Elpida Georgiou


Visiting Lecturer


Elpida Georgiou is a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering of Neapolis University Pafos, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Geoscience and Engineering, in the research group of Geo-engineering of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). She holds a PhD in the field of “Seismic Retrofitting of RC Frames with RC Infilling” from the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of CUT. She completed her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at CUT in 2011 and gained her master’s degree in Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management from University College London (UCL) in 2012. As part of her doctoral work, she has studied numerically the contribution of dowels connecting the wall to the bounding frame for the seismic strengthening of RC frames with RC infill walls through nonlinear response-history analyses. She performed numerical simulations by varying the number and the arrangement of dowels connecting the wall to the bounding frame. She developed a finite element model for numerical simulations that was calibrated using the experimental results of a full-scale specimen that was under the SERIES European 7th framework program. Her research interests include the seismic risk assessment and retrofitting of existing structures, the numerical simulation of structures using finite element analysis, and the disaster risk reduction. Further, the integration of remote sensing with computational modelling for a potential monitoring technique for buildings and the soil-structure interaction modelling are included in her research aims.