Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name: Franclim Fortunato Ferreira

Born in Porto, Portugal, in September 29, 1943.

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Academic studies

  • Licenciate in Electrical Engineering, by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto , in February 19, 1970.

  • Doctor in Electrical Engineering (Applied Electronics), by the University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, in April 26, 1984.

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Professional career

Present position

  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, since April 26, 1984 .

Previous positions

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Graduate and under-graduate teaching

  • Lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes of the degree of Licenciate in Electrical Engineering (1969-1987) and of the degree of Licenciate or Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1987-), at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.

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Graduate student supervision

  • Supervision of two reports, aiming the special examination on pedagogical aptitude and scientific ability for the position of Senior Lecturer, and five master thesis.

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Research and Development activities

R&D Projects

  • Participation in five ESPRIT projects, being responsible for a workgroup in four of them.

  • Supervision of two projects, in the scope of R&D contracts between the University and Industry.

  • Participation in an ADAPT SPIRAL project, being responsible for a workgroup.

  • Coordination of the participation of IDIT and FEUP in the RIBAMEC Network, CYTED Programme.

  • Participation in GENIUS Project of the European Union, as invited researcher of Inesc Porto.

  • Coordination of the participation of FEUP in the PIBAMAR Project, CYTED Programme.

Conference attendance and participation

  • Participation in twenty five national and international events, with presentation of papers in ten of them and member of the Organizing Committee in two.

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Onsite Training and Field Trips

  • Four periods of onsite training, as part of the curriculum, in Portuguese companies.

  • An onsite post-graduate training at the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania.

  • Course "New Technologies in Education - Preparation and Optimization of Educational Materials", GAEDIST, University of Porto.

  • Field trips to R&D and teaching laboratories in Spain, Germany, Romania, Brazil and Mexico.

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Scholarships

  • Portuguese Government scholar.

  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation scholar.

  • EFACEC scholar.

  • All the trips abroad for attending conferences, journeys, field trips, onsite training and technico-scientifical meetings were officially recognized by the Portuguese Government "as scholar position outside the Country".

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Participation in post-graduate juries

  • Participation in two juries of equivalence to the Doctor degree.

  • Participation in five juries of examination for Master degree, being arguer in one of them.

  • Participation in three juries of special examination on pedagogical aptitude and scientific ability for the position of Senior Lecturer, being arguer in all of them.

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Professional affiliations

Selected publications

  • "A Integração dos Sistemas Computadorizados no CCP - Centro de CIM do Porto", Franclim Ferreira, I Jornadas de Automatización en los Procesos de Mecanizado da rede RIBAMEC, CYTED Programme, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, July 13-17, 1998.

  • "Using Circuit Transformations for the Evaluation of Amplifier Parameters", Franclim Ferreira, IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 42, pp. 212-216, August, 1999.

  • "An e-tool to assist Basic Electronics learning", Franclim Ferreira, Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, TELEC’2002 International Conference, Santiago de Cuba, July, 17-19, 2002.

  • "e-Environment for Basic Electronic Learning (e-BELL): a web tool for complementary autonomous study", Franclim Ferreira, Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, Vítor Grade Tavares, International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education - ICTE 2002, Badajoz, Spain, November, 13-16, 2002.

  • "e-Learning Basic Electronics: An Experiment", Vítor Grade Tavares, Franclim Ferreira, Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, in GENIUS Project Proceedings (under publication).

  • "Computer assisted basic electronics learning: a preliminary assessment", Vítor Grade Tavares, Franclim Ferreira, Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, accepted for the TELEC’2004 International Conference, Santiago de Cuba, July, 14-16, 2004.

Selected supporting texts for the students

  • "Guide to the study of Multistage Differential Amplifiers", Franclim Ferreira, Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, Vítor Grade Tavares, two volumes: main text and annexes, in complement to the multimedia text with the same title; English version developed under the GENIUS Project, last update: 26/04/04.

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