Roko Žarnić was a professor at University of Ljubljana, Faculty for Civil and Geodetic Engineering (UL FGG), since 1993 and retired from teaching on 2015. His research background is in earthquake engineering with a particular interest for built heritage preservation. After retirement he continues his work as research advisor. In 1999 he was a Fulbright visiting scholar at University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, in 2006 national detached expert to EU JRC Laboratory at Ispra, Italy. From 2010 to 2012 he was on duty of Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning of Republic Slovenia. In ECTP he co-coordinated Focus Area Cultural Heritage (2006-10) and was individual expert appointed in his personal capacity to Horizon 2020 AG for Societal Challenge 5 (2013-2015). He took part in one INTERREG IVc project, 7 EUREKA projects, 9 COST Actions and 20 FP projects since FP4 till H2020 coordinating one FP7 project (EU-CHIC).