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I was born in Faro, Portugal, December 1988.

In November 2011, I graduated in Engineering Physics (master programme) at Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal. During my MSc studies I became a junior researcher at Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear. Supervisor: Prof. L. L. Alves.

I received my PhD in Physics (Docteur en sciences) from the University of Mons in Belgium, November 2015. I carried out a detailed experimental study of plasma-based CO2 dissociation at ChIPS and Materia Nova research centers in collaboration with the industrial sector. Supervisors: Prof. Rony Snyders and Dr. Nikolay Britun.

In April 2016, I became a Postdoctoral Fellow at the N – Plasmas Reactive: Modelling and Engineering (N-PRiME) group at Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear. Advisor: Prof. Vasco Guerra.

Over the past years, I have been responsible for the development of a self-consistent model to describe the input and relaxation of CO2 vibrational energy in low temperature plasmas. This investigation has been realized in close collaboration with two foreign laboratories – the Laboratoire de Physques des Plasmas at École Polytechnique in France and the Plasma & Materials Processing group at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands.

Since February 2017, I am a collaborator Professor at the Department of Physics at Instituto Superior Técnico .