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Alfredo Campos Costa

Alfredo Campos Costa
Phone: 218 443 797

Professional Situation

Senior Research Officer. Head of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Division

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • PhD in Civil Engineering by Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP) in 1994
  • MSc in Structural Engineering, by Instituto Superior Técnico in 1984
  • Civil Engineer by Universidade Católica do Paraná, in 1981

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Head and scientific coordinator of the Seismic Engineering and Structural Dynamic Division (NESDE) of the and Structure Department (DE) of the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC) since 2013
  • Senior Research Officer, 1998/2013
  • Research Officer, 1994/1998
  • Research Assistant, 1986/1994
  • Trainee assistant 1983/1986

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) and probabilistic seismic risk analysis (PSRA)
  • In-situ dynamic characterization testing of full scale civil engineering structures
  • Shake-table seismic testing of large scale structural systems

Research and Professional Activity

  • Scientific responsible for coordination and/or development in 30 R&D projects financed by the EU under the 4th to 7th EU Framework Programmes, specially the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes:
    • LESSLOSS_SP5 In-situ assessment, monitoring and typification of buildings and infrastrutures. Sub-project in the framework of LESSLOSS Risk Mitigation for Earthquakes and Landslides. (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/74272_en.html)
    • LESSLOSS_SP10 - Earthquake disaster scenario predictions and loss modellling for urban areas. Sub-project in the framework of LESSLOSS Risk Mitigation for Earthquakes and Landslides. (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/74272_en.html)
    • STEP - Strategies and Tools for Early Post earthquake assessment, projeto piloto europeu em Civil protection cross border co-operation in the fight against natural disasters
    • SAFECAST - Performance of Innovative Mechanical Connections in Precast Buildings Structures under Seismic Conditions. Financiado pelo programa Research for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Associations. (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/90245_en.html)
    • SHARE - Seismic Hazard Harmonization in Europe (http://www.share-eu.org/)
    • SERIES - Seismic Engineering Infrastructure for European Synergies (http://www.series.upatras.gr/)
  • Scientific responsible for coordination and/or development of numerous R&D projects financed by Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) or (QREN).
  • Scientific responsible for coordination and/or development of more than 100 LNEC studies of advisory service under contract of public and private national bodies.

Scientific Orientation

  • Coordination of scientific activities of national and international PhD students, or post-doctoral grant holders, that have worked in the LNEC Earthquake Engineering division in the framework of the scientific cooperation with national or international research institutions in the areas of intervention of R&D of NESDE.
  • Supervisor of 7 PhD theses developed at LNEC under protocols established between the LNEC and Portuguese Universities.

Relevant Publications

Author and/or co-author of 1 PhD, 1 MSc, 18 Book chapters, 14 papers in specialized magazines or chapters in scientific books with reviewers, 6 papers in specialized national magazines with reviewers a, 152 papers published in the proceedings of national and international conference, 96 Technical reports, Lecturer of about 50 lecture or key-note lectures, in scientific conferences, seminars or advanced courses organized by national or international scientific institutions. A set of a short selection of publications in the last decade:
  • Jäger, A., Lu, S., Degée, H., Mordant, C., Chioccariello, A., Rakicevic, Z., Sendova, V., Mendes, L., Candeias, P., Campos Costa, A., Correia, A.A., Coelho, E., 2015. Full-scale testing of modern unreinforced thermal insulation clay block masonry houses. Chapter 15 of Experimental Research in Earthquake Engineering, F. Taucer (Ed.), Springer book series Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
  • Leite, J., Correia, A.A., Lourenço, P.B., Vintzileou, E., Palieraki, V., Candeias, P., Campos Costa, A., Coelho, E., 2015. Assessment of innovative solutions for non-load bearing masonry enclosures. Chapter 16 of Experimental Research in Earthquake Engineering, F. Taucer (Ed.), Springer book series Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
  • Mendes, N., Lourenço P. B., Campos Costa, A., 2014. Shaking table testing of an existing masonry building: assessment and improvement of the seismic performance Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics 43 2 247-266 FEB 2014 Shaking table testing of an existing masonry building: assessment and improvement of the seismic performance 0098-8847;1096-9845 WOS:000339800100005
  • Novo, T., Varum, H., Teixeira-Dias, F., Rodrigues, H., Falcão Silva, M., Campos Costa, A., Guerreiro, L.., 2014. Tuned liquid dampers simulation for earthquake response control of buildings Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 12 2 1007-1024 APR 2014 Tuned liquid dampers simulation for earthquake response control of buildings 1570-761X;1573-1456 WOS:000332858900022
  • Costa, A. A., Arede, A., Campos Costa, A., Penna, A., Costa A., 2013. Out-of-plane behaviour of a full scale stone masonry facade. Part 1: specimen and ground motion selection Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics 42 14 2081-2095 NOV 2013 Out-of-plane behaviour of a full scale stone masonry facade. Part 1: specimen and ground motion selection 0098-8847;1096-9845 WOS:000325544200003
  • Lourenço, P. B., Avila, L., Vasconcelos, G., Pedro Alves, J., Mendes, N., Campos Costa, A., 2013. Experimental investigation on the seismic performance of masonry buildings using shaking table testing Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 11 4 1157-1190 AUG 2013 Experimental investigation on the seismic performance of masonry buildings using shaking table testing 1570-761X;1573-1456 WOS:000321913700013
  • Campos Costa, A., Silva Gomes, J., Vaz, M., 2012. Experimental dynamic analysis in earthquake engineering research. Icem15: 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2012 Experimental Dynamic Analysis in Earthquake Engineering Research 978-972-8826-26-0 WOS:000320722903150
  • Sousa, M. L., Campos Costa, A., 2011. Reply to "Comment on Sousa, ML and Costa, AC, 'ground-motion scenarios consistent with probabilistic seismic hazard disaggregation analysis. Application to Mainland Portugal' " by Joo F. B. D. Fonseca and Susana P. Vilanova Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 9 4 1297-1307 AUG 2011 Reply to "Comment on Sousa, ML and Costa, AC, 'ground-motion scenarios consistent with probabilistic seismic hazard disaggregation analysis. Application to Mainland Portugal' " by Joo F. B. D. Fonseca and Susana P. Vilanova 1570-761X WOS:000292557700018
  • Campos Costa, A., Sousa, M. L., Carvalho, A., Coelho, E., 2010. Evaluation of seismic risk and mitigation strategies for the existing building stock: application of LNECloss to the metropolitan area of Lisbon Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 8 1 119-134 FEB 2010 Evaluation of seismic risk and mitigation strategies for the existing building stock: application of LNECloss to the metropolitan area of Lisbon 1570-761X WOS:000272459400007
  • Sousa, M. L., Campos Costa, A., 2009. Ground motion scenarios consistent with probabilistic seismic hazard disaggregation analysis. Application to Mainland Portugal. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 7 1 127-147 FEB 2009 Ground motion scenarios consistent with probabilistic seismic hazard disaggregation analysis. Application to Mainland Portugal 1570-761X WOS:000265088600004

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • Participation in the organizing or scientific committees, and/or invited chairman (or co-chairman) for technical sessions in international and national conferences
  • Participation in seminars or advanced courses organizing by national or international organizations
  • Member of the Sub-Commission 8, SC8, for the elaboration of the National Application Document of the EUROCODE 8
  • Scientific auditing member of the Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) platform for cooperation between European and Southern Mediterranean countries in the field of major natural and technological disasters. A network of twenty seven institutes co-financed by the Council of Europe. Its field of action covers the knowledge of hazards, risk prevention, risk management, post-crisis analysis and rehabilitation
  • Member of the international scientific team for the assessment of the physical and socio-economic impact of the April 6 2009 L’Aquila Earthquake organized by the Monitoring Information Center (MIC) of the EC
  • Invited for member of jury of several MSc and PhD thesis
  • Member of the Portuguese Society of Civil Engineering
  • Member of the European Association of Earthquake Engineering

Other Information

  • Fluent in English, in French and Italian
  • Participation in interviews, radio and television programs, or in the written press articles (newspapers and magazines)
  • Prizes and awards received: 3 Honourable Mentions

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