PhD on the Study of New Packaging Materials based on Cellulose Derivatives, April 2004 at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL), in the field of Materials Science, speciality in Macromolecular Materials. Since April 2004, he is Associate Professor w/ Habilitation at Materials Science Department (DCM) of FCT/UNL, and member of the scientific board of DCM. From 2008 to 2014 he was vice-director of the Materials Research Centre/Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodeling and Nanofabrication - CENIMAT/I3N, coordinator of the MSc in Materials Engineering and member of the executive board of the DCM. Editor of the journals “International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering” and "Annals of Materials Science & Engineering".

R&D activity focused on:

(1) Biopolymers and biocomposites.

(2) polymeric liquid crystals (and its biomedical applications).

(3) the development and characterization of new biomaterials for Tissue Engineering based on polysaccharides (Chitin/Chitosan and Cellulose) or other biocompatible and biodegradable polymers.

(4) the development of magnetic Nanoparticles for cancer theranostics. Hyperthermia.