SmartEN Project – A short introduction

As an Early Stage Researcher for SmartEN, I would like to shortly introduce you to this European-based Project. SmartEn is an Initial Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Comission under the 7th Framework Programme – Marie Curie Actions. It focuses on one of the main challenges nowadays in Civil Engineering: manage the built environment taking sustainability into account, and more specifically the research targets the field of Wireless Sensing Networks and Reliability of Structures. But SmartEN, as the rest of ITNs, is more than just a research project: it aims to create a network of researchers, firstly, by training what will hopefully be a new generation of active researchers and secondly by putting them in contact with the current generation of experience/senior researchers and leading partner organizations. I am involved in this project together with two other members of the department: Professor Marios Chryssanthopoulos as a Work Package Leader and Dr Helder Sousa as an Experienced Researcher and if interested we will be glad to discuss in more detail about the project and our personal research goals.
For more information on SmartEN, specific objectives, partners, fellows and dissemination check the project webpage.