Thinking ahead always leads to new challenges.
João is an Aerospace Engineer who finds aeronautics fascinating. During college and to complement a very theoretical degree his active nature led him to be involved in lots of extra activities. He founded the Air Cargo Challenge in his college and made this academic competition happen simply because he would love to participate and it did not exist in Portugal so far. After 3 years, the event turned European level and it was his turn to participate. Needless to say, he won. After college, he did an internship in Switzerland, where he worked on Solar Impulse, a solar airplane to fly around the world. Curious to learn more João went to Brazil where he worked on the most advanced aerial military project of the country - the Embraer KC-390. After the sky, only space was the limit.
Currently, João is a project manager for a company which collaborates with the European Space Agency producing components for the robotic exploration of Mars. João believes that anything is possible and problem-solving is just one of his many talents. He would like to be remembered by making his project ‘Life Box’ happen, a house spaceship built for human survival. Some people dream of success, others get up every day to make it happen.
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish
Project Manager: Euclid, Exomars
Structural Engineer: KC-390
Founder: Air Cargo Challenge
Future Professional Interests
Career GoalsManage a company division (Engineering, Innovation, Strategy, Operations) or found his own company.
Likes & Curiosities
“Fortune helps the bold.”
The mission he took part landed on Mars