A FEUP researcher will lead a reference journal in engineering and applied sciences

José António Correia has been on the list of the 2% most cited scientists in the world since 2019, according to the Stanford University ranking. Photo: DR

Jose Antonio Correiaresearcher of Institute of R&D in Structures and Construction (CONSTRUCT) and Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) It’s from Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI)was recently named co-editor of the civil engineering section of Alexandria Engineering Journal (Elsevier), a leading journal in the field of engineering and applied sciences.

“It is an honor for me to be part of a journal in which eminent professors and researchers of world reference participate as members of the editorial board and, at the same time, to obtain recognition for my contributions in the field of materials and structures. I also express my gratitude to the institutions in which I work for the support and the availability of the means necessary for the development of my research activities and collaboration with industry”, declares the researcher .

Whereas Co-editor in chieff, José António Correia will have as main responsibilities the management of article submissions from the scientific community in the field of civil engineering, placing them in the review process and final decision-making.

Scientific research and recognition

Since 2019, José António Correia has been part of the list of the most outstanding scientists among the 2% of most cited scientists in the world, according to the ranking of Stanford University, having recently been distinguished by the Medalha Manson-Coffin IGF 2021. He was also considered one of the most impactful academic figures in the world during the period 2015-2021 in several scientific sub-fields of fatigue, such as SN curves, fatigue models applied to materials and to structural details, accumulated damage, metal bridges and structures. Connections.

More recently, the FEUP researcher was promoted to co-chairman of the technical committee TC3 – Fatigue of materials and engineering structures of the European Society for Structural Integrity (ESIS), an instance where he already held the position of chairman of the technical committee TC12 – Safety and risk analysis of large structures and structural details. In addition, he has been an evaluator of European project proposals.

José António Correia has also accumulated extensive experience in positions related to scientific publications in the field of engineering structures. Member of the editorial board of International Journal of Fatigue (world reference journal in the field of fatigue of engineering materials and structures) since last January, it is also the current Co-editor of the magazine Smart infrastructure and buildinga role she is working with Noha Saleeb, a professor at Middlesex University in London, UK.

In addition, he is the founder and current co-editor of Structural Integrity – Series (Springer), with Abílio De Jesus, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at FEUP, editor-in-chief of the journal MDPI modelingmagazine editor Open materials research (F1000-Taylor & Francis), and Editor-in-chief do International Journal of Structural Integrity (Emerald).

More recently, José Correia became a member of the editorial board of Philosophical Transactions A – Engineering Sciences (The Royal Society) e Analysis of technical failures (Elsvier).

With a “divided” research activity between CONSTRUCT and INEGI, José António Correia also teaches at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), as well only at the Department of Structures of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands).

At FEUP, he is also co-coordinator, with Professor Rui Calçada, of the Hyperloop-Verne project, recently approved by the MIT Portugal program. The researcher has been co-coordinator of several research and university extension projects in the field of structural integrity, fatigue and failure of materials, engineering details and structures.

He also holds several honorary positions at the invitation of academic institutions around the world, such as Xi’an Jiaotong University (China), where he is an adjunct professor, or NIT Silchar (India) and Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP, Brazil), where he is a visiting professor.

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