Paula Faria


Short Bio

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 (Thesis: Numerical Modelling in Transcranial Neuronal Polarization: Clinical Application to
Epilepsy) . She is the Head of the R&D Computational and Mathematical Methods Research Team at the CDRSP. She focuses her research interests in applications of modelling and numerical simulation in health, industry and direct digital manufacturing applied to metals, polymers and ceramics. She has Co-edited 2 books, authored and co-authored more than 30 papers published in 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, and member of several editions 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, the International conference ICBEB – The International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, the International Conference on Tissue Engineering (ICTE), the International Conference VRAP Conference – International Conference on advanced research in virtual and physical prototyping, the International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing, the International Conference on Direct Digital Manufacturing and Polymers (ICDDMAP), the International Conference on Advanced Research in Sustainable and Intelligent Manufacturing (RESIM) and the International Symposium on Computational Tools for Direct Digital Manufacturing (CT4DDM), being held within International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics. She also participates in several different national and international research projects (FCT, ANI, Mobilizador, Erasmus +, Interreg-Sudoe) and she is currently the Principal Investigator of the FCT Project Stimuli2BioScaffold – Stimuli modelling for BioScaffolds: from numerical modelling to in vitro tests. Paula Faria is also a member of the scientific council of CDRSP. Additionally, she is also supervisor of several master and PhD students on Applied Mathematics, Physics, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering. She was 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 (ended 2018). She is the mentor of an entrepreneurship Programme called MATERIALIZA that is now on its 2nd edition that intends to transform business technological ideas into successful startups companies. She is member of the Diretor Board of the Portuguese Mathematics Society.

Recent Publications

  • João Meneses, João C. Silva, Sofia R. Fernandes, Abhisked Datta, Frederico Castelo Ferreira, Carla Moura, Sandra Amado, Nuno Alves and Paula Pascoal-Faria (2020), "A Multimodal Stimulation Cell Culture Bioreactor for Tissue Engineering: a numerical modelling approach". Polymers MDPI, 12(4), 940;
  • Cristiana Fernandes, Carla Moura, Rita M.T. Ascenso, Sandra Amado, Nuno Alves and Paula Pascoal-Faria (2020), "Comprehensive Review on Full Bone Regeneration through 3D Printing Approaches". InTechOpen - Design Engineering and Manufacturing, doi: 10.5772/intechopen.90864
  • Paula Pascoal-Faria, Pedro Castelo Ferreira, Abhishek Datta, Sandra Amado, Carla Moura and Nuno Alves (2019), “Electrical Stimulation Optimization in Bioreactors for Tissue Engineering Applications. Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol.890, pp 314-323
  • S. Gomes, P. Pascoal-Faria, G. R. Mitchell, T. Gkourmpis and T. Youngs (2019), “Numerical Thermal Analysis of a T Jump System Used for a Studying Polymer Behaviour”. Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol.890, pp 155-161
  • Sandra Amado, Pedro Morouço, Paula Pascoal-Faria and Nuno Alves (2018), "Tailoring Bioengineered Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine". Book chapter in the book under the working title Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine. InTechOpen (ISBN: 978 953-51-5459-4)


  • OptiBioScaffold: Stimuli optimization in bi-tissue scaffolds: from mathematical and computational modelling to experimental validation co-financed by COMPETE2020 under the PT2020 programme, and supported by FCT (2020). Starting date: 1 Abril 2021. Duration: 3 years. Total Budget 250 k. Role: Principal Investigator. Ref. PTDC/EME-SIS/4446/2020
  • 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. PTDC/EME-SIS/32554/2017.
  • Bone2Move - Development of “in vivo” experimental techniques and modeling methodologies for the evaluation of 4D scaffolds on bone defect in sheep model: an integrative research approach co-financed by COMPETE2020 under the PT2020 programme, and supported by FCT (02/SAICT/2017), Project nº 31146. Starting date: 20 October 2018. Duration: 3 years. Total Budget 240 k. Role: Team member.
  • 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: Research member.
  • MATIS - MATERIALS AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES (CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000014 - 3362), a research project of the integrated programmes for scientific research and technological development, funded by the European Union through the PT2020 and Centro2020. Role: Research member.