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European Network for Durable Reinforcement and Rehabilitation Solutions

Contract Number: MC-ITN-2013-607851

Szymon Cholostiakow

Shear Behaviour and Design of FRP RC Beams

 

Szymon graduated in civil engineering at the Lodz University of Technology (TUL) in Poland. During his studies he worked at the Laboratory of Concrete Structures as a Laboratory Technician. After he was awarded the MSc degree (2012), he started to work in Department of Concrete Structures at the TUL as a Laboratory Researcher. For the next two years he was involved in reinforcing and strengthening RC structures using FRP composites. From the September 2014 he is a Marie Curie ITN endure fellow at the University of Sheffiled. The topic of his PhD thesis is ‘Shear Behaviour and Design of RC FRP Beams’.

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Alessandro Proia

Behaviour of FRP Reinforcement at High Temperatures

Alessandro is the Early Stage Researcher at the Ghent University, since October 2014. He studied at "La Sapienza" University of Rome and he got a master degree in Structural Engineering. After his academic experience he worked in private offices and obtained Engineering License. During his studies he focused on GFRP structural elements and the response of non-structural elements under seismic action (Floor Response Spectra). He will analyze NSM FRP under high temperatures.

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Zoi Tetta

Development of design models for the calculation of the contribution of TRM jacketing to the total shear resistance

Zoi studied civil engineering at the University of Thessaly in Greece from 2006 to 2011. She holds MSc degree in Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece (2011-2012) and a second MSc degree in Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics from the University of Sheffield in UK (2012- 2013). She then started (October 2013) her PhD studies at the University of Nottingham on shear strengthening of existing Reinforced Concrete structures with textile-based composite materials (TRM). During her training period at the University of Patras, Zoi will investigate the different failure modes of TRM jackets used for shear strengthening of RC members and develop design models for the calculation of the contribution of TRM jacketing to the total shear resistance of RC members.

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Vesna Raicic

Shear Strengthening of Continuous RC T-Beams Using Deep Embedment Technique

Vesna works as an ESR at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath since August 2014. Her research work is focused on analytical and experimental investigation of Continuous RC T-beams in buildings strengthened in shear with Deep Embedment technique. She graduated from the Faculty of Technical sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia in 2009 with a BSc degree in Civil Engineering. In December 2010, she completed her master course on the subject Monitoring, Assessment and Maintenance of Building Structures at the Faculty of Technical sciences in Novi Sad. In the period between 2009 and 2011 she collaborated with two civil engineering companies on the projects of assessment and structural rehabilitation of residential buildings. In September 2012, Vesna started her studies on the Advanced Master's in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions (SAHC) at Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona and Czech Technical University in Prague where she was awarded Diploma with Honours.

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Sándor Sólyom

Bond and Anchorage of FRP Bars in RC Elements

 

Sandor is the Early Stage Researcher at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, since September 2014. He is a Civil Engineer from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and has worked in the design of concrete bridges for highways and railways. He got a master degree in Structural Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures in 2010. He will investigate in his research project the bond behavior of FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymers) bars in RC (Reinforced Concrete) elements in order to develop improved design model for the bond of FRP internal reinforcement

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Cristian Sabau

FRP and MBC Strengthening of RC Walls with Openings

 

Cristian is a Early Stage Researcher at Luleå University of Technology in northern Sweden. The subjects of his research project is strengthening of reinforced concrete walls with openings using Fiber Reinforce Polymers. He is a Civil Engineer from Politehnica University of Timisoara since 2012, where he also completed a master in Rehabilitation of Buildings in 2014. Between 2012 and 2014 Cristian worked for a Design and Consulting company in Timisoara, where he was involved various projects from structural consulting to energy efficiency monitoring of buildings.

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Mohamed Reda Emara

Bond Behaviour of NSM FRP

 

Mohamed is the Early Stage Researcher at Analysis and Advanced Materials for Structural Design (AMADE) research group, University of Girona, since September 2014. He is a Civil Engineer from Zagazig University, Egypt and has worked as assistant lecturer at the Structural Engineering Department, Zagazig University, Egypt. Also, he worked in the design and strengthening of reinforced concrete (RC) structures. He is experienced in laboratory testing of materials, structural analysis and design, and computer applications and programs in the field of structural engineering. He got a master degree in Structural Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University,in 2011. His research project will investigate the mechanics of bond between NSM FRP rods/strips and concrete; analyse the influence of the most critical parameters on the bond performance; validate existing models and improve existing design guidelines.

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Jaime Gonzalez

Shear Strengthening of RC Beams

 

Jaime is the Early Stage Researcher at the University of Padua, since February 2014. He is a Civil Engineer from the National University of Colombia and has worked in the design, seismic vulnerability assessment and retrofitting of concrete and masonry structures, including heritage buildings. He got a master degree in Earthquake Engineering at Rose School (Pavia, Italy) in 2008 and a master in Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions from Czech Technical University and the University of Padua in 2010. His research project will investigate the complex mechanisms of cracking and failure of FRP shear-strengthened beams with internal web reinforcement and develop improved design recommendations.

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Ana Veljkovic

Fatigue Behaviour of FRP Reinforced Concrete Structural Elements

 

Ana is the Early Stage Researcher at Politecnico di Milano. She is Civil Engineer, graduated at Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, where she gained M.Sc. in Structural Engineering, in 2010. Since 2010 to July 2014 she has been working as a Structural engineer in design office ‘’DB Inženjering’’ from Belgrade, specialized for concrete bridges design. Her research project started in September 2014 and it will consider fatigue behaviour of concrete elements internally reinforced with FRP bars.

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Marcin Haffke

Thin and Energy-efficient Pre-fabricated FRP RC Elements

 

Marcin is the Early Stage Researcher at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany since August 2014. He graduated from Poznan University of Technology in Poland with the degree of Master of Science Engineering. The subject of his master’s thesis was ‘Analysis of shear resistance in bending reinforced concrete beams’ at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Already during his student exchange in Germany, Marcin gained primary experience in the field of glass fibre reinforced polymers (GFRP) assisting in laboratory tests. His research project deals with mechanical behaviour of multi-layered GFRP sandwich panels.

 

 

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Chandan Gowda

Use of NSM FRP for the strengthening of thin wall tubular RC structures

Chandan is an Early Stage Researcher at University of Minho (Guimaraes, Portugal) since October 2014. He obtained his Bachelor degree (Civil Engineering) from Visvesvaraya Technological University (Mangalore, India) in 2012 and his Master degree in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions from University of Minho (Guimaraes, Portugal) and Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain) in 2014. His present research deals with NSM flexural strengthening of continuous structures and NSM torsional strengthening of tubular structures

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Talgat Tulendinov

Long and short term behavior of FRP materials used to strengthen concrete structures

Talgat is an Early Stage Researcher at University of Latvia Institute of Polymer Mechanics. He obtained his Bachelor degree (Physics) from Zhetysu State University (Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan) in 2011 and his master degree in Institute of Applied Physics and Mathematics of Kazakh National Pedagogical University (Almaty, Kazakhstan) in 2014. His present research is focused on long-term and short-term behaviour of FRP materials used to strengthen concrete structures.

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Paraskevi Voutsina (Former ESR)

Structural and Energy Upgrading of Masonry Walls using Advanced Composites

Paraskevi holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Architecture from the University of Dundee (UK), where she studied from 2008-14. Also she holds a Bachelor Degree from the Department of Renovation and Restoration of Buildings at the Technological Education Institute of Patras, where she studied from 2001-05. In between her studies in Greece and in the UK she obtained practical experience in the field of structural restoration and she spent one academic year (2007-08) in the Department of Civil Engineering with Architecture at the University of Glasgow. During her training period at the University of Patras, Paraskevi will work on the structural and energy upgrading of existing masonry structures (include historic ones) using advanced textile-based materials.

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Tommaso D'Antino (Former ESR)

Strengthening of columns

Tommaso is the Early Stage Researcher at the University of Patras, since March 2014. He got his Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from The University of Padova. He started his PhD at the University of Padova and carried out research on strengthening and retrofitting of RC structures by means of fiber reinforced composites with organic and inorganic matrices. His project is focused on the investigation of the bond behavior of fiber reinforced composites applied to RC and masonry structures by means of inorganic matrices.

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