Luís Miguel dos Santos Laím is a Civil Engineer and completed his Ph.D. in Fire Safety Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra (UC) in 2013. He is now working as a post-doctor and as an invited assistant professor at Coimbra University and his principal research interests lie in the areas of structural testing at high temperatures, numerical modelling, development of simplified calculation methods, and design of cold-formed steel structures.