Professor of Structural Engineering Practice, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University.
Costas Georgopoulos is a chartered engineer with particular expertise in earthquake design, sustainable concrete construction and engineering education. He is a fellow civil and structural engineer member of various scientific committees such as the Academic Qualifications Panel, Research Panel and Education Panel of the Institution of Structural Engineers, on the Civil Engineering Editorial Panel of ICE, a reviewer of papers for The Structural Engineer and ICE journals, an editor of CE Proceedings special issues such as Forensic Engineering & Tall Buildings, and a past chairman of the Southern Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers.
He now heads up Kingston University's Sustainable Construction MSc which uniquely combines all sustainability credentials of concrete, including inherent and enhanced material performance, advanced concrete framed structures and substructures, specialised actions such as earthquakes and fire, and sustainable construction management practices with concrete. He has just published "Sustainable Concrete Solutions" a textbook for students, academics and practitioners in construction related disciplines (Wiley Blackwell Publishers).
|1994||PGC: PG Certificate in teaching at universities, Napier University, Edinburgh.|
|1987||MSc in Structural Engineering, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.|
|1979||First class honours degree, the National Technical University of Greece, Athens.|
|2013 -||Professor of Structural Engineering Practice, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University.|
|2009 - 2013||Principal lecturer, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University.|
|2005 - 2009||Education and training manager, The Concrete Centre.|
|2000 - 2005||Senior lecturer, University of Portsmouth.|
|1995 - 2000||Technical Director, Greek Association of Insurance Companies, Athens.|
|1992 - 1995||Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Napier University, Edinburgh.|
|1990 - 1992||Senior Engineer, Blyth & Blyth Consulting Engineers, Edinburgh.|
|1989 - 1990||Senior Engineer, Nuclear Design Associates (Taylor Woodrow), Knutsford.|
|1988 - 1989||Main Grade Engineer, Halcrow Consulting Engineers, Scotland.|
|1987 - 1988||Project Engineer, Blyth & Blyth Consulting Engineers, Edinburgh.|
|1983 - 1986||Design Civil Engineer, Cussons Imperial Leather, Nigeria.|
|1982 - 1983||Structural Engineer, General Company of Prefabricated Concrete, Greece.|
|1980 - 1982||Graduate Engineer, National Service, Athens, Greece.|
Selected research papers:
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. (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.
Books and book chapters:
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. (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.
2010 - Fellow of the Concrete Society
2007 - Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers
2007 - Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
2001 - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
1995 - Member of the European Federation of National Associations
1988 - Chartered Engineer
1979 - Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Close collaboration with the concrete industry.