Contact Dr Pedro Talaia

Areas of expertise

  • Design, Strategy & Innovation
  • Ergonomics, Human Factors, Driver Safety
  • Instrumentation, Sensors and Measurement Science
  • Mechatronics & Advanced Controls


Dr. Pedro Talaia received his PhD in Applied Mechanics from the University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic, and has been a Marie Curie Scholarship holder. He was awarded his degree and Mechanical Engineering, with a major in Industrial Automation, and his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering in applied Product Development, by the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.

He has been involved in several national and international projects, with experience in several countries. During his career, he has worked in the domains of transport, safety, bio-mechanics, orthopaedics, aircraft and defence.

Research opportunity

Design Engineering:
- product development
- rapid prototyping
- mechatronics and automatic control
- sensors, instrumentation and data mining
- AR & VR
- project management

Current activities

Dr. Pedro Talaia is a Research Fellow in Control Systems Engineering within the Cranfield Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D).

He is a member of the design team within the “Breakthrough Innovation Hub”. His work is focused on instrumentation and control, applied to product testing, real-time monitoring, remote sensing and diagnostics, and IoT (Internet of Things).

His major role on Cranfield's “Nano Membrane Toilet”, sponsored by the “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation”.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
EDA - European Defence Agency
Renault CACIA, S.A.
EC - European Commission
University of West Bohemia
Universidade de Aveiro


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