Anabela C. Alves is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Production and Systems/School of Engineering/University of Minho. She holds a Ph.D. in Production and Systems Engineering, being affiliated to Centre ALGORITMI. Her main research interests are in the areas of Production Systems Design and Operation; Lean Production (Lean Healthcare, Lean Services, Lean Product Development, Lean & TRIZ, Lean-Green and Lean & Ergonomics); Production Planning and Control, Project Management and Engineering Education, with particular interest in active learning methodologies, Project-Led Education (PLE), Project/Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Lean Education. She is author/coauthor of more than 200 publications in international journals, conferences publications or communications, 2 books, 2 co-edited books, 4 editions of conference proceedings, 21 book chapters. She supervised two PhDs and she is supervising 5 PhDs, supervised one post-doc. She supervised more than 90 Master dissertations degree in projects developed in companies in the areas of Industrial Engineering and Management.
She is a member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE). She has been organizing the topic of Curriculum Innovations, Pedagogy and Learning Methodologies in the ASME conference IMECE and she is co-organizing the track of Engineering Education in IMECE2021. She was involved in 3 financed projects and she is research team member of one project in progress with industry. She has been organizing workshops about Lean Education and PBL. She was visiting scholar in Oakland University, US (7 of September to 7 of December 2014). She was a mobility teacher in University Polytechnique Delle Marche (Ancona, Italy) and Bucharest University, Romania, under Erasmus+ program. She is also member of the following societies and networks: SOCOLNET - Society of Collaborative Networks; I*PROMS Network of Excellence; Portuguese Society of Engineering Education (SPEE); Portuguese Institute of Industrial Engineering (IPEI); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Lean Education Academic Network (LEAN) and European Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management (EPIEM) (being a member of the drive group).