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CERIS RESEARCHER HONOURED AT THE “9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THIN-WALLED STRUCTURES”

Professor Rodrigo Gonçalves received the “Outstanding Paper Award” in the “Analytical Research” category for the paper “Applications of the Geometrically Exact Beam Theory to Non-Prismatic Beams”, presented at the “9th International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures”, which took place between 29 November and 1 December 2023 in Sydney, Australia.
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SEMINAR / INAUGURAL LECTURE – “MARITIME HYDRAULICS AND COASTAL ENGINEERING: FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE”

The seminar / inaugural lecture by Professor Diogo Mendes, who was recently hired as an Assistant Professor at IST/DECivil in the Scientific Area of Hydraulics, Environment and Water Resources and who is also a member of CERIS, took place on November 30, 2023. The seminar focused on Diogo Mendes’ work between 2016 and 2023, including...
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CERIS WEBINAR DISCUSSED THE DECARBONISATION OF BUILT ENVIRONMENTS

On November 22, Thematic Strand 4 of CERIS (Response to natural and societal changes) promoted a webinar about the “Decarbonisation of built environments, from challenges to opportunities”. Professor Manuel D. Pinheiro acted as the moderator of the session, which involved researchers from CERIS, CiTUA, and the CERIS Coimbra and CERIS Nova Hubs. The webinar was...
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IST/CERIS RECEIVES DELEGATION FROM SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY

On November 10 and 14, 2023, IST received a delegation from Shanghai University within the scope of the ULisboa School of the University of Shanghai (SHU). The President of CERIS, Professor Dídia Covas, accompanied the visit and shared the main scientific areas of CERIS. This visit represented a significant milestone in the deepening of cooperation...
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SERENE PROJECT PRESENTATION EVENT

On October 27, 2023, took place an event to present the SERENE Scientific Research and Technological Development Project (IC&DT) – “Optimal Seismic and Energy Retrofit of Buildings considering Economic and Environmental Impacts “, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnológica. The event brought together the academic and research communities in Portugal, as...
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PROJECT INVOLVING A CERIS-IST RESEARCH TEAM AWARDED IN “PRÉMIOS DO IMOBILIÁRIO” (5TH EDITION)

On October 19, in Guimarães, SIC Notícias and the weekly newspaper Expresso organised the 5th edition of the “Prémios do Imobiliário”. These awards focus on honouring projects associated with real estate within eight categories. In this year’s edition, project SIMBA, involving a CERIS-IST research team, was awarded in the new category “Innovation in Construction”. The...
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STANFORD UNIVERSITY’S PRESTIGIOUS RANKINGS ACKNOWLEDGE CERIS RESEARCHERS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS

In a recent update to its renowned list of the world’s most cited scientists, Stanford University (California, USA) has unveiled the remarkable achievements of researchers from the Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability (CERIS). Their presence on these esteemed lists is a testament to the exceptional caliber of research that has emanated from CERIS....
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UNIVERSITY OF LISBON’S CIVIL ENGINEERING PROGRAM ACHIEVES TOP EUROPEAN RANKINGS

The University of Lisbon’s Department of Civil Engineering has once again asserted its excellence internationally, securing top positions in several prestigious global and European rankings for 2023. In the “Global Ranking of Academic Subjects—Shanghai,” the University of Lisbon’s Civil Engineering programme earned an impressive 9th place in Europe and 43rd in the World, reaffirming its...
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CALLS FOR PHD RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS PROMOTED BY CERIS

Open Calls: – Civil Engineering – The call is open from 02/10/2023 at 9:00am to 16/10/2023 5:00pm (Lisbon time)     Notice: Portuguese and English – Transportation System – The call is open from 02/10/2023 at 9:00am to 16/10/2023 5:00pm (Lisbon time)     Notice
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CERIS MEMBERS JOIN THE NEW SPES MANAGEMENT BODIES

The most recent Management Bodies of the Portuguese Society of Earthquake Engineering (SPES) were elected for the 2023-2026 period. The Board includes two members of CERIS, namely Prof. Luís Guerreiro, as President of the Board, and the researcher Mónica Amaral Ferreira, as a Member of the Board.
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ELOÍSA CASTILHO WINS EURASEM AWARD

Eloísa Castilho, PhD student at IST and CERIS member, had the honour of being one of the winners of the “EuraSEM – ICEM20 Conference Attendance Awards 2023” during the 20th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM20) held on 2-7 July, 2023, at FEUPin Porto. This award, granted by the European Society for Experimental Mechanics (EuraSEM),...
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FUNDAÇÃO AMÉLIA DE MELLO AWARD

The Fundação Amélia de Mello (FAM) announced on June 30, the Research Awards Alfredo da Silva – 2023 Edition. This initiative promotes Portuguese research, aiming to distinguish and support the development of advanced scientific research projects. The CERIS member Ana Silva received an honorable mention award for the project “FuelingInnovation”.
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BOOK RELEASE: “AQUA – THE EFFICIENT USE OF WATER IN MODERN GARDENS”

The launch of the book “AQUA – O uso eficiente da água nos jardins da Idade Moderna” (“AQUA – The efficient use of water in modern gardens”) took place at the Water Museum, at Barbadinhos Station, on June 29, 2023. This book is an output of a multidisciplinary project which involve the History of Science,...
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RESEARCH TEAM FROM CERIS, IST, INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SIMBA MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEM

The research team coordinated by Professor Fernando Branco is part of a partnership with DDN to develop SIMBA – Construction System with Reinforce Concrete Self-Supporting Blocks. This system focuses on the prefabrication of components for buildings, applying principles associated with the industrial assembly line. The project started in 2018. Professor Fernando Branco mentioned to Jornal...
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CERIS RESEARCHERS VISIT TRONDHEIM IN NORWAY IN THE SCOPE OF SHAREe PROJECT FUNDED BY THE EEA GRANTS

Within the SHAREe “Sustainable Hydropower to Alleviate and Reduce Environmental externalities“ project funded by the EEA Grants Portugal, a group of researchers from CERIS, Isabel Boavida, Maria João Costa, and Renan Leite (FLUVIO PhD candidate), went to Trondheim, Norway to visit different hydropower schemes representing best practices in sustainable hydropower and to attend the Sustainability in Hydropower...
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ECOPEAK4FISH PROJECT DISCLOSURE PUBLIC SESSION

On May 12, 2023, took place in Boticas the EcoPeak4Fish Project Disclosure Public Session (Sessão Pública de Divulgação do Projeto EcoPeak4Fish). Participants from different entities, such as ICNF, Iberdrola, EDP Produção, Instituto Português de Malocologia, local associations (Comunidade Local dos Baldios de Covas do Barroso, #MovRioDouro, Boticas Parque Natureza e Biodiversidade) and academia, with professors...
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CALLS FOR PHD RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS PROMOTED BY CERIS

Open Call for one PhD Research Fellowship for the Doctoral Program in Transport Systems. The call is open from 15/06/2023 at 9:00am to 15/07/2023 5:00pm (Lisbon time). Minute: English version, Portuguese version
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FULL PROFESSOR RITA BENTO WAS HONORED BY ORDEM DOS ENGENHEIROS

Rita Bento, Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources at Instituto Superior Técnico and member of CERIS, was honored by Ordem dos Engenheiros in the celebrations of the 2023 Regional Engineer’s Day, which took place on the 20th of May. CERIS congratulates Professor Rita Bento for her achievement!
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CALL FOR 3 (Three) PhD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP FOR THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM CIVIL ENGINEERING

The call is open from 15/12/2022 at 9:00am (Lisbon time) to 15/01/2023 5:00pm: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/864406 https://fenix.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/departamentos/decivil/projetos-de-investigacao Applications should be submitted by email to the following address Link
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Figures from a paper co-authored by CERIS researchers: Luis Angel Espinosa, Maria Manuela Portela, and José Pedro Matos published in Atmosphere journal were chosen as the cover story of Volume 13, Issue 12.

 This study is an updated climate change trends analysis (from 1864 to 2021)—developed within the scope of the SCORE project, a Horizon-2020-funded research project to increase climate resilience in European coastal cities—for a representative site of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. By using long ground-based daily records of rainfall and surface temperature, the analysis aimed to...
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RUI COLAÇO successfully concluded the Fulbright Grant at the University of California-Santa Barbara

Rui Colaço successfully concluded the Fulbright Grant at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Rui Colaço is a Ph.D. student in Territorial Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa. His research deals with the firm (retail) location models in the context of urban planning while also considering the impacts of online shopping. The outcome...
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DAVID MARTINS DISTINGUISHED BY THE YOUNG ENGINEER INNOVATION AWARD

The CERIS collaborator David Martins was awarded the 2021 Young Engineer Innovation Award (1st prize), attributed by the Portuguese Engineering Council (Ordem dos Engenheiros), for the research developed in his PhD project regarding the “Seismic behaviour of GFRP structures – Connections, plane and tri-dimensional frames”. We congratulate David for this outstanding achievement!
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EcoPeak4Fish: An integrated approach to support self-sustaining fish populations downstream hydropower plants

It was on the 28th of October that took place the official launching of the FCT-funded project EcoPeak4Fish: An integrated approach to support self-sustaining fish populations downstream hydropower plants. This project is based on four fundamental elements: Ecology, Engineering and Economy acting together to ensure the sustainability of freshwater Ecosystems downstream of Small Hydropower Plants...
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Best Practice Recognition 2021

The “Safely CERIS Day Out 2020 during COVID19” annual event was recognized as a Best Practice, under the category of Research, Development and Innovation, by the 5th edition of the Best Practices Observatory (ObservIST) of Técnico-Lisboa. The ObservIST is a project that stems from the action line of the institutional focus area “Processes and Quality”,...
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Best paper in a journal – 2019

Ceris is pleased to inform that Profª Cristina Matos Silva, Profª. Patrícia Ferreira Dinis and PhD Students Joana Serro and Inês Teotónio has received an award certificate by the Engineering Economy Division and comes with a prize of $1000, to be split among the winners.
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Book Release

 Hidráulica: Fundamentos e Aplicações. Volume I, de António Heleno Cardoso, Dídia I. C. Covas, Rui M. L Ferreira e António Betâmio de Almeida
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Best Practice Recognition 2019 e 2020 – CERIS OPEN DAY

The 2018 and 2019 CERIS Open Day events were recognized in 2019 and 2020 as a Best Practice under the category of Research, Development and Innovation, by the 3rd and 4th editions of the Best practices Observatory (ObserIST) of Técnico-Lisboa.
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Current and future challenges of Experimental Methods and Instrumentation

07:00 UTC | 08:00 London | 09:00 Madrid | 12:30 New Delhi | 15:00 Beijing | 17:00 Sydney | 00:00 Los Angeles | 03:00 New YorkWednesday, 7 July 2021 This session provides an open forum where interested particupants discuss the future of Instrumentation and Experimental Methods. All themes are welcome, including (but not restricted to):...
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Best paper award – May 2019

CERIS researcher and PhD student at FCT Nova, Nuno Peres has received the “Sarada M. and Raju A. Vinnakota” Prize, awarded by the Structural Stability Research Council, USA., with the work: “A geometrically exact curved thin-walled beam finite element accounting for cross-section deformation”, supervised and co-authored by CERIS members Rodrigo Gonçalves and Dinar Camotim.
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Luís Tavares Ribeiro – March 2020

We would like to express our deepest regret at the loss of our member of CERIS, Professor Luís Ribeiro at Instituto Superior Técnico, with an international career and academic, artistic, literary projects in various areas. Luís Ribeiro was a member of CERIS with unique transversal activities.
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