Mr Dimitris Karpouzis

Research project: FRP Strengthening of RC Frames


Investigate the behaviour of RC frames under seismic conditions and the effect of FRP strengthening on the performance of these structural elements.

Design and produce experimental specimens aiming to investigate the influence of the main factors affecting the behaviour of RC Frames with FRP strengthening methods, particularly the energy dissipation.

Using numerical and FE modelling for investigation of the behaviour of such elements, including verification using experimental data.

Developed models to be used for further parametric study of the influencing factors and to investigate the effect of applying different reinforcement ratios for FRP strengthening.


Structural engineer, a graduate member of ICE, with over seven years of demonstrated experience in the UK construction sector. Currently working for Buro Happold, a leading global multidisciplinary consultancy. Worked on many iconic projects in the UK, such as Battersea Power Station, Alexandra Palace, Nottingham Castle, The Whiteleys, and The Inner Temple.

Graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering Kingston University London in 2014 with a Bachelor's in Engineering. Completed an MSc degree from Kingston University London in Structural Design and Construction Management in 2015.

Currently studying part-time towards a PhD in strengthening RC frames using FRP materials.


  • BEng in Civil Engineering, Kingston University London
  • MSc in Structural Design and Construction Management, Kingston University London