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Buildings Department Buildings Department

Jorge Patrício

Jorge Patrício
Phone: 218 443 273/3533

Professional Situation

  • Senior Researcher (with habilitation)

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • Habilitation in Civil Engineering (IST), 2006.
  • PhD in Civil Engineering (IST), obtained in 1999, with a Thesis entitled: Acoustic performance of non-homogenuous floors regarding impact sound. Simulation model (in Portuguese: Comportamento Acústico de Pavimentos não-homogéneos de Edifícios a sons de Impacto: Modelo de Simulação).
  • Degree in Civil Engineering (IST), 1987.

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Member of advisers’ board of the Order of Engineers (OE).
  • Expert in Engineering Acoustics, chartered by the Order of Engineers (OE).
  • President of the Iberoamerican Federation of Acoustics (biennia 2006-2008, 2008-2010, 2010-2012 e 2012-2016).
  • President of Portuguese Acoustical Society (since year 2000).
  • Board member of the International Commission of Acoustics (ICA), in the triennia 2007-2010, 2010-2013, e 2013-2016.

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Building Acoustics
  • Environmental Acoustics
  • Quality in Buildings
  • Legislation and Standardization
  • Building Physics (and Technology of Buildings Construction).

Research and Professional Activity

  • Research, technological and development activities, namely planned research, research under contracts, and participation in projects of national and international R&D.
  • Responsible for various studies for several public and private entities, in the field of building acoustics and environmental noise, covering sound insulation of buildings, annoyance due to noise and noise impact assessments.
  • Development of technical opinions related to specific noise situations, having also been in charge of giving technical clarifications associated with noise regulations, and standards applications, to the overall community.

Scientific Orientation

  • Research activities related to missions of short stay.
  • Masters and PhD thesis.
  • Member of boards of juries at Portuguese Universities, for Masters thesis, PhDs, and similar processes at Polytechnic Institutes).

Relevant Publications

  • Author and co-author of almost 250 publications, including Technical Notes and LNEC Reports, papers in Journals, papers submitted to international and national Congresses, and other publications such as articles of opinion in nationwide newspapers and magazines.
  • Author of 9 books in Acoustics

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • President of the Technical Commission on Acoustics, Vibrations and Shocks - CT28 - under the auspices of the Portuguese Institute for Quality (IPQ).
  • Member of the "Board" of the "International Commission for Acoustics (ICA)."
  • Member of the "Board" of the "International Institute for Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE)".
  • President of the Fiscal Board of iiSBE Portugal (International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment), for the quadrennials 2007-2011 and 2012-2016.
  • Member of Portuguese commissions for environmental impact assessment studies.
  • Member of scientific committees of several national and international congresses, and organizer of structures sessions, being also plenary invited speaker in some of them.
  • Member of organizing committees of national and international congresses, among which stands out the INTERNOISE2010 Congress (Lisbon).
  • Organization of various courses, seminars, workshops and conferences (at national and international level).

Other Information

Awarded with the degree of International Distinguished Member of INCE/USA "Institute of Noise Control Engineering of USA”, april 2010.


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