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Rita Monteiro Garcia Couto

Ruolo: Dottoranda in Comprensione e Gestione delle Situazioni Estreme
Classe: Scienze, Tecnologie e Società


Rita Couto got her Msc in Civil Engineering with specialization in the field of structural engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, in 2019.  The research topic of her master thesis was the effect of settlements on historic masonry buildings in Lisbon’s downtown. Before enrolling in the PhD, Rita has worked as a researcher at Instituto Superior Técnico under the research project Mitrisk (Framework for Seismic Risk Reduction Resorting to Cost-Effective Retrofitting Solutions), focusing on the seismic analysis of reinforced concrete buildings with the objective of developing an evaluation criterion that allows to evaluate the capacity of these structures and the respective reinforcement techniques.