Oeiras, Portugal, 19th September 1943.
BSc. Physics and Chemistry (Coimbra).
e 68-71: Assistant Lecturer, Coimbra.
Assistant Lecturer, Mozambique.
Demonstrator of Physical Chemistry, University College (London).
Ph.D. (London, Royal Institution of Great Britain/University College).
Auxiliary Professor, Coimbra.
Extraordinary Professor, Coimbra.
Professor Catedrático, Coimbra.
Ordinary Professor, Catholic University (double appointment).
Member of the National Inter-university Committee for Chemistry
President of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science an
Technology, Univ. Coimbra.
Member of the National Science Research Council and Vice-President for the Committee of
Exact Sciences, since 1989.
Secretary of State for Higher Education,VIth and VIIth
Head of the Chemistry Department, Coimbra.
President of the School of Engineering, Catholic University, Figueira da Foz.
1992: President of the Portuguese Chemical Society
1994: President of Centro Regional das Beiras, Catholic University, Viseu.
Member of the Evaluation Panel of Chemistry, TMR Programme.
President of the International Committee for the Evaluation of the Portuguese
Chemistry Research Centres.
2000-2002: President of the Scientific Committee for the Thermal Treatment of
Industrial Hazardous Wastes in Portugal.
and Prizes :
Member of the Portuguese Academy of Sciences.
of the Scientific Society, Portuguese Catholic University.
of the Portuguese, British and American Chemical Societies and of the
Comission of Photochemistry.
Board, Journal of Photochemistry and
Malheiros Prize, Academy of Sciences, 1972.
da Silva Medal, Portuguese Chemical Society
Foundation Prize for Sciences, 1994.
Aboim Sande Lemos Prize from the Faculty of Theology of the Portuguese Catholic
140 scientific publications in chemistry, 4 review articles, and co-editor of
Citations [1970-2001]: ca. 1440; average of 13 citations per article published in international journals.
Over 30 titles on articles of teaching in chemistry and in epistemology of physical sciences, and 20 books in chemistry, sociology of sciences and relations between science and religion.
of International Meetings: