Full professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Porto (2000-)
Head of Laboratory for Process, Environmental and Energy Engineering (LEPAE), 2001-2013
Head of Bioengineering program at University of Porto, 2008-2013.
Full professor at the University of Minho (1994-2000)
Vice-president of JNICT (National Board for Science and Technology), 1994-1996
Chairman of two NATO Advanced Study Institutes (Fouling of Heat Exchangers, 1988; Biofilm Science and Technology, 1992) and of two international Biofilm Conferences (Biofilm Monitoring, 2002; Biofilms7, 2016).