University of Porto (Portugal)
Dr. André Pereira is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Physics and Astronomy Department of Faculty of Sciences of Porto University (Portugal) since September 2013. Prior to his faculty position, André was a Research Associate at Imperial College London (UK) working within Prof. Lesley Cohen group, where he still continues to be an Academic Visitor Researcher.
Between 2010-2013 he was a joint post-doctoral researcher between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) and Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Portugal. He received his PhD in Physics at Porto University (Portugal) in 2010, where he studied the system of R5(Si,Ge)4 compounds for magnetorefrigeration applications.
During the scientific career, André performed several international stages and experiments in different Institutes such as CERN (Geneva, Switzerland), Argonne National Laboratory (Illinois, USA), ILL (Grenoble, France), INA (Zaragoza, Spain), HFML (Nijmegeen, The Netherlands), Minatec (Grenoble, France), ESRF (Grenoble, France), ISIS (UK), LNCMI (Grenoble & Toulouse, France), where he acquired a multidisciplinarity knowledge on Materials Science, Nanotechnology and Engineering Physics.
He is author/co-author of more than 70 papers in international journals with peer-review and of several invited talks in international conferences, laboratories and universities.
His current research interests include the application of multifunctional materials towards the development of innovative devices for Energy Applications such as Magnetocaloric, Thermal Switches and Micro/Nanogenerators for Energy Harvesting.