Fernando M. A. Henriques is Pro-Rector of NOVA University Lisbon, coordinating the area of Built Heritage and Infrastructures.
He is Full Professor and founding member of the Department of Civil Engineering of NOVA School of Science and Technology. With a PhD in Civil Engineering, he has been working professionally for over four decades, specializing in the areas of construction pathology, hygrothermal behaviour of buildings and conservation of historical heritage. He was a researcher at the National Civil Engineering Laboratory and a fellow of the EEC in Italy for the study of the conservation of historical heritage at ICCROM – specialized body, created within the framework of UNESCO.
He is the author of two technical books, “Humidity in walls” (LNEC, 1994 with later reprints) and “Hygrothermal behaviour of buildings” (FCT / UNL, 2011) and of several articles in indexed journals and in international congresses. He participated as a scientific consultant in several historical heritage interventions, namely, the National Palace of Sintra, monument to the Marquis of Pombal in Lisbon, Belém Tower, walls of San Juan de Puerto Rico, cloister of the Jerónimos Monastery, Queluz Palace, monument to D. José at Terreiro do Paço in Lisbon and in the phased intervention (still in progress) of the Church of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.