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Paulo Mendonça
Doutoramento em Engenharia Civil (Universidade do Minho)
Presidency (School of Architecture)
  Associate Professor
   962474312 , 253510500
Associate Professor of the Architecture School of the University of Minho (EAUM). Coordinator of the Design and Technology Research Group (2015-2018), Dean of EAUM (2011-2012) and Vice-Dean of EAUM (2010-2011). Integrated Master Studies Director (2007-2009), Architecture Graduation Director (2005-2006).
PhD in Civil Engineering by the University of Minho, with the thesis: “Living under a second skin”, acclaimed by unanimity (2005). As a PhD fellowship of FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) he got the “Advanced Studies Diploma” in Barcelona on the Technical Superior School of Architecture (ETSAB). He was a JNICT (former designation of FCT) fellowship student in the Textile Engineer Department of the University of Minho, where he obtained the Master Degree in Design and Marketing with a thesis about “Smart Textiles in Architecture” (1997). Graduated in Architecture by the University of Porto, Portugal (1994). He was Erasmus granted student in ETSAB, Barcelona (1993-1994).
Sustainable construction
New construction materials and processes
Lightweight constructions
Architectural membranes
Building functional rehabilitation
Selected publications
Mendonça, P., Cruz, N. and Macieira, M. (2017); “Environmental and economic cost analysis of housing in temperate climate using an innovative lightweight partitioning system”; International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 36, Iss. 2, pp 151-156 DOI
Mendonça, P. and Amorim, F. (2016); "Environmental Benefits from the Use of Vegetable Materials in Building Construction: Case Study in the South of Portugal"; International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 6, pp 431-435 ISSN: 2010-0264 DOI
Mendonça, P., Macieira, M., Ramos, L. F. (2015). “Lightweight adjustable partition system: Evaluation of resistance to horizontal loads and functional failure from impacts”; Informes de la Construcción, 67(539): e102 DOI
Vasconcelos, G.; Lourenço, P. B.; Mendonça, P.; Camões, A.; Bragança, L.; Brito, A.; Poletti, E.; "Proposal of an innovative solution for partition walls: Mechanical, Thermal and Acoustic validation". Construction and Building Materials, Volume 48, November 2013, ISSN: 0950-0618, pp 961–979 DOI
Francese, D.; Mendonça, P.; Buoninconti, L.; “Soil: A Material for Bio-Compatible and Eco-Sustainable Contemporary Buildings”; Advanced Structured Materials 29 - Characterization and Development of Biosystems and Biomaterials; ISBN 978-3-642-31470-4, Springer-Verlag, 2013 pp193-202 DOI
Design de Instalações Efémeras
Laboratório de Investigação: Prova Final (Dissertação ou Trabalho de Projecto)
Integrated Master
Opção B2.1 - Construções Leves
Integrated Master
Projeto V
Integrated Master
Seminário 2B: Inovação e Tecnologia
Integrated Master