Pedro Camanho

Area Director, Space-Earth Interactions


Pedro Camanho received his Ph.D in Composite Materials from the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, in 1999. He is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP), Vice-President of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management (INEGI), and President of the Associated Laboratory in Energy, Transportation and Aeronautics (LAETA).


Pedro Camanho has been a Visiting Scientist at NASA-Langley Research Center, and at the US Air Force Research Laboratory. He was also a Royal Society Visiting Professor at Imperial College of London, and a Visiting Professor the Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan.


Pedro Camanho is a member of the Editoral Board of Composites Part A (Elsevier), European Journal of Computational Mechanics and of Computers, Materials and Continua (Tech Science Press). He coordinated several research projects funded by the European Space Agency, Airbus, NASA, Embraer, Daimler AG, Aernnova, European Union, FCT, 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, the 2005-2009 Engineering Fracture Mechanics Most Cited Articles Award, and the 2016 Mechanics of Materials Highly Cited Research Award.


He is member of the Advisory Board of the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH), of the Council of the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM), and of the Engineering Panel of the European Research Council (ERC).