José A.F.O. Correia

POSITION: Researcher & Invited Professor



  • Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
  • Institute of R&D in Structures and Construction (CONSTRUCT), FEUP, Portugal
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI), Portugal


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Numerical modelling of engineering structures and structural components; Mathematical problems in fatigue and fracture; Mechanics of solids and structures; Numerical fracture mechanics and crack growth; Local approaches; Finite element methods in structural mechanics applications; Computer-aided structural integrity.



José António Fonseca de Oliveira Correia (José A.F.O. Correia), born 1984 in Peso da Régua, Portugal, is a Researcher and an Invited Professor of INEGI and CONSTRUCT/FEUP of the University of Porto (Portugal). Since 2018, he is a Guest Teacher at the Engineering Structures Department of the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). He is an Invited Professor at the structural mechanics' section of the University of Coimbra (since 2016/09). He obtained the degrees BSc (2007) and MSc (2009) in Civil Engineering by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). He is a specialist in steel and composite (steel and concrete) construction by the University of Coimbra in 2010. He is a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering/Structures Engineering by the University of Porto in 2015.

He is co-author of more 200 scientific journal papers in the most relevant scientific journals devoted to structural integrity, fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures, 200 proceedings in international and national conferences, congresses and workshops, 6 book chapters and 5 books.

He was/is supervisor of doctoral and master's dissertations in the areas of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (Structural Mechanics) – 15 Ph.D. (2 completed; 13 ongoing) and 34 MSc. (30 completed; 4 ongoing).

He was/is also team member of the organization and participation in approved national (Portugal) and European research projects (17 research projects, >6.500.000,00€). He was/is coordinator of 3 R&D projects and consulting services (university extension) budgeted in 300.000,00€ and 100.000,00€, respectively. In business activities, he was involved in approved investment projects budgeted in more than 720.000,00€.

In 2017, he was appointed as a chairman of the technical committees, ESIS TC12 - Risk analysis and safety of large structures and components and ESIS TC03 – Fatigue of Engineering Materials and Structures, of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS). He is a member of technical committees, CEN TC250 SC3 WG 1-9 Fatigue and CEN TC250 SC3 WG 1-10 Fracture, of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

He is a member of editorial board of 25 scientific journals, editor-in-Chief and Section Editor of 8 Scientific Journals, Book Series and Sub-Series. He received more than 18 awards, grants and scholarships.