Processes: GTAW, GMAW, SAW, SMAW, PAW, PTA, USW, FSSW, RFSSW, LBW, and HLAW.
🚀 Additive Manufacturing Processes: WAAM (A-DED), and LMD (L-DED)
📈 Consultancy Experience: Materials failure analysis, development and evaluation of welding processes.
🗜 Materials and Process Analysis: High-speed filming, infrared filming, spectroscopy, acoustic emission monitoring, destructive testing, and non-destructive testing.
🔬 Microstructural Analysis: Optical Microscope (OM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and microhardness analysis.

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