He is Full Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra and was Diretor of the Biophysical/Biomathematical Institute at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, Chief Executive of IBILI at the Faculty of Medicine and in charge of the PET project at the University of Coimbra.
His scientific interests centre on: biophysics, functional studies with radionuclides and medical imaging and has published approximately three hundred articles in national and international journals.
Among his more notable works are: Biofísica Médica [“Medical Biophysics”], Coimbra University Press, 2003 and 2005, Técnicas de diagnóstico com raios X. Aspectos físicos e Biofísicos [“Physical and Biophysical aspects of X-ray technical diagnostics”], Coimbra University Press, 2005 and 2009; Ouvido, ondas e vibrações. Aspectos físicos e biofísicos [“Hearing, waves and vibrations: Physical and biophysical aspects”]. Coimbra University Press/ESTESC, 2012; Nuclear Medicine Physics, Editor/co-autor, Taylor & Francis/Coimbra University Press) (Series in Med Phys and Biomed. Eng.), 2010; Biomatemática. Uma introdução para o curso de Medicina [“Biomathematics: an introduction to a course of medicine”], Coimbra University Press, co-author, 2004 and 2007.