J.G. (Joao) De Teixeira da Encarnacao

J.G. (Joao) De Teixeira da Encarnacao



I was born in 1977 in Funchal, Portugal. I moved to Lisbon in 1996 to pursue his university degree at the Instituto Superior Técnico. In 1999 I enrolled at the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, as Erasmus student, where I finalised my MSc on Aerospace engineering in 2004. I obtained my PhD in Space Geodesy in 2015, on the topic of Next Generation Gravimetric Satellite missions. I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Space Research, at the University of Texas at Austin, U.S., from 2016, where I became an Associate Scientist on 2018. Since 2020, I am Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology.


In my research, I look for ways to measure Earth's gravity changes with satellites. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, I focus on Space Accelerometry, Estimation Theory and satellite data processing. My main research objective is to devise data processing and modelling strategies that maximize the temporal resolution of the gravimetric data collected by LEO satellites, as well as exploiting small satellites for gravimetric and thermospherometric purposes.

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