Carlos Alberto Mineiro Aires

Civil Engineer

Ordem dos Engenheiros (OE) President

OE's South Region President of the Executive Council | 2010/2016

World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE) Elected president (2019/2022)

With a long way in public and private areas, the highlights:

- Setúbal Peninsula Multi Integrated Wastewater, SA (SIMARSUL) Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors Member;

- Lisbon Metropolitan Management President;

- Tagus and Trancão Municipalities Integrated Sanitation, SA (SIMTEJO) Board of Directors President;

- Water Institute (INAG) President and Vice-President;

- Basic Sanitation Office of the Estoril Coast (GSBCE) Director;

- Portuguese Environment Agency Framework Member;

- Portuguese Water Resources Association (APRH) Member, of the Portuguese Sanitation Studies Association (APESB);

- National Water Council Member;

- Ex partner of two companies in the provision of engineering services and founder of one of them.


"Engineering teaching and the engineering profession - New Paradigms and Challenges" (PDF)


As the engineering education framework and respective qualification degrees have been profoundly changed by the so called Bologna process, it is in our best interest to rethink what the academic and professional profile of technicians educated in universities and polytechnic education will be and the role of these schools in each type of education and continuous education.

On the other hand, at a time when, although the economy remains stagnant, which has led to unforeseen situations in the engineers employability, the adjustment of academic education to the actual needs of regional and national business, seems to be evidence.

At the same time, we live in a time when the evolution of science and the investment in research are leading to the inability to be able to predict the short-term development of science and technology, which inevitably will create new areas of expertise in engineering.

It is therefore very useful, to meditate and discuss the needs and opportunities.

Manuel Joaquim Reis Campos

Manuel Joaquim Reis Campos, born on December 26th, 1948, in Lousado, Vila Nova de Famalicão, has a degree in Civil Engineering, accomplished in Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, with the Ordem dos Engenheiros Professional Certificate No. 11658/2559.

Among other companys to which he is attached, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of SORI - Sociedade de Reabilitação de Imóveis, S.A..

With a long way in business associations, he stood out in the exercise of the following positions:

- President of the Portuguese Confederation of Construction and Real Estate - CPCI;

- President of the Association of Manufacturers of Construction and Public Works - AICCOPN;

- Vice President of the Portuguese Federation of Construction Industry and Public Works - FEPICOP;

- Vice-President of the Confederation of Construction and Real Estate Portuguese Speaking - CIMLOP;

- President of the General Assembly of Europarque;

- Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Order of Engineers - Northern Region;

- Vice-President of the Council of Construction of the Iberian Northwest

- Vice President of the Superior Council Membership of AEP;

- Member of the National Commission of Urban Buildings Evaluation - CNAPU;

- Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Public Markets, Real Estate and Construction - IMPIC;

- Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Housing and Urban Rehabilitation - IHRU;

- Member of the Advisory Board of the Employment and Professional Training Institute - IEFP;

- Member of the Economic and Social Council – CES.


Engineering and interaction with society: opportunities and challenges for the future engineer


We live in a society undergoing profound changes, so it is required new thinking about the role that the agents of the construction and real estate sector and, in particular the engineers, should play. It is undeniable the major role that, in recent decades, it fell to the Portuguese Engineering as agents essential for the construction in Portugal. And it is indisputable the important mission that it will play in consolidating the future.

It is this reflection that is intended with the topic Engineering and interaction with society: opportunities and challenges for the future engineer.

Maria Teresa Restivo

Maria Teresa Restivo has a degree in Solid State Physics and a PhD in Engineering Sciences. Her research and teaching activities, are accomplished within the Automation, Instrumentation and Control Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department (DEMec) of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and the System Integration and Process Automation Research Unit (UISPA) within the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA-INEGI). These activities are related with the intelligent control of laboratory/industrial systems, development of sensors

also for the health area, virtual instrumentation, online experimentation, wireless sensorization, as well as the use of emergent technologies in training and in education.


She is author (or co-author) of articles, book chapters and books. She has been awarded prizes in R&D areas. She has been project leader and team member at national and international levels. She has supervised a number of theses. She has four patents, one licensed and a fifth one pending. She is coordinator of the System Integration and Process Automation Research Unit within the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA-INEGI). She is member of the scientific boards of FEUP and DEMec. She is EC Member of the International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP) and has the International Engineering Educator (ING-PAED IGIP) qualification. She is institutional member of GOLC. She is Individual and Institutional Member of the VIT@LIS network and of the ELTF Task Force - EUNIS (European University Information Systems Organization) and of "IT in Engineering Education" and "Tools to Develop Higher Order Thinking Skills", both working groups of SPEE (Portuguese Society for Engineering Education). She is in the Executive Committee of the International Association of Online Engineering.


Motivating Youngsters for Science and Technology


Both in the United States and in Europe, efforts have been made in order to design concerted and inclusive initiatives to foster a STEM workforce, aiming at the 2025 target.


In Portugal different initiatives have been launched in line with these concerns. In this talk an example of success will be focused in detail.


Considering that in future labour environments in the STEM area emerging technologies will have a relevant impact, familiarizing young people with them is a fundamental goal. An illustrative example will be revisited using the inter Portuguese Universities project named “Experiment@Portugal”.