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Approach to teaching

Dr Andreas Lampropoulos is a Principal Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Brighton. He obtained his Diploma (2003), MSc (2005) and PhD (2010) degrees in Civil Engineering (Structural Division) from the University of Patras in Greece. Following his PhD studies, Dr Lampropoulos was appointed as Research Associate at the University of Liverpool (2011-2012) and as Lecturer (2012), Senior Lecturer (2014) and Principal Lecturer (2018) at the University of Brighton.

Dr Lampropoulos is the Course Leader for BEng/MEng Civil Engineering Courses and he is the module leader of 'CE512-Concrete Technology and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures’, and ‘CNM23-Repair and Strengthening of Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures’.

He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

 

How I like to teach

My teaching is focused on Construction Materials and Reinforced Concrete structures. I am always trying to present examples from real applications and to introduce blended learning with integrated lectures, laboratory work and online resources. A combination of traditional teaching methods with problem-solving lectures together with online material, electronic interactive teaching tools and laboratory practical work is what I am using in order to engage first year students and improve learning experience.

Research interests

Dr Andreas Lampropoulos is a Principal Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Brighton. He obtained his Diploma (2003), MSc (2005) and PhD (2010) degrees in Civil Engineering (Structural Division) from the University of Patras in Greece. Following his PhD studies, Dr Lampropoulos was appointed as Research Associate at the University of Liverpool (2011-2012) and as Lecturer (2012), Senior Lecturer (2014) and Principal Lecturer (2018) at the University of Brighton.

Dr Lampropoulos is the Course Leader for BEng/MEng Civil Engineering Courses and he is the module leader of 'CE512-Concrete Technology and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures’, and ‘CNM23-Repair and Strengthening of Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures’. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Lampropoulos is the Sustainability and Resilience Engineering (SuRE) Research Group Leader.

His main research agenda spans the areas of novel construction materials and seismic strengthening/retrofitting of existing structures.

He currently serves as the Chair of Working Group 7 for ‘Earthquake Resistance Structures’ of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) where he is currently leading activities (e.g. workshops and development of practical guides) on four different areas including the field of ‘Strengthening techniques for non-engineering buildings in developing countries’.

He is also a member of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) Task Group 6.6 ‘Retrofitting of Precast Structures in Seismic Areas’ and the UK Mirror Group for Eurocode 8 Part 3 (BSI committee on EC8, B/525/8). Dr Lampropoulos is also member of the Institute of Concrete Technology (MICT).

Dr Lampropoulos has been member of the scientific committee of International conferences. He has also been reviewer of more than 25 international journals in his field and reviewer of research proposals.

 

Areas of expertise

My main research agenda spans the areas of novel high performance materials and seismic strengthening/retrofitting of existing structures.

My main interests are focused on a wide range of cementitious materials such as Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC), Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) and cementitious materials reinforced with nanoparticles, while I am also working on cement-free concrete.

I am also working on the development of novel strengthening techniques for the structural upgrade of Reinforced Concrete (RC) and Unreinforced Masonry (URM) structures. I have conducted extensive experimental work and I have also worked on the development of numerical models for the simulation of the response of strengthened elements.

Supervisory Interests

Completed PhD projects

 

 Name  / Thesis Title
Mohammed Haloob Al Majidi (2013 – 2017)Development of Fibre Reinforced Geopolymer Concrete (FRGC) cured under ambient temperature for strengthening and repair of existing structures
Spyridon Pashalis (2013 – 2017)Strengthening of existing structures using Ultra High Performance (UHPFRC) Concrete
Salam Alrekabi (2013 – 2017)Use of carbon nano-fibres in producing cementitious composites with improved mechanical and durability performance  
Laura D’Amico (2013 – 2017)Global solutions for the control of the seismic waves
Ameer Baiee (2014 – 2018)Strength and durability of an improved textile cementitious-based strengthening technique for strengthening of reinforced concrete structures 
  

Scholarly biography

I was born in Patras (Greece) in 1981 where I always had an interest in Civil and Structural Engineering and especially in Earthquake Engineering since Patras lies in a high seismicity area, and from a very young age, I have experienced numerous strong earthquakes. I studied Civil Engineering at the University of Patras (5-years course) and I graduated in 2013 with a Diploma in Civil Engineering. Then I continued my studies at the University of Patras and I obtained my MSc (2005) and PhD (2010) degrees in Civil Engineering (Structural Division). Following my studies, I was appointed as Research Associate at the University of Liverpool (2011-2012) in the UK, where I worked on the development of novel construction materials. In 2012, I moved to the University of Brighton where I was appointed as Lecturer (2012), Senior Lecturer (2014) and Principal Lecturer (2018) in Civil Engineering.

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Research Output 2003 2018

  • 37 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 21 Article
  • 1 Chapter

A novel corrosion resistant repair technique for existing reinforcedconcrete (RC) elements using polyvinyl alcohol fibre reinforced geopolymer concrete (PVAFRGC)

Al-Majidi, M. H., Lampropoulos, A., Andrew, C., Tsioulou, O. & Alrekabi, S. 6 Jan 2018 164, p. 603-619 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reinforced concrete
Fibers
Concretes
Steel
Finite element method

Fibre Reinforced Geopolymer versus Conventional Reinforced Concrete layers for the structural strengthening of RC beams

Haloob Al-Majidi, M., Lampropoulos, A., Cundy, A., Tsioulou, O. & Alrekabi, S. 2018 40th IABSE Symposium: Tomorrow’s Megastructures.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Open Access
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Simple strengthening techniques for Non-Engineered buildings against seismic actions

Traykova, M., Giarlelis, C., Lampropoulos, A., Dritsos, S. & Moseley, J. 2018 40th IABSE Symposium: Tomorrow’s Megastructures.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

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Structural upgrade of deficient Unreinforced Masonry structures using Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete

Lampropoulos, A., Tasji, A. & Tsioulou, O. 2018 40th IABSE Symposium: Tomorrow’s Megastructures.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Open Access
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