Minister of Science, Technology & Higher Education of Portugal
Manuel Heitor has been Minister of Science, Technology & Higher Education of Portugal since 2015. From 2005-2011, he served as Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education. He is a full-time professor at IST, the engineering school of the University of Lisbon, and founder and Director of IST’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research. In 2011-12, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard. He earned a PhD at Imperial College, London, in combustion research and did his post-doctoral training at the University of California San Diego.