Alice Sirico received her Ph.D. at the University of Parma in 2017. Her doctoral thesis focused on the development of a nonlinear model for the analysis of conventional reinforced concrete (RC) and fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) elements exposed to fire. After her Ph.D., she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in structural engineering at Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, where she worked on the mechanical modelling of structural elements and new materials. She also carried out teaching activities and supports for students of “Buildings Construction” within the Master’s degree in Architecture and “Construction Techniques” within the Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Parma. Alice’s research interests mainly concern the analysis, design and optimization of RC/FRC and precast concrete structures (such as ties, beams, slabs, tunnel linings, hollow-core slabs, thin-walled roof elements) by means of nonlinear FE modelling; fire safety assessment of RC/FRC and precast concrete structures; vulnerability assessment of existing structures; experimental characterization and numerical modeling of new cementitious materials. She is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at CIDEA (Interdepartmental Center for Energy and the Environment), University of Parma, within the 2014-2020 ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) Programme, where she investigates the mechanical behavior of cementitious materials incorporating by-products, such as plastic and organic waste, by means of experimental characterization.