Prof. Luís Aires-Barros, was awarded by the President of the Portuguese Republic, on the 14.April. 2015, with the grade of Grand Officer of the Military Order of Sant’Iago da Espada. In this ceremony other individualities linked to Higher Education and also the Faculty of Law of Lisbon University were awarded either with the Military Order of Sant’Iago da Espada or with the Order of Public Education. The Military Order of Sant’Iago da Espada is intended to distinguish the literary, scientific and artistic merit, whereas the Order of Public Education is intended to reward high services to the cause of education and teaching.
Prof. Luís Aires-Barros is Full Jubilee Professor of IST and President of the Geographical Society of Lisbon and the Sciences Academy of Lisbon. Prof. Aires-Barros was President of the former CEPGIST and responsible of the Laboratory of Mineralogy and Petrology of IST (between 1964 and 2001). Is author of about 250 scientific papers published in national and international journals and of several books.
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