ORGANIZED BY FEUP (FACULTY OF ENGINEERING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTO) IN COOPERATION WITH IST LISBON, UNIVERSITY OF MINHO AND LNEC.

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MICHEL VIRLOGEUX

FRANCE

MICHEL VIRLOGEUX CONSULTANT SARL

Pitch CV: Graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1967 and from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 1970. From 1970 to 1973 he served in Tunisia on road projects and at the same time gained his Engineering Doctorate from the Pierre et Marie Curie University. In January 1974 he joined the Bridge Department of SETRA.
In 1980 he became Head of the Large Concrete Bridge Division, and in 1987 of the large Bridge Division, Steel and Concrete. During twenty years he designed more than 100 bridges. In 1995 he set up as independent consulting engineer; his major achievements include his participation in the construction of the 'Second Tagus Crossing', the Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon and the design of the Normandy Bridge and Millau Viaduct in France. Several of his bridges have received architectural awards.
Since 1977 Dr Virlogeux has been a part-time professor of structural analysis at the prestigious École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and at the "Centre des Hautes Études du Béton Armé et Précontraint" in Paris. He also has been very active in technical associations.
Dr. Virlogeux received the inaugural IABSE Prize in Venice in 1983 and has received many other international awards.
He was appointed an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012.

PREDICTED TOPIC OF KEY NOTE: The Third Bosphorus Bridge