Eric is a postdoctoral researcher at Solent University. He is also an external research collaborator at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) in Portugal.
He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in Portugal, since May 2018. His doctoral research aimed to study and design information management and collaborative network solutions to improve the support provided by industrial business associations to the internationalisation of SMEs, following a design science research approach.
He accomplished his MScEng degree in July 2012 in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Minho in Portugal. His master's dissertation was performed under the topic of lean management to analyse and reduce setup times of metal-mechanic machines of a manufacturing company.
Currently, Eric is the author/co-author of more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.
Eric’s current research interests include industry 4.0, advanced manufacturing technologies, design science research, digital platforms, collaborative networks, information management, industrial business associations, and SME internationalisation.