Dr. Tiago Fazeres Ferradosa is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and researcher of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR). Tiago is currently responsible for the R&D unit Offshore Structures & Foundations at the Research Group of Hydraulic Structures and Marine Energy. Tiago was an MSc. researcher at University College London and developed his PhD in UPORTO on the topic of reliability analysis of optimised scour protections for offshore foundations. He is also involved as responsible, co-responsible and team member, in the several R&D projects related to offshore engineering and marine renewable energy research, such as MARINET proposal 61; HYDRALAB+ (Proteus proposal); ORACLE; POSEIDON and i.nano.WEC, AquaBreak EEA Grants, among many others.
He performs supervision activities of doctoral and master degree students in civil engineering at the University of Porto and has been responsible for the organisation of more than 45 conferences, courses, symposia and other scientific and professional events. He is the editor of the IAHR Newsflash Europe and co-Editor in Chief of Maritime Engineering (ICE). He acts as member of the editorial panel in 16 international peer-reviewed journals and was Guest Editor of SI in Renewable Energy (Elsevier) and reviewer in other 29 international peer-reviewed journals. Tiago is the author of more than 45 scientific journal peer-reviewed publications (indexed in Scopus and WoS) and founder and co-organiser of the International Offshore Structures Design course series. He was President of the IAHR Portugal Young Professionals Network, the Coordinator of the Young Professionals of the Portuguese Association of Water Resources and elected member of the Monitoring Committee of the Civil Engineering Doctoral Program between 2016 and 2018. He is also Marine Ambassador Portugal at HAEDES B.V. and he is currently the Secretary for International Cooperation of Hydraulics and Water Resources Institute (IHRH). He is the Portuguese appointed member of the Technical Committee 213 - Scour and Erosion of the ISSMGE. Dr. Tiago is also the awarded researcher of the APRH best PhD thesis of 2018/2019 and the Best Young Researcher of 2021 by the JMSE and co-winner of the Halcrow Prize of the Institution of Civil Engineering in 2022. He acts as an external evaluator at Stavanger University (Norway). Along with this track-record he has acted as consultant in several private projects, in Belgium, France, UK, Denmark and many other countries. He is also the President of the Specialized Commission Water and Energy of APRH and member at the Leadership Team of IAHR's Europe Division. He is also member of the Executive Committee of the Civil Engineering Department of Civil Engineering (FEUP).