Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.


Most of my students, who fail to succeed in their evaluation, recognize the lack of a deliberate and systematic preparation. It’s not them, but the system.

We undervalue the skill of being prepared to face life’s challenges. But this is an essential quality to live in the future to come.

We dream of going back to the moon, or even travel to Mars.

We dream of creating the next big idea.

We dream of making the world a more sustainable place through technology.

But all dreams are a void in our minds, and an empty space in the world’s reality without preparation.

Being prepared is more than memorizing, train, and practice. It is a skill.

The skill of foreseeing the world future with the personal development I can work today. Every day. With consistency, rather than improvisation. In fact, the best improvisations come from the most prepared, not the opposite.

If you wish to excel, never neglect the skill of preparation.

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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