CEO of UNIDEMI Research Center

V. Cruz-Machado holds a Ph.D. in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Cranfield University, UK). He is a full professor of Industrial Engineering at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. He is the director of the Industrial Engineering Doctoral Program and other post-graduate programs in industrial engineering, project management, lean & green sustainability and entrepreneurship. He teaches operations and production management and has published more than 300 papers in scientific journals and conferences, in addition to having supervised more than thirty Ph.D. students. His main scientific activities are directed to the design of new manufacturing systems. He was the CEO of a large consultancy company; coordinator of a major National R&D program directed for SMEs, and; a consultant member of the commission responsible for the implementation of Horizon 2020 – the European framework program for research and innovation (2014-2020). He is the Head of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the CEO of UNIDEMI Research Center ( and the president of the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Engineers.