Biography

 

 

Current Position: Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, and President of the CERIS R&D Unit

 

  • Graduation in Civil Engineering, branch Structures - IST - 1982

  • MSc in Structural Engineering, Pathologies of Concrete Structures - IST - 1987

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Bridge Management Systems - IST - 1993

  • Aggregation to Professor Title in Civil Engineering - IST - 2005

  • Scholarship at LNEC 1982-1983

  • Structural designer at Gapres 1983-1988

  • Teacher at Instituto Superior Técnico since 1984

  • CMEST Researcher 1984-1995

  • Structural designer at Nara, Projectos, Construção e Turismo, Lda. 1988-1997 (involved in 150+ projects related to bridge, and habitational and industrial buildings construction)

  • Participated in 200+ technical consultations

 

Author/co-author of the following number of publications:

  • 6 Books;

  • 33 Book chapters;

  • 12 Book and journal editions;

  • 3 Theses;

  • 2 Patents;

  • 499 Reports (193 of scientific and technical dissemination and 277 of consultanship);

  • 543 Oral communications in congresses;

  • 121 Teaching texts;

  • 39 Support texts in specialty courses;

  • 725 Articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Jorge de Brito

Contact:

E-mail: jb@civil.ist.utl.pt

Phone: +351 218 418 118

 

Research Interests:

- Recycling waste for concrete and mortar production.

- Life cycle assessment of buildings, construction materials and assemblies

 

- Service life prediction of buildings, construction materials and assemblies.

- Bridges and buildings expert-knowledge based management systems.

- Nanotechnology on mortars, coatings and concrete.

- Non-destructive testing, in-service inspections and monitoring buildings.​

- Structural lightweight concrete.​

 

Academic Career:

 

- Teacher at the Colégio Militar, during mandatory military service, from January 1984 to December 1984.

- Assistant intern at Departamento de Engenharia Civil in IST, Secção de Mecânica Aplicada, since October 1984 to September 1986.

 

- Assistant intern at Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Secção de Estruturas e Construção, since October 1986 to December 1987.

​- Assistant intern at Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Secção de Estruturas e Construção, since January 1988 to April 1993.

​- Auxiliary Professor at Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Secção de Estruturas e Construção, since May 1993 to May de 2001.

- Associate Professor at Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Arquitectura, Secção de Estruturas e Construção, since May 2001 to November 2005.

​- Associate Professor at with Agregation at Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Arquitectura, Secção da Construção, since November 2005 to January 2009.​

- Full Professor at Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Arquitectura e Georrecursos, since January 2009.

 

Awards:

​- Honourable mentions in the prize Ferry Borges 1998 and 2004 in the category of best work published at the journal Revista Portuguesa de Engenharia de Estruturas (RPEE).

- Ex aequeo honourable mention of the scientific prize 2010 in the area of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Engineering, Geological and Mining Engineering, Aerospacial Engineering, Territory Engineering, Trasportation and Biomechanics.

​- Nomination for “Outstanding Paper” in the year of 2010 do Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities for the paper “Discussion of Criteria for Prioritization of Predictive Maintenance of Building Façades - Survey of 30 Experts”.

​- Best Paper at the CIB 2010 World Congress in the stream “Building Pathology” for the paper “Methodology for In-Service Performance Assessment of Rendering Façades for Predicting Maintenance”.

- Ex aequeo winner of the scientific prize UTL/Santander Totta 2011 in the area of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Engineering, Geological and Mining Engineering, Aerospacial Engineering, Territory Engineering, Trasportation and Biomechanics.

- Best Poster at APFAC 2012 (4º Congresso Português de Argamassas e ETICS) - “Levantamento estatístico da inspecção, diagnóstico e reparação de ETICS em paredes”.

 

​- Nomination for one of the 10 “Best Conference Papers” at Portugal SB13 - Contribution of Sustainable Building for EU 20-20-20 Targets, for the paper "LCA ‘From cradle-to-cradle’ of energy-related building assemblies: Promoting eco-efficient materials".

- Nomination for “Outstanding Paper” in the year of 2013 for the Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities for the paper “Inspection and Diagnosis System for Wood Flooring”.

​- “ASCE - 2014 Outstanding Reviewer” in the year of 2014 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

​​- Honorable mention in best article in Conpat 2015 (XIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Patología de la Construcción / XV Congreso de Control de Calidad en la Construcción), in the category of Building Pathologies.

- Best article at Conpat 2015 (XIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Patología de la Construcción / XV Congreso de Control de Calidad en la Construcción), in the category of “Gestão e Qualidade das Construções”.

​- “Excellence Review Award 2015” for the scientific journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling.

- Winner of the Scientific Prize UL/Santander Universities 2016 in the scientific area of Civil Engineering.

- One of the Most Cited Researchers in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 in the scientific area of Civil Engineering.

- Received the “Distinguished Engineer 2018” award by the Iranian Society of Structural Engineering.

- Received the “Top Reviewers 2017” award by the Journal of Waste Management.

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