Lia Oliveira

Lia OliveiraThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | FEUP | EDAM LTI PhD | Entering year: 2008

Supervisor: Jorge Manuel Pinho de Sousa (FEUP); Co- supervisor: João Alberto Vieira de Campos Pereira Claro (FEUP)

Research topic/area: Increasing Flexibility and Collaboration in the Automotive Supply Chain Network

Thesis (2013: Dealing with uncertainty in supply chain design in the automotive industry

Lígia Jorge de Figueiredo

Ligia Figueiredo 2 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | IST | EDAM-LTI PhD | Entering year: 2012 | Graduation year: 2017

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Thesis Title: Development and evaluation of an orthopedic absorbable implant based on chitosan

PhD Supervisors: Alexandra Rodrigues (ISEL/IST-UL), Frederico Ferreira (IST-UL), Luís Pinto (Altakitin S.A.)

Thesis Abstract: The main medical applications of chitosan-based products include wound dressing sutures and tissue engineering scaffolds. However, the application of chitosan and its derivatives in 3D forms is very limited due to the inherent difficulties of the development process. The aim of this work is to produce and characterize 3D dense pieces based on chitosan to be used as (internal) bioabsorbable fixation devices. These products require the right strength and stiffness, which are necessary to allow the movement and comfort of the patient until the biological tissue is reconstructed. Additionally, they must be biocompatible, induce the bone formation and degrade over time. In this sense, experimental research work related with the optimization of the manufacturing process of the 3D chitosan pieces will be performed, involving its mechanical, microstructural and biological characterization.

Marco Leite

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Research topic/area: Materials Selection Considering Technical Performance, Process Cost and Life Cycle Evaluation

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Maria Victoria Fernandez

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Research topic/ area: Repair of Aeronautical Structures Under Fatigue Loading

PhD Thesis (2013): Fracture Characterization of Composite Bonded Joints Under Fatigue Loading

Maria Victoria Fernandez's research was supervised by Marcelo Moura (FEUP) and co-supervised by Lucas Silva (FEUP).

Michael Donauer

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Thesis (2014):  Identification of cost effective inspection strategies by means of tailored quality tools, cost modeling and simulation 

 

  • Donauer, M., Peças, P. & Azevedo, A. (2015). Identifying nonconformity root causes using applied knowledge discovery. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.
  • Donauer, M., Peças, P. & Azevedo, A.L. (2015). Nonconformity tracking and prioritisation matrix: an approach for selecting nonconformities as a contribution to the field of TQM. Production Planning & Control, 26 (2), (pp. 131-149).
  • Silva, E., Donauer, M., Azevedo, A., Pecas, P. & Henriques, E. (2013). A case study evaluating the impact of human behavior on a manufacturing process in-line with automatic processes by means of a simulation model. In Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), 2013 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 145-149). IEEE.
  • Donauer, M., Peças, P. & Azevedo, A. (2013). Nonconformity Root Causes Analysis Through a Pattern Identification Approach. In Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems (pp. 851-863). Springer International Publishing.
  • Donauer, M., Azevedo, A. and Peças, P. (2012): "Evaluating the Effects of Soft TQM Tools on Quality Costs by Means of Simulation: A Case Study from the Automotive Industry," Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), (pp. 413 – 421), Helsinki, Finland.

Michael Donauer was distinguished with the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM) in Porto in 2013.