Senior Researcher, Economic Geologist at the Department of Petrology and Economic Geology of GEUS.
University of Lisbon, Portugal - 1991-1995 (B.Sc. Geology)
Colorado School of Mines, USA - 1998-2001 (Ph.D. Geology/Geochemistry)
1996 Exploration Geologist, Jales Exploration Joint Venture - Gold exploration in Northern Portugal;
1997 Exploration Geologist, Geological & Mining Institute (Portugal) - REE exploration in Central Portugal;
2002-2008 Post-doc, INETI-Geological Survey of Portugal / U of St Andrews (Scotland) / U of Oslo (Norway) - Geochemistry and geochronology of volcanic rocks from the Iberian Pyrite Belt, aiming at the establishment of exploration criteria and vectors for Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide deposits;
2004-2009 Professor, School of Sciences, University of Lisbon (part-time);
2008-2011 Researcher, LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Portugal) - Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide exploration in the Iberian Pyrite Belt; studies on geothermal resources, shale gas potential and capacities for CO2 geological storage in Portugal;
Since 2012 Senior Researcher at GEUS - Leader of the NordZink project (Reconnaissance for Zn-Pb in the Franklinian Basin of North Greenland, 2012-2015), and of the KarratZink project (Architecture and Metallogeny of the Karrat Basin, West Greenland, 2015-2017). Leader of WP1 of the EURARE project (Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe's Rare Earth ore deposits, 2014-2016).
Key Qualifications and assignments:
20 years of professional experience, working primarily with metallogeny and mineral exploration, namely for gold, rare-earth elements and base metals . Participated in seven expeditions to Peary Land (North Greenland), Skjoldungen and Tasiilaq (Southeast Greenland) and Karrat Isfjord (West Greenland).
Expedition leader, Karrat, West Greenland 2015, 2016 and 2017.