Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal. Head of the Institute in Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering.
Experienced in the fields of non-destructive testing, advanced experimental and numerical techniques, innovative repair and strengthening techniques, and earthquake engineering. Specialist in structural conservation and forensic engineering, with work on 100+ monuments including 17 UNESCO World Heritage.
Leader of the revision of the European masonry code (EN 1996-1-1). Coordinator of the European Master on Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, with alumni from 70+ countries and Europa Nostra Award. Editor of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage and advisor of the Conference Series on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Supervised more than 50 PhD theses and coordinate multiple national and international research projects.
He is the coordinator of the Advanced ERC Grant.