Francisco J. G. Silva, Associate Professor at ISEP, Porto, Portugal

Francisco Silva is Associate Professor and the Director of the Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering since November, 2014. He is now member of the Technical and Scientific Council of ISEP (2020-2022), and member of the Pedagogic Coulcil of ISEP (2020-2022). He was Sub-Director of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 2014 to 2016. He was Director of the Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from 2003 to 2006 at ESEIG, Vila do Conde, Portugal. He was member of the General Council at IPP - Polytechnic Institute of Porto, member of the Scientific Council at ESEIG and member of the Pedagogic Council at ESEIG. He is author of the book "Tecnologia da Soldadura - Uma Abordagem Técnico-Didáctica", Publindústria, Porto (2016), co-editor of the book Lean Manufacturing - Implementation, Opportunities and Challenges, Nova Science, NY, U.S.A. (2019), and co-author of the book "Cleaner Production - Toward a better future", Springer Nature, Switzerland, 2020. He has supervised more than 120 MSc. Dissertations and Co-Supervised 2 PhD Thesis. He is co-author of more than 150 scientific papers in journals like Wear, Surface and Coatings Technology, Vacuum, Thin Solid Films, Coatings, Metals, Materials, Composites Part B - Engineering, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, International Journal of Advanced manufacturing Technology, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Procedia Manufacturing, etc. He is Editorial Board Member of the scientific journal COATINGS (MDPI), SOLIDS (MDPI), ENCYCLOPEDIA (MDPI) and JOURNAL OF ADVANCEDC JOINING PROCESSES (ELSEVIER). He has conducted more than 10 Special Issues in MDPI scientific journals. He founded and was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Coating Science Technology and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Research Updates in Polymer Science (LifeScience Global). He usually acts as Reviewer for journal such as: Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), Robotics (Elsevier), Composites Part A (Elsevier), Metals (MDPI), COATINGS (MDPI), Materials (MDPI), MicroMachines (MDPI), Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (SAGE), Production and Planning Control (Taylor and Francis), Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics (Elsevier), Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (Springer), Surface and Coatings Technology (Elsevier), Wear (Elsevier), etc. He awarded the MDPI TOP REVIEWER Award in 2018 and the METALS TOP REVIEWER in 2019. One of his papers was awarded with the Best Paper Award of COATINGS (MDPI, 2019).