Dr. Iztok Šušteršič is the research group leader in sustainable building with renewable materials at the centre of excellence InnoRenew CoE and an assistant professor at the University of Primorska. Before he was working in both academic research at the University of Ljubljana, as well as in private engineering practice CBD d.o.o. So far, he has led over 200 building projects and worked on or coordinated 10 national and international research projects dealing with timber and hybrid timber structures, new adhesives and seismic analysis. With his colleagues from the design office he received awards for special achievements in timber building design. Dr. Šušteršič is specialised in seismic design of taller timber buildings and seismic retrofitting of existing buildings.
In general, he tries to build his research work around more complex problems originating from the engineering sector, as well as developing new optimised building products with greater benefit for the users and a lower impact on the environment. He is active in the preparation of new Eurocode standards, member of several COST actions and head of timber structures in the Strategic research-innovation partnerships. He is the author or co-author of over 30 publications, two national and one European patent.