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Work experience

Oct 2009Present

Production Engineer


Part of a team that aims to manage and solve operational problems affecting production, improve existing operations, suggest new methods and processes, as well as plan, or maintain either existing or new production lines.

Jan 2007Dec 2008

Researcher - Biofuels

Universidade do Algarve

Development of new microbial routes for biofuels. Establishment of a biological process for the production of oils similar to vegetable oils for food and biofuels industry. Production and purification of enzymes with industrial application for cellulose breakdown.



Master of Science

Cranfield University

Future success of healthcare depends upon new knowledge, new tools for investigation and therapies tailor-made to the individual. This MSc gave me the opportunity to have an advanced understanding of how to apply both molecular and cell biology to the study, diagnosis and prevention of disease.



Algarve University

Main field of expertise:Biotechnology, Quality Control, Bioreactor Technology, Enzymology, Process Control, Project Management, Molecular Biology, Cell Culture TechniquesUndergraduate voluntary work at Microbiology Laboratory - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Resources, University of Algarve, Portugal 2001 -2002Undergradute voluntary work at Molecular and Compared Endocrinology Laboratory, Centre for Marine Sciences, University of Algarve, Portugal 2003 - 2005

Activities and Societies:

 Student's Union - vice-President 2004-2005Biotechnological Engineering Student's Association - President 2002 - 2004University of Algarve Senate - Student's Representative 2001 - 2005


New technology, renewable energies, extrusion technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, six sigma manufacturing, project management, world history, travel, playing guitar, gourmet cooking, squash