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Rui Miguel Barreiros Ruben has a BS.C (5 years), a BS.C and also a Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering, all three in Instituto Superior Técnico. Rui Ruben is Professor at Polytechnic of Leiria since 2001, where he has been responsible for several disciplines on Computational Mechanics and Biomechanics. Rui also has 1 Ph.D supervision already concluded, in Biomedical Engineering. It is a partnership between the University of Lisbon and the University of Ghent. Nowadays, Rui has 2 more Ph.D students. Rui B. Ruben was the first coordinator of the BS.c. degree in Biomechanics in 2005/06. Rui B. Ruben was Mechanical Engineering Department director from 2014 to 2016. Nowadays he is also member of Ethical Committee of Polytechnic of Leiria. He is member of Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRsp) and contributing member of Laboratório Associado de Energia, Transportes e Aeronáutica (LAETA). His main research areas are Biomechanics, leading two projects: Software development for arthroplasty preparation (concluded) and Design and manufacturing of tracheal stents (on going). He also is part of other projects as team member. Rui Ruben has 21 documents in Scopus (h-index 6).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Rui Miguel Barreiros Ruben

Citation names

  • Ruben, Rui B.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
0A14-A279-7C05
ORCID iD
0000-0002-5407-0579

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Mechanical Engineering

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
English Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Intermediate (B1) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2)
Education
Degree Classification
2009/01/09
Concluded
PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
"Optimal Design of Hip Prostheses" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
approved by unanimity
2003/05/14
Concluded
Master in Mechanical Engineering (Mestrado)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
"Shape optimization of hip prostheses" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
approved by unanimity
1994/09 - 1999
Concluded
Mechanical Engineering (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
15
Affiliation

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2009/02/01 - Current Adjunct Teacher (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2019/02/01 - 2019/06/30 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2016 - 2019 Adjunct Teacher (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
2013 - 2016 Adjunct Teacher (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2001/09/01 - 2009/04/30 Assistant (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal

Positions / Appointments

Category
Host institution
Employer
2018 - Current Coordinator of Biomechanics Bachelor degree Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2017 - Current Member of Ethics Commission Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2015 - 2021 Member of Scientific and Technical Council Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
2015 - 2016 Conselho científico/técnico-científico ou orgão correspondente Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2014 - 2016 Head of Mechanical Engineering Department Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
2009 - 2012 Coordinator of Biomechanics Bachelor degree Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2004 - 2010 Member of Pedagogic Council Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2005 - 2007 Coordinator of Biomechanics Bachelor degree Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
Projects

Contract

Designation Funders
2018 - 2022/10/19 Development of "in vivo" experimental techniques and modeling methodologies for the evaluation of 4D scaffolds on bone defect in sheep model: an integrative research approach.
PTDC/CVT-CVT/31146/2017
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal

Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Portugal

Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2019 - 2022/06/30 SaFe – Development and Manufacturing of Tracheal Stents
Projeto 31/SI/2017
Researcher
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
Agência Nacional de Inovação SA
Ongoing
2016 - 2020/10/12 Soft and Stretchable Mechatronics for Wearable Devices: Fabrication, Implementation and Applications
CMUP-ERI/TIC/0021/2014
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2010 - 2013/09/30 Development of Scaffolds with Controlled Microstructure for Bone Tissue Engineering
PTDC/EME-PME/104498/2008
Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica, Portugal

Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica, Portugal

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2010 - 2013/09/30 Software development for arthroplasty preparation
PTDC/SAU-BEB/103408/2008
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Centro para o Desenvolvimento Rápido e Sustentado de Produto, Portugal

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal

Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2007 - 2010/10/31 Computational Modelling of Bone Structure - Application to Bone Tissue Engineering
PTDC/EME-PME/71436/2006
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica, Portugal

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2005 - 2008/06/30 OPTIMISATION AND RAPID FABRICATION OF ENGINEERING SCAFFOLDS FOR BONE INGROWTH
POCI/SAU-BMA/60287/2004
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Tecnologia Mecânica e Automação, Portugal

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal

Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Almeida, Henrique; Vasco, Joel; Marto, Anabela; Capela, Carlos; Freitas, Dino; Craveiro, Flávio; Bártolo, Helena; et al. International Conference on Progress in Digital and Physical Manufacturing ProDPM'19 - Book of Abstracts. Instituto Politécnico de Leiria. 2019.
    https://doi.org/10.25766/2SGV-K049
  2. Fernandes, P.R.; Ruben, R.B.; Folgado, J.. Bone Implant Design Using Optimization Methods. 2010.
    10.1002/9783527632732.ch10
Book chapter
  1. Almeida, Henrique A.; Vasco, Joel; Correia, Mário; Ruben, Rui. "Layer Thickness Evaluation Between Medical Imaging and Additive Manufacturing". In Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics, 693-701. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
    10.1007/978-3-030-32040-9_71
Conference paper
  1. Cruz, Pedro; Vaz, Daniela C.; Ruben, Rui B.; Avelelas, Francisco; Silva, Susana; Campos, Maria. "Chemical characterization of fungal chitosan for industrial applications". 2016.
    10.1186/s12913-016-1423-5
  2. Dinis, J.C.; Kemmoku, D.T.; Noritomi, P.Y.; Silva, J.V.L.; Ruben, R.B.. "Comparative analysis of mandibular symphysis plates". 2014.
  3. Ferreira de Almeida, Diogo; Folgado, João; Fernandes, Paulo R.; Ruben, Rui. "3D shape prior active contours for an automatic segmentation of a patient specific femur from a CT scan". Paper presented in 4th Eccomas Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing, VIPIMAGE 2013, 2013.
    Published
  4. Almeida, D.; Folgado, J.; Fernandes, P.R.; Ruben, R.B.. "Histogram based threshold segmentation of the human femur body for patient specific acquired CT scan images". 2012.
  5. Almeida, D.; Folgado, J.; Fernandes, P.R.; Ruben, R.B.. "Development of an automated procedure for a patient specific segmentation of the human femur body from CT scan images". 2012.
  6. Fernandas, P.R.; Ruben, R.B.. "Shape optimization of a cementless hip stem". 2003.
Journal article
  1. Tiago Pires; Jorge Santos; Rui B. Ruben; Bárbara P. Gouveia; André P.G. Castro; Paulo R. Fernandes. "Numerical-experimental analysis of the permeability-porosity relationship in triply periodic minimal surfaces scaffolds". Journal of Biomechanics 117 (2021): 110263-110263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110263.
    10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110263
  2. Amorim, Paulo H. J.; Moraes, Thiago F.; Silva, Jorge V. L.; Pedrini, Helio; Ruben, Rui B.. "Reconstruction of Panoramic Dental Images Through Bézier Function Optimization". Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 8 (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2020.00794.
    10.3389/fbioe.2020.00794
  3. V Infante; JFA Madeira; Rui B Ruben; F Moleiro; Sofia Teixeira de Freitas; Infante, Virginia; Madeira, JFA; et al. "Characterization and optimization of hybrid carbon–glass epoxy composites under combined loading". Journal of Composite Materials (2019): 002199831983467-002199831983467. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998319834673.
    10.1177/0021998319834673
  4. A. P. G. Castro; R. B. Ruben; S. B. Gonçalves; J. Pinheiro; J. M. Guedes; P. R. Fernandes. "Numerical and experimental evaluation of TPMS Gyroid scaffolds for bone tissue engineering". Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (2019): 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2019.1569638.
    10.1080/10255842.2019.1569638
  5. Henrique A Almeida; Rui B Ruben. "Medical devices: from design to production". Advances in Mechanical Engineering 9 9 (2017): 168781401772989-168781401772989. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1687814017729895.
    10.1177/1687814017729895
  6. Dinis, J.C.; Moraes, T.F.; Amorim, P.H.J.; Amorim, O.H.J.; Silva, J.V.L.; Ruben, Rui B.. "An open-source GUI application for segment foetal ultrasound images". International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering 10 5 (2017): 271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijsise.2017.087770.
    10.1504/ijsise.2017.087770
  7. Diogo F. Almeida; Rui B. Ruben; João Folgado; Paulo R. Fernandes; Emmanuel Audenaert; Benedict Verhegghe; Matthieu De Beule. "Fully automatic segmentation of femurs with medullary canal definition in high and in low resolution CT scans". Medical Engineering & Physics 38 12 (2016): 1474-1480. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.medengphy.2016.09.019.
    10.1016/j.medengphy.2016.09.019
  8. de Almeida DF; Ruben RB; Folgado J; Fernandes PR; Gamelas J; Verhegghe B; De Beule M. "Automated femoral landmark extraction for optimal prosthesis placement in total hip arthroplasty.". International journal for numerical methods in biomedical engineering (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27781402.
    10.1002/cnm.2844
  9. Ruben, Rui. "Proceedings of the 3rd IPLeiria's International Health Congress : Leiria, Portugal. 6-7 May 2016.". BMC health services research (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27409075.
    10.1186/s12913-016-1423-5
  10. Dinis, J.C.; Morais, T.F.; Amorim, P.H.J.; Ruben, R.B.; Almeida, H.A.; Inforçati, P.N.; Bártolo, P.J.; Silva, J.V.L.. "Open Source Software for the Automatic Design of Scaffold Structures for Tissue Engineering Applications". Procedia Technology 16 (2014): 1542-1547. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.176.
    10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.176
  11. Ruben, R.B.; Fernandes, P.R.; Folgado, J.. "On the optimal shape of hip implants". Journal of Biomechanics 45 2 (2012): 239-246. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84455205555&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.10.038
  12. Ruben, R.B.; Folgado, J.; Fernandes, P.R.. "Three-dimensional shape optimization of hip prostheses using a multicriteria formulation". Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 34 3 (2007): 261-275. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34547518851&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s00158-006-0072-4
  13. Ruben, R.B.; Folgado, J.; Fernandes, P.R.. "Shape optimization of uncemented hip prostheses". Virtual and Physical Prototyping 1 3 (2006): 147-158. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77956323731&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1080/17452750600942285
  14. Fernandes, P.R.; Folgado, J.; Ruben, R.B.. "Shape optimization of a cementless hip stem for a minimum of interface stress and displacement". Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 7 1 (2004): 51-61. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-4544227014&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1080/10255840410001661637
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Lopes, Ricardo Narciso. "Determinação de propriedades de materiais não homogéneos através do método de homogeneização". Master, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/5825.
  2. Rodrigues, João Filipe Veríssimo. "Determinação de Propriedades de materiais compósitos através do método de homogeneização". Master, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/5422.
  3. Lopes, Ricardo da Silva Simões. "OTIMIZAÇÃO DE SUPORTES NA PRODUÇÃO DE COMPONENTES METÁLICOS POR PROCESSOS ADITIVOS". Master, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/4775.
  4. Moroz, Ivan. "Estudo e comparação das propriedades do produto do processo de fabrico aditivo com o material convencional". Master, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/4204.
  5. Quelal, Romeo Sebastián Rivadeneira. "Processing, characterization and simulation of extrusion process". Master, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/4136.
  6. Nanjunda, Sachin. "Multi-branched tubular components using water-assisted injection moulding". Master, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/3709.
  7. Leite, João Pedro da Silva Correia. "The role of additive manufacturing in patient specific solutions". Master, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/2359.
  8. Frade, Luis Miguel de Almeida. "Desenvolvimento e caracterização de materiais compósitos em fibra de carbono com amortecimento piezoelétrico em forqueta de bicicleta de estrada". Master, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/2534.
  9. Areia, João Carlos Portela. "Análise e otimização de viagens rodoviária". Master, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/2238.
  10. Gomes, Daniel Monteiro. "Avaliação da resistência de vigas de madeira lamelada colada de pinheiro bravo". Master, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/3116.
  11. Pedrosa, Ângela Soares. "Análise de Próteses da Anca Cimentadas". Master, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/4902.

Other

Other output
  1. Automatic reconstruction of dental CT images using optimization. 2014. Paulo Amorim; Thiago de Moraes; Jorge da Silva; Helio Pedrini; Rui Ruben; Amorim, P.H.J.; De Moraes, T.F.; et al. https://doi.org/10.1201%2Fb17071-12.
    10.1201/b17071-12
Activities

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2021/01 - 2025/01 Tracheal Implants
Supervisor
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2021/01 - 2025/01 Adaptative Meshes
Supervisor
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Estudo e Comparação das Propriedades Mecânicas do Material entre os Processos do Fabrico Rápido e Convencional
Co-supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Processing, Characterization and Simulation of Extrusion Process
Co-supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Multi-Branched Tubular Components Using Water-Assisted Injection Moulding
Co-supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2014 - 2017/06 A Total Hip Replacement Toolbox: From CT-Scan to Patient-Specific FE Analysis
Supervisor
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Universiteit Gent, Belgium
2017 - 2017 Otimização Simultânea de Forma e Topologia de Estruturas Casca
Supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2017 - 2017 Estudo da Perda de Fixação do Cimento Ósseo
Supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2017 - 2017 Dimensionamento Estrutural de Moldes de Injeção
Co-supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2013 - 2017 A Total Hip Replacement Toolbox: From CT-Scan to Patient-Specific FE Analysis
Supervisor
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2016 - 2016 The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Patient Specific Solutions
Supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2015 - 2015 Desenvolvimento e caracterização de materiais compósitos em fibra de carbono com amortecimento piezoelétrico em forqueta de bicicleta de estrada
Co-supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2015 - 2015 Análise estrutural de telhas de aço autoportantes
Co-supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2014 - 2014 Aplicação de algoritmos para geração automática de malhas de elementos finitos hexaédricas
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2014 - 2014 Análise e otimização de viagens rodoviárias
Co-supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Avaliação da resistência de vigas de madeira lamelada colada de pinheiro bravo
Co-supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2012 - 2012 Processamento e caracterização de compósitos com fibras de carbono
Co-supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2012 - 2012 Influência das flanges nas próteses da anca cimentadas
Supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2011 - 2011 Análise computacional da consolidação óssea
Supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal
2011 - 2011 Comportamento mecânico de um acetábulo com abas versus sem abas
Supervisor
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2019/01/24 - Current Member of the Organization Committee of “RedÉtica - Ética Translacional: do Pensamento Filosófico à Prática”, Leiria, 24 January, 2019 (2019 - 2019/01/24)
2019/09/02 - 2019/09/04 Member of the Organization Committee of “ProDPM 2019 – Progress in Digital and Physical Manufacturing”, Leiria, 2-4 October, 2019. (2019/09/02 - 2019/09/04)
2018/03/26 - 2018/03/29 Member of the Organization Committee of “CMBBE 2018 – 15th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering and the 3rd Conference on Imaging and Visualization”, Lisbon, 26-29 March, 2018. (2018/03/26 - 2018/03/29)
2015/06/25 - 2015/06/27 Member of the Organization Committee of “ICTE 2015 – International Conference on Tissue Engineering – an ECCOMAS Thematic Conference”, Lisbon, 25-27 June, 2015. (2015/06/25 - 2015/06/27)
2015/02/06 - 2015/02/07 Chair of the Organization Committee of “CNB 2015 – 6th Portuguese Conference on Biomechanics”, Monte Real, Leiria, 6-7 February, 2015. (2015/02/06 - 2015/02/07)
2013/06/06 - 2013/06/08 Member of the Organization Committee of “ICTE 2013 – International Conference on Tissue Engineering – an ECCOMAS Thematic Conference”, Leiria, 6-8 June, 2013. (2013/06/06 - 2013/06/08)
2011/06/02 - 2011/06/04 Member of the Organization Committee of “ICTE 2011 – International Conference on Tissue Engineering – an ECCOMAS Thematic Conference”, Lisbon, 2-4 June, 2011. (2011/06/02 - 2011/06/04)
2009/07/09 - 2009/07/11 Member of the Organization Committee of “ICTE 2009 – International Conference on Tissue Engineering – an ECCOMAS Thematic Conference”, Leiria, 9-11 July, 2009. (2009/07/09 - 2009/07/11)

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2017/02 - 2019/02 Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica Secretário Adjunto da Direção
2015/02 - 2017/02 Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica Relator do Conselho Fiscal

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2020/06 - 2020/06 Jury of student Maria de Fátima Paulino with the work “Desenvolvimento de Metodologias de Consolidação do Calo Ósseo e de Reabsorção Óssea Recorrendo a Sistemas de Fixação Externa e Fixação Interna”, as examiner, in June 2020, at University of Coimbra.
Evaluator
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2017/02 - 2017/02 Jury of student Diogo Ferreira de Almeida with the work “A Total Hip Replacement Toolbox: From CT-Scan to Patient-Specific FE Analysis”, as supervisor, in February 2017, at University of Ghent.
Other
Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Other jury / evaluation

Activity description Institution / Organization
2016 - 2016 Jury of student Benoît Fontenier with the work “Contribution à la modèlisation biofièle de l’être humain par la prise en compte des interactions fluide-structure”, as examiner, in December 2016, at University of Valenciennes and Hainaut Cambresis.
2015 - 2015 Jury of student Nelson Souto with the work “Computational design of a mechanical test for material characterization by inverse analysis”, as examiner, in October 2015, at University of Aveiro.
2014 - 2014 Jury of student João Matias with the work “Infrared stereolithography”, as examiner, in December 2014, at University of Minho.
Distinctions

Other distinction

2011 Young Researcher Prof. João Martins