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Dr Konstantinos Poutos

Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering

About

I am Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering. Previously, I was the Director of the Degree Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering of Kingston University. I have also served as Course Leader of BEng Civil Engineering degrees, contributing positively to the National Student Survey (NSS) and League table rankings of the respective course. 

I completed my Dipl.-Ing. Civil Engineering degree with Distinction at the University of Patras in Greece, my MSc and PhD in the area of earthquake resistant structures and sustainable materials.  I completed my Master in Business Administration (MBA) specialising particularly on resource management and optimisation with focus on the higher educational sector and the NSS.  

I am a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport.

I have more than ten years teaching experience in higher education. I have a number of Journal and Conference publications in my area of research, specifically in sustainable building materials and in the dynamic response of earthquake resisting buildings. 

I have effectively supervised numerous postgraduate dissertations and contributed positively on the successful completion of thesis of my PhD students.  I am also a reviewer for a number of international scientific journals.

I have considerable teaching experience in the following areas: Land Surveying (BEng Civil Engineering Level 4), Research Methods for Civil Engineering  (Level 6), CAD for Civil Engineering (Level 5), Structural Mechanics and Dynamics (BEng Civil Engineering Level 5), Highways Design and Construction (BEng & MEng Civil Engineering Level 6), Structural Dynamics (MSc in Structural Engineering & MEng in Civil Engineering Level 7). 

My research interests and expertise lie in the following sectors: Sustainable materials: thermal, volume stability and strength behaviour, Use of Finite Element Analysis for the optimisation of mechanical and thermal properties of concrete, Dynamic response of structural systems under seismic forces actions and Use of FEA software for the optimisation of structural systems for better response under seismic actions.

Areas of specialism

  • Structural Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Land Surveying
  • Highway Engineering
  • Research Methods

Qualifications

  • PhD in Civil Engineering
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • MSc In Civil Engineering with Earthquake Engineering
  • Dipl.-Ing. Civil Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • PgCe in Learing and Teaching in Higher Education

Professional membership

Member of the Chartered institution of Highways and Transport (MCIHT)

Research

Research interests

Sustainable materials

Use of FEA software for the optimisation of mechanical and thermal properties of concrete.

Dynamic response of structural systems under seismic forces actions.

Use of FEA software for the optimisation of structural systems for better response under seismic actions.

F. Gurkalo, Y.G. Du, K. Poutos, C. Jimenez-Bescos, The nonlinear analysis of an    innovative slit  reinforced concrete water tower in seismic regions, Engineering Structures, Volume 134, 1 March 2017, Pages 138-149

F. Gurkalo, Y.G. Du, K. Poutos, C. Jimenez-Bescos, (2017). The effect of a tower geometry on the efficiency of innovative slit water towers in seismic regions. Journal: Engineering Structures. ENGSTRUCT_2017_489

Anastasia Sofroniou  and Konstantinos Poutos. (2016). Investigating the Effectiveness of Group Work in Mathematics. Journal of Education Science. Volume 6, Issue 30.

K.H. Poutos and Sunny Nwaubani. (2013). Strength Development of Concrete Made With Recycled Glass Aggregates Subjected to Frost Curing Conditions. nternational Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management. Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013.

S.O. Nwaubani and K.I. Poutos. (2013). The Influence of Waste Glass Powder Fineness on the Properties of Cement Mortars". International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management, Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013. Pages 110-116. 

F. Gurkalo and K. Poutos. (2012). Dynamic Properties of Watertowers Assembled from Interlocked Panels under Different Loading Conditions. IACSIT International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 5. Pp 649 – 652.

Gurkalo and K. Poutos. (2012). Dynamic Response of a Water Tower Composed of Interlocked Panels. International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Issue 6, pages 224 to 230.

Konstantinos Poutos. (2012). Low Temperature Curing Effects on Strength of Recycled Glass Aggregates Concrete. 2nd International Microdurability Conference, Section of Materials and Environment, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology Amsterdam 11-13 April 2012.

Gurkalo and K. Poutos. (2013). Dynamic Response of a Water Tower Composed of Interlocked Panels. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Amsterdam International Conference. 6-5-2012. Pages 444 to 450.

Filip Gurkalo and Konstantinos Poutos. (2012). Dynamic Performance of Elevated Watertowers Assembled from Interlocked Panels under Different Loading Conditions. 2012 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Materials (ICCEM 2012)

Konstantinos I. Poutos. (2011). Strength development of glass aggregate concrete cured under freezing conditions. Built Environment Department, Faculty of Science and Technology. 1st Annual Research and Scholarship Conference.

 K.I. Poutos,. A. M. Alani, P. J. Walden, C. M. Sangha. (2007). Relative temperature changes within concrete made with recycled glass aggregate. Construction and building materials. Volume 22, Issue 4, April 2008, Pages 557-565

S. O. Nwaubani , K. I. Poutos and Miss Ausra Ceglyte. (2010). The effect of Particle size on the Mechanical & Pozzolanic Properties of Waste Glass in Concrete. Second International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC-II). August 3-5, 2010, Cairo, Egypt

Konstantinos I. Poutos and Sunny O. Nwaubani. (2010). Influence of Low Temperature Curing on Strength of Concrete Made With Recycled Glass Aggregates. Second International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC-II). August 3-5, 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

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