universidade lusófona

About Us

Short description

The Civil Research Group is part of the Faculty of Engineering of the Lusófona University in Lisbon, rooted in the civil engineering field for sustainable and resilient infrastructure. It is focused on four research areas (with specific research topics):

  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Hygrothermal Behaviour of Buildings
  • Construction Materials
  • Sustainable Road Infrastructure Materiais and Design

Our vision

Today, civil construction faces a series of challenges and trends that will fundamentally transform the way we conceive, design and (re) construct buildings and infrastructure. The fourth industrial revolution, namely the use of intelligent robots and autonomous vehicles, sustainability and energy efficiency are leading civil construction to a different orbit than the one we have known for several decades.

Sustainable Development Goals

This group contributes to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 and related SDGs 12 and 13, by promoting sustainable and resilient infrastructure through the introduction of new technologies, materials, and innovation intended to facilitate efficient use of resources and guarantee the safety and comfort of people.

Specifically, this group contributes to the:

  • SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) by developing sustainable and resilient infrastructures and promoting an efficient use of resources;
  • SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) in order to do more and better with less materials, by promoting the circular economy of materials and the repeated use of the same material without downgrading its functionality which increases resource efficiency and leads to low-carbon and green economies; and
  • SDG 13 (Climate Action) in order to take action to combat climate change and its impacts, by mitigating the carbon dioxide emissions through the production of new materials with less footprint in carbon emissions and adapting the existing structures.


Adilia Charmier, PhD

Full Professor

Diogo Pascoal, MSc

Building Information Modeling
Invited Professor

Eloi Figueiredo, Ph.D

Structural Health Monitoring
Full Professor

Hugo Bento Rebelo, Ph.D

Simulation and Performance
Assistant Professor

Ionut Moldovan, Ph.D

Finite Element Modeling
Associate Professor

Laura Sousa, MSc

Structural Health Monitoring
Laura Souza, PhD Student

Lucian Radu, PhD
Luís Quaresma, MSc

Road Pavements
Invited Associate Professor

Nuno Santos, PhD

Structural Health Monitoring
Assistant Professor

Vítor Antunes, PhD

Road Pavements
Assistant Professor

Yunlai Zhou, PhD

Structural Health Monitoring
External Collaborator

International collaborators

  • João Weyl (UFPA)
  • Moisés da Silva (UFPA)
  • Adam Dreyton (UNIFESSPA)
  • Samuel da Silva (UNESP)


  • Carlos Franco (PhD Student)
  • Sandra Pinto (MSc Student)
  • Rui Gomes (MSc Student)