Paulo Fernando da Costa Antunes was born in Mealhada, Portugal, in May 1977. He received a Physics Engineering degree in 2005, the M.Sc. in Applied Physics in 2007 and the Ph.D. in Physics Engineering in 2011 from the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal. Currently he is an Assistant Researcher at the Physics Department of the Aveiro University, at the Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication, Aveiro, Portugal. His current research interests include the study and simulation of fiber Bragg gratings and optical fiber sensors based on silica and polymeric fibers, for static and dynamic measurements, data acquisition, optical transmission systems and sensor networks for several applications, such as temperature and strain measurements in extreme environments, structural monitoring, physical rehabilitation, among others.