Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Misplaced goals

What if you invest in a goal to advance your career which nobody cares about and sees the way you do? The outcome seems obvious. A delusion. You haven’t done anything wrong except misplacing your goals.

Photo by Matthew Henry at unsplash

Photo by Matthew Henry at unsplash

My experience when I develop certain ideas and projects a bit outside engineering and more related to the crossing between pedagogy, learnability, technology, and culture, is not expecting recognition. I expect to enjoy those projects and inspire life transformative experiences. Not because I have something to say (although I do), but, instead, I have something to share: what I learn.

I see my career as the result of a life worth living, learning interesting things, developing knowledge, sharing experiences and, hopefully, inspire a few in people.

Maybe I wrong. Maybe I’m not. Time will tell.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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