José J. G. Moura


FCT Nova

Chemical Engineer, PhD in Chemistry, Full Professor of Chemistry - Department of Chemistry, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT NOVA), Bioinorganic Chemistry. Research Specialist at Univ Minnesota (US) and Adjunct Professor at Univ Georgia, Athens (US). Past President of Chemistry Dept and past President of Scientific Council at FCT, Portuguese Delegate to COST and INTAS, member of Scientific Panels (FCG, FCT-MCTES, NSF (US) and of several scientific editorial boards. In 2006, he was elected Member of Academia das Ciências and in 2010, elected President of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, for 2 years. He is also Director of FCT, Campus Library, promoting Culture /Art / Scientific interfaces and coordinates the FCT FabLab.

Ana Alves Pereira


FCT Nova

Has a degree in History and Social Sciences from the University of Minho, did her postgraduate studies in Information Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. She is the Coordinator of the Documentation and Culture Division at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon. From 2016 to 2018, she worked at the State Department of Science, Technology and Higher Education.She is a member of the Higher Education Libraries Working Group of BAD - Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists.

Hanne Voldborg Andersen



As national coordinator for FabLab@School.dk I'm facilitating development processes among the municipalities in the FabLab@School network in Denmark. FabLab@School is an initiative for developing 21st Century Skills in a context of emerging digital technologies and design thinking for teachers and learners in Danish primary and secondary schools. FabLab@School.dk is collaborating international with the FabLearn Network established at Stanford University.

Miquel Carreras


Liceu Politecnic

Miquel Carreras has worked for the past 20 years as a technology consultant. In 2014, he deployed and launched the first FabLab@School in Spain and the second in Europe, in collaboration with the Transformative Learning Technologies Laboratory (TLTL) of Stanford University. Until a few months ago he was the Director of the FabLab@School of the Liceu Politècnic de Sant Cugat (Barcelona).

Michael Stone


Public Education Foundation

Michael Stone serves as the Director of Innovative Learning for the Public Education Foundation in Chattanooga, TN. Michael leads innovative professional development opportunities for teachers, specializing in technology integration, project-based learning, and digital fabrication models that transform how students engage with content and process skills. He played a central role in the development of the first Fab Lab in the state of Tennessee in 2014, and has since led an effort to design and open digital fabrication labs, dubbed “Volkswagen eLabs,” in 16 public schools in Hamilton County, Tennessee thanks to a $1 million grant from Volkswagen Group of America. In July 2016, he concluded a one-year appointment as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC. Michael spent the first 10 years of his career as a mathematics and computer science teacher before leaving the classroom to lead maker-education initiatives across the country.

Tom Dubick


Charlotte Latin FabLab

Experienced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math educator with over thirty years of experience as a teacher and an engineering evangelist who has promoted S.T.E.M. education in and outside of the K-12 classroom. I believe in using digital fabrication tools in the school is one of the best ways to create the next generation of engineers, artists, programmers, and creators. I support the goals of the Fab Foundation and I am a Fab Lab director with a focus on K-12 makers at a premier independent school.Charlotte Latin Fab is the only node in the Fab Academy that focuses on high school students and teachers.

Liz Whitewolf


Fab Foundation

Liz Whitewolf is the Engagement and Program Manager for SCOPES-DF, a project of Fab Foundation supporting educators in Fab Labs and schools with digital fabrication makerspaces. A graduate of FAB Academy, Liz previously opened an educational Fab Lab in Pittsburgh, PA, expanding the program to include two mobile fab lab units in addition to the museum-based makerspace. Before joining the FAB Foundation, Liz served as Senior Director of STEM Education at Carnegie Science Center and previously was a classroom teacher and out of school time educator in robotics, computer programming, and engineering. Currently, Liz is pursuing her Ed.D. in STEM Education at the University of Pittsburgh and serves on various educational committees and projects including the Remake Learning Network, STEM Ecosystems, National Science Teaching Association, and the North American Digital Fabrication Alliance. Liz and her family are all makers and spend time experimenting and creating projects in their garage-based Fab Lab in their Pittsburgh home.

Francisco Mendes


Hardware City

Co-Creator of Sunset Hackathon (https://sunsethackathon.com/), Co-Founder of Hardware City (https://hardwarecity.org), Co-Founder of BEEVERYCREATIVE (https://beeverycreative.com/) Portugal's leading 3D printer manufacturer.
"Sunset Hackathon is a 72-hour technological marathon focused on creating innovative solutions to proposed problems and bringing together talents, startups and companies, in a relaxed and summer context.", Sunset Hackathon
"Hardware City is a community of entrepreneurs that closes the gap between hardware startups and contract manufacturers.", Hardware City
"Francisco is widely known as the creator of the Best Hackathon in Portugal: 3 days filled with sun, fun, sharing and creativity!", João Simões (VP of Lab Aberto Fab Lab, Winner - 1st Place - Sunset Hackthon 2019)

Ferdinand Meyer



Hello, my name is Ferdinand Meier. I’m a mechanical engineer from Munich, Germany. In August 2008 I started a bicycle-trip that, in 9 years, took me through Switzerland, France, Spain and Portugal where I volunteered and worked in anything ranging from permaculture gardens to makerspaces. In Lisbon I did a Master in “Sustainable Energy Systems” at the MIT-Portugal and discovered the fablabs, working at FablabEDP. In 2013 I did the FabAcademy and continued working as instructor at Fablab Barcelona. Right now I am working in Germany at Fablab Kamp-Lintfort.

Mikko Rajanen



Mikko Rajanen is a post-doctoral researcher at INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland. He has a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems and over 20 years of experience in usability research and teaching. His research interests include safety culture in digital fabrication, accessibility, usability cost-benefit analysis, usability in open source software development context, and usability in games and gamification. He has been involved in local usability community, organizing the World Usability Day and initiating the UKKOSS research project for bringing the usability methods, processes and practices into open source software development context. His goal is to make the world a better place one user interface at the time and to bring safety culture into the digital fabrication.

João Feyo



João Feyo, architect, has over 30 years of experience in digital fabrication. During this period has created several companies. In 1996 - a architectural model making company. In 2001 - the first rapid prototyping company in Portugal, user experience in stereolithography, 3D print and CNC. In 2004 - CUBIX multiplatform company with several services in 3D modeling and virtual visualizations. In 2010 - co-founded OPOLAB, first FABLAB in Portugal. Between 2012 and 2015 - co-founded of international festival GET-Set art fest. In 2018 - became world TOP seller and producer of Precious Plastic machines.
He has been involved in several research projects, related to community and industry, recycling, sustainability of city’s, and FABcity project and implantation. He is now working with NGO’s helping in the construction methods and plastic recycling, news designs and concepts for MakerSpaces and FABLABs around the world.

Hugo Silva


Instituto de Telecomunicações

Hugo Plácido da Silva believes he’s one of the few lucky people that can say he worked very few days in his life... not because of lack of a job (fortunately), but because when you do things you love and you're passionate about almost every single day, there's no boundary between what's work and what's just pure fun.
He completed his PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering at the University of Lisbon. Since 2004, Hugo is a researcher at the IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações (http://www.it.pt/person_detail_p.asp?id=1293) and a Professor at IST - Instituto Superior Técnico since 2019.
Hugo is also one of the co-founders of PLUX – Wireless Biosignals (http://www.plux.info) established in 2007 as an innovative technology-based company operating in the field of medical devices for healthcare and quality of life, where he is currently a Board Member and Innovation Advisor. More recently, he has been actively working (i.e. having fun) towards making the world a bit more physiological through BITalino (http://www.bitalino.com), an open source software and low-cost hardware toolkit, that allows anyone from students to professional app developers, to create cool projects and applications with physiological sensors.
His main interest areas include physiological computing (aka biosignals), system engineering, signal processing, and pattern recognition.

Fernanda Rollo


FCSH da Nova University

Maria Fernanda Rollo, PhD in Contemporary History at FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she teaches at the History Department. Coordinator of the PhD in History at FCSH - UNL Coordinator of Centro República - FCSH-UNL, Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History of the FCSH of UNL, Coordinator of the Economy, Society, Heritage and Innovation Group of the IHC and Member of the Board of Directors and Editorial Board of the magazine Ler História.
She also integrates the coordination of some research projects:
Memória para Todos
History and Heritage of PSP - Public Security Police
Insurance and Insurance Companies Memory