Dr Ana Evangelista

On-Campus Lecturer

School of Civil Engineering

Room 505

Bentley Campus

+61 8 9321 1702


BEng, MEng, PhD


Ana is a Civil Engineer with 20 years of work experience as an academic. She started her career coordinating and teaching units at the School of Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Additionally, she managed the Construction Materials Laboratory, providing external consultancy to the Construction Engineering sector. From 2016 to 2019 she worked as a visiting research fellow in the area of recycled concrete at Western Sydney University / School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics and she has been publishing research outcomes in international conferences and high-ranking journals. PhD research was mostly concentrated on non-destructive tests to evaluate concrete structures. 

Currently, she is a Course Coordinator/Lecturer - Civil Engineering at the Engineering Institute of Technology, working collaboratively with academics and staff, from VET to Doctor of Engineering. Also, she is a member of the Academic Board and coordinator of the Work Integrated Learning program. 

PhD in Civil Engineering (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro); MSc Civil Engineering; Cert IV in TAE; MIEAust.  

Fields of Research Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability in Construction, Concrete Technology
Research Interest Structural analysis and Non-destructive test, Life cycle assessment of buildings and materials
Professional Memberships
  • Member of Institute of Engineer Australia (ID: 347445)


Administrative Responsibilities
  • Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
  • Member – Academic Board
  • Member – Board of Studies and Board of Examiners
  • Member – Teaching and Learning and Admission Committees
  • Course Coordinator – Civil Engineering


  • ACI Materials and Structures
  • Elsevier Journals: Construction and Building Materials, Journal of Building Engineering
  • MDPI Journals: Materials, Sustainability, Minerals and Buildings
  • Taylor and Francis: International Journal of Construction Management
Guest Editor
  • Taylor and Francis, International Journal of Construction Management, Special Edition on “Enhancing energy efficiency via building design”.
    Elsevier book – “Recycled Concrete – technology and performance”. Authors:


Currently Teaching courses/programs
  • BCS106S – Structural Mechanics
  • BCS304S – Road Design
  • MCS502 – Advanced Engineering Materials
  • MCS504 – Project, Design and Construction Management

Total Experience Tertiary: 20 Years

  • Doctoral research project: Soil-Structure Interaction in Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis for
    High-Speed Train Bridge Performance-Based Seismic Design
  • Doctoral research project: Comparative Analysis and Design of 44 Story Multi-Purpose High-Rise RC buildings using Performance-Based Design Procedure and Ethiopian prescribed Reinforced concrete building design codes
  • Doctoral research project: Study on Truss-Column Pinned Connections in Large-Span Steel Structures


Research Most Recent V WY TAM, M SOOMRO, A EVANGELISTA, Quality improvement of recycled concrete aggregate by removal of residual mortar: A comprehensive review of approaches adopted (2021), Construction and Building Materials, 288, 123066,

V WY TAM, Z TAO, A EVANGELISTA, Performance of recycled aggregate concrete filled steel tubular (RACFST) stub columns with expansive agent (2021), Construction and Building Materials 272, 121627,

S S MARTINS, A C EVANGELISTA, A WA HAMMAD, V WY TAM, A HADDAD (2020). Evaluation of 4D BIM tools applicability in construction planning efficiency. International Journal of Construction Management. 1-14. Taylor & Francis.

EVANGELISTA A.C.J &TAM, (2020).”Properties of High-Strength Lightweight Concrete Using Artificial Aggregate”. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Construction Materials, 1-43.

EVANGELISTA, A.C.J., TAM, V.W.Y. AND SANTOS, J. (2019). “Recycled Ceramic Fine Aggregate for Masonry Mortar Production”. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Construction Materials, 225-234.

MK NAJJAR, K FIGUEIREDO, AWA HAMMAD VWY TAM, ACJ EVANGELISTA, A HADDAD (2019), A Framework to Estimate Heat Energy Loss in Building Operation, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 235, 789-800.

MK NAJJAR, VWY TAM, LT DI GREGORIO, ACJ EVANGELISTA, AWA HAMMAD, A HADDAD (2019), Integrating Parametric Analysis with Building Information Modelling to Improve Energy Performance of Construction Projects, Energies 12 (8), 1515.

ACJ EVANGELISTA, JF DE MORAIS, V TAM, M SOOMRO, L TORRES DI GREGORIO & A HADDAD (2019). Evaluation of Carbon Nanotube Incorporation in Cementitious Composite Materials, Materials 12 (9), 1504.

TAM V. W. Y, LE K. N, EVANGELISTA A C J; BUTERA A; TRAN C. N. N. & TEARA A. (2018). “Effect of fly ash and slag in recycled concrete: drying shrinkage, compressive strength modulus of rupture and greenhouse gas emissions analyses”. Frontiers of Engineering Management.

Research Most notable
  • TAM V.W.Y., SOOMRO M., & EVANGELISTA A.C.J. (2018). “A review of recycled aggregate in concrete applications (2000–2017)”. Construction and Building Materials, 172, 272-292 (Highly cited paper – Web of Science).
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