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Dr Loizos Pelecanos is a Lecturer in Civil 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 Computational 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, for both concrete and earth dams, in particular during earthquakes.

His subsequent post-doctoral research work at Cambridge was concerned with innovative distributed fibre-optic sensing of civil structures and soil-structure interaction (SSI) problems, along with relevant numerical analysis using appropriate finite element models. He co-authored a textbook on fibre-optic sensing of civil infrastructure.

Research Expertise:

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Fibre-Optic Sensing

Willing to supervise PhD

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

Education/Academic qualification

Computational Earthquake Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College London

Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering, 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

Research Output 2012 2020

Seismic response of partially saturated soils beneath shallow foundations under sequential ground motions

Zeybek, A., Madabhushi, G. S. P. & Pelecanos, L., 19 Jan 2020, In : Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Distributed fibre optic sensing for monitoring reinforced concrete piles

Kechavarzi, C., Pelecanos, L., Nicholas, D. B. & Soga, K., 1 Jun 2019, In : Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA . 50, 2, p. 43-51 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fiber optics
Reinforced concrete
Optical cables

Hydrodynamic effects and hydromechanical coupling in the seismic response of dams

Kontoe, S., Zdravković, L., Han, B. & Pelecanos, L., 20 Jun 2019, VII International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Innovative Structural Health Monitoring of reinforced concrete piles using distributed fibre optic sensing

Pelecanos, L. & Soga, K., 8 Mar 2019, UKIERI Concrete Congress - Concrete: The Global Builder.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

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., 1 Jun 2019, In : Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA . 50, 2, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fiber optics
Brillouin scattering