In the Structural Mechanics programme, research is performed into the analysis of solids and structures relevant to civil engineering. The research mission of the programme is to provide mechanics-based tools and solutions to civil engineering challenges. Novel computational and analytical techniques are developed for more reliable, efficient and effective analysis of materials and structures. There is a specific interest in new and innovative civil engineering structures and high-performance materials. The research work is fundamental and applied in nature, and has a mono-, multi- or transdisciplinary character. The scientific work should keep pace with the highest level in the international scientific community and with the front line of technical innovations and challenges.