Composites Research Group


PhD completed by Inês Rosa
July 7, 2022
The PhD defense of CORE Group member Inês Rosa took place on June 22, where she presented her thesis titled “Fire behaviour of concrete structures reinforced with GFRP bars”. The thesis was...
PhD completed by Mateus Hofmann
March 21, 2022
The PhD defense of CORE Group member Mateus Hofmann took place today, March 21, who presented his thesis titled “Sustainable bio-based resins and fibre-polymer composites for civil engineer...
Front cover of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
March 21, 2022
The paper “Biobased Thermosetting Polyester Resin for High-Performance Applications” was selected for the front cover of the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering journal (Volume 10, ...
CICE2025 in Lisbon!
December 13, 2021
The Council of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) attributed the organization of the 12th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE) to I...
Best paper award in CICE2020/2021
December 13, 2021
The paper “GFRP beam-to-column connection using stainless steel cleats” by David Martins, José Gonilha, João Correia and Nuno Silvestre was distinguished with the “Best Paper Award” in the ...
Open position for PhD researcher
December 6, 2021
There is currently an open position in the CORE Group for a PhD researcher envisaging the development of a durability study and life cycle assessment (LCA) of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP)...
Meet our MSc students
December 6, 2021
The CORE Group currently has seven ongoing MSc dissertations, covering topics such as durability, behaviour under elevated temperature, fire exposure, and damage progression modelling of FR...
Visiting student Nikola Perković
September 20, 2021
Nikola Perkovic from the University of Zagreb Nikola Perković recently joined the CORE Group as a guest student to develop his thesis on the behaviour of glue-laminated hollow timber ele...
PhD completed – Wallace Maia de Souza
September 17, 2021
On 13 September 2021, the CORE Group member Wallace Maia de Souza successfully defended his PhD Thesis and awarded the Doctoral degree in Civil Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico (Un...