Graduate in Naval Architecture (1978), MEng in Ocean Engineering (1984) and Doctor in Ocean Enineering (1988), all from University of São Paulo. Assistant Professor (1989-97), Associate Professor in Mechanics (Livre Docente) (1997-98) and Professor of Mechanical Sciences (1998 on), at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, USP. Visiting Professor (1999) at the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Dept, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Invited Lecturer at CISM – International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Italy, 2012. Editor in Chief, Marine Systems & Ocean Technology (2004-2013) and Associate Editor, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, ASME (2007-10; 2013-16; 2016-19). Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department (2007-2011) and head of the Offshore Mechanics Laboratory – LMO. Secretary of the Offshore and Petroleum Engineering Committee, ABCM – Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering. Co-chairman of the NAP-OceanoS, Research Nucleus Sustainable Ocean, USP. USP representative at the Petrobras Submarine Structures Research Network Committee, 2006-2013. R&D projects leader sponsored by CNPq, FAPESP, FINEP, Brazilian Navy, Petrobras, Prysmian, Repsol, BG E&P, SHELL. Formerly (1979-1989), worked as research engineer at the Technological Research Institute of São Paulo State (IPT). Expertise in Naval and Ocean Engineering, focusing on Dynamics, Hydrodynamics and Structural Mechanics. Authored 51 journal papers and circa 140 conference papers, besides 6 book chapters and 4 books edited.