João Raposo is a Project Manager of the School of Aerospace at Cranfield University, participating in several national and European research, development and innovation projects, namely in the field of maintenance and inspection, such as the CompInnova project that addresses the automated inspection and repair of composite aircraft structures. At Cranfield University – School of Aerospace, he is also the Search and Optimisation module delivery lead, of the Applied Artificial Intelligence MSc. He joined Cranfield in November 2016, coming from Jaguar Land Rover where he was programme quality lead in new powertrain development programmes, taking the projects from initial strategic plan to production.
For the past 10+ years, the main work has been managing and coordinating European research projects, since FP7 (and CIP) to H2020 programmes, having worked both in Portugal and in the UK. He Is also a project evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission, under the Executive Agency for SMEs, European Innovation Council pilot.
João has an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Intituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, specialized in optimization where the main research field was on Multi-Criteria Decision Aid. He also has post-graduations in Project Management and Lean Six Sigma, and Advanced Studies Diploma (PhD curricular credits) in Sustainable Energy Systems from the MIT – Portugal Programme.