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Portuguese researcher distinguished by the Italian Society of Fracture and Structural Integrity


José António Correia, Researcher at the Institute for R&D in Structures and Construction (CONSTRUCT) of the Faculty of Engineering of the U.Porto (FEUP) and funded by FCT, received the IGF 2021 Manson-Coffin Medal, a distinction of the Italian Society of Fracture and Structural Integrity (IGF), which is awarded since 2019.

The award recognizes the researcher's contributions in the area of fatigue of materials and engineering structures. The award was presented during the 26th International Conference on Fracture and Structural Integrity, in Turin, and recognizes the work of faculty and researchers in formalizing, implementing, and validating new theories and methodologies designed to model phenomena related to fatigue of materials and engineering structures. It also distinguishes research focused on the development of phenomenological models that allow to run multiple damage variables, for all material fatigue regimes.

The Portuguese researcher was also considered one of the most outstanding academic personalities for the period 2015-2019 in several scientific subfields of fatigue, namely: S-N curves, fatigue models, accumulated damage, steel bridges and riveted connections. He has been promoted to Co-chair of Technical Committee TC3 - Fatigue of Engineering Materials and Structures of European Society for Structural Integrity (ESIS); and accumulates his research activity at CONSTRUCT and at the Institute for Science and Innovation in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering (INEGI). He also teaches at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra and at the Department of Structures of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of the Technical University of Delft (The Netherlands). Throughout his career he has held different positions in renowned publications in this area, as in International Journal of Fatigue, the journal Smart Infrastructure and Construction, in the Structural Integrity - Series (Springer), in the Modelling MDPI and the International Journal of Ocean Systems Management (InderScience).

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