Professor at the Dep of Civil Engrg, Univ of Minho and Head of ISISE. Experienced in the fields of non-destructive testing, advanced experimental and numerical techniques, innovative repair and strengthening techniques, and earthquake engineering. Specialist in structural conservation and forensic engineering, with work on 100+ monuments including 17 UNESCO World Heritage. Leader of the revision of the European masonry code (EN 1996-1-1). Coordinator of the MSc on Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, with alumni from 70+ countries and Europa Nostra Award. Editor of the Int J of Architectural Heritage. Supervised 50+ PhD theses and coordinate multiple research projects. Just awarded an Advanced ERC Grant of 3.0 M€ to develop an integrated seismic assessment approach for heritage buildings. Coordinator of a just awarded innovative training network on sustainable building lime applications via circular economy and biomimetic approaches with 15 PhD students.