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 Expert  725832

Expert in Lasers, Optics, Optoelectronics, and Metrology Instrumentation

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has a physics background supporting specialization in sensor technology, associated to areas of optics, optoelectronics and lasers for fields of application in the industry field (laser processing), space (metrology systems) and defense (metrology, sensor payloads, sensor performance evaluation). With over 20 years as a researcher in an Optics and Laser Department, he has been working from proof of concepts up to demonstrator development, thus covering TRL (technology readiness level) projects.

infrared scanner


laser sensor


near-infrared sensor


optical sensor


photoelectric cell


photoelectric device




piezoelectric sensor


position sensor


silicon sensor


optical instrumentation


atmospheric turbulence


sensor technology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1996   PhD   Physics Engineering   Superior Technical Institute (IST) of Technical University of Lisbon   Summa Cum Laude
1989   "Licenciatura" = BS + masters (5 year Course)   Physics Engineering   Science and Technology School (FCT) of New University of Lisbon (UNL)   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to




Lab of Optics Lasers and Systems




2007 to 2009




LAER - Aerospace Lab




He is a Senior Researcher and is responsible for projects in the area of Space, Defence and Industry, related with technological areas of optics, lasers and sensors

1991 to 2007




Optoelectronics Department




He is a senior researcher at the Optolectronics Department of INETI, coordinating projects and developing applications for Industry and Defence, in the areas of optical sensors and lasers (material processing and propagation)

1989 to 1991


Portuguese Airforce


Electronics Division


Reached 2nd lieutenant position


He worked in the electronics division where he participated in several Defence funded projects in the area of lasers, laser simulators, laser warning receivers, and electronic warfare

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - ISBN 978-972-789-289-1  
 - European Space Agency : Formation Flying Symposium  
 - Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)  
 - Journal of Optics and Lasers in Engineering  
 - Optical Engineering  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Consulting on Laser measuring in challenging environment.
  • IR Sensor expert UK for consulting on IR sensor: inconsistant performance in Product for detection of consumable.
  • Gantry laser expert in the consulting on realigning the gantry to run true with the laser.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He is Technical Expert at the Portuguese Institute of Quality since Nov 2007, for the area of Optics, Optical Comunications and Radiometry, auditing the atribution of CE and Quality certification in calibration and measurement services. He was the appointed expert for 6 audits since 2008.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
Almost 50% of research effort is the result of contracts with industry (recently for defense and aerospace companies) and also automotive industry (laser processing). He spends a big effort studying industry trends and state of art technology assessment for the elaboration of proposals for Eurospean Space Agency, European Defence Agency and European Framework programs.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He delivered 6 training courses in the area of laser safety for specialized workers and engineers. One of the courses was dedicated to laser safety in fiber optical comunications, delivered to a group of 10 people of Siemens Portugal. He is delivering seminars and courses for the past 15 years in the area of Ocular Optics for professional clients.


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