President at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. Professor of Materials and Components for Construction. Undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering, Master of Urban Engineering and Civil Construction and PhD in Civil Engineering. Previous activities include: USP Provost for Graduate Studies, Dean of the Polytechnic School, CEO of the Technological Research Institute of São Paulo State, Vice President of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. Commander of the National Order of Scientific Merit (Brazil), Distinguished Engineer of the Year (Institute of Engineering), Personality of Technology (Union of Engineers), Honorable Citizen of São Paulo City, member of the National and Pan-American Academies of Engineering.