Diploma in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong Baptist College, 1979. Master of Science in Structural Engineering, University Southampton, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Hong Kong, 1985.
Research fellow Department Civil Engineering, University Calgary, Canada. Research officer University Hong Kong, 1987. Lecturer computing University East Asia, 1988, assistant professor Civil Engineering Program.
Associate professor to professor University Macau (previously University East Asia), coordinator Civil Engineering Program, 1991—1993, associate dean Faculty of Science and Technology, 1994—1997, dean, 1997—1999, rector, since 1999. Board member International Institute for Software Technology, United Nations University. President General Assembly of Institute of European Studies of Macau.
Member education committee and science and technical council Government of Macao Special Administration Region.
Member of International Association of University President, Association Universities of Asia and the Pacific (2nd vice president, president elect since 2006, vice president), Association for Promotion of Science and Technology (president), Canada Society for Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers.