João Nuno Delgado Torrão

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

-Robotics
-Automation
-Instrumentation
-Machine Vision/Perception
-Fabrication/Mechanical Technology
-CAD/CAM

EDUCATION

  • 2004-2007: Bachelor in Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
  • 2007-2013: MSc Degree, Integrated Master in Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Completed the Integrated Masters in Mechanical Engineering with a final grade of 16/20, with the dissertation: “Control and execution of incremental forming using parallel kinematics” (grade: 19/20), under the coordination of Prof. Ricardo Sousa and Prof. Jorge Ferreira.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • February 2008 – January 2009: Research fellow

Investigation initiation grant from FCT  entitled “Mecânica dos Fluidos Computacional aplicada a Aerodinâmica Automóvel” reference: 9277545d-f5d3-4ec4-bdc8-e5d373cb6cdf

  • September 2013 – November2013: Service provider

Development of prototype for harvesting and storing  exhaled air  for FCT project ASTHMA

  • January 2014 – March 2014: Service provider

Diagnosis and improvement proposal of the control system of industrial production lines. Society cooperation project between the University of Aveiro and EURORALEX – Confecções SA.

  • April 2014 – June 2015 : Research Fellow

Development of in vitro electrical stimulation system to promote differentiation and proliferation in bone cells. Project In-vitro evaluation of stimulation methods for bone regeneration around orthopaedic implants.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

PTDC/QUI-QUI/117803/2010: ASTHMA – Future asthma management helped by non-invasive sampling: contributes for the definition of a rapid and non-invasive diagnostic tool. Grant of 90,488 € by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), Service provider.

EXPL/EMS-SIS/2128/2013: In-vitro evaluation of stimulation methods for bone regeneration around orthopaedic implants. . Grant of 47,738€ by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), Service provider.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Articles in International Journals

Alves De Sousa, R.J., Ferreira, J.A.F., Sa De Farias, J.B., Torrão, J.N.D., Afonso, D.G., Martins, M.A.B.E., “SPIF-A: On the development of a new concept of incremental forming machine“, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, issue 5,2014.

Conferences

Torrão J.N.D., Ferreira J.A.F., Alves de Sousa R.J., “Control and Execution of Incremental Forming Using a Stewart Platform“, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, CONTROLO’2014 – Proceedings of the 11th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control.

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