Dr. Filipe Vieira de Castro

Dr. Filipe Vieira de Castro

Filipe Castro is professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University, Frederick R. Mayer Fellow, and Director of the Ship Reconstructing Laboratory.  He finished his engineering degree in 1984 (Technical University of Lisbon), and a post-graduation in recuperation of old buildings and monuments in 1986 (Lisbon Fine Arts School), and worked as a civil engineer until the early 1990s, when he moved into management, working for the Portuguese government and completing an MBA in 1994 (Portuguese Catholic University).  In 1995 he became manager at Centro Nacional de Arqueologia Náutica e Subaquática (CNANS), the Portuguese state agency for nautical archaeology.  This work eventually lead him to leave his managing career in 1998 and enroll in the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University, where he finished his PhD in 2001 and started his teaching career.  He received “Outstanding Professor or Researcher” status from the US State Department in 2005, was tenured in 2009, and granted full professorship in 2012.



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