Jorge Ferreira is graduated and has a MSc in Electronics and Telecommunications and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Aveiro. He is the author/co-author of more than 100 articles in book chapters, journals and conference proceedings. He supervised 30 masters and three doctoral students, participated in 23 research and industrial projects and has two patents as a team member.
He was Director of the Master's Degree in Industrial Automation Engineering and Director of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Industrial automation is the main scientific area of research and development. He has also been active in areas such as control systems, instrumentation, modeling and simulation of engineering systems, modeling languages, hydraulic and pneumatic actuation systems. Recently, he has also been working in other areas such as implantable medical devices and energy harvesting systems.