Biography


1986/90
He was the Rector of the University of Algarve.

1984/86
He was the President of the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council.

1982/90
He was the President of the Installation Committee at the Polytechnic Institute of Faro.

1980/82
He was the President of the Installation Committee of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at the Nova University of Lisbon - FCT NOVA.

1979/80
He was the President of the Chemical Engineering Cultural Council of the Ordem dos Engenheiros.

1978/90
He was a Liaison Officer for Portugal at CEPES-UNESCO (Romania).

1978
He was the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports in the 3rd Constitutional Government.

1973/80
He was the Rector of the University of Minho.

1970/73
He was a consultant with the Diamond Research Laboratory (South Africa) and Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the new university infrastructures of the University of Lourenço Marques.

1967/72
He was the Director of the Physics Department of the University of Lourenço Marques.

1966
In 1966, he was a post-doctorate grant holder of the University of Lourenço Marques in the Chemistry Department of the University of Strasbourg in France.

1965
In 1965, he earned a PhD in Physics from the University of Manchester, in England.

1962/65
He was a NATO grant holder in the Physics Department of the University of Manchester, in England.

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He was a grant holder in the former INIC in AERE, Harwell, and in the Chemistry Department of Cambridge University, in England.

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He has published 22 research articles in national and foreign magazines, most of them in English. He has also published 22 articles and reports on Education in Portugal and African countries, such as Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and Guinea-Bissau.

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He has participated in over 30 seminars and congresses, both in Portugal and abroad.

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He was a member of the Ordem dos Engenheiros and of the Portuguese Chemistry Society, as well as a member of the Faraday Society.

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He was a Grand Official of the Order of Public Instruction.​

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He was an international consultant for OECD, the World Bank, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, PARTEX-CPS and the Council of Europe.

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He was a Full Professor at the University of Lourenço Marques and then at the University of Minho.

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He was an Assistant Lecturer at Técnico Lisboa.

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He graduated in Chemical Engineering from Técnico Lisboa.

1928
He was born in Lisbon