Technical Programme Committee Co-Chair

Prof Fátima Barreiros

Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal

Fátima Barreiros is coordinator professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the School of Technology and Management and member senior of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at the Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal. She holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the specialty of Materials Science and a master’s degree in Engineering Sciences, in the Industrial Engineering area, both from the University of Coimbra, and a degree in Chemistry from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. The main focus of her research has been in the fields of powder characterisation and powder injection moulding (PIM), particularly in the optimisation of powder contents in feedstocks for PIM, and additive manufacturing technologies, namely fused filament fabrication (FFF). In this context, she has been involved in several research projects and has published several articles in journals and national and international conferences proceedings.

Technical Programme Committee Co-Chair

Prof Teresa Vieira

Retired Full Professor – Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal

After finishing her studies in Metallurgical Engineering at Oporto University, Portugal, she was invited to be lecturer in Mechanical Department of Coimbra University. In 1983 she got a PhD (Doctorat d’État) at University Paris XI, Orsay, France, with a thesis about analyse of structural transformations in high steel steels. As senior scientist she established a research Centre on Materials Science Engineering and Surfaces (ICEMS), University of Coimbra (1991 up to 2008) and contributed to the creation of Institute Pedro Nunes (Coimbra), which role is to be an interface between university and industry. In last case, firstly she was as director (1991-96) and after leader of the Laboratory of Wear Tests and Materials (1996-2012). In 1999 she got the habilitation degree. After 2000 she is Full Professor and the responsible for research and development in Powder Technology for Mechanical applications (structural and functional (wear, corrosion)), in particular (µ) PIM and hot embossing. Since 2008 up to 2016 she became co-director of the Centre of Mechanical Engineering of Coimbra University. After 2013 the main goal of her research is Additive Manufacturing.