Prof Ricardo H. R. Castro

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Dept.

University of California at Davis
United States
PH: +1 (530) 752-3724
Email: [email protected]


Professor Castro is an Assistant Professor at the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department at University of California in Davis, and a faculty member of the Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory.

He obtained his PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and from 2005 to 2009 he hold a Professor position at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at FEI University Center, Brazil. While there, he built up a laboratory dedicated to research on nanoceramics technologies and won the Werner von Siemens Technological Innovation Award in 2008. In 2009 he assumed the current position at UC Davis, where he now coordinates research on both science and technology of nanoceramics and nanocomposites.

The interest of his research group is mostly on the energetics of nanomaterials, in particular on how it correlates with nanosintering, to understand and control nanostructures for energy applications. Ceramic processing, radiation tolerant materials, lithium based cathodes and military devices are among the studied technological applications.

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