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2. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS High Doctorate in Mining Engineering at the Engineering Faculty, University of Porto, in July 1999, having presented in the public examinations a lesson on the subject “Methodologies for Elaborating a Corrective Action Plan” and a report on the methodology and didactics of the course Mitigation and Remediation of Soils, component of the curriculum of the Master in Environmental Engineering at the same University. The approval was by unanimity. Ph.D. in Mining Engineering at the Engineering Faculty, University of Porto in May 1990. Title of the thesis “Fundamentation of the Essential Variables in the Mining Project – Application to a Case study”. Classification: approved by unanimity, distinction and special mention “Laudabiliter et Honorifice". Licentiateship in Metallurgical Engineering at the Engineering faculty, Porto University; Final Classification: Good
Lyceum Complementary Course with the final classification of Very Good, with direct admission to the University Lyceum General Course with the final classification of Good, both in Science and Humanistic. Primary School with final classification of very good.
3. COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION
In 1976: course on “Economies of Energy in Industrial Processes” organized and taught by professors of the École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques, University of Nancy, directed by Prof. Pierre LeGoff and held at the New University of Lisbon.
In 1979, course about “Ion Exchange and Adsorption” organized by the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Engineering Faculty, University of Porto.
In 1980, a scholarship granted by the United States Science Academy and by the International Atomic Energy Agency allowed a stay at the Colorado School of Mines, in Golden (Denver), Colorado, where the following main courses were attended
Autogeneous Grinding, by Prof. Marcus Digré, University of Trondheim;
Technical Communication, by Prof. Joann Hacken;
Hydrometallurgy, by Prof. Rex Bull;
Remote Sensing, by Prof. Kenan Lee;
In 1981, Course on Basic Engineering in Process Industries, organized by ENDEME, in collaboration with the Technical University of Lisbon.
In 1983, Course on Project Management, organized by the Swedish company Staatskonsult Projekt Styrning AB.
In 1993, Course on Management of Solid Urban and Industrial Wastes, at the Madrid University, School of Mines.
4. LANGUAGE SKILLS ENGLISH – Good knowledge and communication capacity. Very good writing, fluent capacity of reading and very good oral communication. Besides the general background knowledge acquired during secondary school, while a university student I attended the British Institute as a mean of improvement the language capacity.
FRENCH – Very good knowledge and capacity of communication. Good writing capacity, fluent capacity of comprehension and reading and also fluent capacity of oral communication SWEDISH – Good knowledge and capacity of communication. Reasonable capacity of writing, reading capacity good as well as oral communication. I attended during one year The Swedish course for foreign students organized by the Stockholm University. SPANISH – Very good capacity of reading and oral communication. Fair to good writing. I also studied, while I was a university student, Russian and German but the actual knowledge of these two languages is fairly poor.
5. PEDAGOGIC ACTIVITY 5.1. AS PROFESSOR Approved in a public contest for Full Professor in January 2003. Public examinations for High Doctorate in June 1999; approval by unanimity. Approved by unanimity in a public contest for Associate Professor in April 1997. Definitive nomination as auxiliary professor in June 1995. Auxiliary Professor on the 1st June 1990. Invited Assistant Professor since 1984.
5.1. FUNCTIONS OF SCHOLAR MANAGEMENT Chairman of the new Ph.D programme, according to the Bologna Process, in Mining and Geo-resources, from 2009 to the present. Member of Scientific Commission of the following graduation programmes (Bologna Process): Master in Mining and Geo-resources Engineering, Master in Environmental Engineering, since 2008. Member of the Scientific Commission of the former Licentiateship (5 years course) in Environmental Engineering at the Engineering Faculty, University of Porto, since its creation in 2004 until 2008. Course Director for the Licentiateship (5 years course) in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering at the Engineering Faculty, University of Porto, between May 1997 and September 2003. Member of the Scientific Commission of the Master (2 years course after Licenciateship) in Environmental Engineering at the Engineering Faculty, University of Porto, since its creation in 1995. Member of the Scientific Commission of the Master (2 years course after Licenciateship) in Management of Mineral Resources at the Engineering Faculty, University of Porto. Member of the Scientific Commission of the Licentiateship (5 years course) in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering since 1997. Participation in the adaptation of the Licentiateship (5 years course) in Mining and Geo-environmental Engineering to the Bologna Declaration principles. In 2003 I was a proponent for the creation of a new Course (Licentiateship) in Environmental Engineering, with four more colleagues. Active collaboration in the creation of the course curricula.
Participation in the transformation of the course in Mining Engineering into a new course in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering. This new course was approved in 1997.
Active participation in the curricula revision of the Mining Engineering Licentiateship in 1992.
5.1. SUBJECTS AND COURSES Visiting Professor at the Helsinki University of Technlogy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Section of Geo-Environment, during the school year 2007-2008.