Eduardo's prime scientific interests are within the fields of spatial planning instruments such as strategic spatial planning and spatial planning systems. His research involves also economic geography concepts and the embedding of these in evolutionary governance, particularly at the urban regional level. His current research focuses on analyzing the effectiveness of strategic spatial planning instruments in supporting the social and economic development of less-developed communities, whilst assessing its effect on environmental sustainability. His works have been published in several academic journals and books. Eduardo holds an M.Sc. from the University of Minho in Portugal (2011) and University Science Malaysia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Groningen (2016), the Netherlands. He held positions as a post-doc researcher at the Univerity of Kiel, Germany, University of Louvain, Belgium, and Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland. As an assistant professor, Eduardo aims to combine impactful research measured through publications in high-ranked journals, scientific collaborations, high-level teaching, and supervision.