Paulo is an Associate Professor, Head of the Bioelectronics & Bioenergy Research Lab, ERC StG laureate and Distinguished young research leader by the World Cultural Council (WCC 2022), at the Department of Life Sciences of University of Coimbra.
In 2014, he obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering with the highest honours (Cum Laude) with a science scholarship from the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) in The Netherlands, and in close collaboration with Philips research. As a PhD researcher, he started developing the science of biocompatible materials, circuits and their interaction with living organisms. In 2014, he started his post-doctoral research in the field of Bioelectronics at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer (MPIP) research in Mainz, Germany. In 2016, Paulo joined the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Bath (UBath) as an Assistant Professor, been appointed as the Departmental Research Staff Coordinator and have started his independent research group, (with an exceptional team of students and collaborators) and a state-of-the-art low noise characterization laboratory, specifically designed for bioelectric and bioenergy applications.
Paulo’s passion for unconventional approaches and blue-sky research ideas have been funded and supported by world leading research industries as well as national and international funding agencies.