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Luis Neves

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Luis Canhoto Neves is an Lecturer in the Resilience Engineering Research Group at the University of Nottingham. His work has focused on life-cycle analysis of existing structures and structural risk analysis. He is author of 43 papers in International Journals, and several communications in conferences. He is the recipient of the 2007 Munro Award and the 2008 IABMAS Young Researcher Award. He worked as a bridge consultant, participating in the design of pre-stressed concrete, composite and steel short and medium span bridges.

Luis is a member of the Resilience Engineering research group.

Expertise Summary

Luis Canhoto Neves is an expert in reliability analysis of existing structures, asset management of civil engineering assets, and Life-Cycle Assessment of civil engineering projects. He has developed significant work on assessing a range of existing structures types, including bridges and buildings, using a range of structural materials. His work on asset management has focused on maximizing the performance of existing bridges, including extensive work in cooperation with Network Rail. In order to guide the management of structures to, not only reduce overall financial cost, but also minimize their environmental impact, Neves has researched the life-cycle environmental impact of existing assets under maintenance actions.

Teaching Summary

My T&L work is divided in two main strands. On one hand, I teach fundamental mechanics to civil engineers. In this context, my main objective is to engage new students with the discipline of… read more

Research Summary

My current research focuses on reliability of existing structures, particularly looking into the life-cycle assessment of structures. The main areas of work include:

  • asset management of existing bridges
  • robustness of structures to deterioration
  • life-cycle analysis of structures

Selected Publications

My T&L work is divided in two main strands. On one hand, I teach fundamental mechanics to civil engineers. In this context, my main objective is to engage new students with the discipline of structural engineering, while supporting them in transitioning from A-level and pre-university settings to a top University demands and requirements.

On the other hand, I have served as Digital Learning Director for the Faculty of Engineering since 2020. In this role, I have been involved in enhancing the Faculty and University provisions regarding digital and online teaching, particularly in the transition to online and blended learning during Covid and in the evolution in teaching after Covid.

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