He was research fellow of JNICT (National Research Association), with the project "Development of Virtual Instrumentation" (1989) and from the Japanese Ministry of Industry EU-STA at Kanagawa Science Park, Japan (1995-97), with the project "Very High Precise Positioning Using Piezoelectric Actuators". In 2012 he was invited researcher at Yokohama City University, Japan.
He is associate professor of FEUP, integrating the group of Automation, Instrumentation and Control, teaching in the MSc courses of Management and Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computers, Chemistry, Bioengineering. He is also teacher at ICABS, one of the schools of medicine of University of Porto.
Joaquim Gabriel is external researcher of the Cardiovascular FCT Unit - Faculty of Medicine, and member of LABIOMEP UPorto Biomechanics Lab, and integrated Researcher of the Biomechanics group of INEGI - Institute of Science and Innovation in Engineering Integrated Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and in LAETA - Associated Laboratory of Energy, Transports and Aeronautics.
His main interests are instrumentation, supervisory control and data acquisition - SCADA, industrial automation, medical devices, thermography.
Autor/co-autor of 204 SCOPUS scientific publications
He is member of the following Scientific Societies:
Ordem dos Engenheiros (Região Norte-Mecânica)
IEEE - Instrumentation and Measurement
EAT - European Association of Thermology
QIRT - Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Conference