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Professor Costas Georgopoulos

Professor of Structural Engineering Practice, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University.

Professor Costas Georgopoulos Areas of expertise

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Overview

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).

  

 

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
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.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
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.

Research

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.

Conference Highlights

  

 

Professional Body Membership

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.

 

Key Industry Roles

Close collaboration with the concrete industry.

 

 

 

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