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Georgia Thermou

Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Thermou is an Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering at the University of Nottingham, UK, which she joined in September 2018. Prior to joining Nottingham, she was a Marie Curie Individual Fellow at the Civil and Structural Engineering Department of the University of Sheffield for two years (2016-2018). From 2009 to 2018 she worked at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor.

Dr Thermou received her 5-year Diploma in Structural Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering of Demokritus University of Thrace, Greece, in July, 1999. A year later she received from the same Department an MSc degree in "New Materials and Techniques on the Design of Reinforced Concrete". She subsequently continued her post-graduate studies at Imperial College, London, UK, where she attended the MSc program "Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics". She successfully completed the program and obtained an MSc Degree from the University of London and a Diploma of Membership of Imperial College (DIC) in November 2001. The same year she moved back to Greece and in June 2002, she enrolled in the Department of Civil Engineering of Demokritus University of Thrace, to pursue PhD studies. She received her PhD degree in June 2007.

Expertise Summary

She has over 20 years of research experience in the field of earthquake engineering and structural mechanics with emphasis in performance-based engineering. Applications of her work are in seismic design, assessment and retrofitting of existing structures using emerging materials and technologies. She has published 4 chapters in special volumes and books, 21 refereed journal papers, 2 discussions and 31 refereed conference papers.

She is an active member of the fib Task Group 5.1 "FRP reinforcement for concrete structures". She is also a member of the ACI committees 374 and 549. She is a member of the Hellenic Society of Earthquake Engineering and Board Member of the Hellenic Concrete Society. She acts as a Reviewer for all major journals in the field of Earthquake and Structural Engineering.She was a member of the Technical Committee 67 of the Hellenic Body for Standardisation (ELOT) in the Working Groups of "Eurocode 2" and "Fiber reinforced polymer structures".

She is a Chartered Civil Engineer of the Technical Chamber of Greece since November 1999. She has more than 8 years of consultancy experience working in the Public Works Sector (site supervision and financial monitoring of projects with total budget €14M) and as a freelance Civil Engineer.

Dr Thermou is a member of the Centre for Structural Engineering & Informatics Research Group.

Teaching Summary

CIVE4100 Bridge Engineering (20 credits) - Spring Semester - MSc in Structural Engineering/MSc Civil Engineering

CIVE3064 Structural Concrete Design (20 credits) - Autumn Semester

Recent Publications

Future Research

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas:

Performance based seismic assessment and retrofitting of structures;

Novel and sustainable solutions for retrofitting of substandard construction;

Innovative concrete for resilient and sustainable construction;

Unreinforced masonry structures: assessment and restoration of cultural heritage.

Current PhD topics:

1. Assessing the use of masonry infills for the seismic upgrading of substandard reinforced concrete buildings

2. SRG strengthening of shear critical reinforced concrete beams

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