Dr. Ing. Franziska Schmidt is a senior research engineer (ENTPE Engineering diploma in 2005, MSc and PhD of INSA - Lyon in 2005 and 2009 respectively), working at Université Gustave Eiffel (ex-Ifsttar) on the vulnerability of road infrastructure to natural and man-made actions.

She has been involved in several European research projects, for example ITN Marie Curie projects (TEAM, Infrastar), FP7 (TRANSFORMERS), CEDR Projects (Re-gen, FALCON), and national French projects. She also intervenes in expert knowledge studies on the assessment of existing structures to traffic and climatic actions. She is part of OCDE WG "Policies to extend the life of road assets".