My name is Marcus Vinicius Pereira Pessôa (1969 Niterói, Brazil) and I am an Assistant Professor in Engineering Management at the University of Twente, where I am a member of the Systems Engineering and Multidisciplinary Design chair.

Before moving to the Netherlands I worked in the Brazilian Air Force as military pilot and as project and program manager. There I was responsible for the development and acquisition of air defense and aerospace control systems, with a project portfolio over US$50 million.

I was also a post doctorate fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Mechanical and Systems Engineering Departments, where I conduced research on the use of low cost knowledge networks to solve complex problems.

I have a multidisciplinary education, including a degree in Applied Computing (MSc.), a MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, a MBA in Research and Development Management, and a PhD in Aeronautical Mechanical Engineering. My PhD research was on integrating the Lean Philosophy to the Product Design and Development process, which later became the basis for the book ‘The Lean Product Design and Development Journey’, published by Springer (


  • Computer Science

    • Design
    • Systems Engineering
    • Models
    • Product Service
    • Product Design
    • Systems Design
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

    • Model
  • Social Sciences

    • Product Service System



Using A Spiral Approach To Facilitating Engineering Research And Education In Real Industry Settings. Pereira Pessoa, M. V. & Nizamis, K.Ingenious Game: Insights Into Evolving From a Learning Card Game to a Learning Software Application GameEuropean Conference on Games Based Learning, 17(1), 505-514. Pereira pessoa, M. v. on Modeling Energy and Mobility Transitions for Stakeholders: A Dutch CaseWorld Electric Vehicle Journal, 14(7), Article 178. Choi, Y., Pereira Pessoa, M. V. & Bonnema, G. M. for teaching with ill-structured real-world engineering problems: insights from a redesigned engineering project management courseEuropean journal of engineering education, 48(4), 761-778. Pereira Pessoa, M. V. model-based systems engineering to design system-based digital twinsIn 33rd Annual INCOSE International Symposium 15–20 July 2023 (pp. 1435-1449) (Accepted/In press). Pereira Pessoa, M. V., Lopes Schuch, A. P. & Melo Bezerra, J. SMEs with technology Adoption Glasses through Systems Engineering LensIn 4th International Conference on Decision making for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-10). Silesian University Press. Ahmed, U., Pereira Pessoa, M. V. & Bonnema, G. M.Using a spiral approach to facilitate engineering research and education embedded in real industry settingsIn SEFI 2023 - 51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education: Engineering Education for Sustainability, Proceedings (pp. 3223-3230). Societe Europeenne pour la Formation des Ingenieurs (SEFI). Pessoa, M. V. P. & Nizamis, K.



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