Pedro Leal Ribeiro

        Dep. of Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering
    University of Porto

    Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
    4200-465 Porto

    Tel: +351 22 508 1721
    Fax: +351 22 508 1445
    E-mail: [email protected]



Academic Résumé

Research Areas

Academic Résumé


  • First Degree (licenciatura, five years) in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto,1992.
  •  Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, 1994.
  • PhD Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, 1998.


“Provas de Agregação”

·         “Provas de Agregação” in Mechanical Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Approved by all jury members, 11 October 2013.

List of Main Publications: click here

Member of EUROMECH Nonlinear Oscillations Conference Committee (ENOCC),

1st January 2012 – 31st  December 2017

Member of the Scientific Committee of several international conferences

Events organization

·         Chairman of EUROMECH colloquium 483

      Geometrically Non-linear Vibrations of Structures, 9-11 Julho 2007, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto.

·         Co-Chair of EURODYN 2014

  • Pre-nominated chair of session SM19: Structural Vibrations, ICTAM 2008, XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Adelaide, Australia, 24-30 August, 2008. Session co-chairs: M. Wiercigroch and P. Ribeiro.
  • Organised several mini-symposia at international conferences 


  • Member of the Editorial Board of Mathematical Problems in Engineering from August 2010 to March 2014.

·         Co-guest Editor of Special Issue of Computers and Structures: Non-linear dynamics of structures and mechanical systems, Vol. 84 (24-25), 1561-1564, 2006; editors: P. Ribeiro, B.H.V. Topping and C.A.M. Soares.

  •  Co-guest Editor of Special Issue of the Journal of Sound and Vibration: EUROMECH 483, Geometrically non-linear vibrations of structures; Vol 315 (3), 371-796, 2008;  editors: P.Ribeiro and M. Amabili.
  •  Co-guest Editor of Special Issue of the International Journal of Mechanical Sciences: Non-linear Oscillations, Vol. 52 (11), 1395-1546, 2010;  editors: J. Antunes and P.Ribeiro.
  • Co-editor of Book of Proceedings EUROMECH Colloquium 483, Geometrically Non-linear Vibrations of Structures”. ISBN: 978-989-95208-2-0. Editors: P. Ribeiro and M. Amabili.

Teaching experience

First degree level: kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies, solid mechanics, vibrations.

Master degree level: non-linear dynamics, structural dynamics.

Ph.D. level: non-linear dynamics.

Lecturer in course "Exploiting Nonlinear Behaviour in Structural Dynamics", Centre International des Science Mécaniques (CISM), Udine, Italy, 13-17- September 2010.



1994, Award “Engo António de Almeida”, Foundation Engenheiro António de Almeida.

2005, Honourable Mention “Young researcher in Applied and Computational Mechanics 2004”, Associação Portuguesa de Mecânica Teórica, Aplicada e Computacional (Portuguese Association of Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics).

2007, Award “Young researcher in Applied and Computational Mechanics 2006”, Associação Portuguesa de Mecânica Teórica, Aplicada e Computacional.

2008 to 2014, Awards "Prémio de Incentivo à Investigação", Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto


 Research Areas

   Main area: Non-linear Dynamics of Structures


  Sub-areas of interest of interest, within non-linear dynamics:

    - nanostructures

    - plasticity

    - laminated composites

    - Variable Stiffness Composite Laminated

    - p-version Finite Element Method

    - solvers for non-linear differential equations of motion

    - modal interactions, stability, chaotic motions

    - structural health monitoring using vibrations