Miguel Azenha is an Assistant Professor at the Structural Division in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho, His research interests comprise: (i) numerical and experimental study of concrete at early ages regarding phenomena such as thermo-hygral-mechanical couplings, concrete properties evolution during hydration, creep and shrinkage; (ii) use of digital processes in construction, namely Building Information Modelling.
Chairman of COST Action TU1404 “Towards the next generation of standards for service life of cement-based materials and structures”, secretary of RILEM TC on “Thermal cracking of massive concrete structures”. Coordinator of the Portuguese National Course in ‘Building Information Modelling’ and member of the national BIM Drafting Committee. Director of the ERASMUS+ Master Course in Building Information Modelling.
Professional and Research Activity
Full time occupation as Assistant Professor in the Structural Division of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Minho (School of Engineering).
2008 – 2012
Full time occupation as a Research Assistant in the Structural Division of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Minho (School of Engineering).
Full time occupation in the PhD studies in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto from April 2008 until August 2008.
2006 – 2008
Full time occupation as Invited Research Assistant (100%) in the Structural Division of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Porto since March 2006 until March 2008.
2005 – 2006
Full time occupation in the PhD studies in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto from August 2005 until February 2006.
Research in the “Concrete Laboratory of the University of Tokyo” (Japan) between January and July 2005.
Full-time occupation as a PhD Student (in Civil Engineering – FEUP) from July 2004 until December 2004 with a scholarship awarded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
2003 – 2004
Full-time dedication to the Master Thesis: December 2003 – May 2004.
2000 – 2001
Structural engineer at Lello& Associados, Engenharia de Estruturas, Lda. From September 2001 toNovember 2003, worked in part-timedue to his enrolment in the MSc in Structural Engineering at FEUP.
Part-time job in a structural design office (Lello & Associados, Engenharia de Estruturas, Lda) during the academic year 1999/2000.