António Topa Gomes

António Topa Gomes obtained the Civil Engineering degree, the M.Sc. degree on Geothecnical Structures and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University.

He was geothenical and structural design coordinator at Normetro during the construction of the Porto Metro lines. He has a vast work developed as a consultant in the field of soil intervention and consolidation.

He is a Auxiliar Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University in the Geotechnic section of the Civil Engineering Departament.

Aníbal Costa

Aníbal Costa is an expert on the rehabilitation, strengthening and seismic behavior of existing structures, having work performed during the last 15 years in the field, he is frequently required to do consultancy work by private parties and governmental entities.

He occupies the position of full professor at Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Aveiro, he is co-founder of the Laboratory for Earthquake and Structural Engineering (LESE) of Faculty of Engineering of Porto University (FEUP) and vice-president of the Portuguese Society for Earthquake Engineering (SPES).

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