I was born near Lisbon in Portugal. I am graduated in Chemical Engineering and earned a PhD in Chemistry ten years ago. I have been working on Science almost 20 years ago, and in the last few years I worked as a crystallographer. I have already worked in Portugal, Spain and Italy. Beside these I have traveled to many other countries. I speak Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian. I am studying German by now, because I think it is a very important and let me go out of the "latin" box.