Celeste Pereira got a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2002 and did a Post-doc in Mechanical Engineering, from 2004 to 2007, in the topics of RTM and nanomaterials in advanced processes. Her main field of expertise is composite materials manufacturing.
She has several years of experience in the development of business and technology in the Space market. For four years and a half, she was a partner and led the operational business of the German-Portuguese SME, HPS Lda, that develops and delivers high-ended mechanical and thermal hardware for space applications. From 2004 to 2013, she prepared several winning proposals, coordinated and participated in several studies for ESA and the European Commission (EC). Since 2012, she is an external expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission in the fields of advanced materials and Space. Since January 2019, she leads the R&D and the Space Business Unit of Optimal Structural Solutions Lda..
Celeste is passionate about technology and for contributing to the development of people and companies. She worked within several and international teams and trained or coordinated several young engineers and researchers over the last 17 years.