Luis Guerra Rosa
Luis Guerra Rosa serves as an Associate Professor, holding the academic title of “Agregado,” at the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon (Department of Mechanical Engineering; scientific area of Mechanical Project and Structural Materials). He started his research and teaching career at the Instituto Superior Tecnico in 1977, after his graduation in metallurgical engineering. In 1986, Rosa obtained the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering with a thesis on fatigue crack nucleation and propagation in steels, using fracture-mechanics concepts. In 1988, he created his own research group, changed slightly his research topics, and focused on ceramics and composite materials, including petrous materials, their characterization, and processing. Since then and taking advantage of his earlier experience, Rosa has been devoting his time to problems involving structural and technological characterization of materials at different stages of their elaboration, to understand their behavior, to compare their properties to references and specifications, and to evaluate their performances in condition simulating applications. Till the present date, he authored more than 70 technical papers in international scientific periodicals or as chapters in books, and more than 110 papers in proceedings of international conferences and symposia; he edited 5 books of conference proceedings and authored 1 book on development of laminate composites.
Biography Updated on 20 April 2012