He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical-Chemical Sciences from the University of Coimbra in 1964, completed his Doctorate in Chemistry at the University of Liverpool, England in 1972. He has been a Professor at the University of Coimbra since 1975. He is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Coimbra since 1981. He is Professor Emeritus since 2009. Research interests include: organic synthesis, molecular modelling for the development of new catalysts, composites with classic therapeutic potential activity or new therapeutic potential such as PDT, new materials, chemical quality control studies, industrial processes and clinical diagnostic support.