I am a planetary scientist currently employed by the Technical University of Denmark as a Senior Researcher. My scientific research interests are focus on theory and development of numerical models for the study of dynamics and climate of planetary atmospheres. Before joining the Technical University of Denmark I worked in the Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen as an Assistant Professor, in the Exoplanet Exoclimes Group (EEG) at the University of Bern as a Post-Doctoral researcher and obtained my PhD in the Geophysical and Planetary Fluid Dynamics group at the University of Oxford.

I am Portuguese, from a small town called Vidigueira, where the great explorer Vasco da Gama  lived. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, exploring mountains, playing/watching football games, watch movies, and play age of empires III with Sandra.

Live long and prosper,

João Mendonça

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