Team

 

 

 

Filipe Vieira de Castro received a Licenciatura in Civil Engineering from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in 1984, an M.B.A. from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University in 2001. He is the Director of the J. Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory.

 

 

Nuno Fonseca graduated in Naval Architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, in 1989. Then he received a MSc in Naval Architecture from the University of Glasgow in 1993 and a PhD in Naval Architecture from the Technical University of Lisbon in 2001. Presently he is an assistant professor at the Naval Architecture Autonomous Section of Instituto Superior Técnico and a researcher of the Unit of Marine Technology and Engineering. His main areas of interest are ship and sailing vessels dynamics, hydrodynamics and aerodynamics and nautical archaeology.

 

 

 

Francisco Contente Domingues

 

 

 

Rui Loureiro

   

Alex Hazlett received an MA in History from the University of Hawaii and is currently a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University Nautical Archaeology Program. His dissertation focusses on late 16th century Portuguese seafaring, for which he is developing a 3D model of the nau from the Livro Náutico. Comparing historical data with archaeological information from the Pepper Wreck, Alex Hazlett is reconstructing the nau timber by timber, following the construction sequence suggested in the document under analysis.

 

 

Tiago A. Santos graduated in Naval Architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico, the engineering school from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, in 1995. He then received a MSc degree in Naval Architecture by the University of Glasgow in 1999, with a thesis on time domain simulation of roll on roll off ship accidental flooding. Since then, he has been a research student undertaking intact and damage condition ship stability studies, aiming at obtaining a Ph.D. degree in Naval Architecture by Instituto Superior Técnico.

 

 

Tomás M. P. Vacas is finishing his "Licenciatura" (M.S.) in Naval Architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon. His course final project is a study of Nossa Senhora dos Mártires' reconstruction. He is developing a computer model with 3D modeling software in order to test the hull structure and the overall plausibility of the 3D model, and assess the ship's structural and sailing capabilities.

 

 

Carlos Montalvão is a free lancer model maker and a MA student of Maritime History at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa under Dr. Francisco Contente Domingues. He has a post-graduation and a degree in Philosophy and post-graduation studies in General Administration and Management. He worked in administration and management at the University of Lisbon, the Catolic University and the Instituto Superior de Gestão. His major interest are ship models. He has built several models for museums and public institutions. He is the autor of a book entitled O xaveco marroquino - A construção do modelo, about the construction of a model of the chebec used by barbarian pirates in the 18th century. At present, he is building a model of the Pepper Wreck.