Engineering Design Roundtables

Promoted by the “Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing Initiative”, EDAM,
MIT-Portugal Program

15 June 2015: Engineering systems in Automotive OEMs and in the corresponding supply chain: case studies.


Venue: FEUP | DEMec | L Building |Room L 119 (Sala de Atos DEMec), Porto

Organization and Promoters:
Manuel Heitor, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, In+/IST Lisbon, PT
Francisco Pires/Pedro Camanho, LAETA, Engineering Faculty, University of Porto
Pedro Arezes, Centro ALGORITMI, School of Engineering, University of Minho
Dava Newman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, USA

Institutional Sponsors: MIT Portugal Program, through the "Engineering design and Avanced Manufacturing—EDAM" initiative

10:00 | Introduction, Francisco Pires, FEUP

10:15 | Keynote lecture # 1
by Carlos Castaño, BorgWarner Emissions Systems
Discussant: António Torres Marques, FEUP

10:45 | Coffee Break

11:15 | Presentation of PhD projects:

“Study, Implementation and Optimization of Thermal Regeneration in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE)”
by Tiago Costa, UM

“Weight reduction strategy in seat systems”
by Filipe Nascimento, FEUP

“Searching for standardization and commonality opportunities allowing beneficial platform design”
by Jakub Kwapisz, IST

Discussant: Elsa Henriques, IST

14:30 | Keynote lecture # 2
by Pedro Lopes, PSA Peugeot Citröen
Discussant: Francisco Pires, FEUP

15:15 | Presentation of PhD projects:

“Dynamic Energy Transfer Systems for Electric Mobility Applications”
by Luiz Cardoso, UM

“Dealing with uncertainty in supply chain design in the automotive industry”
by Lia Oliveira, FEUP

“Collaborative human-machine quality control system: steps towards automatic machine vision inspection”
by Eduarda Silva, FEUP

Discussant: Alexandre Silva, UM

16:00 | Keynote lecture # 3
“Advanced overmoulding with engineering polymers”
by Miguel Martins, Celoplás
Discussant: Francisco Pires, FEUP

16:30 | Closure