Nelson Ferreira


Short Bio

Nelson Martins-Ferreira is a mathematician working at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. His main research areas are:

  • Topological and Computational Geometry
  • Homological and Computational Algebra
  • Category Theory
  • Theory of Computation

He his a fellow member at the Center for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development performing several scientific activities, such as:

  • Implementation of high performance computational systems with applications to industry and engineering
  • Mathematical Structures Engineering and its applications
  • Optimal control systems for Additive Manufacturing and 3D-printing


Recent Publications

  • J.R.A. Gray and N. Martins-Ferreira, "New exactness conditions involving split cubes in protomodular categories", Theory Appl. Categ. (accepted) (2018)
  • N. Martins-Ferreira, A. Montoli and M. Sobral, "The Nine Lemma and the push forward construction for special Schreier extensions of monoids with operations", Semigroup Forum 97 (2) (2018) 325–352
  • N. Martins-Ferreira, A. Montoli, "On the “Smith is Huq” Condition in S-Protomodular Categories", Appl. Categ. Struct. 25 (1) (2017) 59--75
  • N. Martins-Ferreira, A. Montoli and M. Sobral, "On some categorical-algebraic conditions in S-protomodular categories", Logical Methods in Computer Science 13 (3) (2017) 1--11
  • N. Martins-Ferreira, "Normalized Bicategories Internal to Groups and more General Mal'tsev Categories", Appl. Categ. Struct. 25 (6) (2017) 1137--1158


  • PAMI - PORTUGUESE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE (ROTEIRO/0328/2013; Nº 022158), a Research Infrastruture of the National Roadmap of Research Infrastructures of Strategic Relevance for 2014-2020, co-funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and European Union through the Centro2020. Role: Team member.
  • TAILORED.COOLING - Add rapid hot&cooling strategies to additive and subtractive manufacturing of ultra efficient metallic inserts for injection moulding of high quality tailored thermoplastic parts. Role: Team member.
  • BIOMATE - A NOVEL BIO-MANUFACTURING SYSTEM TO PRODUCE BIOACTIVE SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING (PTDC/EMS-SIS/7032/2014), funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and European Union through the Centro2020 and Norte2020. Role: Team member.
  • Stimuli2BioScaffold - Stimuli modelling for BioScaffolds: from numerical modelling to in vitro tests co-financed by COMPETE2020 under the PT2020 programme, and supported by FCT (02/SAICT/2017). Starting date: 1 August 2018. Duration: 3 years. Total Budget 240 k. Role: Principal Investigator. Ref. POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032554. Role: Team member.
  • Additive.Milling - Add Milling to Additive Manufacturing. Role: Team member.