Abdolrasoul Sohouli

Abdolrasoul Sohouli

Thesis Title: Multi-disciplinary design optimization of curvilinear fiber composites

PhD Supervisors: Afzal Suleman (IST-UL)

Thesis Topic: The objective of work is to develop a multidisciplinary design framework of curvilinear fiber composites as Variable Stiffness Composite Laminates to increase structural performance (such as buckling and fatigue) and, to reduce cost and manufacturing risk with considering manufacturability. The inherent manufacturing risks are associated with gaps and overlaps producing in manufacturing process. The manufacturability of composite consists of continuity of fiber path and curvature of paths. In terms of cost modeling, a comprehensive cost model is modeled including material, cycle time of manufacturing process, labor and lifetime of product. Finally, A decision tree will be modeled as decision support tool to review the possible scenarios to ease judge for decision maker with having a set of optimal designs from the Pareto frontier.

Ananth Rajkumar

Ananth Rajkumar Thesis Title: Improved methodologies for the design of extrusion forming tools

 PhD Supervisors Olga Carneiro (UMinho), João Miguel Nóbrega (UMinho), Zeljko Tukovic (University of zagreb)

 Thesis Topic:Thermoplastic profiles being more attractive due to their inherent design freedom. However, the usual methodologies employed to design extrusion forming tools, based on experimental based trial–and–error procedures, are highly dependent on the designer’s experience and lead to high resources consumption. These difficulties are even more evident when a complex geometry profile has to be produced and there is no previous experience with similar geometries. Therefore, novel design approaches are required, in order to reduce the required resources and guarantee a good performance for the produced profile. The numerical developments of the improved design approach will be made in the framework of an open source computational library OpenFOAM® (Open source Field Operation and Manipulation).

André Camboa

Thesis Title: Development of lightweight and cost-efficient exterior automotive body panels for electric vehicles

PhD Supervisors: João Nunes (UMinho), Fernando Alves (INEGI)

Thesis Topic: Current electric vehicles still present low autonomy as major disadvantage, which with high car prices lead to a low public demand and
consequently to small production volumes. A problem that may be solved through several improvements, among them, the reduction of vehicle´s
weight by using low density materials and cost-efficient manufacturing processes.
Relatively to the exterior body panels, polymer-metal hybrid (PMH) configurations with polydicyclopentadiene (PDCPD) arise as a relevant solution
for both weight and cost reduction, contradicting those conventional configurations with high manufacturing costs.
Thus, this research aims to develop and measure in terms of economic and physical attributes some exterior automotive body panels with the
previously mentioned PMH configuration, in order to answer to how light and cost-efficient are them to be applied in future electric vehicles.

André Dias

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Research topic/ area: Assessment and Development of Integrated Systems for electric vehicles

Andreia Araújo

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 Thesis Title: Protein-based polyurethanes

 PhD Supervisor: Ana Vera Machado (UMinho)

Thesis Topic: Polyurethanes (PU) are one of the most pervasive engineering plastics in our society, finding widespread applications. However, besides being petroleum based, one of the monomers for the PU production is highly toxic. This work aims to take existing efforts on renewable PU in a new direction, engineering hard blocks from protein biomass. A major scientific challenge is the high chemical diversity of the denatured crude protein, making control over the reactive pathway more difficult. The produced materials, in the form of coatings and bulk plastics, will be analyzed using a full range of thermal, chemical and mechanical characterization techniques.

Publications:

  • Oliveira, M., Santos, E., Araújo, A., Fechine, G. J. M., Machado, A. V, & Botelho, G. (2016). The role of shear and stabilizer on PLA degradation. Polymer Testing, 51, 109–116. https://doi.org/http://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2016.03.005
  • Araújo, A., Botelho, G., Oliveira, M., & Machado, A. V. (2014). Influence of clay organic modifier on the thermal-stability of PLA based nanocomposites. Applied Clay Science, 88–89, 144–150. https://doi.org/http://doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2013.12.005
  • Araújo, A., Oliveira, M., Oliveira, R., Botelho, G., & Machado, A. V. (2014). Biodegradation assessment of PLA and its nanocomposites. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(16), 9477–9486. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-013-2256-y
  • Araújo, A., Botelho, G., Silva, M., & Machado, A. V. (2013). UV stability of poly (lactic acid) nanocomposites.

Anton Sabaleuski

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Current Position: Senior Associate - Strategy & Operations consulting at PwC Polska

Previous Position: Senior Research Analyst - Travel Transport & Logistics at McKinsey & Company

Thesis Title: Product architecture and technology selection in competitive business-to-business environment

Thesis Topic: Dissertation examines how competitive interactions influence the technological choices of SMEs. The results are published at 5 International conferences on Technology Management, Engineering Management, Decision Making and Systems Engineering

Publications:

  • Sabaleuski, A., Pires, F. M. A., & Camanho, P. P. (2013). Product Architecture and Technology Selection in Dynamic Business Environment, I, 3–8.

 

Bruno Gonçalves

Bruno Gonçalves Thesis Title: The use of advanced technologies on lifecycle assessment of infrastructures

 PhD Supervisors: Paulo Lourenço (UMinho), José Matos (UMinho)

 Thesis Topics: The PhD has 3 main phases/objectives: 1st - development of a mobile platform to streamline field inspections and infrastructures assessment; 2nd - development of infrastructure degradation/failure Markov-based prediction model for a stock of infrastructures; 3rd - integrate previous objectives and apply optimization methods to generate the best management strategy.

Carlos Gonçalves

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Research Area: Wearable Ubiquitous Computing System for Physiological Assistance

Carlos Nuno Veiga Barbosa

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Research topic/area: Integration of Engineering, Manufacturing and Economic Issues in Design against Impact of Polymer Automotive Component

Research summary: The aim of this work lies on the development of an integrated approach that takes into account technical (or functional) and economic issues of injection molding plastic parts in order to support designers/engineers/analysts to decide faster and accurately (earlier on the product development process) among several design concept alternatives considering the main engineering aspects: manufacturing costs and functional performance (e.g. improved impact response). A combination of CAE analyses (injection molding flow simulations and structural analysis) enables the calculation of local mechanical properties, improving the mechanical performance prediction capabilities. In this way, engineering know-how in the form of design guidelines can be established relatively faster and more cost-effectively.

Publications:

C.N. Barbosa, J.C. Viana, M. Franzen, R. Simoes. Effect of the impact conditions on the mechanical properties of injection-molded parts. Polymer Engineering & Science, 52, 9, 1845-1853, 2012. DOI 10.1002/pen.23135

C.N. Barbosa, R. Simoes, M. Franzen, J.C. Viana. Thermomechanical environment characterisation in injection moulding and its relation to the mechanical properties of talc-filled polypropylene. Journal of Material Science, 48, 6, 2597-2607, 2013. DOI 10.1007/s10853-012-7052-4

Carlos Teixeira

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Thesis Title: Carbon Nanotubes - From material to devices

PhD Supervisor: Luís Rocha (UMinho)

Thesis Topic: From time to time, new materials or processes emerge and lead to disruptive development cycles in terms of technology evolution. Over the last years, Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) have been highlighted as the nanostructures that are almost performing the bridge between the materials and the devices. Still, it is not yet possible to find many devices able to take full advantage of the CNTs’ properties, mainly at mechanical, thermal and electric level. This research work intends to evaluate this bridge between CNTs as a material and CNTs-based devices through the production of a CNT-based functional transducer and its evaluation from an engineering systems perspective.

Cátia Barbosa

Thesis Title: Multi-dimensional performance assessment in complex manufacturing environments

PhD Supervisor: Américo Azevedo (FEUP/INESCTEC)

Daniel Braga

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 Thesis Title: Innovative structural connections for lightweight structural design

 PhD Supervisor: Pedro Miguel Guimarães Pires Moreira (FEUP)

 Thesis Topic: The ultimate aim of this thesis is the development of a joining technique using both adhesive bonding and friction stir welding. These joints would have good static and fatigue properties, and would be applicable in a large array of structure types (aircrafts primary and secondary structures, automotive structures, etc.). The use of these joints would allow more flexible structural design, lightweighting and high performance. A long with this goal this thesis also aims at instrumenting the developed joints for structural health monitoring.To fulfil these goals the following objectives have to be accomplished:

  • Development of a fabrication methodology for hybrid friction stir weldbonded joints, including designing
  • moulds and clamping systems, FSW tool geometries, procedures, etc.;
  • Characterization of the adhesive mechanical properties;
  • Selection of the correct process parameters for the fabrication of sound joints;
  • Mechanical characterization of the hybrid joints, including static mechanical testing, metallographic
  • analysis, and dynamic response properties assessment;
  • Finite element simulation of the developed joints;
  • Fatigue strength assessment of the developed joints;
  • Comparison between the developed joints and adhesive bonded joints and friction stir welded joints,
  • regarding all the studied properties;
  • Implementation of fibre Bragg grating (FBG) sensors for structural monitoring;
  • Strain monitoring using the embedded FBGs during manufacturing process.

It is expected that this thesis will be a significant contribution to the durability of lightweight stiffened structures, through the development and characterization of a novel joining technique, friction stir weldbonding. It is also foreseen that the implementation of sensing capabilities in the developed joints will improve the structural monitoring of safety critical structures. In order to achieve these aims, work and innovation in different but inter-related fields will be carried out:

  • Fabrication methodology for friction stir weldbonded joints will be developed;
  • Optimization through finite element analysis using a cohezive zone elements to model crack initiation
  • and propagation, as well as an experimental programme based on the Taguchi method;
  • Static mechanical testing will be performed, and the dynamic response of friction stir weldbonded joints
  • characterized through frequency response functions (natural frequencies and damping ratios), will be
  • measured;
  • A new technique to insert FBG sensors during the adhesive bonding curing process will be developed.

Measurements will be performed during the joining process in order to analyse the residual stresses induced by the manufacturing process, which is a novel result in itself. Using the pre-installed fibres, monitoring of the joint during the testing programme will also be possible. The failure initiation moment will be analysed;

  • Fatigue strength of the developed joints will be assessed through testing under constant amplitude loading;
  • Structural health monitoring during the fatigue strength testing using the embedded FBGs.

Diogo Rechena

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Thesis Topic: Mechanical Component Standardization

Duarte Dinis

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 Thesis title: Optimal Production Planning and Scheduling in an Aircraft Maintenance Context

 PhD Supervisor: Ana Barbosa Póvoa (CEG-IST)

 Thesis Topic: Task scheduling and resource allocation problems have been the subject of intense research over the past decades and several methodologies have been proposed to address them, particularly within the area of Operations Research. The proposed research project for the Leaders for Technical Industries PhD Program studies the aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) planning and scheduling problem with the goal of developing a decision-making support tool to aid the maintenance management process. The tool will be based on optimization methodologies, taking into account the uncertainty of the problem, and developed under a software design and development framework. 

Fernando Ferreira

Thesis Title: A Methodology for Smart-Verifications of Coordinate Measuring Machines

PhD Supervisors:  Alexandre Ferreira da Silva (UMinho), Arlindo Silva (IST-UL)

Thesis Topic: Nowadays, the globalization of economic activities has a progressive restructuring of business, tax and imposed the need to implement a set of cross-cutting strategies which privilege the dynamic factors of competitiveness, including internationalization, scientific research, innovation and development, quality certification, qualification of human resources, safety management, environmental management and energy efficiency.
An economy supported in scientific knowledge search in innovation and development processes a decisive support. As such, innovation in processes and technology, products, services and management is clearly a strong impulse to the economic development. Considering the decisive importance of the knowledge and innovation to the economy, and to the development of the technological processes, the main purpose of this work, in dimensional and geometrical metrology field, is develop a methodology and a standard artefact to evaluate the performance of coordinate measuring machines (CMM’s), of different manufacturers, existing in research institutions, accredited laboratories, industry laboratories, etc.
Although international standards such as ISO 9001:2008, ISO 10012:2003, ISO 10360-2:2009 or ISO/IEC 17025:2005 does not specify any type of methodology, but refer the importance and the need of carrying out intermediary verifications for conformity assessment of this type of equipment.
According to the direct support that the CMM provide to the quality control process of the dimensional and geometric characteristics of manufactured products, the development of this project intends to contribute to reduce the nonconformities caused by metrological tests performed with equipment’s out of specifications, and thus minimize the economic, social and environmental impact that the situations can generate for an organization and a society.
Thus, the main motivation for the development of this project is to contribute to the purpose known as the search for the “Zero Defects”, especially in the automotive industry (Matias, Oliveira & Coelho, 2011).
The purpose of the search for the “Zero Defects”, on one hand means that all individuals in the organization are committed to meet the requirements at first time, and on the other hand means that are implemented several tools to support the processes that actively seek to ensure there are no parts out of specifications, typical of the manufacturing processes, which after released in the market may lead to the occurrence of failures and potential major accidents.
Develop a methodology for implementation of conformity assessment tests for different types of CMM’s from different manufacturers, will be a complex task. In parallel, research, design and development of a standard artefact for execution of the tests will also be a major challenge In order to make the smart verifications tests a quick and intuitive task, and generator reliability.

Helena Silva

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Research topic/area: Assessment and Development of Integrated Systems for electric vehicles

Inês Costa

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Thesis Title: Integrating comfort in air-vents’ design

 PhD Supervisors: António Ribeiro (IST-UL), Mihail Fontul (IBER-OLEFF)

 Thesis Topic: Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are becoming more interested in the sense of brand and comfort perception of clients, as differentiation strategy. However, these issues are highly subjective and difficult to define, thus the comfort requirements provided to suppliers are generally ill-defined. OEM suppliers usually perform several iterations in a trial and error base, before the approval of the final prototype. The main objective of this project is to develop a methodology to assist OEM suppliers in product development projects, leading to a higher rate of design project success and less iterations. This will be attained by creating a model of comfort, which will correlate the physical performance of the product under development with the perception of the user.

Publications:

  • Tim W.G.M. Spitters, Jeroen C.H. Leijten, Filipe D. Deus, Ines B.F. Costa, Aart A. van Apeldoorn, Clemens A. van Blitterswijk, and Marcel Karperien. Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods. April 2013, 19(10): 774-783.https://doi.org/10.1089/ten.tec.2012.0435
  • Catarina Brito, Daniel Simão, Inês Costa, Rita Malpique, Cristina I. Pereira, Paulo Fernandes, Margarida Serra, Sigrid C. Schwarz, Johannes Schwarz, Eric J. Kremer, Paula M. Alves, Generation and genetic modification of 3D cultures of human dopaminergic neurons derived from neural progenitor cells, Methods, Volume 56, Issue 3, 2012, Pages 452-460, ISSN 1046-2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymeth.2012.03.005.

Inês Costa

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Thesis Title: Integrating comfort in air-vents’ design

 PhD Supervisors: António Ribeiro (IST-UL), Mihail Fontul (IBER-OLEFF)

 Thesis Topic: Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are becoming more interested in the sense of brand and comfort perception of clients, as differentiation strategy. However, these issues are highly subjective and difficult to define, thus the comfort requirements provided to suppliers are generally ill-defined. OEM suppliers usually perform several iterations in a trial and error base, before the approval of the final prototype. The main objective of this project is to develop a methodology to assist OEM suppliers in product development projects, leading to a higher rate of design project success and less iterations. This will be attained by creating a model of comfort, which will correlate the physical performance of the product under development with the perception of the user.

Publications:

  • Tim W.G.M. Spitters, Jeroen C.H. Leijten, Filipe D. Deus, Ines B.F. Costa, Aart A. van Apeldoorn, Clemens A. van Blitterswijk, and Marcel Karperien. Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods. April 2013, 19(10): 774-783.https://doi.org/10.1089/ten.tec.2012.0435
  • Catarina Brito, Daniel Simão, Inês Costa, Rita Malpique, Cristina I. Pereira, Paulo Fernandes, Margarida Serra, Sigrid C. Schwarz, Johannes Schwarz, Eric J. Kremer, Paula M. Alves, Generation and genetic modification of 3D cultures of human dopaminergic neurons derived from neural progenitor cells, Methods, Volume 56, Issue 3, 2012, Pages 452-460, ISSN 1046-2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymeth.2012.03.005.

João Antunes

Thesis Title: Integrated inventory-transportation planning
PhD Supervisors: Maria Sameiro Carvalho (UMinho)

João Faria

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Thesis Title: Research and develop manufacturing methods for high accuracy positioning and fixing of components and subassemblies for a LIDAR system with the request to ensure the system accuracy over lifetime.

PhD Supervisor: Luís Alves (UMinho)

Thesis Topic: Autonomous driving vehicles are expensive and restricted to luxury models but the goal for the near future is to spread the technology to be available for every car. The eyes of the system is a LIDAR sensor which is the responsible for mapping the environment around the vehicle. To become commercially attractive, one must develop manufacturing methods capable of positioning the opto-electronic components in μm-level (in all degree of freedom) on PCB. Besides, due to wide range of operating temperatures and laser heat generation, it is crucial to find materials with a coefficient of thermal expansion close to zero.

João Pedro Manaia

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PhD Supervisor: Francisco Manuel Andrade Pires (FEUP)

Research area: Pressure Vessels with focus on plastic liners - Materials Engineering, Mechanical Characterization, Numerical Modeling and Cost Modeling.

Jorge Miguel Gomes de Oliveira

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Thesis Title: Automatic detection of drusen associated with age-related macular degeneration in optical coherence tomography: a graph-based approach

PhD Supervisors: Carlos Silva (UMinho), Manuel Ferreira (UMinho)

Research topic/area: Medical Imaging

Research Summary: The thesis’ goal is the development of an automatic algorithm for drusen segmentation in OCT volumes. Drusen are accumulations of materials at the bottom of the retina. Drusen’s volume can give valuable information to the physians about the progress of the age-related macular degeneration, a hazourdous and widespread disease. The segmentation method will be based on the graph cuts framework due to its flexibility, robustness and its good performance in similar tasks.

Publications:

  • J. Oliveira, G. Minas and C. Silva, "Automatic detection of microaneurysm based on the slant stacking," Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, Porto, 2013, pp. 308-313. doi: 10.1109/CBMS.2013.6627807

José Rodrigues

Thesis Title: Towards a New Generation of Gas-fired Water Heating Systems

Luís Reis

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Luiz Alberto Lisboa da Silva Cardoso

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 PhD Supervisor: João Luiz Afonso (UMinho)

 Thesis Topic: The research plan comprises the study of design issues in dynamic energy transfer systems, targeting electric mobility applications. Static energy transfer techniques by magnetic induction will be reviewed in a first phase, whereas experience with simulation tools will be acquired. In a second phase, the work will cover the proposition, optimization, validation by simulation, scale-down modeling, prototyping and experimental verification of newer design concepts and configurations eventually derived.

Márcia Baptista

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 Thesis Title: Aircraft Reliability Assessment based on Data-Intensive Analytics for Predictive Modeling

 PhD Supervisor: Elsa Henriques (IST)

 Thesis Topic: Aircrafts are valuable assets and a large share of airlines budget is spent on predictive maintenance programs that aim to maximize fleet availability. The application of Prognostics Health Monitoring (PHM) methods in aviation can become a central decision support tool. On this thesis we explore this topic in detail. Also, in this context, a collaboration with Embraer Brazil is established to better gain insight into PHM in aviation. 

Publications:

  • Baptista, M., Medeiros, I. P. De, Malere, J. P., Prendinger, H., Jr, C. L. N., & Henriques, E. (2016). Improved Time-Based Maintenance in Aeronautics with Regressive Support Vector Machines, 1–10.
  • Baptista, M., Medeiros, I. P. De, Malere, J. P., Prendinger, H., Jr, C. L. N., & Henriques, E. (2016). A Comparison of Data-driven Techniques for Engine Bleed Valve Prognostics using Aircraft-derived Fault Messages.
  • Fang, A., & Prendinger, H. (2014). Accurate Household Occupant Behavior Modeling Based on Data Mining Techniques, 1164–1170.

 

Maria Manuela Pereira Alves Azevedo

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 Publications: 

  •  Maria Manuela Azevedo, José António Crispim, Jorge Pinho de Sousa, A dynamic multi-objective approach for the reconfigurable multi-facility layout problem, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Volume 42, January 2017, Pages 140-152, ISSN 0278-6125, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2016.12.008.
  • Azevedo, M. M., Crispim, J. A., & de Sousa, J. P. (2016). Layout Design and Reconfiguration in a Collaborative Manufacturing Network. In H. Afsarmanesh, L. M. Camarinha-Matos, & A. Lucas Soares (Eds.), Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Porto, Portugal, October 3-5, 2016, Proceedings (pp. 545–556). Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45390-3_46
  • Azevedo, M. M., Crispim, J. A., & Sousa, J. de. (2012). Flexible and Reconfigurable Layouts in Complex Manufacturing Systems. In C. Emmanouilidis, M. Taisch, & D. Kiritsis (Eds.), 19th Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) (Vol. AICT-397, pp. 484–493). Rhodes, Greece: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40352-1_61

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Miguel Neto

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Thesis Title: On the development of Flexible non-volatile Magnetoresistive Random Access Memories

PhD Supervisor: Susana Freitas (IST-UL)

Thesis Topic: Flexible Electronics is the field that studies electronic devices that can be bent, folded, stretched or conformed without the loss of their functionality. The development and mastering of technologies capable of producing Flexible Electronics is considered a competitive advantage when compared to conventional electronics, because it allows companies to offer completely new product concepts, and depending on the manufacturing process, lower energy consumption and environmentally friendly materials and processes. This thesis focuses on the study of producing flexible electronics using conventional electronics manufacturing process. It aims to understand the design and manufacturing changes needed to incorporate in the conventional electronic circuits so that they can be bent without the loss of their functionality.

Miguel Queirós

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Research topic/ area: Micromoulding: Cost Model and Technologic Solutions

Miguel Vieira

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Thesis Title:Towards the development of a decision support tool for the planning and scheduling of biopharmaceutical facilities

PhD Supervisors: Tânia Pinto-Varela (IST-UL), Ana Barbosa-Póvoa (IST-UL)

Thesis Topic:The optimal planning and scheduling of industrial operations is crucial for improving production performance and flexibility to market demand. The application of mathematical modeling to real industrial problems remains a challenge, either to model the complex requirements of the manufacturing process, the computational limitations in tackling large planning horizons, or the integration with operational decision systems. The scope of biopharmaceuticals have been gathering particular attention due to its effectiveness in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, diabetes or growth disturbances, raising new production management constraints. This research aims to explore and develop efficient modeling techniques to solve large scale planning/scheduling problems in the biopharmaceutical industry and discuss its deployment as a decision-support system in a real production environment.

Nina Costa

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Thesis Title: Towards an integrated approach to design human-centred product-service solutions

PhD Supervisors: Lia Patrício (FEUP), Nicola Morelli (Aalborg University)

Thesis Topic:Servitization - process to shift from product manufacturer to product-service system solution provider - has been recognised as a strategic service research priority. As such, this thesis aims to develop a new method to enable organisations to design integrated good and service solutions, while better leveraging customer experiences. In the last decades, manufacturers have been infusing service in their product offerings. Two research streams aim at designing solutions: Product-service system design and service design; however they have not been integrated. Through a design research approach, new methods and tools are developed to infuse service in organizations; support them to think holistically about their business context, and enable them to co-create new meaningful and integrated product-service solutions with their customers and partners.

Publications:

  • Costa, N., Patrício,L., Morelli,M. (2015). Designing product-service system solutions in manufacturing industries.
  • Costa, N., Patrício,L., Morelli,M. (2015). Evolving the product-service system design field through the lens of the service-logic and service design.
  • Costa, N., Coimbra,O., Ferreira,J. (2013). Computer Platforms to Support Collaborative Design and Development. IDEMI, pp. 645 – 654.

Paulo Francisco

Paulo Francisco PhD Supervisors: Luís Faria (IST-UL), Ricardo Simões (IPCA)

Ricardo de Sá

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 Previous Position: Junior Research Engineer at PIEP - Innovation in Polymer Engineering

Ricardo Figueiredo de Sá

IST | EDAM-LTI PhD | Entering year: 2009

Thesis Title: Industrial machine structural components’ optimization and redesign

PhD Supervisors: Ferrie van Hattum (UMinho), José Sá (FEUP), Joel Clark (MIT)

Ricardo João Costa Almeida

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 Current Position: Industry Information Systems Consultant at Primavera Business Software Solutions SA

 Previous Position: Industry Consulting Manager at Winsig

 Research topic/ area: Flexible Information Technologies for Complex and Non-Hierarchical Supply Chain Networks

 Publications: 

  •  J. Bastos, A. Azevedo and R. Almeida, "Collaborative planning in customer-oriented supplier networks - The CoReNet approach," 2012 18th International ICE Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, Munich, 2012, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.1109/ICE.2012.6297702
  • Shamsuzzoha, A., Kankaanpaa, T., Carneiro, L. M., Almeida, R., Chiodi, A., & Fornasiero, R. (2013). Dynamic and collaborative business networks in the fashion industry. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 26(1–2), 125–139. https://doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2012.681916
  • Shamsuzzoha;, A. H. M., Kankaanpää;, T., Carneiro;, L., & Almeida, R. (2012). Methodological support to establish a collaborative non-hierarchical business network for complex product manufacturing. //dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJNVO.2012.048926
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Rita Susana Quesado Rodrigues

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 Thesis title: The User Emotions and Experience Problem: Guidelines to support the development of new institutions centered on users’ emotions and experiences

PhD Supervisor: João Manuel R. S. Tavares (FEUP)

Research Area: The User Emotions and Experience Problem: Guidelines to support the development of new services centered on the users’ experience

Thesis Topic: The aim of this project is the creation of guidelines to support the development of new healthcare services centered on the users. In order to do this an analysis of the users' emotions and experiences will be conducted in existing institutions, in order to understand the current problems in the existing services that affect the user experience of the service. The objective is to avoid the problems identified in future services, through the use of the developed guidelines.

Senay Sadic

senay.sadic This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | IST | EDAM LTI PhD | Entering year: 2009

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 Current Position: Research Scientist at INESC Technology and Science - Associate Laboratory

Thesis title: Collaborative planning in dynamic networks

 PhD Supervisor: Jorge Pinho de Sousa (FEUP), José António Almeida Crispim (UMinho)

Thesis Topic: Dynamic manufacturing networks (DMN) are collaborative networks of autonomous companies (mainly SMEs) that are quickly formed to respondprompt business opportunities. Unlike partnership models, DMNs pool their resources, share real time data and operate via a centralized platform.
As order-driven networks, lifecycle of DMNs is composed of network formation, execution/monitoring and dissolution stages. This thesis contributes to DMN literature in the network formation and operational planning area. Utilizing several Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) models, our objective is to support optimal lot sizing and assignment decisions.
Initially, we present an extended model for globally dispersed DMNs with dispersed demand and mode selection functionalities. Later we deal with multi objective models by also taking into account other objectives as performance and reconfigurability.

Vasco Bernardo Figueiredo Cabral Teles

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Vitor Anes

Vitor AnesThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | IST | EDAM LTI PhD | Entering year: 2013/2014

PhD Supervisor: Luis Reis (DEM/IST) ; PhD Co-Supervisor: Elsa Henriques (DEM/IST)

Thesis topic: Extending Life Cycle of Composite Aircraft Structures - This research is focused in composite structures and their damage repair. It is proposed an optimized repairing technique, taking into account risk management and LEAN design methods. A new production design of an aircraft component is proposed in order to improve their mechanical strength.