Bio

Helena Carvalho is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the Faculdade de Ci├¬ncias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL), Portugal. She is a physics engineer and it holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering both degrees from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In the end of 2012 she completed her PhD in Industrial Engineering at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she undertook research in the domain of supply chain resilience.  She lectures several courses on topics related to industrial engineering including logistics, quantitative methods, decision models, economic engineering, production planning and control, among others. She  develops her research activities in UNIDEMI (R&D Unit in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), being part of the research team of several projects including: "European Manufacturing Survey" Portuguese consortium, "Lean, Agile, Resilient and Green Supply Chain Management", and "Supply Chain Management: design for resilient systems". She had special research interests in the supply chain management topic, namely on how to make supply chains and respective organizations more sustainable by deploying lean and green practices, and at the same time assuring system resilience. As an extension of these research topics, currently she is developing research on eco-efficiency and eco-innovation subjects as a mean to achieve more sustainable business ecosystems. She had been developing her research work using analytical tools like simulation but also by means of the exploitation of qualitative methods such as case study, Delphi methodology and interpretative structural modeling. She has several papers, from conceptual and theoretical research to empirical research, published in international journals, international conferences proceedings, and book chapters. She is also part of the international editorial review board of the International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC) in addition to collaborate as reviewer with others international journals and international conferences.