Filipe Amarante dos Santos is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department, at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL). He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from UNL and also holds a M.Sc. degree in Structural Engineering from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. His main research interests are in earthquake engineering and seismic design, structural dynamics, vibration mitigation and applications of smart materials, namely shape-memory alloys.