Research and Development

1997- :

Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT). Founder and currently leader of the Instrumentation and Measurement Group. Collaboration in the following activities and projects:

  • Modeling and testing of analog-to-digital converters.
  • Applications of sensors and measuring transducers.
  • Development of automated measuring systems.
  • Technical assistance to Industry in the Instrumentation and Measurements domain.
  • Leader of project Smart System for Monitoring of Wild Dolphin – Antropogenic Factors Interactions (IT funded)
  • Proponent of National Network for Brain Imaging, Lisbon Consortium.
  • Reviewing of the draft of DYNAD European project report, November 1999.
  • Reviewing of the draft of DYNAD European project report, November 1999.
  •  Reviewing of IEEE 1241 "Standard for Terminology and Test Methods for Analog-to-Digital Converters", IMEKO TC-4 Working Group on A/D and D/A Converter Metrology - Project EUPAS, March 1999.
  • PRAXIS/P/EEI/1998, Caracterização de Conversores Analógicos-Digitais (Caracterization of Analog-to-digital Converters).
  • Project HECTOR (Health Emergency Management and Coordination Through Telemetric Operational Resources), July 1997 to December 1998.

1994-1998:

Centro de Electrotecnia Teórica e Medidas Eléctricas (CETME/IST). Collaboration in the following projects:

  • Applications of Optics in Electrotechnics
  • Measuring Methods
  • Magnetic Hysteresis Phenomena
  • Automation of Measuring Procedures
  • Electronic Instrumentation

Leader of the last three. 

1990-1995:

INTERG - Instituto da Energia. Leader of METRO project. Collaboration in the European project SPRINT RA 083, "Technical Assistance to Industry to Minimize Electrostatic Problems", 1990-1993; Consultancy to Junta Autónoma das Estradas (JAE) the entity that supervises the construction, exploitation and maintenance of roads in Portugal, for the equipment used in the evaluation of the state of road pavements.

1988-1994:

CEUTL/INIC. Leader of the project Magnetic Hysteresis Phenomena.

1975-1988:

Centro de Electrotecnia da Universiade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Científica (CEUTL/INIC) - Line 2: Automated Data Acquisition and Processing. Participation in the following projects: Automation of Periodic Quantities Measurement by Waveforms Digitalization, Application of Microprocessors to Automatic Control, Modeling of Ferromagnetic Hysteresis.                                      

 - Supervisor of: five Ph.D. thesis (three concluded); four M.Sc. thesis (two concluded); one post-doctorate.

Evaluation of R&D:

Reviewer of:

  • IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.
  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
  • Editorial Board Transactions on Systems, Signal and Devices (Shaker-Verlag).
  • Editorial Board Sensors & Transducers Journal.
  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
  • Advanced Mathematical and Computacional Tools in Metrology VII, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2005.
  • Caderno do CEFAT (FEUP- Portugal).
  • Conftele 2007, May 2007, Peniche, Portugal.
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, May 2007, Warsaw, Poland.
  • IEEE Sensors 2006, October 2004, Daegu, Korea.
  • IMEKO XVIII World Congress, September 2006, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 10th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 2006, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • IEEE Sensors 2005, October/November 2005, Irvine, USA.
  • IMEKO 14th TC4 Symposium, September 2005, Gdynia, Poland.
  • 9th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, May 2005, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Conftele 2005, April 2005, Tomar, Portugal.
  • IEEE Sensors 2004, October 2004, Wien, Austria.
  • IEEE Sensors 2003, October 2003, Toronto, Canada.
  • Eurosensors XVII Conference, September 2003, Guimarãers, Portugal.
  • XVII IMEKO World Congress, June 2003, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • The First IEEE International Conference on Sensors, IEEE Sensors 2002, June 2002, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Conferência Científica Tecnologia de Engenharia - O Saber do Passado, O Desafio do Futuro - (CCTE 2002), ISEL, Lisboa, May 2002.
  • 11th International Symposium on Trends in Electrical Measurements and Instrumentation and the 6th Workshop on ADC Modelling and Testing, IMEKO TC-4, September 2001, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • 5th International Workshop on "ADC Modelling and Testing", IWADC'2000, September 2000, Wien, Austria.
  • European Commission External Expert for Evaluation and Assessment of Proposal and Projects in FP5 and FP7 RTD Programmes.
  • For the last 10 years, he has supervised all the tests that, at the request of both the scientific and industrial communities, were performed in the Electrical Measurements Laboratory of the IST.