Hugo Rodrigues is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal, teaching several topics related to Structural Analysis, Building Pathology and Rehabilitation. His experience in Seismic analysis, having participated as a team member in research and development projects, specialized consultancy studies ordered by several public institutions and companies regarding the assessment of seismic risk. His major research interests are Building Rehabilitation, Structural Health Monitoring and Seismic Safety including experimental and numerical activities. Research member of the RIsks and Sustainability in COnstruction (RISCO). He has co-authored more than 100 publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and contributed to more than 150 publications at national and international meetings.
Florindo Gaspar is an Adjunct Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, where he has taught subjects related to wood and masonry structures, materials and processes of construction, and building installations. He is currently a Researcher at the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRsp). He is a member of the Technical Commission CT-14 - wood, responsible for the translation and implementation in Portugal of international standards in the field of Timber. He is the author of several scientific articles published in journals and national and international conferences. His research interests are related to construction and rehabilitation of wood and masonry structures.
Paulo Fernandes is an Associate Professor at the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal, teaching the courses of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Prestressed Concrete and Precast Structures, Pathology and Rehabilitation of Buildings. His major research interests are high-performance concrete (HSC, SCC, SFRC, SCSFRC), time-dependent behavior of concrete, prestressed and reinforced concrete structures (design, assessment, and structural rehabilitation), supported by both experimental and numerical programs. Researcher (full member) of Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability center (CERIS), is the co-author of several scientific works (in peer-reviewed journals and international meetings). Professional Structural and Civil Engineer author of more than 100 design projects.
Artur Mateus is an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, on Rapid Tooling and Manufacturing, at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (PIL), since 1997. Also is Vice-Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (PIL). He is a member of the scientific and technological council of the Incubator for startups, OPEN (Marinha Grande - Portugal). Artur Mateus has a Ph.D. in Polymer Physics from the University of Reading (UK), an M.Sc. from the Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal) and a first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra. He has co-edited three books, authored and co-authored more than 70 papers published in books, international journals, and proceedings of international conferences. Artur Mateus has participated in more than 60 Research Projects, national and international, in consortium with companies and firms related to Rapid Tooling and Manufacturing, rapid design and advanced materials processing.