I have a Ph.D in Physics and I am an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department of the University of Coimbra, where I’m the coordinator of the PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering.
My scientific background is in electronic and optical instrumentation. I started my scientific career in the field of Nuclear Electronics and worked in Real-Time Data Acquisition and Timing Systems for space (my graduate thesis was done in contract with ESA – European Space Agency) and nuclear applications (electronics for nuclear radiation detectors; timing and control systems for nuclear fusion experiments).
I shifted my research to Biomedical Instrumentation, focusing mainly in ocular fluorescence. I have done work in lens and retinal fluorescence and in corneal confocal microscopy. Currently, I work mainly on ocular functional imaging (OCT imaging; metabolic imaging of the cornea).
I am also a founder of a successful award-winning global company specialized in Telemetry and M2M (Machine to Machine) Communications.
My current scientific interests are:
Ocular functional imaging: metabolic imaging of the cornea using fluorescence lifetime imaging
Optical Coherence Tomography instrumentation
Corneal confocal microscopy
Laser-tissue interactions and laser safety