Catedratico de Universidad
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Role in TRUSS: Leader of WP2 on Dissemination and Main Supervisor (ESR10, ESR11)

Area of Expertise:

Bridge design; Construction, testing and assessment; Traffic loading; Structural health monitoring; Bridge safety and performance; Fiber optics;  FRP for bridge strengthening; Bridge dynamics and identification

Biography:

Professor Casas completed his Master and Ph.D. at the Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech, where he is professor of Bridge Engineering since 1999. He has been awarded with the Bill Curtin Medal 1998, by the Institution of Civil Engineers of United Kingdom to the best paper presented to the Institution describing innovative design in civil engineering, the 2012 IABMAS Senior Prize, awarded by the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety in recognition of outstanding contributions to the application of advanced bridge inspection, assessment and monitoring techniques, and the 2012 Outstanding Paper Award in the category of scientific paper by IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering).

He is founder and Secretary General of IABMAS and has acted as Chair of Working Commission 1 of IABSE. He is also member of FIB, ASCE and IALCCE. He is the Managing Editor for Europe and Associate Editor of the Journal Structure and Infrastructure Engineering and Associate Editor of the Journal of Bridge Engineering (ASCE).

At the time of start of the TRUSS project, Prof. Casas had completed supervision of 17 PhDs, authored or co-authored 26 books and/or chapters and published 109 papers in refereed journals and 251 conference papers.

Selected Research Outputs:

  • Rodriguez, G, Casas, J.R. and Villalba, S. (2015) “Cracking assessment in concrete structures by distributed optical fiber”. Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 24, 035005. [DOI]
  • Olaszek, P., Lagoda, M. and Casas, J.R. (2014) “ Diagnostic load testing and assessment of existing bridges. Examples of application”. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 10, N.6, pp. 834-842. [DOI]
  • Villalba, S. and Casas, J.R. (2013), “Application of optical fiber distributed sensing to health monitoring of concrete structures”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 39: 441-451. [DOI]