He is Full Professor in Geology at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at the University of Coimbra and is also a member of a number of scientific societies and academies. He was pivotal in the creation and implementation of a Bachelor’s degree course in Geological Engineering, one in which the University of Coimbra was a pioneer. He has coordinated more than a hundred projects and internships in the Geology and Geological Engineering degree courses. He has coordinated thirty-five Doctoral or Master’s degree dissertations, nine of which as co-coordinator. He has studied, taught and published papers in the following areas: petrology, structural geology, mineral deposits, hydrogeology, geochronology, regional geology and history of geology.