Pedro Lacerda, graduated in Physics in 2000 from the University of Lisbon and PhD in Astrophysics from Leiden University in 2005. Researcher in astronomy and astrophysics in the area of planetary sciences since 2000. Author and co-author of more than 250 scientific publications and oral presentations. Postdocs at University of Coimbra and University of Hawaii. Recipient of a Newton Fellowship from the Royal Society of London in 2008. Coordinating researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research between 2013 and 2016, where he supervised two PhD theses. Lecturer at Queen's University Belfast between 2016 and 2019, where he was nominated for most inspiring (2018) and innovative (2019) lecturer. Co-recipient in 2017 of the Royal Society APEX award for interdisciplinary project in medieval literature and orbital evolution of comets. Invited to several NASA space mission evaluation science panels since 2010, and to public lectures at Ciência Viva on the solar system and the study of comets. Member of the science working group for the ESA Comet Interceptor mission.