SilviaSantini is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the Roma TreUniversity. She has a PhD from the La Sapienza University in Rome. CEE grantfor study in support to EC8. Brite-Euram fellowship. Post-Doctoral grant.Research Fellow at the College of Engineering of the University of Californiain Berkeley. Member of Senatus Academicus of Roma Tre (2004-2008) and Member ofthe Research Commission for PhD courses. Member of Scientific Board of PhD inArchitecture: Innovation and Cultural Heritage at University of Roma Tre. ScientificResponsible of PRiSMa (laboratory of Proof testing and Research on Structuresand Materials).She is author of more than 80 scientific papers focus on earthquakeprotection of strategic buildings, assessment of existing reinforced concretestructures including infills, strengthening techniques with innovativematerials (FRP), code calibration.