2011 – Current

Full Professor at the Faculty from Electrical and Computer Engineering/Robotics at Khalifa University (UAE) at Abu Dhabi.

2000 – 2011

Associated Professor (tenure position) from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers (DEEC) from University of Coimbra (UC).

Nov 2012 – Current

Member of Programme Board for HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT, MICROGRAVITY AND EXPLORATION representing the Portuguese Delegation to ESA – European Space Agency (http://www.esa.int ) from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education and Science (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/cooptrans/espaco/index.phtml.en ) – since

Dec 2001 – Dec 2017

Director of LAS-Lab. for Systems and Automation from IPN – Inst. Pedro Nunes (UC) http://las.ipn.pt

2009 – 2012

President of IEEE Portuguese Chapter for IEEE-RAS (Robotics and Automation Society) (http://ieee-ras.isr.uc.pt) –

Jun 2008  – Jun 2011

Vice-President of IPN – Institute Pedro Nunes (for technology transfer) since ( www.ipn.pt )

Vice-President of IPN INCUBADORA (spin-off incubator) www.ipn-incubadora.pt

Dec 2005 – Mar 2008

Chair of Scientific Council of Department of Electrical Engeneering and Computers (DEEC-UC) between . www.deec.uc.pt.

Dec 2012 – Current

Member from the Advisor Board from Portuguese Electrical Vehicle Association – APVE (http://www.apve.pt )

Other Positions

Coordinator of MRL Mobile Robotics Laboratory from the ISR– UC http://ap.isr.uc.pt.

Senior Member of IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (www.ieee.org) – the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology.