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Prof Dr. Eunice Salavessa | History of Art Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Eunice Salavessa, UTAD/CITAB, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Eunice Salavessa is an accomplished architect and academic, specializing in architectural conservation and rehabilitation. With a PhD in Engineering Sciences, she’s been an Assistant Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) since 2002. Her expertise spans from technical drawing to the history of architecture, contributing significantly to various engineering and architecture courses. As an ICOMOS member, she’s dedicated to preserving cultural heritage. Salavessa’s extensive pedagogical background and commitment to architectural heritage make her a respected figure in academia. 🏛️📚

Publication Profile




Prof. Dr. Eunice Salavessa has left an indelible mark on the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. Starting with a temporary service commission in 1986, she gradually ascended, becoming an Invited Assistant and later an Assistant Professor. Her teaching portfolio spans various disciplines, from Technical Drawing and Descriptive Geometry to Architecture and History of Architecture. With a passion for nurturing young minds, she’s been instrumental in shaping the curriculum, contributing significantly to the Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture courses. Salavessa’s dedication to education 📐🏛️ has earned her respect and admiration from both colleagues and students alike.


Professional Experience 

Prof. Dr. Eunice Salavessa’s professional journey is marked by a rich tapestry of collaborations and solo projects. Under the guidance of architects Simões de Carvalho and Lobo de Carvalho, she contributed to various ventures, including hotel complexes and housing projects. As a sole author, her portfolio boasts diverse undertakings, from socio-housing condominiums to rural tourism rehabilitation projects. Noteworthy endeavors include her involvement in the preservation efforts for the “Moinho da Sermanha” and the restoration of historical buildings for rural tourism. Salavessa’s dedication to architectural preservation and innovation shines through her work, blending tradition with modernity. 🏠✨


Research Focus

Prof. Dr. Eunice Salavessa’s research focus spans the realms of architectural conservation, material characterization, and heritage preservation. Through interdisciplinary approaches like X-ray fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, she delves into the characterization of mural paintings, as evidenced in her work on the Nossa Senhora das Neves Chapel. Additionally, her investigations into electromigration desalination of granite and the study of historical plasterwork techniques showcase her commitment to architectural surface conservation. Salavessa’s endeavors blend scientific inquiry with cultural heritage, preserving the past while innovating for the future. 🏛️🔬



Eunice Salavessa | History of Art Award | Best Researcher Award

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