Geologist, Conservation Scientist Consultant in Stone Conservation, Lisbon, Portugal
José Delgado Rodrigues received his degree in Geology in Coimbra University, Portugal, and the “Especialista” degree (PhD equivalent) in the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering where he also became Principal Research Officer, Head of the Geotechnique Department, and President of the Scientific Council. He has been working on the field of Conservation Science in which he has researched and taught in the last 40 years.
He participated in some relevant conservation interventions v.g. the Tower of Belém, Jerónimos Monastery, in Lisbon, Santa Cruz Church and Porta Especiosa in Coimbra, Cathedrals of Évora and Oporto, the Côa Valley rock art site and the Segovia Aqueduct.
He taught graduate courses in the New University of Lisbon and in the post-graduate course in Évora University. He acted as invited professor in short courses and as invited lecturer in several universities and institutes around the world. He has supervised more than a dozen of PhD and MSc theses, and was the LNEC leading scientist in more than a dozen of international research projects. He published over 170 papers in congresses and international journals. He is currently reviewing papers for several international journals, namely, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Journal of Architectonic Heritage, Construction and Building Materials, Applied Physics A, Materiales de Construcción, Restoration of Buildings and Monuments, Soils and Rocks, Geotecnia. He was Research Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute. He is Fellow of ISRM-International Society of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.