BSc degree in Geotechnical Engineering from ISEP in 1980 and degree in Mining Engineering from FEUP in 1983. Until 2018 was CEO of SOLUSEL and Managing Director of ADIFER, companies of the French EIFFAGE group. Also held positions in the following companies/organizations: APDL, ENU, SEOP, CEVALOR, NORSCUT, NORINTER, and CT 154-Technical Committee of Aggregates. Was Guest Assistant and Assistant Professor at FEUP between 1987 and 2021. Is an advisor member of the Portuguese Engineering Association (Ordem dos Engenheiros), member of SPG and member of AP3E. He supervised and co-supervised several MSc theses at FEUP, on issues related to mining exploitation. In 2020 was graduated PhD in mining engineering and geo-resources at FEUP, subjected to the theme "Madalena Quarry - Mutant Object of the Extractive Industry". Participated as a member of the Doctorate and Masters Jury´s.