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Summary

I am a customer focused and hard-working Chemical Engineer with more than 12 years experience in Process Optimization and Process Improvement Methodologies. I have participated in multiple projects related to quality and managed both internal & external teams to achieve simple solutions for complex problems. I am passionate for quality by design, continual improvement methodologies, breakthrough innovation and operational excellence.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Chief Technology Officer
    Since February 2012
    • Operational planning and coordinating Services, Products and Research and Development projects. • Assure that internal and external quality standards are met, support quality management system implementation and promote continuous improvement in the company. • Subject Matter Expert in all areas of Manufacturing Sciences and Technologies (MSAT). • Senior Project Manager

Past Experience

  • Senior PAT Specialist
    November 2009 --- February 2012
    • Responsible for planning and executing projects in Pharma, Biopharma and Chemicals at 4Tune Engineering according to predefined timelines and budget. • Building and managing project teams, reporting to project sponsor, and ensuring quality control throughout project life-cycle. • Technical execution of services projects and for conducting R&D activities. • Conception, development, implementation and management of End-to-End Industrial Process Analytical Technology and Quality by Design applications (raw-material, IPCs, in-line, and final product) • Quality assurance and correlation analysis/modelling of different process steps and their impact on final product.

  • PhD student
    October 2005 --- November 2009
    • Biodiesel production using DoE, Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and chemometrics as tools for raw-materials characterization/qualification, processes optimization and final product quality control/analysis. • Pilot Plant design and startup activities (4000l per batch capacity). • Implementation of End-to-end High Throughput Quality Control System • Coordination of 8 Master Students in the Biofuels Laboratory at Centre of Chemical Process – Instituto Superior Técnico (Technical University of Lisbon). • +10 Papers, Oral and Poster Communications, including 1 Book Chapter

Personality

Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailCollaborationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCuriosityFlexibilityIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingReaction to stressResiliencyResponsibilityResult OrientedSelf-disciplineStrategic thinking

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Lab scale batches Labtechnician Phase I R&D Scientific writingAccount ManagementAnalysisAnalytical ChemistryAnalytical Method ValidationAnalytical proceduresAntibodiesAuditingBiological Drug DevelopmentBiopharmaceuticalsBioprocessingBiotechnologyBusiness ProcessBusiness Process ImprovementBusiness ProcessesCell CultureChange ControlChange ManagementChemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC)CMCCoachingCompliance with regulationsData AnalysisData cleaningDesign for Manufacturing (DFM)Design of Experiments (DOE) Early development stageEngineeringFailure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)GAMP5GMPInternational Project ManagementISO 9000ISO 9001Knowledge of the drug development processLeadershipLean ManufacturingMammalian Cell CultureManagement ConsultingMatlabMATLAB (matrix laboratory)MS ProjectPharmaceutical DevelopmentPharmaceutical managementPharmaceutical ManufacturingPilot scale batchesProblem SolvingProcess EngineeringProcess improvementProduct designProduct developmentProject ManagementProject CoordinationProject PlanningProject Portfolio ManagementRisk AssessmentRisk ManagementScientific methodologyscienceScientific WritingSix SigmaSpectroscopyStability testsStandard Operating Procedure (SOP)Statistical Data AnalysisStatisticsTeachingTeamworkTroubleshooting
LinkedIn Assessment :
Continuous ImprovementTheory of ConstraintsSix SigmaDesign of ExperimentsProject ManagementProcess OptimizationDMAICProcess Analytical TechnologySpectroscopyProduct developmentR&DMatlabEngineeringQuality by DesignChemometricsMultivariate AnalysisData AnalysisValidationProcess Analytical ChemistryChemical ProcessingFermentationQuality AssurancemanagementChemical EngineeringProcess EngineeringProblem Solving

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Control data Create SOPs Interpret data Lab scale batches Report data Write papersAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorAdjust processes Adjust processes and methodsAnalyse growth / improvement potentialAnalyze data/information to determine potential relationships.Assign activitiesAssist with proceduresAssist with experimentsAssist with site trainingChemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) activities

Education

  • Specialisation Course in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2015
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2009
  • Engineer’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2003

Training and Certification

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification in 2015 Certification
  • Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management Certification
  • Project Management: The Basics for Success Certification
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Portuguese
Native
English
Professional Proficiency

Area / Region

Lisbon, Portugal

Others

Driving License
  • Yes