The globalization of science and the need to address significant challenges of our time require strong researchers, an international ethos, and the ability to excel in a multicultural environment. The international research network established by the collaborators involved in the ReWire project will provide the members of the research group with excellent training in all the research areas of the project and will provide them with the knowledge that will contribute to the objectives of the project.
The collaboration will be established through Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM), where the PhD student and the other team members will specialize in the well-defined objectives at the associate’s institution. During the STSM, the ReWire team members will have the opportunity to work in multicultural teams, improve their networking skills, and develop the competencies needed to succeed in the international research community. The STSM plan aims to identify and respond to the personal and professional development needs of each member of the research group by leveraging existing expertise and opportunities for specialization at the international level.

Following STMS are planned:


  1.  University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. High-Strength Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites hosted by prof. KYPROS PILAKOUTAS & MAURIZIO GUADAGNINI.
  2.  Slovenian national building and civil engineering institute, Slovenia. Distribution of polymer fibres in cementitious composites by CT tomography, hosted by Dr. ALENKA MAUKO PRANJIC.
  3.  Tu Wien, Austria. Correlation between micro & macroscale HSFRM properties, hosted by Dr. ILDIKO MERTA.
  4.  Universidade do Minho, Portugal. Modelling of fibre-reinforced cementitious composites, hosted by Prof. JOAQUIM BARROS.
  5.  TU Delft, Netherlands. Durability under combined environmental loads, hosted by Prof. GUANG YE.