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 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 29 master students, 4 PhD students, and 2 Postdoc researchers. He has won the BES National Award for Innovation in the area of New Materials and Industrial Technologies in 2009.


Professional affiliations


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


retrofitting Analysis oriented model Self-leveling Mix optimization GFRP CFRP laminates Mohr-Coulomb criterion Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) Sandstone numerical model BOND STRENGTH temperature cycles Circular RC columns RC COLUMNS marine structures Design oriented model cyclic behavior COMPOSITE STEEL Concrete & cement BOND-SLIP Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) jacket wood modeling glass fiber-reinforced polymer polymeric mortars nonlinear analysis SEISMIC BEHAVIOR Concrete and masonry structures reliability Glass fiber reinforced polymers (GFRP) cyclic behaviour Cyclic test Photogrametry RESERVOIRS mechanical testing Carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) plastic deformation Bond stresses concrete TENSILE carbon fibres Nonlinear modelling reinforced concrete columns flexural strengthening strengthening seismic response CONCRETE COLUMNS porosity Unidirectional steel fiber Cement grout DURABILITY CEMENT MONUMENTS CBPB Suspended floor BEHAVIOR debonding carbon fibre numerical non-destructive Mechanical anchorage Block Motion Estimation stainless steel mortar Stainless steel strengthening Fabrics/textiles Beams' critical zones cyclic compression Dilation behaviour reinforced concrete Mechanical polymer concretes experimental thixotropy probabilistic models degradation CORROSION FIBERS FAILURE Axial confinement modelling Bond-slip model Efficient bond length CONFINEMENT Concrete carbonation Bond-slip curve TEMPERATURE Fly ash blended cement numerical analysis STONE TESTING PROCEDURE RHEOLOGY composite materials LIFE CYCLES DELAMINATION surface treatment image processing Distinct Element Method COMPRESSION BASALT Accelerated aging Reinforced concrete corrosion FRP fiber reinforced plastics laminates CFRP Physical digital image correlation mechanical properties Design service life Longitudinal strengthening FE analysis Computational modelling ductility SALT CRYSTALLIZATION SCALE EFFECT analytical modelling TIMBER experimental tests Discrete modeling properties textile polymeric concrete INTERFACE analytical solution analytical Ethyl silicates retrofitting reinforced concrete columns Consolidation effect