Humberto Varum is Full Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal.
He is Integrated Member of CONSTRUCT research unit: Institute of R&D in Structures and Construction.
He has been Seconded National Expert to the ELSA laboratory, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy, in the period July 2009 to August 2010.
Since May 2015, he his member of the directorate body of the Construction Institute from the University of Porto.
He is Member of the National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), since 2009, and Expert Member of the ICOMOS’s International Scientific Committee of Earthen Architectural Heritage (ISCEAH).
He has participated to post-earthquake field reconnaissance missions, in particular to L’Aquila (Italy, 2009), Lorca (Spain, 2011), Emilia-Romagna (Italy, 2012), Gorkha (Nepal, 2015) and Puebla (Mexico, 2017).
His main research interests include: assessment, strengthening and repair of structures, earthquake engineering, historic constructions conservation and strengthening.