Personal Data

Nationality: Portuguese
Born: Plzeň, Czech Republic

1. Academic Qualifications

1.1. Academic degrees

• Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, May 1997.

• Graduation in Mathematics (Mathematical Analysis), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1990, Grade: Very good, Academic title: Magistr.

• Graduation with Honor in Civil Engineering (Structures and Bridges), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1983, Grade: Excellent, Academic title: Ing.

1.2. Scholarships and prizes

Prizes

• “Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, awarded in May 2014

• Dean’s praise to best students of Graduation in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1983

Scholarships for participation in international conferences

• Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian - FCG) 1999, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010

• Luso-American Foundation (Fundação Luso-Americana - FLAD), 2003

• Portuguese Association of Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics (Associação Portuguesa de Mecânica Teórica, Aplicada e Computacional - APMTAC), 2002

Research scholarships

• 01/1993-09/1993: Institute of Mechanical Engineering (Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica - IDMEC), School of Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

• 11/1991-12/1992: Center of Mechanics and Materials (Centro de Mecânica e Materiais da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - CEMUL), School of Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Sócrates / Erasmus program scholarships

• 3-7/05/2010: Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, teaching staff mobility to Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

• 14-18/05/2007: Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, teaching staff mobility to Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

Doctoral grants

• 10/1993-10/1996: Within the project "Modelization d'Absorbeurs d'Énergie pour l'Impact de Véhicules", School of Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Post-doctoral grants

• 01/2001-11/2004: Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia - FCT), School of Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

• 11/1997-12/2000: Institute of Mechanical Engineering (Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica - IDMEC), School of Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

• 10/1999: University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA (short stay requested)

1.3. Courses

• Course “Pontes Ferroviárias de Alta Velocidade - Cálculo e Manutenção”, organized by ASCP - Associação Portuguesa para a Segurança e Conservação de Pontes, Coimbra, Portugal, 28 June 2011

• Seminar “Seminário Internacional sobre Ligações Estruturais”, Lisbon, Portugal, 18 March 2011

• Workshop: Aspectos críticos na preparação e avaliação de propostas 7ºPQ (Critical Aspects in Preparation and Evaluation of FP7 Proposals), organized by “Gabinete de Promoção do 7º Programa-Quadro de I&DT”, Lisbon, Portugal, 22 October 2010

• 2 Day Proposal Writing Workshop, organized by EFP Consulting (European Framework Program Consulting Ltd., Lisbon, Portugal, 12-13 February 2009

• Course of Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis given by T. Belytschko e T.J.R. Hughes, Paris, France, 12/2003

• Course of ANSYS - Advanced CFD, ANSYS Headquarter, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 06/2003

• Course of ANSYS - Design Optimization, ANSYS Headquarter, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 06/2003

• Course of LIMS – utilization, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, 10/1999

• Course of Winproject, Adtranz, Lisbon, Portugal, 05/1997

• Course of Formation for Lectures, Iberconsult, Cascais, Portugal, 04/1997

• Course of Developments in General Management, Iberconsult, Cascais, Portugal, 04/1997

• Course of ANSYS – Non-linear Analysis, Ingeciber, Madrid, Spain, 11/1996

• Course of Portuguese for Foreigners, Language Institute: Linguacoop, Lisbon, Portugal, 1996

• Course of English JASPEX, Prague, Czech Republic, 1990-1991

2. Professional Carrier

2.1. Teaching

• Since 11/2004: Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

• 12/2000-07/2005: Invited Associate Professor, part time – 30%, Section of Mechanical Project, Mechanical Engineering Department, High Engineering Institute of Lisbon, Polytechnic School of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

• 01/1985-12/1992: Assistant, Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

2.2. Research

• Since 12/2012: Institute of Mechanical Engineering (Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica - IDMEC), Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

• 01/2005-12/2012: Research Center in Structures and Construction (Centro de Investigação em Estruturas e Construção - UNIC), Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

• 01/1993-12/2004: Institute of Mechanical Engineering (Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica - IDMEC), Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

• 11/1991-12/1992: Center of Mechanics and Materials (Centro de Mecânica e Materiais da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - CEMUL), School of Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

• 09/1983-12/1984: Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

2.3. Companies

• 11/1996-10/1997: Department of Structures, Adtranz, Lisbon, Portugal