Francisco José Rescalvo Fernández obtained his Technical Architecture degree and his degree in Building Engineering at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Edificación in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He also obtained a Master's Degree in Structures at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Granada in 2012. He is currently a PhD student in the Civil Engineering PhD program and is a member of the ADIME research group.
His thesis and research focuses mainly on the use of composite materials to reinforce wooden elements in two variants:
Damaged elements in older buildings such as a roof top chords. In this type of elements, the reinforcement is applied externally, making it possible to fully recover its mechanical capacity.
Development of new industrial products combining low mechanical performance wood and embedded composite materials. These products will allow the use of new woods in the construction market, promoting the agroforestry sector. Another main line of research is the use of the Acoustic Emission technique in different materials and structures for the evaluation of their condition and structural integrity.
For more information about his research projects and scientific publications, visit the ADIME group.