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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 doctoral students

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

Teaching interests

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Probabilistic/Reliability Methods

Other responsibilities

  • Departmental Director of Recruitment, Access & Admissions for Civil Engineering (Admissions Tutor)
  • Departmental MSc Research Dissertations Coordinator

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Computational Earthquake Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Seismic response and analysis of earth dams, Imperial College London

Award Date: 6 Dec 2013

Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering, Imperial College London

Award Date: 1 Aug 2009

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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