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Professor Costas Georgopoulos MEng MSc MIGreekE CEng FHEA FCS FICE FIStructE


I am a Senior Academic Chartered Engineer Fellow of HEA CS ICE and IStructE with experience comprising HEIs (Edinburgh Napier, University of Portsmouth), Consulting Engineering (Greece, Nigeria, UK) and Trade Bodies (The Concrete Centre UK); developing and leading Professional Practice, Teaching & Learning and Research in Civil Structural Engineering.

Since joining Kingston in 2009, I have been PG Course Director (2009-15), led two successful JBM accreditations (2014 & 2018), being promoted to Professor in Structural Engineering Practice (2013) and to Head of Department (2015 to 2018) with achievements such as

  • Recruitment: +24% more students and +9% above target in 2017/18 
  • NSS: 92% (2017) from 71% Overall Satisfaction (2016) >> KU (80%) & Sector (84%) 
  • KU CE ICE Partner: IPD for students and CEng training for staff
  • BSI Eurocode Plus: KU CE chosen to try industry-standard EC+ for academic use
  • REF2021: Impact Case Study; book 'Sustainable Concrete Solutions'

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Academic responsibilities

Chair in Structural Engineering Practice


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Methods at Tertiary Level Education (1yr PT), Napier University, Edinburgh (1994)
  • MSc Structural Engineering (1yr FT), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh (1987)
  • 1st Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering major in Structural Engineering (5yrs FT), National Technical University of Athens (1979)

Teaching and learning


REF 2021: My book ‘Sustainable Concrete Solutions' published in 2014 by Wiley has already developed beneficial impact to academia and industry and, will be an impact case study for the next REF (over 600 copies sold in over 40 countries around the world in the first 2 years).  Evidence of national impact is the review in the ICE Civil Engineering Proceedings (Volume 168 Issue CE2 May 2015) "This book provides useful guidance to students, researchers, academics and practitioners of all construction disciplines. It is especially recommended to trainees preparing for their Institution of Civil Engineers professional review as it offers excellent background for that often-considered-problematic attribute of ‘sustainable development'. Evidence of international impact includes a review in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) journal ‘Performance of Constructed Facilities' (Volume 29, Issue 2, March/April 2015, IF=0.841): "This is a must-read book for designers, engineers, architects, researchers, planners, and students who advocate creating a sustainable built environment, because the author has keenly provided a very thorough, concise, engaging, and intriguing discussion within each of the five chapters. It covers all aspects of sustainability in concrete design, in a well-balanced fashion, adequately capturing the reader's attention to examine the advantages realised by embracing the concepts of sustainability. This book is an excellent resource"

Selected Publications

  • Georgopoulos C. (2019), Worked Examples to Eurocode 8 – Part 1, book for practitioners / academics / students, the Institution of Structural Engineers (in progress 2017-2019)

  • Georgopoulos C. (2019) Essential Knowledge Text on Stress and Strain, book for practitioners / academics / students, the Institution of Structural Engineers (2019)

  • Georgopoulos C., Minson A (2017), Sustainable Concrete Solutions for Buildings in the UK, review paper, Proceedings 6th Structural Engineers World Congress, Cancun, Mexico, 14-17 November 2017.

  • Georgopoulos C., Minson A (2017), Sustainable Concrete Solutions in the UK, review paper, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, ‘Construction Materials' Journal. (abstract accepted)

  • Georgopoulos C., Minson A. (2014), Sustainable Concrete Solutions, book for students, academics and practitioners, Wiley Blackwell, Publishers, UK. ISBN: 978-1-119-96864-1, 256pp.

  • Damdelen O., Georgopoulos C., Limbachiya M. (2014), Measuring thermal mass in sustainable concrete mixes, Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, USA, Feb 2014, Volume 8, No 2, ISSN 1934-7359, pp. 2013-220

  • Glass B. A., Dyer T., Georgopoulos C., Goodier C., Paine K., Parry T., Baumann H., Gluch P. (2013) Future use of life-cycle assessment (LCA) in civil engineering, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, ‘Construction Materials' Journal, May 2013, Volume 166, Issue 4, pp. 204-212.

  • Georgopoulos C. (2013), The challenge of learning conceptual design of sustainable concrete-framed buildings at universities, Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Concrete Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan, 27-29 May 2013.

  • Bostanci C. S., Limbachiya M., Georgopoulos C. (2013) Contribution of composite cements in reducing embodied CO2, Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies, Kyoto, Japan, 18-21 August 2013.

  • Georgopoulos C. (2011), "Concrete research in support of the next Eurocode 2", the Structural Engineer, Journal of IStructE, 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, Journal of IStructE, 1 April 2008, Volume 86, Number 7, pp. 41-44.

  • Georgopoulos C. (2007), "Concrete research is needs driven", the Structural Engineer, Journal of IStructE, 4 December 2007, Volume 85, Number 23/24, pp. 24-26.

  • Georgopoulos C. (2007), "Concrete takes the lead in sustainable construction", Civil Engineering Journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, May 2007, Volume 160, p. 53.

  • Georgopoulos C. (2005), "Teaching Structural Design: the WINDS experience", the 8th UNESCO Int. Conference on Engineering Education, Kingston, Jamaica, 7-11 February 2005, pp. 337-341.

  • 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.

  • Georgopoulos C., Lee B. (2003), "Windstorm Vulnerability Assessment of Tiled Roofs in the UK using a Damage Function based on Structural Reliability Analysis", the 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, Texas, USA, 2-5 June, pp. 1503 -1510.


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