Full Professor of Construction and Technology in the School of Architecture of the University of Minho.
Head of Studies of Product Design (2013-…). President of the School of Architecture of the University of Minho (2004 - 2011). Head of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Minho (2003 & 2004).
PhD in Civil Engineering by the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain (1995). MSc in Structural Engineering by the University of Porto, Portugal (1991). Graduated in Civil Engineering by the University of Porto, Portugal (1987).
Since 1987 he researched in the domain of special structures. After the PhD he started with the field of “Steel and Composite Structures”, progressively devoting his research interests to the area of bridges, particularly in what concerns safety, inspection, assessment and monitoring.
Since his involvement with the School of Architecture, he bridges the gap between architecture and structural engineering, promoting the efficient use of the traditional materials and their judicious combination; exploring innovative technological, constructional and structural solutions; establishing effective collaborations with the construction industry.