Professor and Head of Electrical & Computer
Engineering Department at FCT NOVA
João Martins was born in Lisbon in 1967, and received a master’s and a PhD degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, respectively in 1996 and 2003. Currently he is an Associate Professor with Habilatation and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal.
João is a senior member of IEEE and a senior researcher at UNINOVA-CTS, Portugal, where he coordinates the Energy Efficiency Group and integrates the Board of Directors. He is the co-author of more than 60 scientific articles in refereed journals and books and more than 180 articles in refereed conference proceedings. João Martins is an active member in various program committees of scientific conferences and serves as an associate editor of IEEE IES Industrial Electronics Magazine, IET Power Electronics and MDPI Energies. He was, and is, involved as member and/or project coordinator in several national and international energy efficiency related research projects. In addition, he is an evaluator of research proposals and projects for several national and European funding agencies.
His research interests are mainly in energy efficiency, alternative energies and power quality, intelligent and energy efficient buildings, heritage buildings, energy awareness, smart grid renewables integration.
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