Nikola Tošić, PhD
Dr. Nikola Tošić is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. During his 7-year research career he has worked as assistant professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA. Nikola has published 11 research papers in journals indexed on the SCIe list on the topic of sustainable concrete and concrete structures with recycled and waste materials, serviceability design, Life Cycle Assessment and multi-criteria decision making. Nikola is an active member of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) where he is a member of Task Group 2.1 Serviceability models and Secretary of the Young Members Group. He is also a member of the European Committee for Standardization’s CEN/TC 250/SC 2/WG 1 Editorial and Coordination Panel for the new revision of Eurocode 2.1
Prof. Albert de la Fuente, PhD
Dr. Albert de la Fuente Antequera, is an Associate professor of Concrete structures. During his 10-year research career, he has published more than 80 research papers in journals indexed on the SCIe list, 75 conference proceedings and 6 books and book chapters on the topics of FRC, concrete structural design and optimisation and sustainability analysis using multi-criteria decision making methods. Prof. de la Fuente is an active member of fib (Fédération Internationale du Béton) where he is the member of several Task Groups and Committees on topics such as FRC tunnels and pavements, sustainability of precast structures and precast concrete bridges. He has successfully supervised 8 PhD (with more than 16 on-going) and more than 130 MSc and BSc theses and has been an active consultant in the UPC spin-off enterprise Smart Engineering Ltd collaborating with large construction companies (such as ACCIONA, DRAGADOS, SACYR and FERROVIAL). He is the Coordinator of several research projects funded by the Spanish government and the EU with a combined grant value of more than one million EUR. He is co-founder of Smart Engineering Ltd. (UPC Spin-Off)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya ∙ BarcelonaTech (UPC), is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the fields of architecture, engineering and technology. It is one of the biggest universities in Spain, with over 33.000 students, 30 departments and 216 research groups.
It is the UPC’s mission to create knowledge, innovate, develop technology and make this technology available to society. With this mission in mind, it works to drive innovation and become the preferred technology partner of companies and institutions.
According to the H2020 country profile and featured projects for Spain, published in February 2018, by the European Commission (EC), the UPC is the top university and third institution in Spain in terms of number of projects and income from the EC for H2020 funded projects (over 150 projects with an EU financial contribution of over EUR 55 million).