Sociedade Portuguesa de Fractura e Integridade Estrutural

Ricardo Baptista

Ricardo Baptista has a MSc in 2002 and a PhD in 2010 in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa (UL), Portugal. Since 2000 he as worked in Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Fatigue and Fracture), including metals, polymers and ceramics. Ricardo Baptista is an integrated research member of Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica (IDMEC-IST) and an Adjunct Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal (ESTSetúbal), Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (IPS), Portugal. He has been involved in several national and international research and development projects.  Ricardo Baptista has special expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Integrity (Fracture and Fatigue), Welded Joints, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), 3D printing, Product Design and Development and Material Development. Recent research lines include Fatigue Crack Growth numerical simulation using Artificial Intelligence and Porous structures and materials design, analysis and manufacturing. He as published over 30 international journal papers and is currently Vice-president of the ESTSetúbal-IPS Mechanical Department and Co-coordinator of the Center for Product Development and Technology Transfer (CDP2T-IPS).