Giovanna Concu is Assistant Professor of Structural Design at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, Italy, where she teaches Timber and Masonry Structures and Laboratory of Structural Rehabilitation. She graduated summa cum laude in Structural Engineering at the University of Cagliari, Italy, and received her Ph.D. degree in Geoengineering from the same University. She authored about 70 papers, for the most part published in international conference proceedings and international journals. She is a reviewer for some international journals and scientific associations. She has been involved in a number of research projects funded by regional, national and international public and private agencies. Her research interests include timber engineering, non-destructive testing, sustainability of building materials.