The FRP++ Consortium Management Board and Teaching Staff of University of Minho, Naples, Girona and INSA/UPS.
CONSORTIUM MANAGEMENT BOARD
José Sena Cruz
(Associate Professor with Habilitation at UMINHO)
FRP++ University of Girona Coordinator
(Associate Professor at UdG)
FRP++ University of Naples Federico II Coordinator
(Full Professor at UNINA)
Marco Di Ludovico
FRP++ University of Naples Federico II Coordinator
(Associate Professor at UNINA)
FRP++ Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse/ University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier Coordinator
(Full Professor at INSA/Toulouse)
University of Minho
Assistant Professor at the UMINHO, holds PhD degree in Civil Engineering (2012). He is specialized in the micromechanics and design, fresh and hardened behaviour of cementitious composites showing strain hardening in tension, self-healing, self-sensing and resilience in maritime environments, image-based monitoring of fracture processes and other monitoring techniques.
Assistant Professor at UMinho,holds PhD degree in Civil Engineering (2007). Her main research interests are in steel structures, steel and concrete composite structures, steel-concrete shear connection and connections between concrete and polymeric materials reinforced with fibers.
Full Professor at UMINHO, holds PhD degree in Civil Engineering (1996). His research interests include structural strengthening, composite materials, fiber reinforced concrete and the development of constitutive models for the simulation of the behavior of cement based and polymer based materials, and their implementation in software based on the finite element method.
José Sena Cruz
Associate Professor with Habilitation
Associate Professor with Habilitation at UMINHO, holds PhD degree in Civil Engineering (2004). Expert in strengthening existing RC structures and the development of new materials/structural systems with composite materials, in different aspects, namely in the study of the structural behaviour at short and long-term, and durability issues, supported by experimental, numerical and analytical research.
Postdoctoral researcher at ISISE, holds PhD degree in Civil Engineering (2018). He has specialized in durability and long-term behaviour of RC members strengthened with FRP materials, with expertise in experimental design, high-level execution and analysis, and advanced structural modelling techniques.
Assistant Professor at UMINHO, holds PhD degree in Civil Engineering (2009). His research interests include: i) the use of digital processes in construction, namely Building Information Modelling, and ii) numerical and experimental study of concrete at early ages.
Assistant Researcher at UMINHO, holds PhD degree in Civil Engineering (2010). His research interests include: fiber reinforced concrete, composite materials, additive manufacturing (Industry 4.0), nonlinear FEM analysis, alkaline activation and development of sustainable materials.
University of Girona
Associate Professor at UdG, holds PhD in Composite Materials (2006). His main areas of research are: i) Numerical modelling of delamination and adhesive joints,ii) Experimental characterization,iii) Design and optimization for improved damage tolerance and resistance,iv) Uncertainty Quantification and Management in the analysis of composites.
Associate Professor at UdG, holds PhD in Technology (2011). Expert in reinforcing and strengthening reinforced concrete structures with composite materials (FRP), in different aspects, namely in the study of the structural behaviour at short and long-term, durability issues and serviceability behaviour, supported by experimental and analytical research.
Associate Professor at UdG, holds PhD in Composite Materials (2005). His main research areasare: optimization methods applied to mechanical design, simulation of composite structures, fracture mechanics.
Associate Professor at UdG. Gonzalez's PhD (2011) involved an investigation of the damage resistance and damage tolerance of polymer-based composite plates under low-velocity impact. Main research interests: simulation of large composite structures; translaminar fracture toughness and the cohesive law shape; characterization of the interlaminar fracture toughness.
Full Professor at UdG, holds PhD (1996) by the University of Barcelona. His research activity focuses on the characterization and simulation of the mechanical behaviour of continuous fibre composites. He concentrates on the study of fracture and progressive damage of composites and other engineering materials.
Full Professor at UdG, PhD by the Tech. Univ. of Catalonia (2001). His research interests include serviceability behaviour of structural concrete as well as reinforcing and strengthening of reinforced concrete structures with FRP.
MARTA BAENA MUÑOZ
Associate Professor at UdG, holds PhD in Technology (2011). Her main research lines are concrete structures reinforced and/or strengthened with fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) with a special focus in their short and long-term performance (bond and flexural), supported by experimental and analytical research.
Full Professor at UdG, holds PhD in composite materials (2005). His research activity focuses on the experimental characterization and modelling of the mechanical and structural behaviour of composites and 3D-printing of continuous-fibre composite materials, especially on interlaminar fracture and low-velocity impact.
University of Naples
Full Professor at UNINA, holds PhD in Civil Engineering (1998). Theoretical and experimental research on: non-linear behaviour of RC and masonry structures, seismic retrofit with composites, behaviour of concrete structures reinforced with composite bars, polymeric and composite structures.
Tenured Assistant Professor at UNINA,holds PhD in Structures Engineering (2011). Theoretical and experimental research on: bond behaviour of FRP materials, linear and non-linear behaviour of RC structures and steel-concrete composite structures, fire behaviour of structures reinforced and/or strengthened with composite materials.
CIRO DEL VECCHIO
Associate Professor at University of Sannio, holds PhD degree in Civil Engineering (2015). His main research interests are in seismic assessment and retrofitting of existing reinforced concrete structures by mean of composite materials (FRP). He conducts analytical and experimental (full-scale) studies to develop innovative retrofit solutions.
Assistant Professor at UNINA, holds PhD in Materials Engineering and Structures (2013). Theoretical and experimental research on: composite/FRP structures, sandwich structures, nano-reinforced composites, geopolymers, high performance concrete, bio-composites, shape memory alloys, 3D printed concrete, life cycle assessment, resilience and sustainability methods.
Full Professor at UNINA, holds PhD in Civil Engineering (1986). Theoretical and experimental research on: non-linear behaviour of RC structures, seismic design of RC structures by using innovative building materials and base-isolation systems, behaviour of concrete structures reinforced with composite bars.
Full Professor at UNINA, holds PhD in Structural Engineering (1994). Theoretical and experimental research on: high temperature behaviour of concrete structures reinforced or strengthened with FRP; fire behaviour of steel, steel-concrete composite structures and RC tunnels; strengthening of masonry and RC structures.
Gian Piero Lignola
Associate Professor at UNINA, holds PhD in Seismic Risk (2007). Theoretical and experimental research on: Nonlinear behavior and Finite Elements Analysis of RC and masonry structures, seismic strengthening using advanced materials, analysis of shallow cavities and jet grouted tunnels, analysis of historical/monumental and archeological structures, modeling of corrosion effects in RC.
Marco Di Ludovico
Associate Professor at UNINA, holds PhD in Civil Engineering (2007). Theoretical and experimental research on: bond behaviour of FRP materials, non-linear behaviour of RC and masonry structures, seismic retrofit with composite materials, repair and retrofit costs on existing buildings, sustainable innovative building materials.
MARTA DEL ZOPPO
Assistant Professor at University of Naples Federico II, holds a PhD degree in Phenomena and Environmental Risks (2018). Her main research interests are assessment and retrofitting of existing reinforced concrete and masonry structures with composite materials (FRP, FRCM, FRM) towards different natural hazards (earthquake and tsunami). Her research is supported by experimental testing and numerical studies.
INSA Toulouse / University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier
Full Professor (ClasseExceptionnelle) at INSA, holds PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at ISAE Supaéro (2001). Expert in aeronautic composites with strong links to French aerospace industry.
Full Professor of Structural Engineering and Composite Structures at ISAE-SUPAERO. His research deals with damage in composite structures (impact, compression after impact, open hole tension, crack propagation), finite element modelling of damage in composite structures and measure of fracture toughness in composite structures using infrared thermography.
Position: Central Stress Authority Senior Expert Composite Stress Analysis at Airbus Group
Appointed Stress Composite Central Airframe Authority in 2015, contribute to Harmonization of the Airframe Technical Authority for composite Stress, to establish Airframe Policies such as Margin policy, tool policy, and support of Airframe Hot topic resolutions. Product Domain Authority manager for A350 stress NSDW from 2010 to 2014, developing stress methods& tools in time cost & quality.
Postdoc Researcher at INSA, holds PhD in composite materials (2016). His main areas of researchare:experimental and numerical analysis of composite materials failure, and on bio-composites.
Associate Professor at UPS, holds PhD in Mechanical Engineering (2010). His current research interests are impact on rotor blade and post-impact fatigue analysis.
Professor (ClasseExceptionnelle) UPS,holds PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at ISAE Supaéro (2001). His current research interests focus on manufacturing issues of composite.
Associate Professor at UPS, holds PhD in Mechanical Engineering (2005). His current research interests include damage analysis during drilling and milling of composites materials (with conventional machining, laser machining and abrasive water jet machining) and finite element analysis of machining.
Associate professor at INSA Toulouse, holds a PhD in materials science (2012). He specialises in micromechanics of composite materials. His research activities cover the multi-scale modelling of composite materials from analytical to computational aspects.
General Secretary – University of Minho
(Master in Management of Human Resources)