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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Carlos Chastre

Department of Civil Engineering, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

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 industry for 8 years, he joined the Department of Civil Engineering at NOVA University of Lisbon as a Teaching Assistant in 1997, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2005. 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 100 publications and has supervised to completion 21 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.

 

Keynote Speaker II

Assoc. Prof. Paulo Mendonça

University of Minho, Portugal 

Paulo Mendonça was born in Porto in 10th June. PhD in Civil Engineering by the University of Minho, with the thesis: “Living under a second skin”, acclaimed by unanimity (2005). As a PhD fellowship of FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) he got the “Advanced Studies Diploma” in Barcelona on the Technical Superior School of Architecture (ETSAB). He is Associate Professor in the Architecture School of the University of Minho, Portugal (EAUM). President of EAUM (2011-2012) and Vice-President (2010-2011). Architectural Graduate and Integrated Master Studies Director (2005-2009). He is an author of more than one hundred publications. The main research subjects includes lightweight and mixed weight buildings, low cost housing, local and global economic asymmetries, low-tech strategies, energy costs and sustainable development, new materials and technologies, recycling and reusing potentialities.

 

Keynote Speaker III

Dr. Mascarenhas Mateus

Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Dr. Mascarenhas Mateus is Principal Researcher at CIAUD - Research Centre for Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon, since 2015; Civil Engineer (IST, Technical University of Lisbon, 1987), MSc in Architecture (RLICC, KULeuven, 1992), PhD in Civil Engineering (IST, Technical University of Lisbon, 2001). He is specialized in traditional masonry building techniques and in Construction History in Portugal. At the present he is leading projects on the reinforced concrete construction history in Portugal and former building cultures during the 19th and 20th centuries. He was the organizer of the First and Second Conferences on Portuguese Construction History (2010, 2015) and one of the coordinators of the First and Second Portuguese-Brazilian Congresses of Construction History (2013, 2016). He is President of the Portuguese Society for the Study of Construction History. Dr. Mascarenhas Mateus has been a full research assistant at KULeuven (1993-1995). He i anwas Expert for the EC General Directorate X – Culture to evaluate projects of Cultural Heritage Preservation (1993-1997);  restoration project leader for the Portuguese Institute and the Portuguese Pontifical College, Rome (1996-2003) “Cultore della materia” at the Faculty of Architecture Valle Giulia, Univ. La Sapienza, Rome (2002-2004); technical coordinator of the Lisbon Baixa Pombalina Candidature to the World Heritage List (2003-2006); senior Researcher at the CES, University of Coimbra (2009-2014).

 

Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Rudolf Hela

Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic 

Academic career
2012 Prof. Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, appointed in Physical and Building Materials Engineering
2002 Assoc. Prof. Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, appointed in Physical and Building Materials Engineering
1986 – 1989 Ph.D. (Defence of Ph.D. thesis: 2004) Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, appointed in Physical and Building Materials Engineering
1978 – 1983 M.Sc. Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, appointed in Physical and Building Materials Engineering
Main area of research
Scientific employee focused on technology of concrete and technology of prefabrications since 1984. Professor at the Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Brno University of Technology.

Publication
More than 450 publications, products, 12 patents and utility models, 6 publications with Impact factor. More than 40 publications in SCOPUS database

h-index 4 (WoS)