Alexandre Ferreira graduated in Chemical Engineering at University of Coimbra in 1997. From 1998 to 2000 he was research assistant at Imperial College, London. In 2000 he moved to University of Amsterdam, where he joined as PhD student, under the supervision of Prof. J. Moulijn and Prof. A. Bliek. In 2007 he was awarded the PhD degree at TU Delft. Previous to his PhD defence, in 2005, he joined the Catalysis Engineering group, under the supervision of Prof. F. Kapteijn, at TUDelft to work under the framework of the European NoE INSIDEPOReS. He was a core leader of the ‘Young Scientist’ group of the network. In 2006, he organized together with Prof. F Kapteijn the special NIOK course Adv. Cat. Eng. In 2008 he was granted post-doc fellowship by FCT at LSRE-FEUP, University of Porto. Upon obtaining a FCT Ciencia 2008 Researcher position in the same group, he became in charge of the daily supervision of many of the LSRE activities in the Cyclic Separation Processes area. In the period of 2009/13, together with Prof. A. Rodrigues, he was coordinating the LSRE scientific activities of the FP7 EU Project MACADEMIA. In 2013, he was awarded a competitive research grant funded by FCT: Air-2-Water producing drinking water from thin air. Since 2009 he supervised a successful PhD, 2 MsC, 3 post-doc fellows, and 3 project researchers. He collaborated with the visiting professor Masaki Okada. Currently, he is supervising 2 post-doc fellows, and 3 PhD students. He participated /is participating as team-member in 2 research projects funded by FCT. He was/is active in several industrial collaborations (Sud-Chemie AG, TOTAL, ExxonMobil, DSM). In total, he has published 40 papers, 9 as first author, with more than 580 citations, h-index of 15.