Associate Professor at the Conservation and Restoration Department, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal. Integrated Member of CENIMAT/i3N research center (FCT NOVA) where he is Responsible for the Structural Materials Group and the XRF-WDS Analytical Laboratory. His main scientific research activity is crystal chemistry and structural analysis, namely on ceramic, vitreous and petrous materials from cultural heritage (PhD in 2006). Expertise includes x-ray absorption techniques such as XANES and EXAFS using Synchrotron Radiation in large scale European research facilities, x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence. Author/coauthor of more than 60 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Responsible in several national and European projects. Member of the Editorial Board of the MDPI Heritage Journal. Member of the Cultural Heritage Working Group of EMRS (European Materials Research Society).
Testing the Feasibility of Titanium Dioxide Sol-Gel Coatings on Portuguese Glazed Tiles to Prevent Biological Colonization. Coatings (2020), 10, 1169.
Mineral Inventory of the Algares 30-Level Adit, Aljustrel Mine, Iberian Pyrite Belt, Portugal. Minerals (2020), 10, 853.
The Case Study of the Medieval Town Walls of Gubbio in Italy: First Results on the Characterization of Mortars and Binders, Heritage (2018) 1 (2), 468-478.
Coordinator European project MineHeritage “ Historical Mining – tracing and learning from ancient materials and mining technologies” funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Raw Materials, Pr. 18111 https://mineheritage-project.eu
Responsible Researcher in FCT NOVA for AMIR-RIS, Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling extended by a RIS (Regional Innovation Scheme), Pr. 18041 do European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Raw Materials.