Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Paulo Jorge Da Silva Bartolo
Executive Director, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP)
Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
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).
  • 3D Printing Materials Development
  • Advanced bioprinting strategies for multiscale and multimaterial tissue engineering constructs
  • Cost-effective Nutrient Encapsulation through Microfluidics for Customized 3D-Printable Food Inks
  • Development of a Fatigue Design Methodology and Defect Tolerance Analysis for Accelerating Metal Additive Manufacturing Part Qualification
  • Development of a Multi-modal 3D Food Printing Platform for Innovative Functional Food
  • Metal Am Powders: Reusability, Rejuvenation, Cost, Quality & Performance (RRAMP)
  • NAMIC Phase 2
  • NAMIC Phase 2: NTU Project 1
  • Singapore Centre For 3D Printing
  • To Build On SC3DP's Existing Strengths And Competencies In 3D Printing
  • Xtal-light: Optical characterization for metal additive manufacturing