Dr. Goran Jekic was born in 1978 in Skopje. He graduated in 2005 at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. In the academic year 2006/2007 he was enrolled with the second cycle of the International Post-graduate studies that were held at the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje (UKIM-IZIIS). He received his Master degree in 2010 in Earthquake Engineering. In 2011 he enrolled in a Master’s Degree in Disaster Management Policy – Earthquake Engineering at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan, as a recipient of a scholarship from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He received a Master degree in 2012 in the field of Structural Health Monitoring. He received his Ph.D. in UKIM-IZIIS in 2016 in the field of Structural Health Monitoring. His scientific and professional activity includes earthquake engineering, experimental testing of buildings, structural design of seismically resistant buildings, analysis, repair and strengthening of structures. Dr. Goran Jekic is currently an Assistant Professor at UKIM-IZIIS in the department of Building structures and Materials: Design, Analysis and Testing. He gives lectures in four subjects from the study programs in Structural Engineering and Seismic Design and Earthquake Engineering in the master and doctoral studies in IZIIS: Structural Dynamics; Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology; General Principles for Structural Design and Structural Design using Eurocode 8. Since 2007 he actively participates in several applicative and scientific research projects. He participated in seminars and workshops for elementary schools aimed at raising public awareness for protection from earthquake consequences, post-earthquake missions of UKIM-IZIIS in safety assessment of facilities in affected areas in the country and the region, trainings, lectures, seismic safety evaluation of buildings and structures of social significance. He has published scientific and professional papers at national and international conferences, expert reports, journals and book chapters. He is actively involved in the expert-application activities of UKIM-IZIIS as a member in expert commissions and working groups related to elaboration of opinions about designed and as-built level of mechanical resistance, stability and seismic protection of structures in the Republic of North Macedonia. In 2017 he was awarded a recognition by the Macedonian Association of Structural Engineers – MASE for special achievement in structural engineering as well as a recognition for special structural engineering scientific achievement for his independent scientific research work. He is a member of the Macedonian Association for Earthquake Engineering MAEE and the European Association for Earthquake Engineering EAEE, as well as the Macedonian Chamber of Certified Architects and Certified Engineers of the Republic of North Macedonia. He is also member of expert groups working on adoption of national annexes of the Republic of North Macedonia in the European standards for structural design (Eurocodes).