Nelson Delfino de Campos Neto

Research Assistant Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Dr. Nelson Delfino de Campos Neto has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with minor in Manufacturing from University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, an MBA in business and project management from UNICEP (Brazil), and was the founder and director of the volunteer Pró-Estudar Group in Brazil. Nelson worked at TATU Marchesan farm equipment company in Brazil as project coordinator and Mechanical Engineer for over 3 years. Nelson completed a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at USP (Brazil) in 2018 and a PhD degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Colorado School of Mines in 2022. Nelson has published 9 journal papers, 5 conferences papers, and serves as reviewer for 4 journals.


PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering, University of São Paulo (USP), São Carlos, SP – Brazil

MBA Business and Project Management, Centro Universitário Central Paulista (UNICEP), São Carlos, SP – Brazil

Mechanical Engineering with Minor in Manufacturing, University of São Paulo (USP), São Carlos, SP – Brazil

Research Interests

  • Alloy Processing and Design
  • Solidification
  • Phase Transformations
  • Materials Characterization
  • Coatings
  • Use of Advanced Tools

Research Interests

  • Aluminum Die Casting
  • PVD Coatings
  • Tribology
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • X-Ray Diffraction (laboratory and synchrotron)
  • Rietveld Refinement
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Image Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Arc Melting
  • Induction Melting
  • Materials Testing
  • Design of Equipment
  • Simulation
  • Project Management.


[1] Déo, L.P.; Mendes, M.A.B.; Costa, A.M.S.; Campos Neto, N.D.; de Oliveira, M.F. Applying a new criterion to predict glass forming alloys in the Zr-Ni-Cu ternary system. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. v.553, p.212 – 215, 2013.

[2] Campos Neto, N.D.; de Paula, W.M.; Pereira, F.S.; Parrish, C.J.; de Oliveira, M.F. Influence of Small Content Elements Additions on the Glass Forming Ability of Zr-based Bulk Metallic Glasses Alloys. Materials Research. 2018; 21(6): e20171088.

[3] Campos Neto, N.D.; Pereira, F.S.; Antonio, S.G.; Guo, Y.; Clarke, A.J.; Kaufman, M.J.; de Oliveira, M.F. Phase formation maps in Zr48Cu46.5Al4Nb1.5 bulk metallic glass composites as a function of cooling rate and oxygen concentration. Materials Characterization, v. 158, 2019, 109932.

[4] Campos Neto, N.D.; Soares, C.; Pereira, F.S.; Bergamaschi, V.; Antonio S.G.; Kaufman, M.J.; de Oliveira, M.F. Glass forming ability and continuous-cooling-transformation (CCT) diagrams of Vitreloy 105 as function of cooling rate and oxygen concentration. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, v. 528, 2020, 119762.

[5] Campos Neto, N.D.; Rocha, R.F.C.L.; Pereira, F.S.; Soares, C.; Santa Maria, F.H.; de Oliveira, M.F. Effective Method to Enhance the Glass-Forming Ability of Vitreloy 105 Containing High Oxygen Concentrations. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A, 3518—V. 51A, JULY 2020.

[6] Salgado, F.R.; Gonçalves, J.F.S.; Mendes, M.A.B.; Campos Neto, N.D.; de Oliveira, M.F. Vitreloy-105 Behavior Under Mutual Wear. Materials Research. 2020; 23(4): e20200021

[7] Campos Neto, N.D.; Pereira, F.S.; de Oliveira, M.F. Analysis of processing parameters to avoid additional oxygen contamination during production of Zr-based bulk metallic glasses by suction casting in an arc-melting furnace. Materials Research. 2021; 24(1): e20200276.

8] Campos Neto, N.D.; Deo, L.P.; Mendes, M.A.B.; Kaufman, M.J.; de Oliveira, M.F. Oxide Formation in a Melt Spun Alloy in the Zr-Ni-Cu System. Materials Research. 2022; 25:e20210594 

[9] Campos Neto, N.D.; Kloenne, Z.T.; Korenyi-Both, A.L.; Midson, S.P.; Kaufman, M.J. Influence of Al/(Al+Cr) ratio and doping effects on wear and molten aluminum attack resistance in AlCrN-based PVD coatings for lube-free aluminum die casting. Journal of Materials Research and Technology. Volume 20, September–October 2022, Pages 1057-1078. 


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