Paulo Jorge Ferreira is currently Full Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is also the Director of the Electron Microscopy facility at the Texas Materials Institute. He has a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois, USA and has done his Post-doctoral work at MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. He concentrates his scientific research in the areas of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology and Electron Microscopy applied to Alternative Energy Technologies. At the educational level, he teaches graduate courses in Nanotechnology and is the Assistant Advisor to the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. In parallel, he has been involved in initiatives with various American and Portuguese institutions in the areas of Education and Higher Education, Systems of Innovation, and Science and Technology. He is co-author of three books, namely “Materials 2000”, IST Press, 2003, “Investing in the Future: University-Industry Collaborations in USA and Portugal”; and “Nanotechnology for Architects, Designers and Engineers” with co-authors D. Schodek (Harvard University) and Michael Ashby (University of Cambridge, UK). He is also the author of more than 130 papers scientific articles published in international journals and conference proceedings. In addition, Prof. Ferreira is part of the Editorial Board of Review of “Metallurgical and Materials Transactions”. Prof. Ferreira has also acted as a special advisor to the Minister of Economics and Innovation, Portugal, on Government Strategy for Science & Technology.