João Paulo Carmo Silva graduated in Physics in 2018 at Universidade do Minho and obtained his Master's degree in 2021 at the same university. He has published 4 articles in specialized journals. He has participated in 3 projects as a researcher. His previous works focused mainly on the production of nanostructured thin films with sensing capabilities, using a GLAD-assisted PVD technique, and characterization of the produced samples for use as humidity, temperature and pressure. His current work mainly focuses in the photonic fabrication of nitrogen-vacancy centers.