Antonio Torres Marques was born in Porto, Portugal, on September 12th 1950. He holds a second-cycle degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto (Licenciado), 1972, a MSC in Polymers, 1977, and a Ph.D in Composite Materials from the Cranfield Institute of Technology (UK), 1981. Since 2001, holds the qualification title of Agregado (habilitation) from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, where he is, since February 2002, Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
He has been head of Mechanical Engineering Department from March 2006 till July 2014. His areas of interest, both in research and teaching, are in Polymeric and Composite Materials, Industrial Design, Biomechanics, Health and Safety.His research activity is currently carried out within LAETA - Laboratory for Energy, Transport and Aeronautics, Research Unit of the Faculty of Engineering/INEGI.
He has been responsible for several national and international projects, as well as projects with industry. Some of the projects are related to product development and include strategies for sustainable products.He has been supervisor/co-supervisor of more than 25 PhD theses.He is co-author of 3 patents e published more than 340 papers in International Conferences and more than 150 in International Scientific Journals. Published, also as co-author, 12 chapters of books.