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Maria João Henriques, Portugal
Senior Researcher at the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Concrete Dams Department, Applied Geodesy Unit.
Study at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, 5-years Degree in Geospatial Engineering (1983); specialist in Geospatial Engineering (1996) from LNEC (degree equivalent to PhD).
Activity and Research Lecturer in Surveying, Cartography and Geodesy (University of Lisbon, 1984-1985). Research in Geodetic Surveying Systems design and quality control, atmospheric effects on the measurements, calibration of equipment, photogrammetry, UAV (drones) for civil engineering structures inspection and monitoring. Author/co-author over 50 scientific papers in journals and conference publications, and over 40 technical reports.
Member of professional and academic bodies: Portuguese Engineers Professional Association and member of the Board of Directors of its Geospatial Engineering College, Geographical Society of Lisbon and FIG Commission 6 “Engineering Surveys”.
Maria Teresa Reis, Portugal
Research Officer at the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Hydraulics and Environment Department, Harbours and Maritime Structures Division.
Study at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, 5-years Degree in Civil Engineering (1990); at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Liverpool, UK, both MSc(Eng) in Maritime Civil Engineering (1992) and PhD in Civil Engineering (1998).
Activity and Research Consultant at Posford Duvivier (now RoyalHaskoningDHV), Uk (1998-2000) and at WW – Consultores de Hidráulica e Obras Marítimas, S.A., Portugal (2007-2008). Research in numerical and physical modelling of wave-structure interaction (particularly wave overtopping); flood forecast and warning systems in coastal and port areas; probabilistic design and assessment of the safety of maritime structures; monitoring and analysis of the behaviour of harbour structures. Author/co-author of 7 chapters in international books, over 40 scientific papers in journals, over 100 conference publications, over 100 consultancy/technical reports.
Prizes/Awards 2013 Best Journal Paper - awarded annually for the authors of the best paper published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering; HALCROW PRIZE 2012 - awarded annually for the authors of the best paper published by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK, on Maritime Engineering; Robert Legget Prize for 1997-98 - awarded annually to a student of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Liverpool for the best PhD Thesis of the Faculty.
Member of professional bodies: Portuguese Institution of Engineers, Portuguese Delegation of International Navigation Association, Portuguese Water Resources Association and Portuguese Association of Experimental Analysis of Tensions.
Teresa O. Santos, Portugal
Research Officer at the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Structures Department, Structural Behaviour Unit.
Study at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, both 5-years Degree in Civil Engineering (1990) and MSc in Structural Engineering (1996); PhD in Civil Engineering (Structures) at the New University of Lisbon.
Research in structural health monitoring of structures, with particular emphasis on the study of the rheological phenomena of concrete and its consequences on bridge´s behaviour; structural assessment, rehabilitation and strengthening of buildings. Author/co-author over 20 scientific papers in journals and conference publications, over 40 technical reports.
Member of professional and academic bodies: Portuguese Engineers Professional Association; Portuguese Group of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, Portuguese Group of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety.