Principal Investigator at C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho. Holds the Counsellor title of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Authored 300 publications, 115 in Scopus and 96 in Web of Science-WoS. His publications were viewed or downloaded so far almost 500.000 times and by 2025 it will reach more than one million times. First author of 23 papers in ISI-A1 journals with a special mention. Four papers in the Top 1% most cited, seven papers in the Top 5% most cited, three in Top 10%, two papers in the Top 10 most cited SCI articles between more than 5500 and six papers in the Top 25 Hottest articles of Science Direct. Cited in more than 100 SCI journals including by Highly Cited authors (SCI h-index>60) in high impact factor journals like Nature Reviews Mat. (IF=30.439), Progress in Mater. Science (I.F=31.083), Nature Climate Change (I.F=17.8), Advanced Functional Mat. (I.F.=11.4), Annual Rev of Mat Res. (I.F.=10.4), Chem. Materials (I.F.=9.407), Adv. Coll. Interf. Sci. (I.F.=9.102). Has 22 publications cited in international patents. Overall citations received in ISI WoS journals-1910 (h-index=25), citations in Scopus journals -2627 (h-index=29) and citations in Scholar Google-4775 (h-index=34). Citations prediction for the year 2025 (around 3.800 citations on WoS, 6.400 citations on Scopus and 11.500 citations on Scholar Google). Future h-index prediction for the year 2025 using Körding´s algorithm (WoS h-index=35, Scopus h-index=39). Has a K-index WoS=43 and a K-index SCI=50. Has a Platinum SCI-h=70 ((h-index/year)x(citations/SCI articles)) the highest in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal.
Grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 11 countries UK, Netherlands, France, Australia, China, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Poland and also the EU Commission. Member of the editorial board of 8 international journals, 2 edited by Elsevier. Invited reviewer for 120 international journals for which he has already reviewed around 600 papers (83% ISI WoS journals). By 2025 he will have reviewed more than 1.000 papers. His review record places him at the Top 0.1% between more than 370.000 reviewers registered in Publons. Currently ranking 3th place between almost 30.000 registered Engineering reviewers. Awarded for 1st most prolific reviewer for Sustainability, Awarded for being in Top 1% in Materials Science, Awarded for being in the Top 1% in Engineering and for being 1st Top reviewer for Portugal by Publons Peer Review Awards 2017 edition. Awarded Outstanding Reviewer in 2017 for Construction and Building Materials, Heliyon and Journal of Cleaner Production by Elsevier. Awarded Outstanding Reviewer in 2016 for Cement and Concrete Composites, Waste Management, Building and Environment by Elsevier. Academic advisor of Publons. Member of the scientific committee of around 50 conferences in the last 10 years, most of them in Asian countries.
Lead Editor of 16 international books published by WoodHead Publishing, Elsevier and Springer (6 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science): Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures; Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting; Start-up creation for the smart eco-efficient built environment; Nano- and Biotech-Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency; Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco-efficient Construction Materials, Eco-efficient materials for mitigating building cooling needs, Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering; Nanotechnology for Eco-efficient construction; Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment; Eco-efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks; Handbook of alkali-activated cements, mortars and concretes; LCA and Eco-labeling and Cases Studies; Eco-efficient Concrete; Handbook of Recycled Concrete; Toxicity of Building Materials. Some of these books are available in the libraries of Harvard University, MIT and Stanford University and in all the libraries of the 10 most important Universities as per the Shanghai Ranking World Top 500 Universities. Has practiced as a professional Civil Engineer during 10 years (1993-2003) during which he participated in building design projects and on-site supervision activities amounting to an excess of 49 million euros. Obtained the 5 year graduation in Civil Eng. (U. of Coimbra, 1987/1992), MSc in Civil Eng. (U. of Coimbra, 2002) and PhD in Civil Eng. (UBI, 2007). Member of the Portuguese Engineers Association since January of 1993, granted with the Senior title in November of 2003 and with the Counsellor title in March of 2016.