Ricardo MN Araújo
Ricardo Araújo has completed his doctoral degree at the Southern Methodist University. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Plasma and Nuclear Fusion Institute in the University of Lisbon and at the Museum für Naturkunde studying synchrotron techniques applied to paleontology. The doctoral dissertation focuses on Angolan plesiosaurs, functional morphology, and myological reconstruction in plesiosaurs. He is part of the PaleoAngola project, an international collaborative endeavor that aims to study and collect the vast Angolan paleontological heritage. Ricardo is also a co-leader of the PalNiassa project, a Portuguese-Mozambican cooperation that aims to trigger research and increase dynamism in Mozambican academia, by means of an invaluably important, diverse and undiscovered fossil record. Ricardo also actively collaborates with the Museu da Lourinhã, Portugal, on dinosaur eggs and embryos.