Academic degrees: PhD in Civil Engineering (Mechanics of Structures and Materials), University of Coimbra, 2007. M. Sc. degree on Civil Engineering (Strutural Engineering), University of Coimbra, 1999. B. Sc in Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra, 1993.
Present position: Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra
Research areas: Structural engineering, Structural stability, Structural dynamics, Theoretical and computational nonlinear mechanics, Numerical analysis, Meshless methods, Structural optimization, Spatial structures, Repetitive structures, Cellular Structures, Thin-walled structures, Biomimetics.