Ionut Dragos Moldovan is an Associate Researcher of CERIS Research Centre (University of Lisbon) and an Invited Professor with the Lusófona University, in Lisbon.
His research interests include the development of non-conventional (hybrid-Trefftz) finite elements with application to Geomechanics, Structural Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Acoustics; and Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Engineering structures.
Ionut is the Principal Investigator of the research project CEN-DynaGeo (“Coupled Experimental and Numerical Approaches Toward Reliable Dynamic Characterization of Multi-phase Geomaterials”), funded by the Science and Technology Foundation of Portugal, and participates in four other research projects, at the national and European level. He authored more than 60 scientific publications, including books, book chapters and papers in international journals and conferences. He holds a patent for an innovative procedure for the dynamic characterisation of soils using hybrid-Trefftz finite elements, and is the initiator and lead developer of FreeHyTE, the first public, open-source and user-friendly computational platform using hybrid-Trefftz finite elements. Ionut is currently supervising and co-supervising four PhD theses in Portugal, Brazil and Romania.
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