PhD in Geology (Crystallography, Mineralogy and Metallogeny), UL; MSc in Dynamic Geology, FCUL; Graduation in Geology, FCUL.

(1) Arctic ultra-low spreading ridges: Jan Mayen and Loki’s Castle Hydrothermal fields, integrated in an European project (H2Deep-EUROCORES);

(2) Seafloor hydrothermal systems and associated mineral deposits in the Portuguese EEZ and adjacent areas (FCT: SFRH/BPD/68648).

CURRENTLY: Associate Professor and PI at ISE – USJ, Mo / Researcher at Instituto Dom Luis / Associated Lab


Marine geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology; Deep sea hydrothermal systems and associated ore deposits; Magmatic and Ultramafic systems; Isotopic geochemistry and geochronology.

(Marine fieldwork)

Luso2009 – Scientist in on board of NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho (PT) with the ROV (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle) Luso; Governmental Task Group for the Portuguese Continental Shelf Extension (EMEPC); Azores island slopes geomorphology and geology and scientific studies for the Portuguese continental shelf extension in the Atlantic Ocean. Coordinator of survey dives at AMAR region.

Luso2008 – Scientist in on board NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho (PT) with the ROV Luso; Scientific studies for the Portuguese continental shelf extension in the Atlantic Ocean; Governmental Task Group for the Portuguese Continental Shelf Extension (EMEPC); Coordinator of the sediment corers sampling PI: Manuel Pinto de Abreu e Nuno Lourenço.

H2Deep (leg)- Scientist and gravity core drilling coordinator at leg 2, on board of G.O. SARS (Norway) with the ROV Bathysaurus; Survey of hydrothermal systems from Ultraslow spreading ridges. European cruise (EuroMARC Project).

CD167 (SEAHMA) – Scientist and gravity core drilling coordinator on board of RRS Charles Darwin (UK). The aim of the cruise was the geological and geophysical survey of the Saldanha hydrothermal system (Mid-Atlantic Ridge).

SEAHMA 1 – Scientist on board of Atalante (IFREMER) with ROV Victor. MAR seafloor research Portuguese mission (Seahma project/FCT); Participation as researcher and responsible of ROV research dives (FCUL).

SALDANHA – Scientist on board of NADIR (IFREMER), with a deep diving submersible – NAUTILE  (IFREMER). MAR seafloor research. Participation as researcher and coordinator of one of the Nautile submersible dives. Portuguese and French mission financed by Portuguese Government funds (Programa PRAXIS XXI).

PLAMIBEL I – Junior scientist on board Auriga oceanographic vessel. Portuguese mission (IH – Portuguese Hydrographic Institute) with collaboration of Bordéus University. Research participation. Study of the Portuguese continental shelf between Douro and Minho rivers and the turbiditic plumes connected with rivers from northern.


SeaMar – InSituMin projectIn-situ trace elemental and isotopic constraints on modern seafloor massive sulfide mineralization – 现代海底块状硫化物成矿作用的原位微量元素和同位素限制 FDCT File No.: 0041/2021/A1, 2021-2024 (Principal Investigator)

SWIMAR – The role of ultramafic-hosted hydrothermal systems in the formation of seafloor deposits: comparison between SWIR and MAR fields/超基性岩系海底熱泉系統於海床熱液礦床扮演之角色:以 SWIR 及 MAR 熱泉系統相互比較為例. FDCT File No.: 002/2018/A1, 2018-2021 (Principal Investigator)

SMSMOR – Seafloor Massive Sulfides Resource along Mid-Ocean Ridges. InterRidge Working Group. on (team member)

Mag.I.C. – Petrology and Geochemistry of Igneous Rocks from Macao: Implications for the Crustal Evolution of Southern China. FDCT File No.: 043/2014/A1, 2015-2018.

BLUE MINING – Breakthrough Solutions for the Sustainable Exploration and Extraction of Deep Sea Mineral Resources. FP7 (7th research framework programme), EU Research Projects. Proj. ref.: 604500, 2014-2018

H2DEEPUltra-slow spreading and hydrogen-based deep biosphere (H2DEEP). EuroMARC Project  (ESF) No. ERAS-CT-2003-980409 of the European Commission. EUROCORES Program  – EuroMarc /0001/2007, 2007-2013

SEAHMA – Seafloor and Sub-seafloor Hydrothermal Modelling in the Azores Sea POCTI/P/MAR/15281/1999. 2001-2008 (team member)

MOMAR – Monitoring the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: MOMAR I, 1998; MOMAR II, 2002.

AMAR – Localização e Caracterização de Fontes Hidrotermais no Segmento AMAR: FCT (Praxis XXI) 1997-98

AMORES – Azores. Mid-Oceanic Ridge Ecosystem Studies: MAS3-CT95-0040) – EU – MAST III 1996 – 1998 (Team member)

MARFLUX / ATJ – Study of Hydrothermal Fluxes in the Azores Triple Junction – EU – 1994-1996

“The Earth’s Last Frontier – Mysteries of the Deep Sea / 地球最後的樂土 – 深海探索 ” Macau Foundation project Ref. No. MF/2014/25, May 2015. (coordinator)

“Mesozoic magmatism of Macao and Hong Kong in the context of SE China geodynamics – 澳門 與香港的中生代岩漿作用”, Macau Foundation project Ref. No. MF/2016/08, March 2017 (Coordinator)


Wetland ecosystems as a nature-based solution for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Macao” CTW/2021 (team member)

Nature-based solutions for a cleaner and safer Macao” CTW/2020 (team member)