Paula Faria is a Lecturer of the Mathematics Department at the School for Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and a Research Member of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. Master of Science in Pure Mathematics (Numerical Analysis and Computational Mathematics) and with a PhD in Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering by the University of Lisbon. She is the Head of the R&D Computational and Mathematical Methods Research Team at the CDRSP. Her research activity focuses mostly on numerical modulation techniques for medical application as well as for direct digital manufacturing applied to metals, polymers and ceramics, and virtual and augmented reality. She has Co-edited 2 books, authored and co-authored more than 30 papers published international journals and international conferences. She is the Member of the Editorial Board in several international peer-review journals and was received already two science awards from the international society of biomechanics and the national society of neurology. She is the chairman and co-chairman, member of the scientific and organizing committee of different international events, workshops and congresses, such as, the International Workshop on Direct Digital Manufacturing, the Health and Social Care Information – HCIST, international conference ICBEB – The International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, International Conference on Tissue Engineering (ICTE), the International Conference VRAP Conference – International Conference on advanced research in virtual and physical prototyping and the International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing 2016. She also coordinates granted national and international research projects and participates in the scientific commitee of the CDRsp Advanced Courses on Regenerative Medicine and Workshops on Direct Digital Manufacturing. Additionally, she is the supervisor of several master thesis on Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, as well as in the master of Healthcare Information Systems Management. She is also part of the direction board of OPEN – Business Specific Opportunities which is a non-profit private institution, created in November 2002 for the promotion of innovation and employment through several different actions held in Marinha Grande, Portugal.
- Paula Pascoal-Faria, et al., (2016) "An Integrated Experimental and Numerical Approach to Develop and Electronic Instrument to Study Apple Bruise Damage", WASER, International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering Vol:10, No:6.
- L. DallaAgnol, P. Pascoal-Faria, S. Barros Cecílio, F.I. Corrêa (2015) “Transcranial direct current stimulation in the neuromodulation of pain in fibromyalgia: A case study”, Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 58 p 351-353.
- Paula Pascoal-Faria*; Nilufer Yalcin*; Felipe Fregni (2014) “Neural Markers of Neuropathic Pain Associated with Maladaptive Plasticity in Spinal Cord Injury”, Pain & Practice 08/2014; DOI: 10.1111/papr.12237;
- Paula Faria, Mark Hallet, Pedro Cavaleiro Miranda (2011) A finite element analysis of the effect of electrode area and inter-electrode distance on the spatial distribution of the current density in tDCS. Journal of Neural Engineering. 8 (6):066017. doi:10.1088/1741-2560/8/6/066017.
- Pedro Cavaleiro Miranda, Paula Faria, Mark Hallet (2009) “What does the ratio of injected current to electrode area tell us about current density in the brain during tDCS”, Clinical Neurophysiology, 120: 1183-1187.
- Additive Milling, POCI-01-0247-FEDER-003414, from 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017. Funding agency: FEDER
- NEXT.parts, NEXT-Generation of Advanced Hybrid Parts, from 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2018. Funding agency: FEDER.
- Member of the research team ToolingEDGE – Sustainable production of high performance, referência 013856, from 01-01-2010 to 30-04-2014. Funding agency: POFC – Operational Programme Competitiveness Factor.
- Principal investigator for the research project ThermoDICOM – Thermography and Imagiology Laboratory , from 01-07-2014 to 31-07-2015. Funded by Coimbra university;