Full Emeritus Professor at the University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Former director of the Mining Eng. Department and of two Ph. D. Programs. Coordinator of the research center CIGAR from 2003 until 2014. Taught in universities of several countries. Coordination of 27 institutional projects. Supervision of 6 approved Ph.D. thesis and 29 Master dissertations. The research work resulted in 247 publications in scientific articles published in international journals, international conference papers, in national journals, articles in Proceedings of national conferences and pedagogic booklets.