Professor Filipe Teixeira-Dias




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3.09 Alexander Graham Bell Building

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Structural Engineering
Professor Filipe Teixeira-Dias
Professor Filipe Teixeira-Dias


Mechanical Engineer and academic since 1993. Chair of Impulsive Dynamics and Head of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh (UK). Research areas cover impulsive and structural dynamics, blast and shock waves, ballistic impact, materials for energy absorption, sports impact and human bio-dynamics, computational and analytical methods. Author of more than 220 publications, with over 70 in international peer-reviewed journals, more than 20 book chapters, 5 edited books and 1 authored book. 

Academic Qualifications: 

  • Hab, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 2009
  • PhD, University of Coimbra (Portugal), 2000
  • MSc, University of Coimbra (Portugal), 1995
  • MEng, University of Coimbra (Portugal), 1992

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • CEng FIMechE: Fellow of the IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
  • Member of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS)


  • Dynamics 4 (MECE10002)


  • Impulsive and structural dynamics
  • Terminal ballistics and blast-waves
  • Structural impact and crashworthiness
  • Armour and protection systems
  • Computational Mechanics

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