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PhD in Agronomic Engineering. Motivated to bridge state-of-the-art science and research with strategic applications. Focused on addressing biological, technological and organizational questions to enable innovative approaches that respond to tangible needs at national level and for international cooperation, prizing multi-actor and multi-sectorial dialogue. Experienced in coordination of Agricultural Research multi-stakeholder projects and Capacity Development in Europe and tropical regions, ultimately aiming at promoting food and nutritional security, environmental sustainability and economic development.



  • Coordinator of curricular units:

- Food Security and Food Policy (MSc. Agronomic Engineering; MSc. Food Engineering; MSc. Tropical Farming Systems)

- Tropical Farming and Agroforestry Systems (MSc. Agronomic Engineering; MSc. Tropical Farming Systems)

- Food Security and Global Dynamics (PhD Sustainability Science)

  • Collaboration in curricular units:

- Mountain, Semi-Arid and Tropical Viticulture (MSci. Viticulture and Oenology Engineering)

- Development in Transition (PhD Development Studies)

- Development Policy and Politics (PhD Development Studies)

- Sustainable Development of Value Chains and Territories (PhD Sustainability Science)

- Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PhD Sustainability Science)

- Research Methods and Techniques (PhD Sustainability Science)

Lifelong training | Online course “Transversal Competences in Scientific Research: Food – Innovation – Sustainability” – member of scientific committee and coordinator of module “Challenges and policies for the Global Food System”.

(see supervision of PhD students in the left-side menu)



  • Member of the coordination committee of the Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food (LEAF) Research Centre (coordinator of Research Group “Plant Science & Crop Production”). Contributor to thematic lines “Tropical Agriculture & Food Value Chains” and “Grapevine & Wine”.

(see Projects and Publications sections in the left-side menu)