Prof. Pedro Simão Sêco e Pinto is Full Professor of Geotechnical Engineering of University of Coimbra. Invited Professor of Master Courses “Soil Mechanics” and “Engineering Geology” of New University of Lisbon (1983-1995). He was ISSMGE President (2005-2009), ISSMGE Vice President for Europe (2001-2005), United Nations Consultant for Design and Instrumentation for Dams (1988-1992). He is also an Invited Lecturer of University of California, USA (1992-1994), Chairman of TC4 “Earthquake Geotechnical Engineer “Committee of ISSMGE (1994-2000). President of Portuguese Society for Geotechnique (1996-2000). Consulting Engineer of more than 450 major projects on Dams, Power plants, Bridges, Tunnels and Quay Walls, in Portugal, Angola, Argelie, Brazil, Cabo Verde, China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guine- Bissau, Guine Ecuatorial, India, Lebanon, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, Syria, Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela and Zambia, covering field and laboratory testing, dynamic analyses, earthquake engineering, numerical analyses, ground improvement, slopes, special foundations, instrumentation and safety evaluation. He has presented more than 350 State-of-the Art Lectures and Special Lectures in 80 countries of the 5 Continents. He has received more than 50 international Awards including American Biographical Institute USA, “Special Volume for the Contributors of Earthquake Engineering, Nagadi Lecture by Indian Geotechnical Society, Széchy Lecture by Hungarian S M Society and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Nonveiller Lecture- by Croatia Geotechnical Society, Sukle Lecture by Slovenia Soil Mechanics Society, Chin Lecture by Huanzhou University (China), Qian Jia Huan Lecture by Hohai University (China) and Chin Fung Kee Memorial Lecture by Institute of Engineers of Malaysia. He is the Editor of International Journal of Case Histories and Co-editor of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering Journal. Member of Editorial Board of several Journals, namely “Geotecnia”, “Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering”, Acta de Geotecnia, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and Editor of Proceedings of 4 International Conferences. He has author or co-author of 500 technical and scientific reports, more than 180 papers for national and international conferences and journals and has contributed in 10 books.