Assistant Professor at Physics Department of Nova University of Lisbon and Coordinator of the Engineering Physics Master program.
Holds a PhD degree in Engineering Physics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2002). Cryogenic engineering is the main R&D field of interest.
Had several scholarships at the Service des Basses Températures of the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) in Grenoble (France), working with the design of cryocoolers and cryogenic thermal management devices.
In 2009 was Visiting Independent Advisor at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL-NASA/Caltech) and Visitor at Caltech in California, USA, for one semester, also dealing with cryogenic thermal management devices.