i. Basic mechanical behavior characteristics of materials (concrete, steel, masonry, timber), with an emphasis on extreme actions.
ii. Technological and mechanical properties of advanced structural materials (advanced cement-based materials, high-performance steel, composites), with a focus on extreme actions.
iii. Pathology, damage mechanisms, and non-destructive testing techniques for existing concrete, masonry, steel and timber structures.
iv. Materials and techniques for strengthening and seismic retrofitting of structures, with a focus on recent developments.
v. Detailing and practical execution aspects related to the application of advanced composites as strengthening materials of concrete, masonry and timber structures.
vi. Analytical models in the design of retrofitting for concrete, masonry and timber structures, with a focus on advanced composites (polymer-based or cementitious).