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Blogs by all early stage researchers available

All 14 TRUSS Early Stage Researchers have now launched their individual blogs that are being updated on a continuous basis. Blogging is employed here to disseminate and maximize the impact of each research project; to reach the general public and other researchers by sharing experiences and information and; to promote discussion via the comments section or the personal [...]

Gathering expertise in structural reliability theory

Guang Zou (ESR5) and Giulia Milana (ESR6) are attending the course on "Theory of Structural Reliability" imparted at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Imperial College London. The course is delivered via a combination of lectures and tutorials from 25 Jan to 21 Mar 2016 (2pm-5pm every Monday). Dr Peter Stafford, senior lecturer in Imperial College, covers the former 7 [...]

ESRs networking with IABSE association and COST action

In March 2016, UPC Barcelona welcomed members of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) for Day 2 of their 2016 summit meeting, with Day 1 having been held in Helsinki, Finland. TRUSS ESR's, JJ Moughty (ESR10) and António Barrias (ESR11), attended the summit meeting in UPC., which dealt with the theme of Global Risk [...]

On how to manage and share references

There are a number of popular bibliography management software tools such as Endnote, Mendeley, RefWorks or Zotero, among others. Endnote Online is  available at the four academic beneficiaries of the TRUSS consortium via their subscription to "Web of Science", and it has been chosen to create an online shared TRUSS group which allows TRUSS ESRs to be [...]

Industrial training on the latest technology

An essential component in the training of TRUSS fellows is gathering expertise during visits and secondments to industrial partners that will enhance their research outputs and prepare them for a job in their chosen topic. The interaction with industrial partners allows fellows to learn about state-of-the-art technology, to apply technical knowledge and engineering methods to [...]

TRUSS ITN acknowledged in Spanish newspaper

TRUSS is mentioned in the Technology Section of ‘El Diario Montañés’ newspaper published on Thursday 17th December 2015. El Diario Montañés (http://www.eldiariomontanes.es/) is a regional general interest daily newspaper for Cantabria (Spain), published by Editorial Cantabria S.A. in Santander. Being Equipos Nucleares, S.A. (ENSA) a leading company in scientific and technological research and development in the region, the publication makes reference [...]

NDE and safety courses at Lloyd’s Register

Giulia Milana, TRUSS Early Stage Researcher hosted by Lloyd’s Register has attended training courses on non-destructive examination and field safety imparted by Lloyd’s Register Global Technology Centre at Southampton. Non Destructive Examination (NDE) Giulia’s project involves Non Destructive Examinations in order to assess the condition of an existing ship unloader. An initial step is [...]

Training on standards, materials & welding in ENSA

In addition to the training received directly from his supervisors, ESR2, Alberto González Merino, has access to periodic seminars imparted by local experts in ENSA. These seminar series is part of the continuous professional development of ENSA employees and a good opportunity to network locally and to gain knowledge on the diverse expertise available within [...]

Talk on building a successful academic career

TRUSS aims to enhance career prospects in both industry and academia. A seminar on how to build a successful academic career was imparted by Prof. Eugene OBrien, supervisor in TRUSS with more than 25 years’ experience in academia. The local event was attended by UCD graduate and post graduate students, including TRUSS fellows Sofia Antonopoulou [...]