Ana Margarida Bento

Ph.D. Ana Margarida Bento is a post-doctorate researcher at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR).
She developed her doctoral thesis in a partnership between the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC) and FEUP, under the doctoral Program FCT InfraRisk. She concluded her Integrated Master's degree in Civil Engineering (Hydraulic and Water Resources) in 2013 from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). After graduation, she did an international internship in the Integrated Faculties of Aracruz (Brazil), from IAESTE Portugal. In 2014, she joined the Hydraulic, Water Resources and Environment Division of FEUP as a research fellow in the project NUMPIERS. In July 2021, she joined the research project InfraCrit, as a postdoctoral researcher at ISISE (UMinho). In May 2022, she joined the national project GIIP, as the technical and financial coordinator within UMinho. During her professional work, she collaborated with national companies such as IP and EDP, and several universities such as IST (Portugal), FAACZ (Brazil), FEUP (Portugal), Politecnico di Torino (Italy), University of Minho (Portugal), and Universidade Agostinho Neto (Angola). She is a member of FOAM@PT, Order of Engineers, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Portuguese Association for Classification and Data Analysis (CLAD), Portuguese Water Resources Association (APRH), Specialized Committee on River Hydraulics (CEHF), and International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). Within IABSE, she is currently contributing to the task groups TG5.2 and TG6.1. From 2018 to 2020, she joined the leadership team of the Young Professionals Network of the Portuguese IAHR. She co-supervised a master's student of Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), from 2019-2020. She joined the scientific committee of eight peer-reviewed journals (as a reviewer) and of two conferences, and has taught an academic session to a class of Civil Engineering master's students of ISEL. Recently, she was involved in the jury committee of 2 thesis defenses, a Master's and a Doctorate's. She aided the preparation of proposals for FCT R&D Projects (as a team member in 2020 and as a co-PI in 2022). She is also involved in international scientific proposals, 2 as a team member and 1 as a leader, totalizing potential funding of more than 6 million euros. Ph.D. Ana Margarida Bento is also the author and co-author of 1 book, 2 book chapters, 8 conference abstracts, 13 conference papers, 11 journal articles (39 citations and a h-index of 3 in the Scopus 09/2022), 1 online resource, 2 reports and 2 theses.