He was born on April 16, 1969, in Ruivães, Vila Nova de Famalicão. He has been Associate Professor with Habilitation of UMinho's School of Sciences since March 2012. He graduated in Physics and Chemistry at UMinho in July 1992, and joined UMinho as a trainee assistant in October of that same year. He completed his Pedagogical Aptitude and Scientific Capacity in 1996 and PhD in Sciences, specialization in Physics, in 2000, also in UMinho.
He has authored 4 book chapters and authored/coauthored more than 180 scientific papers and 10 papers in Proceedings, both indexed in the SCOPUS and ISI web of knowledge databases. He currently has more than 3,100 citations (SCOPUS), and a h index of 31. He participated (as coordinator or research team member) in 10 European projects, 16 national projects (FCT / ANI), 11 bilateral projects and several projects with companies (including 4 innovation vouchers). He is co-author of 3 patents (1 international). He ensured the supervision of 10 doctoral dissertations, 32 master's degrees and 6 postdoctoral researchers.
He has held various positions and functions, including: Pro-Rector for new Teaching Projects from November 2013 to November 2017; Vice President, President of the Pedagogical Council and member of the Management Council of UMinho's School of Sciences and member of the UMinho Academic Senate Pedagogical Commission from February 2010 to November 2013. He was also a member of the Coordinating Commission for School Assessment (ECERCF), the elected committee to elaborate the regulations of the Department of Physics (CEERDF), the elected committee to elaborate the regulation of the Center of Physics (CEERCF) and member of the group of elaboration of the RAD - Evaluation Regulation and Performance of ECUM - School of Sciences of UMinho. He was also a member of the electoral commission for the election of representatives of Professors and Researchers, Students and non-teaching staff and non-researcher at UMinho General Council in 2013.
He is responsible for the edition of two books: "Tópicos de Física Moderna no Ensino Secundário", Gradiva, Lisbon, 2006 e "Metallic Oxynitride Thin Films by Reactive Sputtering and Related Deposition Methods: Process, Properties and Applications", Bentham Science Publishers, e-Books. eISBN: 978-1-60805-156-4, 2013; ISBN: 978-1-60805-157-1, published in July 2013.
He was awarded the Engº António de Almeida prize, awarded to the student with the highest rank in the Degree in Teaching of Physics and Chemistry of the University of Minho, in the year 1992.
Session 4 - New Materials & Novel Applications