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My name is João Pedro and this is my website - my small space on the vast internet. I'm 29 years old, married and currently working at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. I'm also doing my PhD in Materials Science and Engineering with EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.

I actually live in France (just across the border) in a cute french town, Saint-Genis-Pouilly. I'm origally from Gafanha da Nazaré, a beautiful coastal Portuguese city. Browse my website at will, check my CV and feel free to contact me!

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I've been first-author and co-author of peer-reviewed articles, done (invited) talks in different conferences, posters and my thesis which come from my hard work.

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Curriculum Vitae

Although I've been educated in materials science and engineering mainly for industrial applications, I've followed the researchers path (a very unique one).

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Now putting my career on the side, I love my life, my wife and my parents and brothers. In my free time I love to travel, go out with friends and play computer games.

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Career Highlights

These are the achievements in my career which I'm actually most proud of. I work hard so in the future I can add even more of them.

2011 - Joined CERN
ISOLDE Target and Ion Source DevelopmentMicro(nano)structure effect on isotope release
2012 - Attained Masters
Universidade de Aveiro, Grade 19/20Effect of Calcium Oxide Microstructure on the Diffusion of Isotopes
2012 - Enrolled in a PhD
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFLNanocomposite spallation target materials
2013 - Taught at EPFL
Laboratory ClassesProcessing of Ceramics: Forming and Shapping
2014 - Peer Reviewed Paper
1st author published peer-reviewed paperIntense 31–35Ar beams produced with a nanostructured CaO target at ISOLDE
2015 - Best Young Speaker Award
ISOLDE Workshop and Users Meeting 2015, GenevaPrize awarded by an ISOLDE Committee and CERN Director General - Rolf Heuer
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