Plenary Lecturers

Prof. Pedro Camanho
Faculty of Engineering of The University of Porto

Pedro Camanho received his PhD in Composite Materials from the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, UK, in 1999. He is Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Porto, and Vice-President of the Institute for Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI).
The main research interests of Pedro Camanho are the mechanics of deformation and fracture of advanced composite materials, and new concepts for lightweight composite materials for aerospace applications such as hybrid, variable stiffness and ultra-thin composites.
Pedro Camanho is member of the Editorial Board of Composites Part A (Elsevier), European Journal of Computational Mechanics (Taylor and Francis) and of Computers, Materials and Continua (Tech Science Press). He was was the chairman of the 3rd Composites Testing and Model Identification Conference – CompTest (2006) and of the 1st ECCOMAS Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites (2007).
Pedro Camanho was a Visiting Scientist at NASA-Langley Research Center between 2000 and 2011, and at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. He was a Royal Society Visiting Professor at Imperial College London (2005) and a Visiting Professor at the Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (2014).
Pedro Camanho has coordinated several research projects funded by the European Space Agency, Airbus, Embraer, NASA, Daimler AG, Aernnova, European Union and US Air Force.
Pedro Camanho is the recipient of the 2006 NASA H.J.E. Reid Award for Outstanding Scientific Paper, of the 2005 Young Researcher in Applied and Computational Mechanics Award from the Portuguese Association of Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics, and the 2005-2009 Engineering Fracture Mechanics Most Cited Articles Award. His work has been successfully transferred to the industry and services: finite elements implemented by ABAQUS (Dassault Systèmes), materials models implemented in LS-DYNA, failure criteria in HYPERSIZER and ESACOMP, and test methods that are used by both the automotive and aeronautical industries.
Pedro Camanho is member of the Advisory Board of the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH). He is member of the Council of the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM), and of the Engineering Panel of the European Research Council (ERC).