Prof. Paulo Jorge de Sousa Cruz

Pro-Rector for Quality of Life and Infrastructures, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Prof. Paulo Jorge de Sousa Cruz Graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Porto in 1987. He completed his Masters in Structures by the University of Porto in 1991, and Ph.D. in Construction Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, in 1995; Habilitation in Structures by the University of Minho, in 2005. He was a faculty member of the University of Minho since 1989, initially at the Civil Engineering Department, where he was Head of Department from 2003 to 2004, Dean of the School of Architecture from 2004 to 2011, Full Professor of Construction and Technology at the School of Architecture since 2008. He teaches and researchers in the field of Structures, privileging the articulation between Structures and Architecture. Coordinator of the Construction and Technology Laboratory of the School of Architecture. He was Founder and President of the International Association of Structures and Architecture since 2016. Then, he also Founder of ASCP – Portuguese Association for the Safety and Maintenance of Bridges and President since 2006.