Dr Sotirios Argyroudis
Lecturer in Infrastructure Engineering
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- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Dr Sotirios Argyroudis is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Infrastructure Engineering at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences at Brunel University London, since November 2020. From September 2017 to March 2020 he was working as a research fellow at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at the University of Surrey, in the framework of a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship funded by the European Commission (TRANSRISK project). He co-leads the www.infrastructuResilience.com, which is an initiative that strives to deliver infrastructure resiliency. After the completion of his fellowship, he has been appointed as a visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK. He had previously worked at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, as senior research and teaching staff (since 2006) and as a researcher (since 2001). He holds two degrees, one in Civil Engineering (MEng) and the second one in Geology (BSc), and a PhD in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. Sotirios has been working across international partnerships and has visited and/or seconded to world leading institutes such as Stanford University in USA, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), the Transportation Research Laboratory (TRL) in UK, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) in Italy, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Sotirios has over 18 years of experience in vulnerability, disaster risk and resilience assessment of critical infrastructure and urban systems exposed to natural hazards, such as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and ground movements. Whilst working in Aristotle University (Research Unit of Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering) he participated and won important national and European research projects (SYNER-G, STREST, REAKT, SAFELAND, SIBYL, LESSLOSS, RISK-UE, SRM-LIFE among others) including management and dissemination activities. In SYNER-G EC project, he acted as the project manager, supporting the Coordinator. In the framework of these projects, he delivered research reports and results as well as tailored seminars to stakeholders, owners and risk managers. He has also delivered CPD training seminars in the UK dealing with quantitative and qualitative risk analysis and resilience assessment of critical infrastructure.
He supervised and co-ordinated several UG, MSc and PhD research students, delivered lectures and seminars on natural hazards and risk assessment. Sotirios authored over 120 project reports, research bids, scientific articles in high-impact journals, conferences and book chapters with over 1,000 citations (h-index 17, GoogleScholar). He acts as a reviewer for national research funds such as the EPSRC, and several international scientific journals. He is Vice-Chair of the IABSE Task Group 1.8 on ‘Design requirements for infrastructure resilience’ and member of the EAEE Working Group 13 on ‘Seismic assessment, design and resilience of industrial facilities’.
- MEng Civil Engineering (5-years degree), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2000
- BSc Geology (4-years degree), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008
- PhD (Title: Seismic vulnerability and risk of transportation networks in urban environment), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2010
Newest selected publications
Huang, ZK., Pitilakis, K., Argyroudis, S., Tsinidis, G. and Zhang, DM. (2021) 'Selection of optimal intensity measures for fragility assessment of circular tunnels in soft soil deposits'. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 145. pp. 106724 - 106724. ISSN: 0267-7261
Argyroudis, SA. and Mitoulis, SA. (2021) 'Vulnerability of bridges to individual and multiple hazards- floods and earthquakes'. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 210. pp. 107564 - 107564. ISSN: 0951-8320 Open Access Link
Smith, AW., Argyroudis, SA., Winter, MG. and Mitoulis, SA. (2021) 'Economic impact of road bridge functionality loss from a resilience perspective: Queensferry Crossing'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Bridge Engineering, In press. pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 1478-4637 Open Access Link
McKenna, G., Argyroudis, SA., Winter, MG. and Mitoulis, SA. (2021) 'Multiple hazard fragility analysis for granular highway embankments: Moisture ingress and scour'. Transportation Geotechnics, 26. pp. 100431 - 100431. ISSN: 2214-3912
El-Maissi, AM., Argyroudis, SA. and Nazri, FM. (2020) 'Seismic Vulnerability Assessment Methodologies for Roadway Assets and Networks: A State-of-the-Art Review'. Sustainability, 13 (1). pp. 1 - 32.Open Access Link