Comissão de Honra
Doutor João Pardal Monteiro
Doutor Fernando Moreira da Silva
Membros da Comissão científica:
Membros da Comissão Organizadora:
|Secretariado:||Alexandra Luís (CIAUD)|
|Filipa Nogueira Pires (CIAUD)|
Carlos figueiredo (Responsável Informática e Média)
Miguel Rafael (Centro Informática e Média)
Nuno Guardado (Centro Informática e Média)
Luís Rodrigo Santos (Responsável Imagem Corporativa)
Membros da Comissão científica:
PhD Design - Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. | Master International Marketing ISCTE/INDEG | Master European Studies Universidade Católica Portuguesa |Bachelor Economics Universidade Católica Portuguesa Lisboa
Assistant Professor Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa, Universidade Lisboa |Coordinator of the Fashion Design Master FA, Universidade de Lisboa |Senior Adviser at Aicep Portugal Global, New Business Department
Research: Neurodesign - Neuroscience and design.The biological roots of the relationship with the objects and in particular with the garment, and the implications in the way we experience the world. Keywords:: New Products & Services; Education & Innovation
Invited Professor IADE. – Strategic Communication . Marketing Course | Invited Professor Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Strategic Communication Master of Marketing , Communication and Tourism Promotion. Member of board APCOR – Associação Portuguesa da Cor Lisboa. ( 2009-2010)|Member of board Associação Moda Lisboa| Responsible for the Fashion Contest Sangue Novo/ Moda Lisboa |Member of the Committee of Evaluation of Design - invitation of the Portuguese Design Centre
Lecturer at Minho University in Guimarães Portugal, teaching in the course of Fashion Design and Marketing and at the Masters degree in Textile Design and Marketing in the subjects of Shoes and Garment Design, Fashion Design, Multifunctional Clothing Design and Comfort and Clothing Physiology. Degree in Textile Engineering, Master Degree in Design & Marketing and PhD in Textiles Physics. Researcher of Textile Science and Technology Center at the University of Minho, in the area of Clothing and Footwear Comfort, Creativity and Sustainable Fashion Design.
Director of the master's degree course in fashion design and communication.
Member of various Scientific Committees of International Congress and Conferences on Design and Fashion. President of CIMODE: International Conference of Fashion and Design (editions: 2012; 2014, 2016).
Professora adjunta na Escola Superior de artes aplicadas de Castelo Branco
Coordenadora do mestrado em Design de Vestuário e Têxtil da ESART em parceria com a FA.
Responsável de projetos de investigação- ação entre empresas e academia na área do design moda|têxtil.
Assistant Professor at the University of Minho. Was born in Braga in 1966 and graduated in Communication Design by Superior School of Art and Design of Matosinhos in 1994. Master in Design and Marketing by the University of Minho and Master in Business Innovation and Technology Management by the University of Girona, Spain. PhD by the University of Girona under the theme "Product customization methodology based on user-centered design"
Author of several articles in the area of emotional design, and product experience in international conferences and journals. Member of the organizing committee of the International Conference in Fashion and Design - CIMODE.
Participated in several national and international projects and was a researcher at GREP - Research Group on Product, Process and Production Engineering, Girona, Spain (2008 - 2013) and at 2C2T - Textile Science and Technology Center (1994 - 2014). Currently a researcher at the "Laboratory of Landscapes, Heritage and Territory (Lab2PT)"- school of architecture, Minho University.
Graduation degree (FEUP 1978) in Structure Engineering, Master degree (UNL, 1985) in in Geotechnics, and PhD in Tecnologies of Architecture (FAUTL 1994); post-graduation course on Financial Management (Universidade Católica, of Lisbon, 2000). Has been teaching since 1981-2017 at the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade of Lisbon on Structures, Constructions, and Energetic efficiency and Environment Sustainability. Recently, the researcher is interested in the issues of formal shape in Architecture and the structural reasons implicit in the efficiency of the evolution of forms in the History of Architecture (Romanesque/Gothic period), new polymeric material as applied in Architecture and Design. Has been a nominated member until presently of the Scientific Committee of the Architecture PhD (FA-U. Lisboa, 2008-2017) and an elected member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty (2012-2017).
Brooks Hagan I lead the Virtual Textile Research Group at RISD in NSF funded research of advanced simulation tools for textile design, including 3D compound weaving addressing Z-axis and creel setups, 3D quantum weaving addressing multi-shuttle insertion and variable sheds, and AR environments for interacting with simulated virtual textiles. My prior research is commercialized through the company Computational Textiles Inc which has received NSF SBIR Phase I funding to bring advanced interactive textile simulation technology to market. In addition to teaching and research, I am a practicing designer and have consulted on textile technology and development for companies including Pallas Textiles and Apple Inc.
Carla Morais is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture from University of Lisbon. Her background is Fashion Design and worked as Designer in companies along 9 years. Then, she got a master degree in Textile- Design and Marketing, in Minho University and started teaching Fashion Design, Technologies, Materials and Dressmaking. Now she is researcher of Research Centre for Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (CIAUD) and the main field of her research is Sustainable Fashion, the title of her PHD that she got in 2013. She has published papers about: consumer behavior analysis, methodologies, design of sustainable fashion, processing and reprocessing of textile waste for recovery proposals, etc.
Teaches in the 1st Cycle Degrees of Urban Planning, Architecture, Set Design, Design and Fashion Design and has a Degree in Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture of UTL (1986).
EU sponsored Course in "Informatics applied to Architecture and Urbanism", in FA-UTL, in 1987, being approved with a Distinctly Approved rating
Postgraduation in Architecture of Housing, in 1998-9, being approved with 18 values, in the Faculty of Architecture of UTL
PhD: In Communication Sciences, conferred by the University of Beira Interior, in 2008, under a dissertation entitled "Scenic and Film Space: Representation and Computer Graphics", approved unanimously by the Jury.
1995 to date – Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Architecture of Ulisboa
2006 - PhD in Biotechnology at I.S.T./U.T.L., on topic: Development of a System of Biodegradation oxic - anoxic for Textile Wastewater, Lisbon/Portugal on 21/12/2006.
1999 - MSc in Biotechnology/Biochemical Engineering from IST/UTL, Lisbon / Portugal
1993 - Lic th in Textile Engineering (Production Branch) by U. Beira Interior, Covilhã / Portugal
1999-2006 - Member of ENVERG (Environment Research Group) IBB - IST/UTL
2007 to date - Effective member of CIAUD (Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design), FA/ULisboa.
2008-2012 - Coordinator of the Master in Fashion Design FA/UTL
2009 to date - Scientific Evaluator ANI (National Innovation Agency)
2007 to date - Scientific Advisor at the PhD in Design:
Elisabete Rolo is a graphic designer and professor in the Design Department of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Lisbon. As a graphic designer she developed her career in a very important design studio (Atelier B2) for approximately nine years and currently develops the activity as a freelancer. Since 2010, she teaches graphic design, mainly editorial design, typography, brand design and graphic design history.
Forman Gabriela Forman is a researcher and designer focused on the technical aspects of textiles such as future sustainable materials that enhance wellbeing, particularly the ones obtained from biological processes (microorganisms working as bio-machines to produce innovative fibres or dyes).
She has worked as a fashion designer during several years in the fields of television, fashion and textiles. During this time, besides being awarded a grant from the Inov-Art program, she started to develop projects for companies such as The Cabinet by Tomoko Yamanaka, LivingStone Studio (London, UK) and Familiar (Kobe, Japan).
She was granted a PhD fellowship from the Science and Technology Foundation to develop further research on the field of biotechnology applied to the design process. Her MPhil and PhD research is a theoretical and practical study on highly sophisticated technologies, using bioresources (microorganisms) to develop innovative materials. PhD project was carried both in the University of Lisbon (PT) and the University of Leeds (UK).
Gabriela is currently an assistant professor at the University of Lisbon and member of the CIAUD (Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design).
Gianni Montagna PhD in Design by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon since 2012, with a thesis on the application of smart systems to clothing, teaches Fashion Design at the first academic year of the Masters in Fashion Design and often teaches other disciplines at the same institution, as in the case of Accessory Design. In the textile development laboratory (D_TEX) of the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon, he is responsible for the area of Textile Design and is responsible for the discipline of Laboratory III of the PhD in Design of the same Faculty. He is a guest lecturer at the Doctoral Program in Fashion Design at the University of Minho in collaboration with the Beira Interior University, where he collaborates in the teaching of "Interfaces Design Fashion and Technology".
Abdelmonem Abdelfattah Assistant Professor Of Clothing & Textiles At Faculty Of Home Economic - Helwan University-Cairo-Egypt- September 2014 Till present.
Associate Professor Of Fashion Design And Technology At University of Dar Al-Hekma– Jeddah – KSA-12/09/2011 till 01/06/2013.
Assistant Professor Of Fashion Design And Technology At King Abdul-Aziz University – Jeddah – KSA 13/02/2011 Till 11/01/2012
Lecturer & Course Coordinator At Raffles Design Institute - Dong Hua University –Shanghai – China-23/06/2008 Till 23/06/2010
Lecturer Of Clothing & Textiles (Teacher & Academic Developer.) At Faculty Of Home Economic - Helwan University-Cairo-Egypt- May 2005 Till 21 - 06 - 2008.
Teacher Assistant Of Clothing & Textiles At Faculty Of Home Economic - Helwan University-Cairo-Egypt- May 2000 Till 2005.
Instructor Of Clothing & Textiles At Faculty Of Home Economic - Helwan University-Cairo-Egypt- May 1994 Till 2000
Helder Manuel Teixeira Carvalho is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Textile Engineering at University of Minho and researcher of the Centre for Textile Science and Technology. He graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University and holds an MSc and a PhD Degree in Textile Engineering from University of Minho. He is coordinator of the MSc course in Design and Marketing since 2013 and has been part of the coordinating committee of the BSc course in Fashion Design and Marketing at the University of Minho since 2005. His research work has been centred in the last year on the design of smart textiles, focusing on the development of textile-embedded or integrated devices for sensing and actuation. He is particularly interested in applications of continuous monitoring in sports, health and professional environments, and has also been part in proetcs related to arts and fashion. He holds two patents in these areas, and has published related work in book chapters, articles in international journals and proceedings in national and international conferences.
Dr Helena Britt is a lecturer in the Department of Fashion and Textiles at GSA. Responsibilities include coordinating the undergraduate fashion and textiles programme, facilitating printed textiles learning and teaching, working with Centre for Advanced Textiles (CAT) on knowledge exchange activities. Research encompasses aspects of contemporary and historical textile design practice, education and industry including:
• Textile design education, the educator role; research/practice/scholarship and teaching linkages;
• Textiles, archives and collections; connections between textile design education and industry;
• Utilisation of archival resources by creative practitioners; practice focused methodologies;
• Printed textiles, the impact of digital technologies on creative practice and production.
Helena is Chair of the Association of Fashion & Textiles Courses (FTC) a UK subject association and AHRC Peer Review College member. Recently, she joined the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice editorial panel. Helena holds a PGCert, PhD, MA from the Royal College of Art and Bachelor with Honours awards.
PhD Biotechnology -Textile Engineering, Senior researcher at FibEnTech and Assistant Professor at UBI.
Field of Expertise: Biotechnological functionalization of materials via Layer-by-Layer technique, covalent and ionic linkage, plasma activation and electrospraying coatings, for bioactive materials with potential application in cosmetics and health-care. Development of biomaterials via electrospinning, microorganism synthesis as for example bacterial cellulose, coating techniques, microspheres production as delivery systems etc., with potential application in health-care and product/fashion design and development in several industrial fields. Several consulting services for Industry and Research Agencies, in particular for ADI - Innovation Agency at Portugal, regarding the evaluation of projects for funding (QREN) and project follow up; and direct contact with companies who seek for process/product innovation and development.
Auxiliar Professor - University of Minho, with PhD in Textile Engineering - Design and Marketing by University of Minho. Presently teaches in the 1st cycle in Fashion Design and Marketing as well as in the Masters in Design and Marketing and Fashion Communication Design, and is the director of the Fashion Design PhD course.
President of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Fashion and Design (CIMODE) and researcher at the Center of Textile Science and Technology of the University of Minho.
Has participated in R & D projects as a researcher and has authored or co-authored several dozen articles in journals and communications at international conferences and has supervised or co-supervised more than two dozen master's dissertations in the area of Design.
Her research interests are focused on the application of Emotional Design and Inclusive Design methodologies in Textile Product Surface Design as well as in the application of these methodologies in the field of Fashion.
Received her PhD in History in 2012 at the University of Porto and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales with a thesis on the Portuguese medieval textile production. She as published studies on the textile production and consumption. She is currently developing her post-doctoral research on the presence of the Salviati-Da Colle Company in Lisbon in the fifteenth century, at CHAM (FCSH/NOVA) and CITCEM (University of Oporto).
Janis Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator. Her profile can be viewed
She was the lead editor of the first The Handbook of Textile Culture. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9780857857750 [Edited Book]), and co-investigator on The Enchantment of Cloth (2014-2017) which is their 3rd international collaboration with Barbara Layne (Concordia University, Canada). The Enchantment of Cloth is a research project involving the dynamic of smart technology within expressive art fabrics. Jefferies is part of the interdisciplinary investigating embroidered metalwork from the historic textile collections at the V&A, BM, Museum of Textile, Toronto that will provide the research underpinning technical methods, aesthetic value and cultural meaning.
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2015. Research and Interdisciplinary Encounters: Sounding Textiles. Catalogue of the 10th Kaunas Biennial: "Networked", pp. 58-68.
Jefferies, Janis K.. 2013. Women and Middle Eastern Textiles: Globalization and the Impact on Knowledge and Skills—Introduction. Textile, 11(2), pp. 122-127. ISSN 1475-9756
Luis Carlos Paschoarelli is Full Professor of the Design Department of UNESP (2017). He became Associate Professor in Ergonomic Design (2009); developed his postdoctoral degree in Ergonomics (2008) by ULISBOA; PhD in Production Engineering (2003) by UFSCar; Master's degree (1997) and Graduation (1994) in Industrial Design by UNESP. Is "Productivity Researcher - CNPq Level 1D"; and leader of the research group "Ergonomic Design: Project and Interfaces". Is Coordinator of the LEI - Laboratory of Ergonomics and Interfaces - UNESP; and "Ergonomist Senior" of ABERGO - Brazilian Ergonomics Society.
Rita Salvado has been with the Department of Textile Science and Technology of Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, since 1996, where she is currently Assistant Professor. She is Course Director of the Doctoral Program on Textile Engineering since October 2015, was Course Director of the Bachelor in Fashion Design from November 2006 to November 2013 and was Coordinator of the Students Exchange Programs at the Textile Department from September 2004 to January 2014. In 2003, she was awarded by the Fiber Society with “The Fiber Society Student Award” for the best research paper submitted in 2003. In 2013 she was awarded by the University of Beira Interior with “The Pedagogic Merit Award” for the work she developed to consolidate the identity of the bachelor in Fashion Design. His interests in research are based on synergies between Textile Engineering and Design, mainly wearable technology and cultural valorization.
Madalena Pereira started his professional engineer activity in 1989 in the Clothing and Textile Industry over 10 years. In 2007 she presented the Textile Engineering Ph.D. thesis in Textile Engineering -UBI, Covilhã, Portugal. She is member of Unit Research FibEnTech-UBI and UNIDCOM-IADE-U. She is author and co-author of several papers in: operations management in textile and clothing industry and fashion design areas. She is Assistant Professor and Director of Fashion Design course (UBI) and Director of Master in Branding and Fashion Design (UBI/IADE-U). His areas of expertise are clothing industry business and management; CAD systems for patterns clothing; sourcing and sustainability in textile and clothing industry, new technologies for clothing industry and fashion trends. Advisor in several Master Thesis in Fashion Design, Branding and Fashion Design and Textile Engineering, and advisor in PhD Thesis in Fashion Design. Member of scientific committee of several international conferences in the area of Fashion Design, with peer review of articles (Designa, Global Fashion Conference, CIMODE, CEPESE, CIRCLE, ICIEMC).
Graduation degree (FAUTL1984) in Architecture, Master degree (FAUTL, 2001) in Architectural and Urban Centers heritage, and PhD in Architecture (FAUTL2009); post-graduation course on Architectural and Structures Heritage (IST-UTL, 1987) and post-graduation course on Contemporary Art (FCSH-U. Nova Lisbon, 2004). Has been teaching since 1990 at the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa on Drawing, Gesamtkunstwerk and Public Art subjects. Has been teaching from 1991-2017 at the Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade de Lisboa (UTL/UL). Recently, the researcher is interested in the issues concerning the category of sublime in landscape, along with its preservation; the question of formal shape in Architecture and the structural reasons implicit in the efficiency of the evolution of forms in the History of Architecture (Romanesque/Gothic period). Has been a nominated member until presently of the Scientific Committee of the Design PhD (FA-U. Lisboa, 2010-2017) and an elected member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty (2012-2017)
Conservadora de Museu desde 1982 e Diretora do Museu Nacional do Traje e Parque Botânico do Monteiro-Mor desde 2008.
Formação profissional na área da museologia, traje e gestão pública. Responsável pelo desenvolvimento de vários projetos de investigação na área da arqueologia e história regional e, mais recentemente, na área do traje e do têxtil. Coordenou vários projetos museológicos e publicou vários trabalhos inicialmente no âmbito da arqueologia e da história regional, mais tarde no âmbito do bordado e do traje.
É membro da Comissão Nacional Portuguesa do ICOM e integra dois comités internacionais desta organização, o INTERCOM e o COSTUME Icom.
1977 | Graduated in History by Faculdade de Letras da Universidade Lisboa
1980 | Faculty Member of Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Integrated the team for the Fashion section at the International Seminar “The Beauty and the Best” at FA-UTL.
2008 | Research in Design and Questionnaire Methodology at University of Salford
2009 | Inclusive Design and the Built Environment
2011 | PhD in Design - Costume and Fashion through Painting – Bourgeoisie from Realism to Belle Époque
2012 | CIAUD Researcher, organizing and presenting several papers about Ergonomics
PhD in Design from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, FAUL, 2013; Master in Educational Multimedia Communication from the Open University, 2004; Degree in Architecture from ESBAL, 1983. Professor in the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences (ISCE) since 1988, and Coordinator of the B-learning Office of the institution. Professor in the FAUL since 2013. Researcher in the Architecture Research Centre– CIAUD, in the areas of Materials and Technologies, Planning and Design. Expert in researching Accessibilities and Methodologies of teaching materials and technologies in the superior courses of design and architecture. Author of several articles in national and international publications.
Short Curriculum (max. 150 words): ¬_ PhD History, Master Sociology. Professor at Faculty of Architecture Universidade de Lisboa. Member of the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Since 1978 scientific research experience and professional consulting in the domains of Social Sciences and Humanities. Effective member CIAUD - Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, associated member of CHAM - The Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM) - FCSH Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Maria João Durão has a Doctoral Degree in the area of Colour and Space, and has a Post-Doc funded by FCT in Art, Science and Technology -Drawings of Calatrava. She lectures Drawing and Architectural Drawing at the Faculty of Architecture UL and holds scientific responsibilities in the Doctoral Course of Design, the coordination of the first ‘Master Degree in Colour for Architecture’, Lisbon Technical University. Her research is grounded in the Colour Lab-FA where she supervises doctoral, post-doctoral projects, as well as the Colour and Light Research Group –CIAUD. Founder-president of the Portuguese Colour Association she is presently its Honorary President. Re-elected Executive Committee Member of International Colour Association, she is IACC International Association of Colour Consultants/Designers-North America Honorary member. She is Senior member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and its Space Architecture Technical Committee, with research integrating Human Factors/ Education/Drawing Groups. Her major concerns range aesthetic and emotional sustainability, both in terrestrial and extraterrestrial environments.
Maria João Félix holds a PhD in Design from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisboa, with a thesis entitled "Contribution to a strategic vision of research in the field of Design in Portugal". She is a member of CIAUD - Center for Research in Architecture, Urbanism and Design and ID+ member (Institute of Research in Design, Media and Culture). She is currently adjunct Professor at the Superior Design School of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (ESD/IPCA), in Barcelos, where she hold the roles of Department Diretcor of Industrial and Product Design and Master in Product Design and Development Course Director.
She has a bachelor degree in Conservation (1993) and another in Portuguese Decorative Arts from the Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva (1994), where she taught as well as at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa. She has a Master's degree in History of Art at Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa (2002) and PhD in Portuguese Art History from Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (2011) with studies concerning Chinese textile production for the Portuguese market in the Early Modern Age. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Centro de História de Além-Mar, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she is studying the usage of textiles in Portugal in the House of Braganza (16th to 18th centuries).
Maria José Sacchetti has a degree in Architecture from ESBAL in Lisbon and a Fashion Design degree from Rhode Island School of Design, USA. She received her MPhil from the Royal College of Art / Victoria & Albert Museum in the UK in History and Theory of Fashion. For this joint degree, she was the recipient of a scholarship from the Arts & Humanities Research Council. She holds a PhD from the London College of Fashion/ Central Saint Martins, UAL, UK. Her thesis deals with relationships between fashion, architecture and art in the realm of a Minimal Aesthetic. Maria worked as a fashion designer in both the United States and Portugal from 1986 to 2001. While a PhD student in London, she was Associate Lecturer in Fashion Historical and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, UAL, UK. She has been an assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture, UL, in Lisbon, since 1997.
Graduated in Arts and Advertising / Propaganda, with Masters and PhD in Arts. She was a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas in Visual Arts and Advertising-Propaganda courses. She was co-founder and coordinator of the Lato-Sensu Course "Art: Teaching and Production". He founded and coordinated the Research Group "The Image: Art and Design", with the Line of Research "Contemporary Aspects of Image: Theory and Practice", with several research projects and guided several students of Scientific Initiation. Has experience in the area of Arts, Design and Advertising. She is currently an Effective PhD in Graduate and Post-Graduation at the University of São Paulo, in the Textile and Fashion Course. Member of ICOM - UNESCO. She is also a visiting professor at the University of Lisbon, at the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco and researcher at the Center for Research in Architecture, Urbanism and Design (CIAUD) at the University of Lisbon (Portugal), where she develops postdoctoral studies.
Mário S. Ming Kong has a Degree in Architecture AT FAUTL, PhD in Architecture in the field of drawing and visual communication at Escuela Superior Technical Architecture Barcelona - Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC-ETSAB). He is presently Phd Professor AT FAUTL, Lecturer in ESELx and Visiting Professor at the Master Course in arts at ESBAL.
Previously taught at Lusophona University (ULHT) and Independent University, respectively in the Departments of Urban Planing and. Architecture.
In 2000 was Coordinator of the first year of the course in Urban Planning ULHT In 1998 Regent of the discipline Design/CAD/Geometry in ULHT.
Entrepreneur, Founder and CTO at Weadapt Lda and FYT Jeans – Engineered for ComfortTM, scientist, researcher, and professor of textile engineering at University of Minho who heads a cross-functional team of professors, students, designers and engineers dedicated to education, awareness, as well as research and development of value-add products leveraging leading-edge technologies, resulting in new solutions and technologies that meet the needs of the general population and people with special needs in particular. Graduated in Textile Engineering, MsC in Design and Marketing and PhD in Textile Engineering – Clothing Technology. Since 1993 develops research at 2C2T - Center of Science and Textile Technology of University of Minho teaching several disciplines in the textile and clothing area to the courses of Textile and Production Engineering, Clothing Engineering, Textile Chemistry, Fashion Design and Marketing and others.
Ningtao is a Senior Lecturer in performance textiles in the School of Design, University of Leeds, UK. He obtained his PhD in Textile Technology in the School of Textiel Industries, University of Leeds, in 2001 and MSc and BSc in Textile Engineering in Northwest Institute of Textile Science and Technology (NWITST), Xi’an, China in 1988 and 1985 respectively. He worked as a reserarch engineer in China in NWITST for 8 years before he obtained an ORS scholarship to pursue his PhD in Leeds in 1997. He also worked in School of Textiles and Design in Heriot-Watt University, UK in 2001 and 2002 before he jioned School of Design, University of Leeds in 2003 as a Research Fellow and then Senior Research Fellow. He was appointed as a Lecturer in Performance Textiles in 2008 and then promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010.
Bachelor of Mechanical Textile Engineering (B.S.) at Centro Universitario da FEI (1987), Master in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) at State University of Campinas (2001) and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at State University of Campinas (2006). Since 2006 has worked at School of Arts, Science and Humanist of São Paulo University as professor of Textile and Fashion Course and since 2011 is associate professor. Responsible by the disciplines of Technology of Knitting on undergraduate and graduate courses. Researches in the area of textile materials, knitting technology and textile design.
Renata Pompas Renata Pompas is one of the founders of the Textile Design Studio BLU5 working for prestigious brands. Active at international level, she has presented her work all over the world: Europe, Argentina, Australia, Brasil, Chile, China, South Africa, Thailand, Taiwan and Mexico. She has been Course Director of Digital Textile Design at Afol-Moda in Milan and she is presently a University and academies of fine art lecture in Italy and Internationally. She is member of the jury of numerous international contests and member of different international associations: ETN (European Textile Network), TEXERE (Textile Education end Research Europe), AIC (International Colour Association), ECD (Environmental Study Group) and ESG (Educational Study Group). Renata is one of the founders of the Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana del Colore and member of the Presidencial Council and member of the Scientific Committee. Member of the Journalism National Professional Order as a journalist since 1991, as an essayist she published several books and hundreds of specialized papers.
Rui Alberto Lopes Miguel is graduated in Textile Engineering (1985) by the University of Beira Interior (UBI). He started his professional activity in 1979 in the Wool Industry as production and quality control director. In 1987 he started his academic career at UBI in the field of Textile Engineering and Fashion Design. In 1992 he started the doctoral works at CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Barcelona, Spain, in the field of fabric engineering design and performance, with a financial support of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. In 2000 he presented the PhD thesis in Textile Engineering at UBI. He is researcher at FibEnTech – Fibre Materials and Environmental Technologies of UBI. He was a member of General Council of UBI and a consultant of Portuguese Air Force for fabric design and performance. He is Associate Professor, the Vice-Director of the PhD Program in Fashion Design, the Head of the Textile Department and a member of Scientific Council of Engineering Faculty of UBI. He is member of the Consultant Council of the ATP – Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal. He is referee of Textile Research Journal. He is author and co-author of more than 150 book chapters and journals and conferences papers in textile physics, smart textiles and clothing and fashion design areas.
Seçil Uğur Yavuz is a designer-researcher, working in Product Design field. In 2012, she obtained her PhD in Design, at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis called “Embodied of Emotions through Wearable Technology – Practice Based Design Research”. Her research interests are wearable technology, tangible interfaces and digital fabrication. She is currently a research fellow at Faculty of Design and Art, in Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in Italy, and teaching digital fabrication subject to bachelor design students.
Susana Oliveira teaches Drawing and Visual Communication at the FAUL and supervises several research projects in the area of Illustration. She has a Master's degree in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art and a PhD in Communication and Culture, Communication Sciences, “Shadow Lessons”, published in book in 2012 with an FCT/Gulbenkian Humanities prize. She is the author of several articles and book chapters in the areas of visual culture and image theory, and has collaborated on several projects, namely the Côa Museum (2008-2010). In October 2010, she co-organized with Pedro Gadanho the 1st International Conference on Architecture and Fiction - Once Upon a Place. She was a Fellow of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the FCT and the Luso-American Foundation, and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University NY - GSAPP. She also works as a freelance press illustrator since 1989.