Previous positions and activities:
Vice-Rector for Knowledge Transfer in the University of Minho, Portugal
Full Professor of Urban and Regional Systems
Member of the Board of Portus Park – S&T Parks and Incubators
Portuguese Delegate in the European Council of Civil Engineers
Expert and evaluator for the European Commission
Editorial Adviser and Columnist of the national newspaper Jornal de Notícias
Regular commentator for the national television station RTP
Chairman of the Portuguese Professional Football League General Assembly
Graduated in Civil Engineering (1987), PhD in Territorial Planning (1993) by the University of Minho.
Post-graduation and executive programs on management, innovation and public policies in different American universities.