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Dr Loizos Pelecanos is a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Bath. He joined the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering in July 2016. He graduated from Imperial College London with a MEng in Civil Engineering (2009) and a PhD in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (2013). He subsequently worked for 3.5 years as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Civil Engineering at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge.

Loizos’s research expertise is in Computational Mechanics & Dynamics.

His doctoral research work at Imperial College concentrated on computational seismic analysis of earth dams and included extensive static and dynamic nonlinear finite element analyses and studies of dynamic dam-reservoir interaction, in particular during earthquakes. His subsequent post-doctoral research work at Cambridge was concerned with innovative distributed fibre-optic sensing of soil-structure interaction (SSI) problems along with relevant numerical analysis using appropriate finite element models. Examples of such SSI problems include foundation piles, energy piles, piled rafts, retaining walls and soil nails. He co-authored a textbook on fibre-optic sensing of civil infrastructure.

Research Expertise:

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Finite element analysis
  • Fibre-optic sensing

Willing to supervise PhD

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Structural & Soil Dynamics

Education / Academic qualification

Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering, Imperial College, London

Computational Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College, London

External positions

Research Associate in Civil Engineering (Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure & Construction - CSIC), University of Cambridge

4 Feb 201328 Jun 2016

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Projects 2017 2021

Numerical Analysis of Geothermal Energy Piles

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Project: Research-related funding

Numerical Modelling and Analysis of Earth Dams

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Project: Research-related funding

Numerical Modelling of Thermal Piles

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Project: UK industry

Research Output 2012 2019

Distributed fibre optic sensing for monitoring reinforced concrete piles

Kechavarzi, C., Pelecanos, L., Nicholas, D. B. & Soga, K. Mar 2019 In : Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA . 50, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fiber optics
Reinforced concrete
Optical cables

Long-term deformation monitoring of CERN concrete-lined tunnels using distributed fibre-optic sensing

Di Murro, V., Pelecanos, L., Soga, K., Kechavarzi, C., Morton, R. F. & Scibile, L. Mar 2019 In : Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nuclear research
fiber optics
particle accelerators

Comparison of shear-beam and dynamic finite-element modal analysis of earth dams

Lo, E. & Pelecanos, L. 26 Apr 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Fiber optics
Pile foundations
Time domain analysis
Loads (forces)