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Maria Amélia Ramos Loja

Amélia Loja’ academic background includes a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, by the Technical University of Lisbon (IST, UTL) and the Habilitation in Mechatronic Engineering and Energy by the University of Évora (UEvora), in the context of Computer Aided Structural Design.

Presently Adjunct Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department of the Engineering Institute of Lisbon (ISEL, IPL), she was also invited Associate Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Évora, as well as Adjunct Professor and Assistant at the Portuguese Nautical School.

She’s integrated Senior Researcher of the Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC, IST) and coordinates the Research Centre on Modelling and Optimization of Multifunctional Systems (CIMOSM, ISEL).

Her major areas of interest include the scientific areas of Computational Solids’ Mechanics, Advanced Composite Materials, Adaptive Structures, Optimization and Reverse Engineering, where she authors/co-authors a diversified research work.

Amélia Loja is the Chairperson of the ECCOMAS thematic series of conferences SYMCOMP (International Conference on Numerical and Symbolic Computation: Developments and Applications). She has also participated/participates in the organization of other scientific conferences, collaborating as well in a number of scientific conferences’ boards and committees.

Since some years now that she collaborates with European Commission Research Agencies, in the evaluation of project proposals in different subjects related to her competences.