Nelson Almeida was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1978. He received the B.Sc. degree in physics in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in 2009 from the University of Madeira, Portugal. His thesis focuses on the numerical modelling of the non-equilibrium layers near electrodes of high-pressure arc discharges.
He is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Physics, University of Madeira. His current research interests include near-electrode phenomena in high-pressure arc discharges.