Participação em projectos de investigação (coordenador/membro de equipas)
  1. From 1996 to 1998 participated in the collection, processing and data analysis of the project "Study of the Variation of Load capacity of Road Pavements with Climate Conditions", under the Cooperation Protocol between the University of Minho and “Junta Autónoma das Estradas” (Portuguese Road Administration), with the collaboration of Professor Antonio Gomes Correia, from the Department of Civil Engineering of “Instituto Superior Técnico”.
  2. From 1998 to 2000 participated in the collection, processing and data analysis of the project "Unevenness of Road Pavements - Establishment of Classes for the Functional Assessment of Quality". Project developed under the Protocol between the University of Minho and the “Junta Autónoma das Estradas” (Portuguese Road Administration), with the participation of the "Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées (LCPC), France.
  3. Since September 2001 participates in scientific activities carried out under the protocol of technical and scientific collaboration established between the AENOR - Highway North, SA and University of Minho
  4. Team member investigator from the University of Minho in the project " SAFESPEED – Speed management strategies: an instrument for the implementation of safe and efficient road management solutions". Project submitted in August 2006 to the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT with the cooperation of the Faculty of Science and Technology of University of Coimbra and Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto. Application approved in October 2008 and funded with a grant of € 150,000. Running from January 2009 to December 2011.
  5. Principal researcher at the University of Minho in the project "NOISELESS - Noise perception, modelling and abatement using innovative and durable pavement surface layers". Project submitted in August 2006 to the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), with the cooperation of the Faculty of Science and Technology of University of Coimbra, the Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées and University of Pisa. Project approved in October 2008 and funded with a grant of € 120,000. Running from January 2009 to December 2011.
  6. Team member investigator at the University of Minho in the project "Prevision models of traffic accidents in urban Brazilian roads." Research project submitted to the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq with joint participation by the University of Minho and the Federal University of Ceará. Running from January 2010 to December 2012.
  7. Team member investigator from the University of Minho in the project " PLASTIROADS - Development of multifunctional materials with plastic wastes for road paving" (PTDC/ECM/119179/2010). Project submitted in February 2011 to the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Application approved in February 2012 and funded with a grant of € 131496€. Running from April 2012 to April 2015.
  8. Team member investigator from the University of Minho in the project " NanoEcoBuild - Nanobased concepts for Innovative & Eco-sustainable constructive material’s surfaces" (PTDC/FIS/120412/2010). Project submitted in February 2011 to the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Application approved in February 2012 and funded with a grant of € 60000€. Running from April 2012 to April 2015.