António Pires de Matos was a senior researcher at the Nuclear and Technological Institute where he worked since 1963. He was invited full professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa during seven years where he taught instrumental analysis in the Department of Conservation and Restoration. Recently his interests were focused on glass research. He is coordinating the research unit “Glass and Ceramics for the Arts” (www.vicarte.org) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa which is running an interdisciplinary program on glass science in contemporary art, conservation and archaeometry. He was responsible for the coordination of the “Master of Glass Art and Science” which started in September 2009.