received his M.Sc. in Physics Engineering from UTL (Technical University of Lisbon) in 2004 and the Ph.D. in Physics Engineering from UTL in 2010, with the following title: Hybrid devices for ultra low magnetic field detection. He conducted his Ph.D. research at the INESC-MN laboratory where he was responsible for the design, fabrication and optimization of highly sensitive magnetoresistive sensors, namely magnetic spin valves and tunnel junctions. Moreover, he conducted research in the integration of these sensors with MEMS resonators, a hybrid device aimed to improve the field sensitivity of the magnetic sensors, and also to provide on-chip magnetic detection of resonance in MEMS. Currently he is a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis and BSAC, conducting research in piezoelectric MEMS devices and magnetic sensors.