Vice-rector of NOVA University Lisbon (2022-) was Director of NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS) between 2018 and 2022.
Graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 1987, and received his PhD in the same area from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, in 1993.
Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, has been a Full Professor since 2010. His activity includes areas such as management, quality, innovation, new product development and entrepreneurship. He was also Chairman of the Pedagogical Council of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (1994 to 1996), Pro-Rector (2003 to 2004 and 2005 to 2007), and Vice-Rector of the University of Coimbra (2007 to 2009).
Has developed research activities in different domains, with nearly 250 publications, more than 4500 citations and a h=38 index (Google Scholar).
Member of Parliament elected by the District of Coimbra (2009-2012 and 2014-2015), he was President of the Commission for Coordination and Regional Development of the Centre of Portugal (2004-2005 and 2012-2014) and advisor to the Presidency of the Republic of Portugal for Higher Education (2006-2009). Between 2005 and 2009 he was also a BIOCANT Board Member.
Author of several academic works, he is the holder of several international awards: Feigenbaum Award, given by the American Society for Quality (1999), Yoshio Kondo Award, by the International Academy for Quality (2019), and Medal Grant, by the American Society for Quality (2022).
Vice-president and Trustee of the International Academy for Quality (2021-), Vice-President of the European Organization for Quality (2020-), he is also a Board Member of the American Society for Quality (2022-), and President of the Portuguese Association for Quality (2021-).
Counselor of the Portuguese Charter of Engineers (2015-).
President of the Supervisory Board of Bluepharma (2022) and Chairman of the Board of the General Assembly of LaserLeap (2017-).
He is also founder of several institutions: Science Youth Association (1986), QUAL - Training and Services in Quality Management (1993), Necton - Portuguese Company for Marine Cultures and Microalgae (1997), PRODEQ-Association for the Development of Chemical Engineering (2001) and Smart Monitoring (2017).