Graduate and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at USP, Brazil; Dr.-Ing. at WZL in RWTH-Aachen, Germany. Coordinator of the Advanced Manufacturing Nucleus (NUMA), Coordinator of the Research Group on Integrated Engineering (GEI2). Faculty of the Industrial Engineering Department at the São Carlos Engineering School (EESC) of the São Paulo University (USP), Brazil. Visiting professor at WZL Aachen, Germany, research scholar at E-Business Competency Center of the University of Missouri, USA. . Member of the design society. Advisor of 65 theses. More than 400 papers published. Former partner of a leading CAPP company. Consultant of many companies. His research interests include product development and innovation management, front-end of innovation (FEI), product-service system (PSS), product life-cycle management (PLM) and business process management (BPM).