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Rui Capitao

  • PhD in Civil Engineering
  • Research Officer
  • National Laboratory of Civil Engineering
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Recent publications

  • A method for obtaining deep water wave characteristics based on the local sea wave climate

    • Capitão R
    • Reis M
    • Carvalho M
    • et al.
  • Statistical properties of successive wave heights and successive wave periods


Professional experience

Research Officer

Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil

April 2002 - Present

Research Assistant

Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil

March 1998 - March 2002(4 years)

Research Trainee

Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil

October 1989 - February 1998(8 years)


PhD in Civil Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico

January 1996 - April 2001(5 years)

MSc. (Eng.) in Maritime Civil Engineering

University of Liverpool

September 1992 - October 1993(a year)

Degree (Licenciatura) in Civil Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico

October 1984 - September 1989(5 years)

Research interests

UAV monitoringLabVIEW programminglaboratory data acquisitioncoastal engineeringwave statistics


I work with applied research and research under contract in the fields of design, safety and exploitation of maritime works, particularly harbours, port structures, underwater structures and coastal defense structures, with an emphasis on the short and long-term analyses of sea waves. I also works in physical modelling and field wave observations.

Co-authors (42)

  • Nuno Marujo
  • Pedro Melo
  • Armanda Rodrigues
  • Bethzabe Reyes
  • Maria Graça Neves
  • Diogo Neves