On the 8th of December 2020 the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S. – FNRS) attributed an Incentive Grant for Scientific Research - MIS to Prof. João Almeida. This funding is key to extending the ability of GCE and LEMSC to do high-end experimental and numerical research on earthquake engineering for assessment and sustainable performance improvement of structures.
This grant will finance pivotal equipment for the test floor of the technological platform, as well as state-of-the-art instrumentation. The allocated fund will also cover expenses with personnel, including the salary of a postdoctoral researcher.
The topic of the current project? Stay tuned… much more information to follow over the next weeks/months!