Born 1980 in Marseille from french father and portuguese mother, is the eldest of two sons. Has two nationalities and speaks natively french and portuguese. Attended the french Lycée Charles Lepierre in Lisbon, Portugal, from 1986 to 1998. Graduated in Physics engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, in 2004. Obtained a PhD in computational geophysical fluid dynamics, in 2010, from the mechanics department of Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. Taught the Environmental Modeling discipline and the Atmosphere and Ocean physics discipline to the environmental engineering course at Instituto Superior Técnico.