Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, College of Agriculture, Department of Food Science and Technology, Bencanta, Coimbra, Portugal.
Academic Degrees: BSc (1982): Veterinary Medicine. Technical University of Lisbon; MSc (1989): Food Science (Dairy Science Option). University of Reading/UK; PhD (2005): Food Science and Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela/Spain.
Actual position: Currently is the director of the Applied Research Institute (IIA) of the Polytechnic of Coimbra (PC). It is also professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology (DCTA) of the PC - School of Agriculture.
Past positions: Dean of the School of Agriculture (2004-2010) and head of Food Science & Technology Department (2011-2013).
Participated in 8 national (coordinated 5) and 2 international R&D projects (coordinated 1); 2 patents; 18 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals; 9 book chapters and 46 communications in international meetings.