INFRARISK- Summer Workshop 2019

The fifth edition of the  INFRARISK- Summer Workshop was held at University of Minho, Guimarães, on the 15th of July 2019.


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This year the workshop had the participation of  Prof. Atilla Ansal and Dr. Desmond Hartford, members of Board of Advisors of the PhD program. Prof. José Luís Zêzere was the Keynote Speaker of the event and gave the lecture entitled ‘‘Spatial and temporal incidence of disastrous floods and landslides in Portugal during the last 150 years“.

Research work carried out in the scope of the scholarships attributed in the framework of the Doctoral Program InfraRisk- was presented and discussed:

Earthquake Engineering

Hydrological Engineering 

Infrastructures & Geothecnics

The workshop promoted interaction, discussion of future development amongst participants, colleagues and academic staff from the Board of Studies (BoS) to PhD Supervisors.

Detailed program of the workshop  is available here.

Scope
The Doctoral Program InfraRisk- is focused on the following main research domains within civil engineering: (i) Conduct hazard assessment; (ii) Perform vulnerability analysis of the several infrastructures, including the interdependence effects; (iii) Propose and prioritize solutions and techniques for the strengthening and rehabilitation of infrastructures; (iv) Contribute to define prevention and preparedness policies and measures aiming at the enhancement of socio-economic resilience.
Institutions
The Doctoral Program in Analysis and Mitigation of Risks in Infrastructures involves a partnership between four universities - University of Lisbon - Técnico Lisboa (IST), University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP), University of Minho (UMinho) and University of Aveiro (UA) - the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC) and ICIST (Instituto de Engenharia de Estruturas, Território e Construção). The degree attributed to the candidates will be a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from one of the partner higher education institutions.