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Geotechnics Department Geotechnics Department

Madalena Barroso

Madalena Barroso
Phone: 218 443 327

Professional Situation

Research Officer

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • Ph.D. in "Sciences de la terre et de l’univers et de l’environnment” and in Civil Engineering, Universities of Grenoble and Coimbra (cotutele), in 2005
  • MSc. in Soil and Rock Mechanics, University of Coimbra, in 1994
  • Graduate (5-year University Degree) in Geological Engineering, University of Aveiro, in 1991

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC): Research Officer (since 2005), Research Assistant (1994-2005)
  • Professor at Postgraduate Course on Rehabilitation of Railway Infrastructures, NOVA University Lisbon and LNEC (since 2020)
  • Portuguese Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society: President of the Board (since 2021), Vice-President of the Board (2012-2020), Secretary of the Board (2004-2012)
  • Member of the Executive Board of Revista de Geotecnia (2012-2016)
  • Member of Portuguese Committee for Standardization - CITEV, TC4 -geotextiles, since 1998
  • Member of Portuguese Delegation of CEN TC 189 – Geosynthetics, from 1995 to 1998

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Geoenvironmental engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Landfills (lining systems)
  • Geosynthetics in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering applications

Research and Professional Activity

  • Participation in several scientific research projects
  • Participation/ coordination in several funded research studies
  • Participation in standardization activities

Scientific Orientation

  • Supervisor of master thesis
  • Supervisor of training courses
  • Jury member of PhD and Masters dissertations

Relevant Publications

  • Ph.D. thesis
  • MSc. thesis
  • Chapter of books: 5
  • Papers in international and national peer review journals: 10
  • Technical Information of LNEC: 1 (2 editions)
  • Conference communications in international and national scientific meetings: 54
  • Technical Reports of LNEC: 60

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • Head of Geosynthetics Laboratory
  • Lectures and courses by invitation: 10
  • Member of the organizing committees of congresses and other scientific events
  • Member of reviewing committees in national and international scientific journals

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