IDMEC-IST, Technical University of Lisbon
Av. Rovisco Pais,
1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Paulo Fernandes is Assistant Professor with “Agregação” (Habilitation) at Mechanical Eng. Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, where he received his PhD degree in 1998 and the “Agregação” in 2012. After the PhD he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory of Pennsylvania State University from July to December 1998. He was awarded with the IBM scientific prize 1997 (IBM- Portugal) with the work “Simulation of the Bone Remodelling Process”. His main research field is Biomechanics, particularly Bone Tissue Mechanics and Orthopaedic Implants Design. Paulo Fernandes teaches Computational Mechanics in the Biomedical Engineering Program since it started in IST. His research work has been an important contribution for the development of the Biomechanics in IST leading a research group with strong impact in the formation of human resources (a considerable number of Master and PhD Thesis). He has also led several research projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology with the most recent (2010-2013) on the “Development of scaffolds with controlled microstructure for bone tissue engineering”. He is author/co-author of numerous publications in international and national journal, book chapters, and communications in international conferences. He is also involved in the organisation of international symposia, with the highlight for the ESB2012 – 18th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics held in Lisbon, 1st-4th July 2012. He maintains international collaborations with research groups form Europe, Brazil and USA. He has been also a member of the executive council of the Portuguese Society of Biomechanics since 2007.