Full professor at the Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro. President of the Portuguese Chemical Society and Vice-rector for Research, Innovation and 3rd Cycle. Published more than 670 SCI papers (> 12800 citations, h 50), 46 book chapters, 60 lectures. Supervised 29 PhD and 41 MSc students; participated in 29 financed Portuguese and European projects. Research interests: chemistry (synthesis and transformations) of polyphenolic and nitrogen heterocycles; isolation and structural characterization of natural products from terrestrial and marine sources; and synthesis and biological evaluation of biologically active oxygen and nitrogen heterocyclic compounds. Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and of the Chemistry Europe.