Gaspar Rego graduated in Physics (Optics and Electronics) by University of Porto (1992). Received the MSc degree in Physics of Laser Communications by University of Essex, Colchester, England (1994). PhD in Engineering Sciences by University of Porto (2006) and Doctor of Science in Physics (“Agregação”) by University of Porto (2013). Currently he is Principal Coordinator Professor ("Full Professor") at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC), President of the Scientific Council of IPVC and Senior Researcher in the Center of Applied Photonics at INESC TEC. Formerly, he was Vice-President of the Scientific Council of IPVC (4 years), Coordinator of the Electronics and Computer Networks Course (5 years), Coordinator of the Physics Group (15 years), Member of the Scientific Council of ESTG/IPVC (16 years) and Member of the General Council of IPVC (4 years). He co-authored over one-hundred scientific papers in the area of fiber optic componentes and he serves as a reviewer for 17 scientific journals. His current interests are in the areas of fiber optic communications and sensors and also of renewable energy and energetic efficiency.