Paulo B. Lourenço, Full Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. Head of the Structural Group and Co-Head of the Institute in Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering. Editor of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis and Restoration. Coordinator of the International Erasmus Mundus Master in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions. Convener of the Project Team responsible for the revision of the Eurocode 6 (Part 1). Main research interests are NDT, advanced experimental and numerical techniques, innovative strengthening techniques, product development for the industry and earthquake engineering of modern and historical masonry. Supervisor of 40+ completed PhD theses and coordinator of several research projects. He is author of 1000+ technical and scientific publications in the fields of masonry, timber and concrete structures, with an h-index of 32 (Scopus). Specialist in structural repair, conservation and strengthening, with consulting works in 100+ monuments worldwide.