J. A. Brandão Faria was born in Figueira da Foz, Portugal, in 1952.
He received the Ph.D. degree and the Aggregation title in electrical engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1986 and 1992, respectively.
Since 1994 he has been a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at IST, teaching undergraduate courses in electromagnetics and circuit theory. Currently, his research activities are carried out at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisboa, Portugal.
The author of four books on electrical engineering subjects: Análise de Circuitos (Lisboa, Portugal: IST Press, 2016), Electromagnetic Foundations of Electrical Engineering (Chichester, UK: Wiley, 2008), Óptica (Lisboa, Portugal: Ed. Presença, 1995), and Multiconductor Transmission-Line Structures (New York, USA: Wiley, 1993), he has published more than 120 papers in major peer-reviewed periodicals.
His current areas of interest include electromagnetic-field problems, applied electromagnetics, and wave propagation phenomena in multiconductor transmission lines.
A Fellow of IEEE since 2011, Prof. Faria was recipient of the Scientific Prize in Electrical Engineering Research awarded in 2016 by the University of Lisbon.