Nuno Alves is the Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development of the Polytechnic of Leiria, a research unit ranked with the classification of excellent (15/15) by FCT. He received the PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Lisbon. He is experienced at multidisciplinary research on emerging engineering systems involving the study of Novel Direct Digital Manufacturing Technologies, aiming to establish relevant correlations between computational methods, additive manufacturing processes, and materials. He leads the Portuguese Additive Manufacturing Initiative PAMI, a research infrastructure (RI) of the Portuguese Roadmap of RIs 2020, supervised 5 Postdoc students, co-edited 8 books and 5 journal special issues, authored/co-authored 7 book chapters, 60 international journal articles (~75% Q1 and Q2), 31 international conferences articles, 14 patents. He is/was involved in 30 R&D projects, 9 International (EU, bilateral), 24 National, 5 as PI.