Assistant Professor at the University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering; MSc in Mine Planning and PhD in Engineering Sciences. President of Geological and Mining Engineering at Ordem dos Engenheiros of Portugal. Participation in 9 National and European institutional projects. Supervision of 41 approved Ph.D. thesis and Master dissertations. Member of the International Committee on Mine Safety Science and Engineering. Visiting Professor at the following universities: Kasetsart University (Thailand); Agostinho Neto University (Angola); Eduardo Mondlane and Pedagogical University (Mozambique); Vigo University (Spain); San Carlos University (Guatemala); Cabo Verde University (Cabo Verde).