CERIS continuous training and skills development have been internationally awarded.


CERIS is located at IST, in Lisbon, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


The IST research unit for innovation and sustainability in the Built and Natural Environment field.


CERIS 6 Research Groups and 8 Labs explore complementary competences and experiences.


Join the expertise of 200 PhD researchers in the CERIS scientific activities.

On October 9th and 10th, CERIS has promoted the 2019 CERIS Open Day which took place outside IST (specifically, at the Inatel Foz do Arelho Hotel), in an informal environment, in order to contribute to the conviviality within the CERIS community and thus strengthen their identity.
The program of the initiative was diverse, including motivational lectures on challenging topics, oral presentations and playful actions, fundamentally team building. Click here to have a glance.

Best Paper Award

Ceris is pleased to inform that the PhD student Luís Vieira has received the Vinnakota Award 2019 for best student-authored paper presented at the Annual Stability Conference, with the work "Local buckling of RHS members with small-to-large corner radii subjected to combinations of axial force and biaxial bending", co-authored by CERIS Members Rodrigo Gonçalves and Dinar Camotim.

National Patent

The national patent PT108864 B was granted by INPI on 17th of July 2019 to the CERIS researchers: Inês Flores-Colen; António Soares; Jorge de Brito, with also de colaboration of CQFM (+) researchers from IST. This invention has the title: Thermal mortars with subcritical silica aerogel and natural lightweight aggregates.

“Public-Private Partnerships and Concessions” Books

Carlos Oliveira Cruz and Joaquim Miranda Sarmento (ADVANCE Researcher) have published two manuals on the topic of “Public-Private Partnerships and Concessions” , one published in Portugal by Edições Sílabo and another published in Brazil by Forum Editora.




Research Institutions

Técnico is leader among the Civil Engineering Schools

1st in Portugal
1st in Iberian Peninsula
1st Ibero-American
8th in Europe
29th in the World
(Ranking Taiwan 2017)
7th in Europe
43rd in the World
(Ranking Shanghai 2017)
Number One Ceris


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