Dr. Pedro M. F. J. Costa is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Previously, he was a Junior Research Group Leader at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Alongside, he also held a position as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the IFW-Dresden, Germany. Dr. Costa worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, and, before that, at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He has been a short-term visitor on various occasions at IFW-Dresden, NIMS, Technical University of Denmark, Monash University (Australia), McMaster University (Canada) and University of Heidelberg (Germany). His graduate studies were carried out under the supervision of Prof. Malcolm L. H. Green FRS, at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.