About us

 

PEDRO KULZER (linkedin profile)

– Born in 11.12.1970 in Portugal
– Married and father of 2 boys
– Both Portuguese/German nationalities
– Spoken/written languages: Portuguese (mother tongue), German (father tongue), English (Proficiency Level), Spanish, some French

Attracted by the early passion of electronics at age 7 and programming afterwards, started off by developing his own gadgets and by repairing electronic and mechanical house equipment for the family and friends. Also attracted to the software world by harnessing the great Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K’s programming capabilities at both BASIC and Assembly levels in the 1980s. Switched to OOP-programming with the also great Turbo Pascal 5.5.

Swimming is another passion, having been a competition swimmer from 1979 to 1999, while now participating at the “Masters” competitions since then. Also been a competition swimming coach for some years, having developed the “GBK-PACER” (predecessor of the newer “PACER2SWIM”) as an aid to swimmers, at that exact same time. Ahead of its time and still very expensive, the “GBK-PACER” sold several times to Universities.

Music was also unavoidable, having taken piano and classical guitar lessons for some years. Switched to the electric bass to found and fill-in into several amateur Rock’n Roll bands at different times, playing for friends, in bars/restaurants, in weddings and in University venues. Still actively playing bass-guitar in an ABBA tribute project “ABBAkadabra”, and lead-guitar (as George Harrison) in a BEATLES tribute project “THE BEETOES”. Last but not least, also bass player (as John Illsley) in a Dire Straits tribute band. Playing in crowded bars/pubs, small theatres up to 300 people and open-air concerts is nothing new.

A combustion engine RC planes’ affectionate, constructed several gliding and motored models, flying them proficiently and modifying the electronic components to make automatic flight stabilizers with primitive materials and such.

Having studied “Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering” at the University of Aveiro (complete 5-year MSc degree), took an extra 2-year “Masters”-Degree in the same subject at the University of Florida right thereafter. Became the best-graded student with three thereby received awards for best student at the University of Aveiro, city-wide and even national-wide in 1994. The academic expertise gathered at the University of Aveiro was mostly directed toward analog and digital electronics, software and firmware development, and also digital signal processing within neural networks (diploma-thesis on the subject of automatic character recognition with neural networks – direct PDF) applied to autonomous robotics. The Master’s thesis (direct PDF) was based on the later technical aspect of autonomous robotics. Published several scientific papers both at the University of Aveiro and international scientific magazines.

Started a PhD entitled “Novel hardware and software combination for automotive motorsport vehicles based on direct processing of graphical functions” hosted by the University of Aveiro (2006-2015). This PhD is based on the “ECU2010” project and was entitled: “Novel hardware and software combination for automotive motorsport vehicles based on direct processing of graphical functions”. Public thesis defense took place on the 27.02.2015 @15h00.

Part-time multi-language and multi-direction German/Portuguese/English translator of technical documents (since 1989). Co-founder of GBK-Electronics (1996-2003) company, where the older swimming coaching system “GBK-PACER” has been developed. Work for Bosch Motorsport (2001-2012) as an automotive ECU and tool software specialist for Stuttgart’s facilities, thereby re-learning the passion for motorsports as inherited by his father. CEO and owner at KulzerTEC (inherited from his father since 2005) and chief-engineer of development, innovation and planning.

 

 

 

 

FILIPE TEIXEIRA (linkedin profile)

– Born in 10.04.1982 in Portugal
– Married and father of 2 boys and a girl
– Portuguese nationality
– Spoken/written languages: Portuguese (mother tongue), English (Proficiency Level)

 

Born in a small village in the coast of Portugal, I have strong bounds to the Ocean, but is the mountainous areas that captivate my most attention and I try to practice hiking as often as I can. Played in soccer teams as a young boy and also in cross-country races.

Got a complete 5-year MSc degree at the University of Aveiro, and after that also got a Masters-Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications in the same University about Parallel Processing System, as part of my work in the project “ECU2010”.

In my last year at the Bachelors-Degree I have done an internship at Philips Research Eindhoven with a duration of 8 months, where I develop my skills in multiprocessing systems.

Before finishing my degree I have done work as a freelancer developing a domotics system for disabled people, which increased my skills in firmware development and Java.

After that I joined the “ECU2010” project which gave me a lot of personal and professional satisfaction of being a part of. It supplied me with skills in FPGA programming, .Net platform in C# and also micro-controllers. I wrote my final diploma thesis based on this project (link, direct PDF).

Before joining KulzerTec in the beginning of 2011 worked in other two companies which allowed me to develop skills in the .Net platform and firmware for micro-controllers.

 

 

 

 

PAULO MARTINS (linkedin profile)

– Born in 27.12.1981 in Portugal
– Married and father of 2 boys and a girl
– Portuguese nationality
– Spoken/written languages include Portuguese and English

 

Since his early days, the knack to see “how stuff works” was deeply embedded in his character, as the survivability of his toys (but not limited to) could be accounted in a few weeks – the time to get a screwdriver at hand.

This early symptom persisted and shaped the academic path that included a technical college with Electro-technical and electronic professional accreditation. Afterwards, he took the challenge at Aveiro University to complete a 5 year Licentiate degree (ISCED 5 level) at Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. The final “stretch” of this degree was crowned with the contribution to ICARO’s team absolute record in terms of fuel consumption, achieving 637 km/L autonomy at Abrantes Eco-Marathon 2005. This was further developed by a M.Sc. degree at the same institution with a major in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering with a Master’s thesis entitled “Communications and mass storage in scalable embedded systems”.

His professional life had a kick-start early after finishing the complete 5-year MSc degree in 2005 at the University of Aveiro, when he became a Current Product Engineer at Delphi-Grundig (Braga), where he could develop testing and debugging capabilities tightly coupled to the hardware. Soon after that, the opportunity to take a part in the ECU2010 project with the subject that yielded his Master’s thesis, where a set of high performance, low footprint IP-cores were developed, enabling embedded applications with MMC+, USB2.0 and wireless (ISM band) capabilities, alongside with extensive device driver integration work under .NET environments and modular graphical user interfaces development. I wrote my final diploma thesis based on this project (link, direct PDF).

After the project was finished, he undertook firmware testing and development at PT Inovação mobile back-haul equipments for ATM/IP-MLPPP/Carrier Ethernet networks; most of them using Linux based embedded systems targeted GSM optimization CDMA/G.711 compression and GSM/CDMA/UMTS network aggregation.

As hobbies, he is affectionate of quadcopters (i.e. X-UFO and such) development, lighting solutions and personal computer assembly and tuning. Most recently, some work is being developed in renewable energy solutions and home energy efficiency optimization.

Recently, Paulo has been awarded the “Best in Class DC/DC converter tester” certificate from Texas Instruments for his excelent job there as Senior Validation Master of their DC/DC converter chips.

Diploma Paulo TI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NelsonBernardino1NELSON BERNARDINO (linkedin profile)

– Born in 22.12.1982 in Portugal
– Married and father of one girl
– Portuguese nationality
– Spoken/written languages: Portuguese (mother tongue), English (Proficiency Level)

Completed a 5 year Licentiate degree (ISCED 5 level) in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering at University of Aveiro in 2006.

The first full time job at the end of the degree was the Project “ECU2010”, in which the main task was to develop the graphical editor in C#.NET, used to manage the hardware components and all other software components of the project. At the end of the project obtained a Masters-Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications in the same University as part of the work in the project “ECU2010”.

From October 2009 to March 2016, worked in PT Inovação in Aveiro as a Telecomunications Consultant through Withus. Here he has worked in the Project “Network Activator”, planning and customizing the mediation and activation of services in the Client Access Networks (GPON, ADSL, Home Networking, POTS) and Core Networks (MPLS, RADIUS).

Joined KulzerTec in April of 2016.

Hobbies include Self Defense (in which Nelson has a 2nd Degree Black Belt and guides his own self defense class), reading, cinema and photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our main strength lies in the inventive ability to find innovative/patentable solutions for problems where no solution can be found anywhere, up to now. Extremely high creativity, work capacity, resilience, lean software development and lean hardware development round up out profile. Just give us a try and see for yourself. We are uncomplicated in dealing with all these engineering matters and absolutely love to keep up with any task or challenge in our  working areas and strengths.

Please feel free to contact us anytime!

Presentation letter in both English and German.




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