Meet Our Team

The ISQCTAG team is composed of exceptional elements with the ability to address any challenge. We are a young team that can count on vast modern Theoretical Knowledge, as well as Years of practical experience in Laboratory Tests and Process Engineering, combined when dealing with several successful projects within the Automotive Industry.

André Mendes


Business Management and Organization. Marketing and corporate communication. Quality management. Automotive Engineering for the validation of components and subsystems. More sustainable and eco-efficient automotive technologies.

Elena López

Test Laboratory Manager

Bachelor in Chemistry.
20 years of experience in the Automotive Sector, specialized in component testing and validation.
Regulations and Technical specifications of new tests.
Research in new materials.
Laboratory Quality Management and ISO 17025 Accreditation.

Jaime Cabada

Process Engineering Manager

Working methods. Industrialization.
Factory 4.0.
Quality and productivity.
Lean & Kaizen.

Pedro Rebelo

Business Develpment

Degree in Physics Engineering.

20 years of commercial experience as Key Account Manager and Business Development Manager for Industry, Universities and Research Centres.

Rita Pena

Technical Manager

Degree and Masters in Chemistry.
5 years of experience in the Physical-Chemical area of Automobile Components in laboratories with ISO 17025 accreditation.
Mechanical, Physical, and Chemical parameters of Automobile Components.

Ana Melato

R&D Projects Coordinator

Ph.D. Chemistry-Physics (specialization area Electrochemistry)
Post-Doctorate in Corrosion and Protection of Materials
Master in Electrochemistry and Environment
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry-Technological

More than 15 years of experience in R&D, namely in the area of electrolytic metal recovery; synthesis of conductive polymers and nanoparticles; fuel cells; corrosion protection of oxidizable metals and alloys, and materials characterization. Reviewer of quality control processes and analytical method validation projects for the pharmaceutical industry. Six years of experience in secondary and university teaching.

João Rodrigues

Laboratory Technician

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
Production Management, sizing, and design of Steam Generators and Industrial Installations.
Autocad, Solidworks, Solidedge, VisualBasic.
Renewable Thermal and Photovoltaic Energy.
Validation of Automotive components.

Sofia Branco

Laboratory Technician

Graduate in Business Organization and Management.
Project Management of Automotive Component Validation in the areas of Environmental, Corrosion and Physico-Chemistry.
Laboratory Quality Management for ISO 17025 accreditation.

Henrique da Silva

Laboratory Technician

18 years of experience in Accredited Laboratories: Chemistry, Physics, and Research Laboratories.

Luís Santiago

Robotics and Instrumentation Programmer

In-depth knowledge in the field of Industrial and Domestic Electricity.
Control and Manufacturing Processes in the Automotive Industry.
Dimensioning, Planning and Monitoring of industrial projects in the areas of Mechanics and Automations, with capacity in terms of Programming of Automata and HMI.

Ricardo Pereira

Logistics and Administrative Technician

Laboratory Management and Logistics

Daniela Pimenta

Laboratory Technician

Degree in Chemical Engineering and in Industrial Engineering and Management.

Sara Pereira

Project Manager and R&D

Degree in Management
Masters in Economics and Business Administration.

Diversified professional experience from the Steel Industry as Account Manager to Financial Consulting. She has accompanied applications for R&D projects, community and European funds, and has promoted tax deductions for research and development, highlighting Sifide and investment funds.

André Fernandes

Robotics and automation engineer

Degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Networks

Manipulation and programming of ABB robots, automation of SIEMENS elements and MIG-MAG welding means.
Welding and mechanical adjustments in injection molds.
Technical drawing tools, electronics, electricity, pneumatic circuits in industrial machinery and implementations of industrial machinery.
Quality certification processes for the automotive industry.

Carlos Fernandes

Mechanical designer of machines and means of assembly

Master in Materials Engineering by the University of Minho.

4 years of experience in the naval sector as designer and metallurgical engineer.
Design and development of prototypes for foundry.
CAD modelling and simulation in CAE software (Structures, Fluids, Pressure and Temperature).
Knowledge of machining, metallurgy and welding.
Specialist in 3D printing.

Rita Mendes

Project Manager and R&D+I

Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management (University of Minho) and is attending a Master’s Degree in Management, specialising in Strategy and International Business (Nova School of Business and Economics).

Knowledge of the analysis, design, improvement and control of flows and integrated systems in an industrial context. Project management and process optimisation.

Liliana Rodrigues

Laboratory Technician

Chemical/Microbiological Analysis Technician

20 years’ experience in Accredited Laboratories.

Carrying out physical-chemical analyses, preparing technical procedures, preparing solutions, quality control of products and raw materials.

Renato Macedo

Software Engineer

Degree in Computer Engineering

Professional experience as a web developer in the MERN stack (MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js).

Solid knowledge in JavaScript and relational and non-relational databases.

Ana Carreira

Project Engineer and Artificial Vision

Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering

Diogo Fernandes

Process Engineer and Project Manager
Process Engineering

Integrated Master in Industrial Engineering and Management

10 years experience in a multinational Automotive company as Controller, Procurement Planner and Series Care Management.

Diogo Ferreira

Electronics and Computer Engineer

MSc in Industrial Electronics and Computer Engineering at the University of Minho

Specialization in Control, Automation and Robotics.

Sandra Quiroga

Project Manager

MSc in Industrial Engineering with specialization in Biotechnological Processes and Environment

Experience as an engineer in the technical department, R&D and development of new products, collaborating in the design, development and monitoring of production.

Rita Moreira

Laboratory Technician

Integrated Master in Engineering Physics

Érica Afonso

Finance Department

Degree in Accounting and Taxation