Dr. Igor Gavrić is a researcher in the Sustainable Building with Renewable Materials research group at the InnoRenew CoE.
He graduated in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana in 2009 with the graduation thesis on the topic of modular units made of cross laminated timber. In 2013 he earned his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Trieste, Italy, in collaboration with the Trees and Timber Institute of Italian National Research Council (CNR IVALSA) in Trento. His PhD research focused on experimental testing and analytical modeling of seismic behaviour of cross-laminated timber buildings. During his doctorate programme he was a visiting researcher at FPInnovations, Vancouver, Canada, and at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and actively participated in COST action FP1004. After completing his PhD, he worked on postdoctoral research projects with University of Sassari, Italy and as a researcher at FPInnovations in Vancouver, Canada.
Igor also has 5 years of experience in structural design practice, construction of timber buildings, and in SME R&D national and EU projects that he gained at CBD d.o.o. and at the development center Intech-les.
His main research interests are on advanced timber and hybrid structural systems, tall timber buildings, seismic behaviour and design methods of cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings, and cyclic behaviour of timber building wall systems and connections. He is the author or co-author of over 15 publications in international scientific conferences and journals.