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Attendance to ROSE workshop during secondment

Secondments often provide an opportunity of exposing Early Stage Researchers to other projects. When on secondment at Greenwood Engineering in Denmark, Daniel Martinez Otero (ESR12), had the chance to attend 2016 ROSE workshop: "Green Road Infrastructure", from 11 am to 5 pm on the 24th and from 9 am to 1 pm on the 25th November. The workshop was [...]

Training in FE modelling of composite materials

Sofia Antonopoulou (ESR1) is carrying out sophisticated finite element modelling to gather a better understanding of the impact of braided FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) on reinforced concrete. For this purpose, she attended a specialised course on how to model composite materials using Abaqus finite element software in Vienna (Austria) from the 5th to the 7th [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ESR receives training towards qualifying as drone pilot

Research by TRUSS fellow, Siyuan Chen, from UCD, involves the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for monitoring infrastructure safety (project ESR14). An initial step in his research requires to receive specialized training that will enable him to qualify as a pilot. For this purpose, Siyuan took a 2-day RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) Ground and Flight Training Course in [...]