SIF 2nd Cohort Fellows - Klajdi Toska, CY Cergy Paris Université

Curriculum Vitae
  • Education
March, 2022, PhD, University of Padua, Italy, Sciences of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

12/07/2017, Master's Degree (5-year single cycle Master’s Degree), University of Padua, Italy, Civil and Architectural Engineering
  • Experience
Nov 2021 - Aug 2022: Post-doctoctoral Research Fellow, University of Padua (Italy)
Reliability analysis of reinforced concrete bridges and the correlation between the bridge safety assessments carried out through the use of qualitative procedures and the results of reliability analyses. Activities include visual inspections, NDTs, numerical modelling, laboratory and in-situ tests.

Oct 2018 - Sep2021: PhD Research Fellow, University of Padua (Italy)
Experimental research on cementitious composite materials with carbon and glass fibers. Investigations included their tensile behavior and their effectiveness in confinement retrofitting techniques.

Gen 2018 - Set 2018: Research fellow, University of Padua (Italy)
Reliability analysis of bridge structures subjected to ageing. Implementation of BIM in structural engineering
  • Publications/Research achievements
Klajdi Toska (
Research Project:

Cementitious Composites Behaviour under Severe THermal Stress (CC-sTHs)

Composites are part of the innovative materials that are increasingly being used in the construction industry. Among these, cementitious composites have found a wide use by combining the properties of traditional cementitious material with that of more innovative ones such as carbon and glass fibers, UHSS, nylon, etc. Their combinations are various and the use of discontinuous or sorted fibers into nets or textiles has given rise to products such as FRC, FRCC, TRC, TRM, SRG, FRCM etc.

The goal of this project is to investigate the behavior of cementitious composite materials and their effectiveness in retrofitting techniques when under severe thermal stress. The project will include an extensive experimental campaign that will firstly investigate the behavior of the composite material exposed to high temperatures. The variation of the main mechanical characteristics as strength, deformation capacity and stiffness will be monitored.

Later the experimental campaign will investigate the effectiveness of the composite materials applied as  reinforcement in reinforced concrete structures when under high thermal stress. The collected experimental data will be used to develop analytical models that describe the behavior of cementitious composite materials when subjected to severe thermal stress.