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Research Interests

  • Materials Degradation in Extreme Environments


Education/Professional experience



Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) in Physics with major in basic research in Physics (theoretical and experimental physics). University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Undergraduate research project: “Development of a methodology for remote characterization of nuclear fission products by LIDAR and LIBS techniques”


Master of Sciences (MSc) in Materials Science and Metallurgy Engineering. Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Title of master thesis: “Modelling a compact nuclear reactor for optimization studies in biological shielding in nuclear submarines”


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Atomic Collisions in Solids and Condensed Matter Physics in the Ion Beam Centre at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.
Title of doctoral thesis: “A transmission electron microscopy study of radiation damage in potential nuclear materials”

Since 2019

Research Fellow in the electron microscopy and advanced materials characterisation, Chair of Nonferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria.


PhD Thesis


Coradini, M. A. Tunes, T. M. Kremmer, C. G. Schön, P. J. Uggowitzer and S. Pogatscher: Degradation of Cu nanowires in a low-reactive plasma environment. npj Materials Degradation, 4(1) (2020), 1–8

Tunes M. A., L. Stemper, G. Greaves, P. J. Uggowitzer and S. Pogatscher: Prototypic Lightweight Alloy Design for Stellar‐Radiation Environments. Advanced Science, 7(22) (2020), 2002397

Stemper L., M. A. Tunes, P. Oberhauser, P. J. Uggowitzer and S. Pogatscher: Age-hardening response of AlMgZn alloys with Cu and Ag additions. Acta Materialia, (2020)

Österreicher J. A., M. A. Tunes, F. Grabner, A. Arnoldt, T. Kremmer, S. Pogatscher and C. M. Schlögl: Warm-forming of pre-aged Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy sheet. Materials & Design (2020), 108837

Aradi E., M. A. Tunes, J. Lewis-Fell, G. Greaves, H. Antrekowitsch, S. Pogatscher, S. E. Donnelly and J. A. Hinks: Radiation Damage Suppression in AISI-316 Steel Nanoparticles: Implications for the Design of Future Nuclear Materials. ACS Applied Nano Materials 3(10) (2020), 9652–9662

Ramirez O. M. P., F. M. Queiroz, M. A. Tunes, R. A. Antunes, C. L. Rodrigues, A. Lanzutti, Pogatscher S., M. G. Olivier and H. G. De Melo: Tartaric-sulphuric acid anodized clad AA2024-T3 post-treated in Ce-containing solutions at different temperatures: Corrosion behaviour and Ce ions distribution. Applied Surface Science 534 (2020), 147634