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Julia Castro Mendes


Assistant Professor (Tenured) at the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), modules of Construction Techniques and Building Pathologies. Young Professor of the Graduate Programme in Civil Engineering at UFOP (PROPEC/UFOP) and UFJF (PEC/UFJF). Coordinator of CIDENG – Research Group on Data Science in Engineering – and member of RECICLOS – Research Group of Solid Waste Management. PhD (2019) and MSc (2016) in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Ouro Preto in the field of sustainable cement-based composites. Graduated in 2014 at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (FUJF) with final project based on computational models for structures. Brazil representative at the Women’s Research Engineers Network (WREN). Coordinated, along with other colleagues, two extension projects: the Engineers Without Borders and the Projeto Labor (entrepreneurship consultancy). Has experience in the fields of machine learning applied to construction materials, sustainable construction materials and techniques, thermal properties of cement-based composites and concrete admixtures.


Knowledge Area: Structures and Materials
Lines of Research: Construction Materials and Components & Mechanics of Structures.


  • Data Science Applied to Engineering