Nuno Alves is Associate Professor on Computer Modelling and Simulation at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (PIL), Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (Research Unit supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) at the same Institute. He was Course Coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering Programme at the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and Coordinator of the Socrates/Erasmus Programme for Mechanical Engineering at PIL. He is/was supervisor/co-supervisor of more thirty MSc/MEng and PhD Students.
Nuno Alves received a first degree, a MSc and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, all from IST at Technical University of Lisbon.
Nuno Alves is a reviewer of the Virtual and Physical Prototyping Journal (ISSN: 1745 2759), Bioinspiration and Biomimetics Journal (ISSN 1748-3182), International Journal of Vehicle Design (ISSN 0143-3369), Assembly Automation journal (ISSN: 0144-5154) and several International Conferences.
He is involved in several research projects on the fields of the Rapid Prototyping, Bio-Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering and Plastic Injection Moulds.
Nuno Alves is Co-chair of the International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing (SIM) and Organizing Committee Member of the International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP).