Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
André was born on 5th March in 1985 in Figueira da Foz (Portugal). He completed most of his primary and secondary education in Figueira da Foz. After that he moved to Coimbra where he finished his secondary education and went to the University of Coimbra completing his MSc. in Physics Eng. back in 2012. From the start he took part of the life of the University, not only as a student but also as a entrepeneur and a researcher. He loves all kinds of challenges, specially if surrounded by ambitious persons. He loves exploring new things, reading, writting and music. Now he is Ph.D. student in the University of Coimbra where he is developing new detectors for homeland security, being also a scientific counceler in the Laboratory of Instrumentation in Experimental Particle Physics and a research member of CERN.