Paulo Lourenco

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,

University of Minho, Azurém, Portugal





Prof. Paulo Lourenco is the Head of the Institute in Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering and the Institute for Bio- Sustainability. Experienced in the fields of non-destructive testing, advanced experimental and numerical techniques, innovative repair and strengthening techniques, and earthquake engineering. Specialist in structural conservation and forensic engineering. Leader of the revision of the European masonry code (EN 1996-1-1). Coordinator of the European Master on Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions. Editor of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage and advisor of the Conference Series on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Supervised more than 50 PhD theses. Just awarded an Advanced ERC Grant of 3.0 M€ to develop an integrated seismic assessment approach for heritage buildings. Timber Structures

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