• - PhD in Geology (2009) - University of Oviedo, Spain
  • - MSc in Geological Resources and Geotechnics (2007) - University of Oviedo, Spain
  • - BSc in Geology and Natural Resources (2005) - University of Lisbon


Previous academic positions

August 2014 to November 2014 - Prometeo Researcher (level II) . National Geological Survey and Mining Institute of Ecuador (INIGEMM).

2010-2014 - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow . University of Lisbon, Geology Department. Grant by the Foundation for Science and Technology.


External consultancy

Academic Program Reviewer - Ministry of Knowledge and Human Talent of Ecuador

Project Consultant – Geoelectrical Company of Terceira Island, Azores.


Teaching Areas

  • Economic Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology


Research Interests

  • Coupled dissolution-crystallization processes
  • Crystallographic control of chemical reactions
  • Characterization of processes occurring at the mineral-water interface
  • Thermodynamics of solid solution/aqueous solution systems
  • Modelling of water-rock interactions
  • Fate of contaminants in the environment
  • Environmental remediation
  • Geochemical tools for environmental assessment



N. Sanchéz-Pastor, A. Jorge Pinto, J. M. Astilleros, L. Fernández-Díaz, Gonçalves, M. (2013) Raman spectroscopic characterization of a synthetic, non-stoichiometric Cu-Ba uranyl phosphate. Spectrochimica Acta - Part A, 113, 196-202.

J. M. Astilleros, A. Jorge Pinto, M. Gonçalves, N. Sánchez-Pastor, L. Fernández-Díaz (2013) In situ nanoscale observations of metatorbernite surfaces interacted with aqueous solutions. Environmental Science & Technology, 47(6), 2636–2644.

Jorge Pinto, M. Gonçalves, C. Prazeres, J. M. Astilleros and M. J. Batista (2012) Mineral replacement reactions in naturally occuring hydrated uranyl phosphates from the Tarabau deposit: examples in the Cu-Ba uranyl phosphate system. Chemical Geology, 312-313, 18-26.

orge Pinto, A. Jiménez and M. Prieto (2012) The link between brushite and gypsum: Miscibility, dehydration and crystallochemical behavior in the CaHPO4.2H2O-CaSO4.2H2O system. Crystal Growth and Design, 12, 445-455.

Jorge Pinto, Encarnación Ruiz-Agudo, Christine Putnis, Andrew Putnis, A. Jiménez and M. Prieto (2010) AFM study of the epitaxial growth of brushite on gypsum cleavage surfaces. American Mineralogist, vol. 95, 1747-1757.