Curriculum Vitae Sept. 2017



• [2016–____]: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, UK

• [2014–2015]: Research Associate, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, UK

• [2009–2014]: Research Engineer, Optical Networks Research & Technology Division, Coriant, Alfragide, Portugal

• [2009–2009]: Research Student, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Coimbra, Portugal


Aston University, United Kingdom

• Postgraduate Diploma in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education - Ongoing 2017

• Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education - Distinction 2016

University of Coimbra, Portugal

• Industrial PhD in Electrical Engineering - Summa Cum Laude 2010 – 2014

• BEng+MEng in Electrical Engineering with specialisation in Telecommunications GPA 19/20 (annual admission: 100 students) 2004 – 2009


• Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, funded by the EU, £145,674.00

• Industrial PhD Fellowship, funded by Nokia Siemens/Coriant and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, £61,000.00


My experience working on several research projects, assuming the responsibility for leading important tasks such as the delivery of research reports, the management of budgets and the implementation of experimental setups, both in industry and academy, allowed me to acquire greater flexibility to address different problems, to work within deadlines and to solve problems. These experiences have also contributed to the development of my teamwork and communication skills.

Specifically, I have acquired hands-on experience with:

- all-fibre photonic circuit design and implementation;

- all-fibre devices design and implementation (e.g. interferometers, piezo actuated phase-shifters, fibre heating phase-shifter);

- device control implementation programming microcontrollers with USB and Ethernet interface (e.g. phase shifters, EDFA);

- electronic circuit design and implementation (e.g. lock-in amplifier, photodiode transimpedance amplifier circuit);

- instrument control and data acquisition using Labview/Matlab (e.g. scopes, spectrum analysers, EDFAs, optical modulators, lasers…);

- device and system analytical modelling;

- device and system numerical modelling using C++ and Matlab (e.g. optical fibres, optical amplifiers, optical modulators, DBP, OPC…);

- design and implementation of distributed computing systems (300 core pool with - CMD interface and batch job submission);

- Monte Carlo simulations using distributed computing;

- device optimization using distributed computing (e.g. optical fibres).