António Campos e Matos, GEG’s managing and founding partner completed the degree in Civil Engineering in 1973 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), where he immediately started working as a teaching assistant.
In 1987, he obtained a PhD in Civil Engineering at the same university, with a thesis about Reliability and Risk called “Safety verification in soil and rock masses” and became an assistant professor in the same institution.
In 1987, with civil engineer José Vaz Pinto he founded GEG – Gabinete de Estruturas e Geotecnia. Under its management, several emblematic projects are developed, in Portugal and abroad, and the company grows in experience, team and skills. Projects in the areas of transport, such as roads, railways, metros, ports and airports, and consultancy carried out in geotechnics, stand out.
As a managing partner, he currently serves as GEG director, assuming the responsibility for business development operations, the internationalisation process in markets such as North Africa, Southern Africa and Latin America and the coordination of national and international projects. Together with the other managing partners, he defines the company’s management strategies.
Throughout his academic and teaching career, he has been responsible for several lecturing subjects, seminars and master courses as well as supervising research projects in various disciplines of Structures, Geotechnics and Risk. In the same context, he participates in several lines of research, being responsible for the first research project developed in Portugal in the area of High Railway Speed and for the publication of a wide diversity of studies and international scientific articles. From 1992 on, it has carried out a significant number of studies, projects and theses in the field of Geotechnical Risk in Railway Lines, as well as in the field of safety analysis on escarpments and slopes. He is the founder, in 2006, of CERUP – Center of Risks of the University of Porto and the CSF – Center of Knowledge of the Railroad.
António Campos e Matos promotes and coordinates the company’s connection with universities as a way to strengthen innovation and research at GEG and to create relations with the communities where the company operates. He is responsible for the protocols and agreements of activity celebrated between the Universities of Porto and Minho and Universities of Algeria (2006) and Libya (2008).