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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Prof. Costas Georgopoulos

School/Department: Natural & Built Environments
Position: Professor of Structural Engineering Practice

Biography

Professor of Structural Engineering Practice
Eur Ing, MEng (Civil), MSc (Struct), PgC (Ed), MIGreekE, CEng, FHEA, FCS, FICE, FIStructE

» Chartered Engineer Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the Concrete Society and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with over 30 years unique multi-sector professional experience comprising 12yrs in Consulting Engineering, 12yrs in Academia and 9yrs in Professional Bodies in the UK and overseas.

» Expert Designer of Earthquake-resistant Structures to Eurocode 8 (EC8) developed over 30+ years of practice in Greece, UK and Overseas; author of the EC8 chapter of the British Standard Institution (BSI) Guide to Structural Eurocodes for training students and lecturers in the UK & Worldwide; author of the expert commentary to EC8 for BSI Eurocodes On-line; Seismic Designer of state-of-the-art structures such as the £350m Nuclear Submarine Refitting Facility at the Rosyth Dockyard and the £1b 'Sizewell B' Pressurized Water Reactor Power Station; lecturer of seismic design to postgraduate students at Universities; expert member of BSI committee B/525/8 on EC8; tutor of the Institution of Civil Engineers unique 1-day CPD course on Seismic Design to EC8 for practicing engineers.

» Expert on Sustainable Concrete Structures; leading UK Academics to advance teaching, learning and researching of concrete; chair, editor of proceedings and organiser of Concrete Communications Conferences and Young Researchers symposia; key note address at conference on R&D in concrete technology; expert member of the sustainability guidance panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers; expert member of the International Federation of Structural Concrete (fib) Special Activity Group on Sustainability; author of textbook 'Sustainable Concrete Solutions' for students, academics and practitioners in civil / structural engineering and other construction related disciplines by Wiley Blackwell (http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111996864X.html)

» Experienced Senior Academic with particular expertise in Structural Engineering Education; leading academic staff in structures at three Universities; leading the development of innovative teaching and learning resources such as the Virtual Concrete Laboratory and CALcrete (Computer Aided Learning for concrete); developing and managing the delivery of 35 CPD courses on concrete annually for the Concrete Industry & Professional Bodies; researcher of e-learning conceptual design (see WINDS); external assessor of Civil Engineering provision at London South Bank University; Professor visiting to the School of Engineering & Design at Brunel University

» Leading Practicing Structural Engineer; Elected Member of the Council of the Institution of Structural Engineers and past Chairman of the Southern Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers; Member of influencing scientific committees such as Academic Qualifications Panel (vice-chair), Research Panel and Education Panel of the Institution of Structural Engineers; Member of Civil Engineering Editorial Advisory Panel; Referee of papers for The Structural Engineer and Institution of Civil Engineers journals; editor of CE Proceedings Special Issues such as Forensic Engineering & Tall Buildings; Expert Member of the ICE Structures Expert Panel; First Editor-in-chief of the international ICE Forensic Engineering journal.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2010 - present FCS: Fellow of the Concrete Society
  • 2009 - present Visiting Professor to the School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University
  • 2007 - present FIStructE: Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers
  • 2007 - present FICE: Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • 2004 - present SCE: Supervising Civil (& Structural) Engineer, JBM
  • 2001 - present FHEA: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 1995 - present Eur Ing: Member of the European Federation of National Associations
  • 1994 - present PgC (Ed): Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Methods at Tertiary Level Education (1 yr PT), Napier University, Edinburgh
  • 1993 - present MICE: Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • 1988 - present CEng: Chartered Engineer
  • 1988 - present MIStructE: Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers
  • 1986 - 1987 MSc (Structures): In Structural Engineering (1 year FT), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
  • 1979 - present MIGreekE: Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece
  • 1974 - 1979 MEng (Civil): 1st Class Honours Degree (5 yrs FT) in Civil Engineering, the National Technical University of Greece, Athens

Research Interests

Advanced Structural Design, Earthquake Engineering, Sustainable Construction with Concrete

Teaching Area

Structural Design, Advanced Concrete Structures, Earthquake Engineering, Forensic Engineering, Sustainable Development and Construction with Concrete

Other Professional Activity

» Expert Member of BSI committee B/525/8 on Eurocode 8

» Member of Structures Expert Panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers

» Elected Member of Council of the Institution of Structural Engineers (2012-14)

» Member of Technical / Organizing Committee, International Conference on Forensic Engineering, Institution of Civil Engineers, London (April 2013)

» Member of Special Activity Group SAG8 on Sustainability, Federation Internationale du Beton, fib (2011 – to date)

» Assessor of Technical Publications for IStructE (2010 – to date)

» Chair of Editorial Panel of Forensic Engineering Journal, ICE (2010 – to date)

» Editor-in-chief of "Tall Buildings" Special Issue of the Proceedings, ICE (November 2010)

» Editor-in-chief of "Forensic Engineering" Special Issue of the Proceedings, ICE (May 2009)

» Chair of Technical Committee, Concrete Communications Research Symposium, Leeds University (September 2009)

» Member of Education Panel, IStructE (2009 – to date)

» Chair of Technical Committee, Concrete Communications Conference, Liverpool University (September 2008)

» Chair of Southern Branch Committee, IStructE (2008 - 09)

» Member of Technical Committee, International Conference on "Excellence in Concrete Construction through Innovation", Kingston University (September 2008)

» Chair of Technical Committee, Concrete Communications Research Symposium, Sheffield University (September 2007)

» Member of Research Panel, IStructE (2007 – to date)

» Member of Teaching Eurocodes at Universities Working Group, IStructE (2006 – 2010)

» Chair of Technical Committee, Concrete Communications Conference, University College London, (September 2006)

» Reviewer of papers for the Structural Engineer, IStructE and Civil Engineering Proceedings, ICE (2006 – to date)

» Member & Vice Chair of Academic Qualifications Panel, IStructE (2005 – 2010)

» Member of Editorial Advisory Panel, Civil Engineering Proceedings, ICE (2005 – 2010)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Georgopoulos C., Minson A. (2014), Sustainable Concrete Solutions, textbook for students, academics and practitioners in construction related disciplines, Wiley Blackwell, Publishers, UK. ISBN: 978-1-119-96864-1,256pp. (http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111996864X.html)

Georgopoulos C et al (2013) Future use of life-cycle assessment (LCA) in civil engineering, 'Construction Materials' journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK

Georgopoulos C (2012), The challenge of learning conceptual design of sustainable concrete-framed buildings at universities, Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Concrete Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan, 27-30 May 2013

Georgopoulos C et al (2012), Measuring thermal mass of sustainable concrete mixes, Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Concrete Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan, 27-30 May 2013

Georgopoulos C. (2011), "Concrete research in support of the next Eurocode 2", the Structural Engineer 1 February 2011, Volume 89, Number 3, pp. 16-18.

Georgopoulos C. (2008), "Supporting research and teaching of concrete in the UK", the Structural Engineer, 1 April 2008, Volume 86, Number 7, pp. 41-44.

Georgopoulos C. (2007), "Concrete research is needs driven", the Structural Engineer, 4 December 2007, Volume 85, Number 23/24, pp. 24-26.

Georgopoulos C. (2007), "Concrete takes the lead in sustainable construction", Civil Engineering, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, May 2007, Volume 160, p. 53.

Georgopoulos C. (2005), "Teaching Structural Design: the WINDS experience", the 8th UNESCO International Conference on Engineering Education, Kingston, Jamaica, 7-11 February, pp. 337-341.

Georgopoulos C. (2004), "Chapter 8 - Extracts from Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance", PP 1990: Guide to the Structural Eurocodes for students of structural design, British Standards Institution, ISBN O 580 4375 X, pp.8-1 to 8-47.

Georgopoulos C., Lee B. (2003), "Windstorm Vulnerability Assessment of Tiled Roofs in the UK using a Damage Function based on Structural Reliability Analysis", the 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, Texas, USA, 2-5 June, pp. 1503 - 1510.


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Email:
Costas.Georgopoulos@kingston.ac.uk

Phone:
020 8417 7487

Location:
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