Academic Profile

Since August 2021, Paulo Bartolo is Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University and Executive Director of the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing.

In February 2014 he joined the University of Manchester (UK) as Chair Professor on Advanced Manufacturing. At the University of Manchester, Paulo Bartolo was the Head of the Manufacturing Group, Leader of the Innovative Manufacturing Research Theme, Member of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering Executive Committee and Member of the Departmental Committee for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF21) Engineering Unit of Assessment 12 (UOA 12). He was also member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) Committee (2014-2017) and member of the Promotion Committee (2014-2017). At the University of Manchester he was also the Industry 4.0 Academic Lead; member of the Advanced Manufacturing Strategic Oversight Group; member of the Management Board of the EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Regenerative Medicine; theme leader of the “Industry 4.0” Societal Challenge area within the Digital Futures; and member of the Thomas Ashton Institute (Academic Lead for Industry 4.0 – implications for health and safety).

Paulo Bartolo was the founder and Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (2007-2013) at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal), a Research Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Engineering of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. At the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria he was Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department (2001-2009); President of the Research Assessment Committee (2009-2013); President of the Scientific Council for Research, Development and Advanced Studies (2009-2013).

He is a Fellow of CIRP (The International Academy of Production Engineering) and served the Academy as Chairman of the CIRP Scientific Technical Committee on Electro-Physical and Chemical Processes (STC E) (2016-2019) and as Vice-Chairman of STC E (2013-2016) and Vice-Chairman of the CIRP Collaborative Working Group on Biomanufacturing (2010-2012). Paulo Bartolo is also Advisor of the Brazilian Institute of Biofabrication (INCT-BIOFABRIS) funded by the Brazilian Government.

Paulo Bartolo served as reviewer of several International funding agencies, such as the European Research Council; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UK); Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, IK); Medical Research Council (MRC, UK); Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal); Portuguese Agency for Innovation (Portugal); Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (Italy); Dutch Arthritis Association Reumafonds (The Netherlands); Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO); Flanders Research Foundation (Belgium); Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Canada); Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland); Flanders Strategic Initiative Materials (Belgium); A*Star (Singapore); and South Africa Science Foundation (South Africa). He was also member of the EPSRC panel of “Tackling global development challenges through physical sciences research – a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)” (2019) and member of the EPSRC panel of “Manufacturing Futures: Adventurous Manufacturing Research” (2018).

Public recognition for outstanding contributions: 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 Portuguese 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 area of Innovation, Leiria Town Council, Portugal (2009).
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Prof Paulo Jorge Da Silva Bartolo
Executive Director, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP)
Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

  • Advanced bioprinting strategies for multiscale and multimaterial tissue engineering constructs

  • Singapore Centre For 3D Printing

  • To Build On SC3DP's Existing Strengths And Competencies In 3D Printing
  • Paulo Bartolo is author and co-author of more than 600 publications as journal papers, book chapters and conference proceeding papers. He also edited 22 books and has 16 Patents.

    Recent and selected publications:
    Silva, E.P., Huang, B., Helaehil, J.V., Nalesso, P.R., Bagne, L., Oliveira, M.A., Albiazetti, G.C., Aldalbahi, A., Mendonça, F.A., Bartolo, P.J. – “In-vivo study of conductive 3D printed PCL/MWCNTs scaffolds with electrical stimulation for bone tissue engineering”, Bio-Design and Manufacturing, 4, 190, 2021

    Wang, W, Chen, J.X., Hou, Y., Bartolo, P.J., Chiang, W.H. – “Investigations of graphene and nitrogen-doped graphene enhanced polycaprolactone 3D scaffolds for bone tissue engineering”, Nanomaterials, 11, 929, 2021

    Hou, Y., Wang, W., Bartolo, P.J. – “A concise review on the role of selenium for bone cancer applications”, Bone, 149, 115974, 2021

    Ding, J., Zou, Q., Qu, S., Bartolo, P., Song, X., Wang, C.L. – “STL-free design and manufacturing paradigm for high-precision powder bed fusion”, CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology, 70, 167, 2021

    Vyas, C., Zhang, J., Ovrebo, O., Huang, B., Roberts, I., Setty, M., Allardyce, B., Haugen, H., Rajkhowa, R., Bartolo, P.J. – “3D printing of silk microparticle reinforced polycaprolactone scaffolds for tissue engineering applications”, Materials Science and Engineering C, 118, 111433, 2021

    Tao, Y., Hinduja, S., Heinemann, R., Gomes, A., Bartolo, PJ. – “A study of physico-mechanical properties of hollow glass bubble, jute fibre and rubber powder reinforced polypropylene compounds with and without MuCell technology for lightweight applications”, Polymers, 12, 2664, 2020

    Daskalakis, E., Liu, F., Huang, B., Acar, A.A., Cooper, G., Weightman, A., Blunn, G., Koç, B., Bartolo, P.J. – “Investigating the influence of architecture and material composition of 3D printed anatomical design scaffolds for large bone defects”, International Journal of Bioprinting, 7, 44, 2021

    Pereira, R., Lourenço, B.N., Bartolo, P.J., Granja, P.L. – “Bioprinting a multifuctional bioink to engineer clickable 3D cellular niches with tunable matrix microenvironment cues”, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 10, 2001176, 2021

    Zhu, M., Lu, D., Lian, Q., Wu, S., Wang, W., Lyon, L.A., Wang, W., Bartolo, P., Dickinson, M., Saunders, B.R. – “Highly swelling pH-responsive microgels for dual mode near infra-red fluorescence reporting and imaging”, Nanoscale Advances, 2, 4261, 2020

    Lu, Z., Wang, W., Zhang, J., Bartolo, P.J., Gong, H., Li, J. – “Electrospun Poly(L-lactic acid)-Dopamine-SiO2 fibrous membrane for bone regeneration”, Materials Science and Engineering C, 117, 111359, 2020

    Huang, B., Aslan, E., Vyas, C., Jiang, Z., Daskalakis, E., Jiao, M., Aldalbahi, A., Bartolo, P.J. – “Engineered dual-scale poly(-caprolactone) scaffolds using 3D printing and rotational electrospinning for bone tissue engineering”, Additive Manufacturing, 36, 101452, 2020

    Craveiro, F., Nazarian, S., Bartolo, H., Bartolo, P.J., Duarte, J.P. – “An automated system for 3D printing functionally graded concrete-based materials”, Additive Manufacturing, 33, 101146, 2020

    Hou, Y., Wang, Bartolo, P.J. – “Investigating the effect of carbon nanomaterials reinforcing poly(e-caprolactone) scaffolds for bone repair applications”, International Journal of Bioprinting, 6, 206, 2020

    Huang, B., Vyas, C., Byun, J.J., El-Newehy, M., Huang, Z., Bartolo, P.J. – “Aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes and nanohydroxyapatite in 3D printed polycaprolactone scaffold stimulates osteogenic differentiation”, Materials Science and Engineering C, 108, 110374, 2020

    Zhu, M., Lu, D., Wu, S., Lian, Q., Wang, W., Lyon, A., Wang, W., Bartolo, P.J., Saunders, B.R. – “Using green emitting pH-responsive nanogels to report environmental changes within hydrogels: a nanoprobe for versatile sensing”, Nanoscale, 11, 11383, 2019

    Liu, F., Mishbak, H., Bartolo, P.J. – “Hybrid polycaprolactone/hydrogel scaffold fabrication and in-process plasma treatment using PABS”, International Journal of Bioprinting, 5, 1, 2019

    Wang, W., Passarini, J.R., Nalesso, P.R., Musson, D., Cornish, J., Mendonça, F., Caetano, G., Bartolo, P.J. – “Engineered 3D printed poly(e-caprolactone)/graphene scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, Materials Science and Engineering C, 100, 759, 2019

    Craveiro, F., Duarte, J., Bartolo, H., Bartolo, P.J. – “Review on additive manufacturing as an enabling technology for digital construction: a perspective on Construction 4.0”, Automation in Construction, 103, 251, 2019

    Huang, B., Vyas, C., Roberts, I., Poutrel, Q.A., Chiang, W.H., Blaker, J.J., Huang, Z., Bartolo, P. – “Fabrication and characterisation of 3D printed MWCNT composite porous scaffolds for bone regeneration”, Materials Science and Engineering C, 98, 266, 2019

    Pereira, R.F., Sousa, A., Barrias, C.C., Bartolo, P.J., Granja, P.L. – “A single-component hydrogel bioink for bioprinting of bioengineered 3D constructs for dermal tissue engineering”, Materials Horizons, 5, 1100, 2018