PhD. in Materials Science and Engineering (FCT/UNL, 2018); MSc. in Conservation and Restoration (FCT/UNL, 2007); Engineering Diploma in Metallurgy and Materials Science (IST/UTL, 1987).
Rui Borges earned his Ph.D in Portuguese silver from the 15 th to the 17 th century. His interests are mainly focused on ancient metals investigation: Research and characterization of cultural heritage materials; Archaeometallurgy studies; Investigation of production technologies and their relationship with older sources of raw materials; Provenance and identification of older production centers; and Diagnosis and Conservation of metallic objects. The most recent works focus on the study of Portuguese monetary silver alloys from the age of Discoveries.
Microelectrónica; Nanotecnologias; Células Solares; Papel Electrónico
Borges, R., Silva, R., Alves, L., Araújo, M., Candeias, A., Corregidor, V., Vieira, J., 2018. EuropeanSilver Sources from the 15th to the 17th Century: The Influx of “New World” Silver in Portuguese Currency. Heritage 1(2), 453-467; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1020030.
Borges, R., Alves, L., Silva, R.J.C., Araújo, M.F., Candeias, A., Corregidor, V., Valério, P., Barrulas, P., 2017. Investigation of surface silver enrichment in ancient high silver alloys by PIXE, EDXRF, LA-ICP-MS and SEM-EDS, Microchemical Journal 131, 103-111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2016.12.002.
Borges, R., Tissot, I., Seruya, A.I., Silva, R.J.C., Fragoso, S., Maduro, B., Pais, A., 2008. Gilding and silvering surface decoration techniques, and copper provenance studies of the tomb of D. Afonso of Portugal (15th century), X-Ray Spectrometry 37, 338-345, https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/xrs.1017.