João Martins was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1967. He graduated in electrical engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, in 1990. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at the same institute, respectively in 1996 and 2003. He is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal and a senior researcher at CTS/UNINOVA, Portugal. Currently he is the head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and integrates the board of directors at CTS. He has published more than 70 scientific articles in refereed journals and books and more than 180 articles in refereed conference proceedings. Amongst others, he took part in 4 INTERREG projects, 5 COST Actions (coordinating one) and 11 H2020 projects coordinating. Currently he is the coordinator of H2020 IMPACTOUR. His research interests are mainly in energy efficiency and heritage buildings.