Associate Professor
Singapore University of Technology and Design


Arlindo has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and 25 years of teaching and research experience. He started his career at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Lisbon (UL), Portugal, where he taught Materials, Design and other Engineering related topics at all levels of higher education before moving to Singapore in 2015.

He has written three books and co-edited another two, published over 100 articles in journals, conferences and book chapters, and filed over 50 patents with his students on innovative designs. His current research interests rest on engineering design, product development, creativity, materials selection methodologies, cost modelling and management of uncertainty in design. He received the MIT-Portugal Education Innovation Award in 2009 and was a Professor of Excellence at UL in 2011, 2012 and 2014. He was also a Senior Materials Education consultant at
Granta Design Ltd, Cambridge, UK, and is an active member of PDMA, ASEE, DS and SPEE.

He is currently an Associate Professor with the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Engineering Product Development Pillar, where he teaches Introduction to Design, and the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, where he co-leads the Experimental Design Thrust.