Full Professor of Construction and Technology in the School of Architecture, Art and Design (EAAD) of the University of Minho. Dean of EAAD (2021-2024; 2004-2011). Habilitation in Structural Engineering by the University of Minho, Portugal (2005). PhD in Construction Engineering by the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain (1995). MSc in Structural Engineering by the University of Porto, Portugal (1991). Graduated in Civil Engineering by the University of Porto, Portugal (1987).
Dean of EAAD (2021-2024; 2004-2011). Pro-Rector of the University of Minho (2017-2021). Director of Lab2PT - Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (2015-2017). Head of studies on Product Design (2013-2017). President of IDEGUI - Design Institute of Guimarães (2015- …). Vice-President of the Guimarães Landscape Laboratory (2017-2021). President of UM-Cities Platform (2016-2017). Head of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Minho (2003-2004).
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal "Architecture, Structures and Construction", Springer. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Steel Construction - Design and Research”, Ernst & Sohn, Wiley. Associate Editor of the Journal “Structure and Infrastructure Engineering”, Taylor & Francis.
Coordinator of the Advanced Ceramics R&D Lab, aiming to explore the integration of digital additive manufacturing techniques in the architectural design and production processes of ceramic elements for buildings. Coordinator of the Laboratory of Construction and Technology aiming to explore innovative technological, constructive and structural solutions.
Since 1987 he researched in the domain of special structures. After the PhD he started with the field of “Steel and Composite Structures”, progressively devoting his research interests to the area of bridges, particularly in what concerns safety, inspection, assessment and monitoring. Since his involvement with EAAD, he bridges the gap between architecture and structural engineering, promoting the efficient use of the traditional materials and their judicious combination.
Chair of several international conferences: ICSA2022 - The 5th International Conference on Structures and Architecture, Alborg, Denmark; ICSA2019 - The 4th International Conference on Structures and Architecture, Lisbon, Portugal; ICSA2016 - The 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, Guimarães, Portugal; ICSA2013 - The 2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, Guimarães, Portugal; ICSA2010 - The 1st International Conference on Structures and Architecture, Guimarães, Portugal; ICSB2008 - The 7th International Symposium on Steel Bridges, Guimarães, Portugal; IABMAS2006 - The 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Porto, Portugal; CIMAD’2004 - The 1s t Iberian Conference on Timber Construction, Guimarães, Portugal.
President of the International Association of Structures and Architecture (2016-2022). Secretary of the Executive Committee of IABMAS - International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (2002-2018). Since 2006 he is the President of the Portuguese Group of IABMAS. In 1997 he founded the Portuguese Steelwork Association.
Prizes and awards: 2008 - Special Service IABMAS Award, in recognition of his outstanding service to IABMAS (International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety) as organizer of the “IABMAS’06 - The Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management”. 2008 - Gold medal of the Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. 2005 - Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize, ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers, USA.
Architecture, Structures and Construction
Cruz, P.J.S., Figueiredo, B., Carvalho, J. & Campos, T. (2020), Additive manufacturing of ceramic components for façade construction, Journal of Façade Design & Engineering, Volume 8, Number 1. pp. 1-20. DOI
Castro, J.D., Carneiro, E., Marques, S.M., Figueiredo, B., Pontes, A.P., Sampaio, A.M., Carvalho, I., Henriques, M., Cruz, P.J.S. (2020), Surface functionalization of 3D printed structures: Aesthetic and antibiofouling properties, Surface Science & Coatings Technology, 386 DOI
Cruz, P.J.S., Camões, A., Figueiredo, B., Ribeiro, M.J., Renault, J. (2020), Additive manufacturing effect on the mechanical behaviour of architectural stoneware bricks, Construction & Building Materials, 238, March 2020 DOI
Cruz, P.J.S. (2016), Edgar Cardoso: A tribute to a brilliant bridge engineer, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance Journal DOI
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