Paulo Bartolo holds a PhD degree in Polymer Physics from the University of Reading (UK, 2001), a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1996) and a Licenciatura in Mechanical Engineering (1993), both from the Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal).
Paulo Bartolo is Professor of Advanced Manufacturing Processes at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal), Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Visiting Professor at Nanyang University (Singapore), and Professor of Biomaterials (Catedra UNESCO) at the University of Habana (Cuba). He is a CIRP (The International Academy of Production Engineering) member, Vice-Chairman of the CIRP Scientific Technical Committee on Electro-Physical and Chemical Processes, GARPA (Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations) Portuguese Representative and Member of the Direction Board of the International Society of Biomanufacturing, Scientific advisor of the Research Institute in Biofabrication (BIOFABRIS) funded by the Brazilian Government and regional coordinator of the working group of Rapid Manufacturing Platform.
He was member of a Commission appointed by the Portuguese Parliament to prepare a Portuguese Strategic Plan for Science & Research (2010-2011). He also was the Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal, a Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Engineering of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and Vice-Chairman of the CIRP Collaborative Working Group on Biomanufacturing (2010-2012), Coordinator of the Iberoamerican Network on Biomanufacturing (BIOFAB Network), funded by CYTED (2008-2010). This research network engaged more than 200 researchers from 20 Universities and Research Institutes in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela.
Paulo Bartolo has been member of the evaluation panels of several International funding agencies, such as the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal), the Portuguese Agency for Innovation (Portugal), the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (Italy), Reumafonds, the Dutch Arthritis Association (The Netherlands), Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), the Flanders Research Foundation (Belgium), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Canada), the Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland), the Flanders Strategic Initiative Materials (Belgium), and the South Africa Science Foundation (South Africa).