Carlos Chastre received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering / Structures from NOVA University of Lisbon and also holds a M.Sc. degree in Structural Engineering and a B.Eng in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon. After working in the industry for 8 years, he joined the Department of Civil Engineering at NOVA University of Lisbon in 1997 and he is currently Associate Professor. He has been a professor in charge of courses of Statics, Strength of Materials II, Reinforced Concrete I and II, Structural and Geotechnics Subjects, Design of Structures, Structural Design and Strengthening & Repair of Structures. He has authored more than 120 publications and has supervised to completion 30 master students, 5 PhD students, and 3 Postdoc researchers. He has won the BES National Award for Innovation in the area of New Materials and Industrial Technologies in 2009.

He is currently the Coordinator of DECLabs and Integrated Member of CERIS ​- Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability.


Member of the Editorial Board of the Journals

IJCSM        in materials           ACE       

Professional affiliations


  • FRP Composite Structures;
  • Strengthening of Structures;
  • Stone Masonry Structures;
  • Precast Concrete Structures;
  • Cyclic Tests;
  • Materials and Durability


durability fibre reinforced polymers plate bond slips elasticity bonds structural design testing concrete construction nonlinear analysis anchorages (foundations) fiber reinforced polymers compressive strength reinforcement model CFRP polymer energy-dissipation adhesive joints fiber reinforced plastics delamination timber to-concrete interfaces composites laminates systems reinforced plastics debonding steel fibers mohr-coulomb failure criterion externally bonded single-lap shear tests behavior carbon fiber reinforced plastics failure mortar interface RC beams cyclic loads bonding debonding debonding failure concrete interface concrete shear test structural elements joints bonded joints bond-slip models bond lengths strengthening (metal) reinforced concrete computer simulation FRP strength confinement compression interfaces (materials) concrete testing debonding process experimental program stress-strain curves a. laminates slip model sandstone beams mechanical properties numerical analysis steel reinforced concrete beams reinforced concrete columns stainless steel mechanical anchorage fibers FRP composite