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 )
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.