Dr. João Virgílio Merighi

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Prof. Dr. João Virgilio Merighi was Professor of Graduation and Post-Graduation of Civil Engineering of Federal Institute Sao Paulo (retired) and at University of Campinas (Unicamp) for 11 years.

Founder and Technical Director of Latersolo Serviços de Engenharia Ltda.

Founder and President of ANDIT – National Association of Transport Infrastructure since 2005.

Developed his career in consultancy and transport engineering, having experience on projects and constructions not only in Brazil but also abroad. At the same time, worked as a Professor on advanced research, having several research on paving, transportation, airports and airport security together with the TRB and FAA.

Dr. João Merighi has made numerous presentations at national and international meetings, worked and lectured on transportation engineering and technology transfer topics. He has worked on more than 20 Conferences and published more than 100 papers (70% on international events).

Dr. João is a Founder and Associate Editor of International Journal of Pavements (IJP) ISSN 1676-2797 since 2001.

He is a Founder member of iSMARTi (International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructure).

IMG_2404Dr. Rita Moura Fortes

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Dr. Rita Moura Fortes is a Professor of post-graduate course in Science and Engineering of Materials (PPGCEM) in UFAM Universidade Federal do Amazonas (Amazonas Federal University) since 2011, also is a Professor of graduate course in Civil and Environmental and Health engineering since 2016 in UAM – Universidade Anhembi Morumbi (Anhembi Morumbi University) and post-doctoral student in the area of Transport Infrastructure in the theme: “MONITORING OF SLOPES AND NATURAL DISASTER ALERT PROGRAM”at the University of Mississippi, USA. She is a Research Director of ERI -Engineering and Research Institute" Pesquisas Ltda. She has over 25 years of professional international experience in consulting, research in highways, railways and airports areas. She is a Founder and Associate of International Journal of Pavements (IJP) since 2001and iSMARTi (International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transports Infrastructures) e actually she is the iSMARTi Executive Vice President. She is a founder and vice president of ANDIT – National Association of Transport Infrastructure and a membership of TRB AV070 Aircraft/Airport Compatibility Committee since 2012. She was incorporated as titular member of the Pan American Academy of Engineering in 2012 and nominated member of Academy of Engineering and Technology of the Developing World (AETDEW) and representing Brazil in the Disaster Risk Management and Resilience committee of UPADI, in 2014.

Both are founder, editors and associated to the IJP (International Journal of Pavements) – ISSN 1676-2797 – since 2001.