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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

Education/Academic qualification

Computational Earthquake Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, 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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Research Output

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

Zeybek, A., Madabhushi, G. S. P. & Pelecanos, L., 31 Mar 2020, In : Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. 18, p. 1987-2002

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

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    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

    Hydrodynamic effects and hydro-mechanical coupling in the seismic response of dams

    Kontoe, S., Zdravković, L., Han, B. & Pelecanos, L., 20 Jan 2019, Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions- Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, 2019. Silvestri, F. & Moraci, N. (eds.). CRC Press, p. 506-521 16 p. (Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions- Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, 2019).

    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

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