Some awards and achievements I've collected over the years:

1st place in the National BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) in Almada, Portugal
BEST Almada, April 2012 - The challenge was to build a remote control vehicle that would be able to complete a test track composed of slopes, dirt and water. This victory allowed our team to represent Portugal in the European Finals in Zagreb, Croatia.

6th place in the European BEST Engineering Competition Final (EBEC) in Zagreb, Croatia 
BEST Zagreb, August 2012 - Having won the national round, my team and I were awarded the opportunity to represent Portugal in the European Finals in Zagreb, Croatia, achieving the 6th place. We had two challenges to complete: building a roller coaster for a small car and to developing a packaging machine.

Outstanding Project at Lisbon Mini Maker Faire 2014
Lisbon Mini Maker Faire, September 2014 - The Tesla Coil was awarded a special prize for being one of the most interesting and different projects.

Merit Scholarship
Universidade do Algarve, January 2015 - Received a merit scholarship as a recognition of my results during the academic year of 2011/2012.

Grand Prize Winner in the Instructables 3D Printing Contest
Instructables with 3D Hubs, July 2015 - My 3D Printed DNA Lamp was a winner project on this massive 3D printing competition.

Best in Class: Science at Lisbon Maker Faire 2015
Lisbon Maker Faire, September 2015 - The Ion Thruster project received a Best in Class of Science award, usually a Red Ribbon at Maker Faires, for its scientific value on the demonstration of Space Probes propulsion technology.

Best Paper Award INCREaSE 2017
International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century (INCREaSE), Faro, October 2017 - Best Paper Award with the paper entitled "Portable Device for Touch, Taste and Smell Sensations in Augmented Reality Experiences". Co-authors: J. Semião, J. M. Monteiro, J. A. R. Pereira, M. Freitas, E. Esteves, João M. F. Rodrigues. Developed in partnership with SPIC - Creative Solutions.  

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