Hello everyone, and welcome on my first blog!
I hope you started this 2016 in the best way. One of my New Year’s resolutions is this Blog…so let’s start with the first post!
Probably a brief introduction would be a good idea to start. Well, my name is Giulia Milana and I’m 27 years old. I am from Italy and in particular from Rome, where I’ve lived almost all my life. Of course my opinion is a little bit partial, but if you have never been there you should definitely go! It’s amazing! =)
I graduated in Civil Engineering from University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and after that I did my Master in Structural Engineering at the same University. After my studies, I did an Internship with StroNGER, mainly focusing on steel structures and FEM analyses; and at the meantime I was working further on my thesis with my Master’s supervisor in order to research additional aspects that resulted in publishing some papers. I think this period led me to the decision to pursue a PhD program; indeed, I believe it is a great opportunity to deal with challenging aspect of a particular field developing critical thinking and being able to see the big picture. After some research I bumped into this extraordinary opportunity with TRUSS ITN. I applied for the PhD position, and fortunately after a few days a pleasant news came: I was selected as one of the 14 Early Stage Researcher in TRUSS ITN.
I started this project in September 2015, and during the first months I have conducted mainly a review of the existing literature, to enter the field and understand better the methodologies available. I'm starting to build the model, and I hope I'll be able to give you exciting results soon. I hope you will enjoy my project as much as I do!
See you soon!