André is original from Lisbon, Portugal. He attained his PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Lisbon in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has a masters in Physics Engineering also from the University of Lisbon.
As well as photovoltaics, his research interests include energy in buildings, energy equity and system-wide sustainability. At Dalarna University, his ambition is to work together with students and colleagues to develop sustainable energy solutions in harmony with built and ecological environments.