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Structures Department Structures Department

Luís Oliveira Santos

Luís Oliveira Santos
Diretor de Unidade Departamental
Phone: 218 443 305

Professional Situation

Senior Researcher

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • 2001 - PhD in Civil Engineering, by the Technical University of Lisbon, with the thesis "Observation and Analysis of time-depend behaviour of concrete bridges".
  • 1992 - MSc in Structural Engineering, by the Technical University of Lisbon”.
  • 1987 - Graduated in Civil Engineering (Structures), by the Technical University of Lisbon.

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • 2010-2011; 2013- - Vice-President of Scientific Council of LNEC.
  • 2006- - Senior Research Officer, Structures Department, LNEC.
  • 2000- - Invited Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon.
  • 2013-2016 - European Council of Civil Engineers - National Delegate.
  • 2010-2016 - Member of the board of the College of Civil Engineer of the Portuguese Association of Engineers.
  • 2001-2006 - Research Officer, Structures Department, LNEC.
  • 1991-2001 - Research Assistant, Structures Department, LNEC.
  • 1988-1991 - Research Trainee, Structures Department.
  • 1987-1988 - Research Scholarship, Hydraulics Department.

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Structural health monitoring
  • Bridge assessment
  • Analysis of the time-dependent behaviour of bridges
  • Structural effects of the concrete expansive reactions

Research and Professional Activity

  • Responsible for the structural health monitoring of several bridges in Portugal as São João Railway Bridge (Porto), as well as Catumbela cable-stayed Bridge (Angola), 17 de Setembro Bridge (Angola), Salah Bey Viaduct (Algeria) and Ribeira D’Água Bridge (Cape Verde).
  • Participation in the load testing of more than 80 bridges, mostly as coordinator.
  • Inspection of a large number of concrete, steel and masonry bridges, in Portugal, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.
  • Participation in several research projects.

Scientific Orientation

  • Supervision of 1 PhD thesis
  • Supervision of 8 Master thesis
  • Supervision of several research fellows

Relevant Publications

Author of over 240 publications: 1 PhD Thesis, 1 Master Thesis, 168 LNEC reports, 6 papers in international and national peer-reviewed journals, 65 papers in conference proceedings.

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) - Fellow member, member of the e-Learning Board and member of the Permanent Committee.
  • Member of the board of the Portuguese Group of IABSE - APEE (since 2008).
  • Member of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS).
  • Member of the board of the Portuguese Group of IABMAS - ASCP (since 2012).
  • Member of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII).
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of 10 national and international meetings.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of 23 national and international meetings.

Other Information

"Manuel Rocha” Research Award 2001/2002, awarded by LNEC.

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