Investigador Integrado

Filipe Castro is the Frederick R. Mayer II Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University and the Director of the J. Richard Steffy Ship Reconstructing Laboratory.

Dr. Castro finished his civil engineering degree in 1984 and a post graduation in recuperation of old buildings and monuments in 1986. He 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.  In 1995 he became manager at Centro Nacional de Arqueologia Náutica e Subaquática (CNANS), the Portuguese state agency for nautical archaeology.  His main research interests cluster around early modern European seafaring and history of shipbuilding. He has conducted fieldwork in Brazil, Panama, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Croatia.