Dr. Demetris Nicolaides holds Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), as well as MSc in Structural Engineering from the Cardiff University, UK. From the same school he received his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2004, in the research area of fracture and fatigue of Ultra High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites (UHPFRCCs). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Frederick University in Cyprus. He worked as a civil engineering consultant in Greece and Cyprus, being involved in large scale projects. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute, member of the Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK), member of the Association of Civil Engineers of Cyprus (ΣΠΟΛΜΗΚ), approved Technical Expert of the Cyprus Certification Company (Concrete Industry, Cement, Aggregates, Lime, Mines), member of the National Technical Committees for the application of European Standards and Specifications for Construction Products in Cyprus and Chair of the National Technical Committee for Eurocode 2 (Concrete Structures). Dr. Nicolaides’s research focuses on (1) Technology of UHPFRCCs with particular interest in (a) development, mechanical and durability properties, (b) impact – blast resistance, and (c) fracture and fatigue. (2) Concrete technology with particular interest in (a) uses of construction and demolition wastes as aggregates in concrete, (b) cement replacement materials and (c) use of lime by-product powders as fillers in concrete. (3) Safety of structures with particular interest in (a) protection against blast and impact, (b) retrofitting techniques of structures, and (c) non-destructive testing techniques of concrete structures. He has published research work in the fields of Concrete Technology, UHPFRCCs, sustainable building materials, etc. Dr Nicolaides has taught graduate and undergraduate level courses on such topics as Concrete Technology, Construction Materials, Fracture Mechanics, Design of Concrete Structures, etc.