Alexandra Sepúlveda

no-photoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | UMinho | EDAM LTI PhD | Entering year: 2008

Research topic/ area: Technologies for Flexible Sensors in the Design of a Smart Stent Graft

Alexandre Silva

alexandre.silva.jpg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | UMinho | EDAM LTI PhD | Entering year: 2007

Research topic/area: Automotive Smart Flooring based in Photonics

Publications: L.M. Goncalves, A. Ferreira da Silva, H.R. Silva, Rui Rocha, C. Couto, P. Alpuim, J.H. Correia “Thermoelectric Micro Converters for Cooling and Energy Scavenging Systems”, University of Minho, 2007

N. S. Dias, A. Ferreira da Silva, A. van Ooyen, P. M. Mendes, C. M. Marques, J. A. Afonso, W. Mokwa, U. Schnakenberg, J. H. Correia: "Study on Pulsed DC-Sputtering of Iridium Oxide for Implantable Electrodes", Dept. Industrial Electronics-University of Minho, IWE1-RWTH Aachen University, 2007

Research interests: Micromachining and microfabrication technology; Biomedical devices

Other interests: Health care management

Alvaro Soto

Alvaro Soto 2This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | IST | EDAM-LTI PhD | Entering year: 2010 | Graduation year: 2017 

 Thesis Title: Methodology for the Architecting of Time Dependent Complex Manufacturing Systems - An Engineering System Approach

 Supervisors:  Arlindo Silva (IST-UL), Elsa Henriques (IST-UL), Jorge Lino (FEUP), Juan Villarreal (Metalsa)

Thesis Abstract: The architecting of manufacturing systems is studied through the lens of the “engineering systems”, this research proposes a “holistic system architecting methodology (HSAM)” base on a systematic analysis and synthesis research methods (AD,Cladistics, DCC, DSM) oriented to manage the complexity associated with the design of changeable and evolvable assembly systems; the requirements from automotive industry demand a HASM able to guide the early design process to meet not only the short term demands for productivity and functionalities (cost, quality and efficiency) but also to provide the system with the required long term properties (“ilities”) in order to react to market externalities such as new product materials, wider product variety, fluctuations in demand and global production footprint; the proposed methodology is currently being validated through several case studies.

Ana Eduarda Sá Silva

eduarda.silvaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | FEUP | EDAM LTI PhD | Entering year: 2009 | Graduation year: 2014

pdf  CV Eduarda Silva

Thesis Title: Automatic quality control system based on artificial vision: transferring human knowledge into an automated inspection system 

Bruna Mota

Bruna MotaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | IST | EDAM LTI PhD | Entering year: 2012 | Graduation year: 2017

LinkedIn |Researcher Gate

Supervisor: Ana Póvoa (IST/UL); Co-supervisor: Maria Isabel Gomes (FCT/UNL)

Thesis Topic: Costumers and governments are pressuring companies to become more sustainable. However, the lack of research on how to incorporate and address these issues makes this a challenging task. This work aims to be a step forward into filling this gap and it is intended to do so in the following ways:

  • By contributing to the literature through the development of a decision support tool for the design and planning of closed-loop supply chains, based on multiobjective mathematical programming modelling. This contribution will arise in two ways. One is the development of a sustainable supply chain design and planning model with characteristics not yet addressed (e.g. sustainability itself, technology selection, intermodal transportation) or not simultaneously addressed in the literature. The other is the development of environmental and social indicators suitable for supply chain strategic decisions. While environmental assessment in supply chains has been showing some growth in the literature, few to none research exists in quantitatively assessing the social impact of supply chains in the context of design and planning.
  • By contributing with managerial insights for companies to be able to adjust or act proactively in light of already existing or potential sustainability policies.
  • By contributing to sustainable policy evaluation and definition by applying the developed methodology to real case-studies.

Publications:

Research papers

  • Mota, B, Gomes, M.I, Carvalho, A, Barbosa-Póvoa, A.P, “Towards supply chain sustainability: economic, environmental and social design and planning”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.07.052

Book chapters

  • Mota, B, Carvalho, A, Gomes, M.I, Barbosa-Póvoa, A.P, Design and Planning of Sustainable Supply Chains in Sustainability of Products, Processes and Supply Chains: Theory and Applications, Volume 36 of Computer Aided Engineering, 2015, In Press

Conference proceedings

  • Mota, B, Gomes, M.I, Barbosa-Póvoa, A.P, “Supply Chain Design towards sustainability: accounting for growth and jobs”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design – FOCAPD 2014, Washington, USA, July 13-17, 2014, In Press
  • Mota, B, Gomes, M.I, Carvalho, A, Barbosa-Póvoa, A.P, “The influence of Corporate Social Responsibility on economic performance within supply chain planning”, CMS 2014, 11th International Conference on Computational Management Science, Lisbon, In Press
  • Mota, B, Gomes, M.I, Barbosa-Póvoa, A.P, "Towards supply chain sustainability: balancing costs with environmental and social impacts." In Computer Aided Process Engineering, 895-900. Elsevier, 2013.