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António José Mountinho da Silva

Role: PhD Candidate in Understanding and Managing Extremes
Department: Science, Technology and Society
Supervisor: Ricardo Monteiro, IUSS Pavia; José Miguel Castro, University of Porto

António Silva studied at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal), graduating with an MSc in Civil Engineering. Afterwards, he was awarded with a research scholarship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), focusing on the seismic performance of concrete-filled steel tube members manufactured with sustainable materials. During this period, António dealt heavily with several aspects related with the performance of steel and composite structures under earthquake loads. Moreover, he also became a collaborator of SimpleAxis a technological start-up in Porto, where he works on Python-based back-ends of web applications for the construction industry.