Paulo Jorge da Silva Bártolo


Paulo Bartolo is Chair Professor on Advanced Manufacturing at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE), University of Manchester (UK), Visiting Professor at Nanyang University (Singapore), Professor of Biomaterials (Cathedra UNESCO) at the University of Habana (Cuba), Collaborator Professor of the Advanced Manufacturing Group at the Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico) and CIAUD (The Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design) a Centre of Excellence of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology based at the University of Lisbon (Portugal). At the School of MACE he is the Head of the Manufacturing Group, the Head of the Innovative Manufacturing Research Theme, Director of the Manchester Biomanufacturing Centre, Director of the Manchester-Taiwan Joint Research Centre on Industry 4.0, member of the Senior Leadership Team Committee and School Board Promotion Committee. At the University of Manchester is also member of the Management Board of the EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Regenerative Medicine and Principal Investigator of the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. He is Champion of the Biomedical Devices and Systems core area at the Sir Henry Royce Institute (SHRI) for Advanced Materials a major UK initiative (£250M) and member of the Scientific Committee of the SHRI for Advanced Materials. He is also responsible for the Manchester Fraunhofer Initiative on Biomanufacturing. Paulo Bartolo was also Coordinato Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal, Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and Visiting Professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA.

He is a Fellow of CIRP (The International Academy of Production Engineering), Chairman of the CIRP Scientific Technical Committee on Electro-Physical and Chemical Processes (STC E) and served as Vice-Chairman of STC E (2013-2016) and Vice-Chairman of the CIRP Collaborative Working Group on Biomanufacturing (2010-2012). He was the GARPA (Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations) Portuguese Representative and was the founder a first president of the Portuguese Association of Rapid Prototyping (ANPR). Paulo Bartolo is also Advisor of the Brazilian Institute of Biofabrication (INCT-BIOFABRIS) funded by the Brazilian Government, member of the Additive Manufacturing Platform (a sub-platform of the MANUFUTURE Technological Platform) and co-responsible of its National & Regional Working Groups and member of the Coordination Board of the recently formed network “Europe Makes Ceramics”.
In 2013, Paulo Bartolo coordinated a major Portuguese Initiative on Additive Manufacturing, the Portuguese Additive Manufacturing Initiative (PAMI) approved by the Portuguese Government.
In 2014, Paulo Bartolo was invited by the Portuguese Government to integrate a commission to define the goals and criteria for the future research assessment process as well the economic impact in Portuguese Universities. He was member of a Commission appointed by the Portuguese Parliament to prepare a Portuguese Strategic Plan for Science & Research (2010-2011). In 2013, he was invited by the President of the Coordination and Development Commission of the Portuguese Central Region to advise in the definition of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), defining the priority investment areas for the European Structural funds. In 2008, Paulo Bartolo was invited by the National Science
Paulo Jorge Bártolo Curriculum Vitae, October 2016.

Foundation (NSF) for a meeting in Arlington, USA, to discuss the future of regenerative medicine and additive biomanufacturing. He was the only non-American academic invited by NSF.
Paulo Bartolo is also advisor of several International funding agencies, such as the European Research Council, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal), the Portuguese Agency for Innovation (Portugal), the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (Italy), the Dutch Arthritis Association Reumafonds (The Netherlands), the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), the Flanders Research Foundation (Belgium), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Canada), the Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland), the Flanders Strategic Initiative Materials (Belgium), and the South Africa Science Foundation (South Africa).
He was the founder and Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (2007-2013), Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal, a Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Engineering of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology; Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department (2001-2009) at the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal; President of the Research Assessment Commission of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal (2009-2013); President of the Scientific Council for Research, Development and Advanced Studies of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal (2009-2013); Member of the Academic Council and Senate of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (2009-2013); and Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department (2001-2009) of the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.
He also served at the Board of Directors of the International Society of Biofabrication (2009-2013); and Coordinator of the Iberoamerican Network on Biomanufacturing (BIOFAB Network), funded by CYTED (2008-2010). This research network, focused on additive manufacturing processes, design of implants, materials, and computer modelling and simulation for medical applications, engaged more than 200 researchers from 20 Universities and Research Institutes from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela.
Between 2003 and 2013, he organised one of the World leading events in additive manufacturing, the International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP). He is also the Chairman of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Tissue Engineering (ICTE Conference), the International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing (SIM Conference), CIRP Biomanufacturing Conference (CIRPBioM), Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing (S2M) Conference, and has served as keynote speaker and was Scientific Committee member in numerous international events. He as authored more than 500 publications in journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings, co-edited 18 books (most of them published by Springer, Wiley and Taylor&Francis) and holds 13 patents. Paulo Bártolo is the Editor-in-Chief of the Virtual and Physical Prototyping Journal published by Taylor & Francis and the Biomanufacturing Reviews published by Springer. He is also member of the Editorial Board of several international journals including the major journals on additive manufacturing.
Paulo Jorge Bártolo Curriculum Vitae, October 2016

Since 2002, Paulo Bartolo has been engaged in around 90 research projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, the Portuguese Agency for Innovation, the European Commission and the Industry. These projects cover a wide range of topics, namely development of novel additive manufacturing systems, materials for additive manufacturing, smart manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, e-manufacturing, hybrid moulds and rapid tooling, water injection moulding, micro-injection moulding, reaction injection moulding, large mould fabrication, reverse engineering, biomanufacturing and regenerative medicine.

Awards: Commendation and public recognition from the Portuguese Government, published in the Portuguese Government’s Law Journal (Diário da Republica), for the outstanding work as advisor of the Government in the area of Research and Innovation; Commendation from the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, published in the Portuguese Government Journal (Diário da Republica), for the outstanding work carried out (2014); Council award Afonso Lopes Vieira in the are



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