Visiting student Nikola Perković

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 elements at ambient and fire conditions. During his stay, Nikola will be advised by Professor João Correia and Dr. João Firmo (IST) and supervised by Prof. Vlatka Rajčić from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Zagreb. He is joining our group between the 7th of September and the 31st of October 2021 after having previously been with us for a 3 weeks period in July. This STSM (Short Term Scientific Mission) was developed under the COST Action CA18120 (CERTBOND) and supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).
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PhD completed – Wallace Maia de Souza

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 (University of Lisbon) under the supervision of Prof. João Ramôa Correia and co-supervision of Dr. João Pedro Firmo and Prof. João Almeida. During the last 4 years, Wallace focused his research on the behaviour of concrete columns reinforced with GFRP rebars subjected to different loading conditions, including monotonic and cyclic lateral loads. This research included a comprehensive experimental campaign, comprising tests on 16 real-scale concrete columns (with footings), complemented with analytical and numerical studies. Wallace will now proceed his academic career at the Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil. Congratulations and best wishes for the new challenge. Wallace after his PhD public…
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Visiting student Vadimas Kitovas

We welcome Vadimas Kitovas who is joining the CORE Group for a 5 months period (1 Sep 2021 to 1 Feb 2022) as a guest PhD student from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). Vadimas is developing his PhD studies on the topic of shear connections for flexural closed section composite members under the supervision of Professor Mindaugas Augonis (KUT) and co-supervision of Dr. Mário Arruda from the CORE Group. Vadimas Kitovas from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU).
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