F.Pacheco Torgal is a Principal Investigator at C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho. Holds the Counsellor title of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Authored more than 300 publications, 115 in Scopus and 96 in ISI Web of Science-WoS. Cited in more than 100 SCI journals including in high impact factor journals by Highly Cited authors (SCI h-index>60). Has 22 publications cited in international patents. Citations received in ISI WoS journals-1665 (h-index=21), citations received in Scopus journals-2295 (h-index=25) and citations in Scholar Google publications-4190 (h-index=33). Has a K-index WoS=40 and a K-index SCI=47. Has a SCI Platinum h=60 the highest in the field of civil engineering in Portugal. Citations prediction for the year 2025 (around 3.800 citations on WoS, 7.000 on Scopus and 11.500 on scholar google). Future h-index prediction for the year 2025 using Körding´s algorithm (WoS h-index=33, Scopus h-index=38).
Grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 11 countries, UK, Netherlands, France, Australia, China, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Czech Republic, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Poland. Member of the editorial board of 7 international journals, 2 edited by Elsevier. Member of the scientific committee of 50 conferences most of them in Asian countries.
Invited reviewer for 111 international journal for which he has already reviewed 555 papers (83% ISI WoS journals). By 2025 he will have reviewed more than 1.000 papers. Currently ranking 3th place between almost 19.000 registered Engineering reviewers. First place between more than 1000 reviewers in the field of in the field of of civil engineering and the built environment. Publons Top Reviewer in the last 12 months for Sustainability (IF=1.343), Construction and Building Materials (IF=2.421), Materials and Structures (IF=2.453), Applied Clay Science (IF=2.586), Materials (IF=2.728) and Cement and Concrete Composites (IF=3.399). Awarded Outstanding Reviewer for the ISI journal Construction and Building Materials and Prominent reviewer for Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering in September of 2015. Awarded Outstanding Reviewer for the ISI journal Materials and Design in May of 2015. Awarded with the Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing for ISI journal Construction and Building Materials in June of 2014. Foreign PhD examiner at Visvesvaraya Technological University and Anna University. Member of the advisory committee of the Self-Healing Green Concrete Research Center at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea.
Lead Editor of 18 international books ( 15 published and 6 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science) with more than 500 contributors from 56 countries in the five continents (67 contributors with a SCI h-index >20; 25 contributors with a SCI h-index >30 and 13 contributors with a SCI h-index >40). Some of these books are available in the libraries of Harvard University, Stanford Univ., MIT, Univ. Cambridge, Univ. Oxford, Univ. of New York, Tsinghua Univ. and the Imperial College London including in all the libraries of the 10 most important universities according to the Shanghai Ranking.
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