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    Joaquim Barros

    Full Professor

    Joaquim Barros is an ISISE member and Full Professor of the Structural Division of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal. He is a member of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Technical Committees: 440-Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement and 544-Fiber-Reinforced Concrete. He is a member of the Technical Committees of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib): TG 8.3-Fibre Reinforced Concrete, TG 9.3-FRP Reinforcement for Concrete Structures, TG 8.8-Structural design with flowable concrete. He is a member of the International union of laboratories and experts in Construction materials, systems and Structures – RILEM: TC-234-DUC – Design procedures for the use of composites in strengthening of reinforced concrete structures. He was a member of the RILEM TC 162-TDF and ACI 506 – Shotcrete. He is a council member of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC). He is member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Australian “Design Guideline for RC structures retrofitted with FRP and metal plates: beams and slabs“. His research interests include structural strengthening, composite materials, fiber reinforced concrete and the development of constitutive models for the simulation of the behavior of cement based and polymer based materials, and their implementation in software based on the finite element method (FEM). He his author of more than 400 papers divided by books, chapter of books, journal papers, conferences, monographs and educational reports. He is the co-founded of FEMIX FEM-based computer program for advanced structural analysis. He is the coordinator of 15 research projects (5 are in progress). He supervised 2 Pos-Doc (concluded), 9 PhD (concluded) and 20 MSc (concluded), and he is supervising 15 PhD candidates and 10 MSc candidates. He is consultant on the areas of fiber reinforced concrete structures, structural rehabilitation and strengthening, and for the development of new materials for innovative structures.

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    José Sena Cruz

    Associate Professor

    José SENA CRUZ is Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering (DEC), University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. He is currently Assistant Director of the Institute in Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering, involving Universities of Minho and Coimbra in Portugal, with current contracted funding of 7.5 Million Euro and 80 PhD students. He is experienced in the fields of developing computational models, experimental research, and inspection, diagnosis and strengthening techniques of concrete structures. He is author of more than 150 publications divided by books (5), chapter of books (2), journal (30) and conferences (67) papers, monographs (43) and educational reports (6). He is the co-founded of FEMIX FEM-based computer program for advanced structural analysis. 4 Research Projects as coordinator (1 in progress) and 10 Research Projects as a team member (4 in progress). Supervisor of 6 PhD theses (1 concluded), 15 concluded MSc dissertations and 18 concluded final graduation projects. He is the member and secretary of the RILEM TC 234-DUC. He is co-organizer of 8 international and national conferences and seminars. He is consultant on the areas of steel fiber reinforced concrete structures and on the structural rehabilitation and strengthening with several consulting works performed.

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    Isabel B. Valente

    Assistant Professor

    Isabel B. Valente is Assistant Professor of the Structural Division of the Dep. of Civil Engineering, University of Minho. Between 1997 and 2000, structural engineer at AFAssociados, Projectos de Engenharia SA.. Research assistant at the University of Minho Civil Engineering Department between January 2001 and June 2007. Assistant Professor at the same institution since July 2007.
    Her main interests are the experimental and the numerical research on steel structures, steel and concrete composite structures, steel and concrete connections and connections between concrete and FRP materials. Author of several publications in journal papers, conferences and educational reports. Supervisor of 3 PhD, 19 MSc (17 concluded) and 12 concluded final graduation projects. Co-organizer of 4 International Conferences and 2 National Conferences.

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    Salvador Dias

    Assistant Professor

    Salvador Dias is Assistant Professor of the Structural Division of the Dep. of Civil Engineering, University of Minho. His main interests are the experimental and the analytical research of the strengthening of reinforced concrete structures with FRP composite materials. Author of more than 60 publications divided by books, journal papers, conferences, monographs and educational reports. 1 Research Projects as coordinator (in progress) and 5 Research Projects as a team member (3 in progress). Supervisor of 1 PhD and 6 MSc (5 concluded).

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    Miguel Azenha

    Research Assistant (PhD)

     Miguel Azenha is a Research Assistant (PhD) of the Structural Division of the Dep. of Civil Engineering, University of Minho. His main interests are the numerical study of concrete at early ages regarding phenomena such as thermo-hygral-mechanical couplings, concrete properties evolution during hydration (both thermal and mechanical), creep and shrinkage. He also focuses in development of new experimental techniques for evaluation of concrete mechanical properties since early ages. Some of the main research topics in this field involve the continuous monitoring of concrete E-modulus since casting (EMM-ARM) and the experimental study of concrete under restrained thermal/shrinkage deformations. Local coordinator of 1 research project (SeLCo – “Service life behaviour of concrete structures: a multiphysics approach to self-induced stresses”) and member of the team of 5 other projects (2 concluded and 3 in progress).  Author of 1 national patent and 10 papers in international peer-reviewed publications. Supervisor of 7 PhD (ongoing) and 13 MSc (7 concluded). He is member of the scientific committes RILEM TC-MCT and ACI 231. Member of the organizing committee of 2 International Conferences. Consultant on the areas of cracking due to moisture related imposed deformations (e.g. shrinkage), early age cracking (induced by heat of hydration) and non-destructive testing of concrete.

     

     

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    Eduardo B. Pereira

    Assistant Professor

    Eduardo B. Pereira obtained his 5-year Civil Engineering degree in 2001 at the University of Minho. Since then he has been teaching Assistant of the Structures division in the Dep. of Civil Engineering at the University of Minho, and Assistant Professor since 2012, after obtaining his PhD degree. His research interests are mainly focused on micromechanics and design of fiber reinforced cementitious composites, as well as on the fresh behavior of these materials. Other research interests are the numerical modeling of structures, the material constitutive modeling based on damage plasticity and fracture mechanics, image-based monitoring of the fracture processes in various materials and other monitoring techniques dedicated to the detection of damage.

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