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About the fellow

A short bio

Dr Helder Sousa is an expert with more than 15 years of practice on Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and advanced Finite Element (FE) modelling. With several publications in this field on top-ranked international journals, his PhD focussed on the design, installation and structural analysis regarding the long- term performance of one of the longest bridge in Europe – Lezíria Bridge. Acting as a consultant for one of the world's largest highway operators, he has been a Marie Curie Fellow between 2015-17 (recognition of excellence by the EU) and Invited Lecturer at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Surrey where he holds lectures on SHM and prestressed concrete bridges.
In addition, he has been engaging with worldwide experts in the field of SHM, through the COST Action TU1402 – Quantifying the Value of SHM, as the leader of the Innovation Committee, aiming to facilitate sustainable societal developments in the design and assets management for structures and infrastructure systems by optimised SHM systems. More recently, he has been also invited to collaborate in one of the fib (The International Federation for Structural Concrete) groups responsible for the development of the new Model Code 2020. More recently, 2017, and by capitalising on the Fellow’s solid academic background on subjects allied to the teaching requirements and aspirations in Civil & Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Surrey, the Fellow was invited to act as an invited lecturer in two MSc modules and, towards the end of the Fellowship, invited to be the module leader and principal lecturer in two MSc modules by extending his contract as a teaching fellow beyond the end date of the Fellowship. Presently, his research focus lies in understanding why some prestressed concrete bridges in Europe and beyond unexpectedly show a significant increase in long-term deflections.
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About the fellow

A short bio

Dr Helder Sousa is an expert with more than 15 years of practice on Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and advanced Finite Element (FE) modelling. With several publications in this field on top-ranked international journals, his PhD focussed on the design, installation and structural analysis regarding the long-term performance of one of the longest bridge in Europe – Lezíria Bridge. Acting as a consultant for one of the world's largest highway operators, he has been a Marie Curie Fellow between 2015-17 (recognition of excellence by the EU) and Invited Lecturer at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Surrey where he holds lectures on SHM and prestressed concrete bridges.