Bachelor of Science, University Coimbra, Portugal, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy, University Liverpool, England, 1934. Doctor of Science, University Liverpool, 1935.
Assistant of chemical laboratory, U. Coimbra, 1925-1930; assistant professor Faculty of Science, U. Coimbra, 1930-1942; professor Faculty of Science, U. Coimbra, 1942-1975. Secretary Faculty of Sciences, U. Coimbra, 1945-1947, director chemical department, 1955-1975, director Faculty of Sciences, 1960-1963, rector, 1963-1970.
Fellow Institute Coimbra, Academy das Ciencias de Lisboa. Member New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Scientific American, National Geographic Society.
Son of Antonio Carvalho de Gouveia and Angelina da Soledad Sarah Bette Andrade. Married Doris May Skidmore, August 17, 1935. Children: Lucília Doris, Maria Isabel, Margarida Mae.