First degree in Mechanical Engineering by FEUP (1982). Master of Science (1984) in Engineering Production and Management and Doctor of Philosophy (1989) in Engineering Production and Management in the scientific area of Quality, Reliability and Maintenance by the University of Birmingham (UK). Assistent Professor of the Faculty of Engineering in the Industrial Engineering and Management Department since 1982. Between the years of 2001 until 2011 I was in an Extraordinary Service Commission in IPB (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança) as Coordenator Professor and where, among others functions, I was the Head of the Industrial Engineering Department and the Coordenator of the Erasmus Program of ESTIG. Since 1990 I have been involved with several institutions (University Lusíada, ISEE, University Minho, University Nova, ISQ) where I teach subjects in the scientific area of Operations Management and Quantitative Methods with particular relevence to Reliability and Maintenance field. I have conducted several research work in these areas as well as business consulting.