Helder Gomes graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 1997. In 2002, and also at FEUP, he obtained the degree of Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in the area of Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation of Organic Pollutants. He joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Technology (DTQB) at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), in 2001, where he is currently Adjunct Professor. Since 2002 he is member of the research staff of the Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LA LSRE-LCM since 2004, IPB pole). His main research interests are focused on the synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous carbon-based materials for environmental, biomedical and bioenergy applications. He published 36 ISI papers and more than 100 communications in international/national congresses. He participated in more than 20 projects and networks, 3 as coordinator. He belonged to the scientific committee of 6 international/national conferences and 7 organizing committees. He has been reviewer for more than 30 ISI journals.