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Sandra Heleno – General Assembly secretary

Sandra Heleno
Assistant Researcher
Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
  • Sandra Heleno, born 1971, in Lisbon, Portugal. She graduated in Physics Engineering and Technology at Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal (IST/UTL), and holds a Ph.D. in Physics Engineering from the same institution. From 1996 to 2008, as a fellow from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnlogia (FCT), she conducted research in the area of volcanic seismology, while deploying and running volcano and seismic monitoring networks, based both at IST (Portugal) and at Laboratorio de Engenharia (Cabo Verde).
  • Her work was awarded the 1st Prize “Cooperation for Development” in 2003, by Instituto Português de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento (IPAD). She is currently Investigador Auxiliar at Instituto de Engenharia de Estruturas, Território e Construção (ICIST), a research centre at IST, where she also teaches physics laboratory classes. She is presently the Principal Investigator of two research projects funded by FCT, both addressing the mitigation of natural hazards through the use of satellite remote sensing techniques. She has (co) authored 1 book chapter and 8 papers published in international refereed journals.
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