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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.

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