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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tadeu Carneiro

Part-Time Lecturer

Tadeu Carneiro

Part-Time Lecturer

Phone 617.627.3239
Robinson Hall, Room 150
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
niobium (columbium), high strength steels, microalloyed steels, tool steels, refractory metals, metals processing

Tadeu Carneiro worked with the science and development of niobium technology for forty years. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the world leading company in niobium for the past 10 years. Carneiro was assistant professor of Physical Metallurgy at the University of São Paulo School of Engineering from 1985 to 1988. He is involved with every major segment of materials development in the industry. His scientific production was related to the alloy design and processing of tool steels, superconducting materials and titanium aluminides. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in UK. Carneiro currently serves as CEO of Boston Electrometallurgical Corporation in Woburn, MA and is a board member of Sigma Lithium Resources, Inc. in Canada and of SBSHSL Hospital in São Paulo, Brasil.

Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of São Paulo, 1990
M.B.A, Business Administration and Management, University of Pittsburgh, 1998
M.Sc., Metallurgical Engineering, University of São Paulo, 1984
B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of São Paulo, 1981
Professional Experience: 

Chief Executive Officer, Boston Electrometallurgical Corporation


Chief Executive Officer, CBMM


Director of Technology, CBMM


President of CBMM North America


Market Development Manager, CBMM


Market Development Manager, CBMM


Villares Steel São Caetano do Sul


Professor, University of São Paulo – School of Engineering


Researcher, IPT – São Paulo Institute of Technology

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2009: Santos Dumont Medal Award from the Government of Minas Gerais – R&D
2010: Inconfidência Medal Award – Honor – Government of Minas Gerais, Brazil
2012: Legacy Laureate – University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2013: Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), London, UK
2015: Industrial Personality of the Year – Minas Gerais Industry Federation, Brazil
2015: José Maria Alkmin Medal Award – Minas Gerais State Court of Accounts
2015: Industrial Merit Medal Award – Brazilian National Confederation of Industry
2016: Cordeiro de Farias Medal Award – Brazilian Department of Defense
2016: Vicente Falconi Medal Award from the Brazilian Society for Metals and Materials
Co-inventor in US Patent 8,128,765 (March 6, 2012) "Large grain cavities from pure niobium ingots"
(2008) Patent applications involving the use of niobium in the as cast condition for the manufacture of large grain pure niobium SRF cavities for linear accelerators. Work in collaboration with The Thomas Jefferson National Facility, Newport News, VA, USA