Paulo Sampaio is the new director of the Production and Systems Department

Paulo Sampaio and Nelson Costa took office, as director and deputy director respectively, of the Department of Production and Systems, on May 16th.

The ceremony took place in the meeting room of the Department of Production and Systems, where were present several elements of the department, and the presidency of the School of Engineering.

Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Production and Systems Department of UMinho and Researcher at ALGORITMI. During 2015 he was Visiting Scholar at MIT, under the MIT Portugal Program. He is a professor and researcher in the areas of Quality and Organizational Excellence. He has obtained several recognitions, namely the American Society for Quality (ASQ) distinction as Senior Member, the acknowledgment as one of the “40 New World Voices of Quality”, and the Feigenbaum Medal awarded by ASQ in 2012. He is Academician of the International Academy for Quality. Throughout his career, he has been assigned several responsibilities in international Quality organizations, namely in the American Society for Quality, the European Organization for Quality and the International Academy for Quality.

Nélson Costa is an Ergonomics and Human Factors Professor at the University of Minho (Portugal), where he is a researcher at the ALGORITMI Research Center in the “Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)” research line, group of “Ergonomics and Human Factors”. He authored several papers in international peer-reviewed journals, more than 30 papers in international conference proceedings and more than 10 book chapters. Nélson Costa has been a member/co-coordinator of several international and national externally funded research projects in the domains of Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Hygiene. He was the supervisor of more than 40 (concluded) MSc. thesis in several Portuguese universities and of 3 concluded PhD thesis. He currently supervises 6 ongoing PhD projects. He has been collaborating with 3 international peer-reviewed scientific journals in the domain of Ergonomics and Occupational Safety, as a reviewer. He is currently the associate editor of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Safety (IJOOES), an interdisciplinary journal with peer-review. He is also a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO) since 2008 and of the International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE) since 2016.

The School of Engineering wishes the new management team every success in this 2023-2025 mandate!