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Dr Sotirios Argyroudis
Lecturer in Infrastructure Engineering

Howell Building 236

Summary

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. He is leading the infrastructure risk and resilience research. 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). 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 20 years of experience in vulnerability, disaster risk and resilience assessment of critical infrastructure and urban systems exposed to multiple hazards (e.g. floods, earthquakes) and climate change effects. 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). 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. Sotirios is a member of the Centre for Flood Risk and Resilience and the Research Group of Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering at Brunel University

Sotirios is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA) and member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), CEng, MICE. 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 2,100 citations (h-index 26, GoogleScholar). He acts as a reviewer for national research funds such as the EPSRC and the European Commission, and for 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’.

He co-founded the www.bridgeUkraine.org initiative, aiming at accelerating Ukraine's critical infrastructure recovery. He co-leads the www.infrastructuResilience.com, which is an initiative that strives to deliver infrastructure resiliency.

Sotirios has been awarded the 2022 European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3) Thorpe Medal, for the paper: Argyroudis, S.A., Mitoulis, S.A., Chatzi, E., Baker, J.W., Brilakis, I., Gkoumas, K., Vousdoukas, M., Hynes, W., Carluccio, S., Keou, O., Frangopol, D.M., Linkov, I. (2022) "Digital technologies can enhance global climate resilience of critical infrastructure," as a major contribution to practical and research aspects of engineering informatics disciplines in the built environment.

Qualifications

Degrees

  • Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, Department of Higher Education, University of Surrey, UK, 2021
  • PhD (Title: Seismic vulnerability and risk of transportation networks in urban environment), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2010
  • BSc Geology (4-years degree), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008
  • MEng Civil Engineering (5-years degree), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2000

Responsibility

  • MSc Civil Engineering Course Director (2022- )
  • MSc Dissertation Coordinator (Jan 2023 starters)
  • Department Research Ethics Coordinator (2021- )
  • Department Research Facilitator (2022 - )
  • Academic Integrity Quiz Coordinator (2022 - )

Newest selected publications

Donkor, FK., Mitoulis, S-A., Argyroudis, S., Aboelkhair, H., Canovas, JAB., Bashir, A., et al. (Accepted) 'SDG Final Decade of Action: Resilient Pathways to Build Back Better from High-Impact Low-Probability (HILP) Events'. Sustainability, 14 (22). pp. 15401 - 15401.

Journal article

Huang, Z., Pitilakis, K., Zhang, D., Tsinidis, G. and Argyroudis, S. (2022) 'On the effects of salient parameters for an efficient probabilistic seismic loss assessment of tunnels in alluvial soils'. Resilient Cities and Structures, 1 (3). pp. 24 - 39. ISSN: 2772-7416 Open Access Link

Journal article

El-Maissi, AM., Argyroudis, SA., Kassem, MM., Leong, LV. and Mohamed Nazri, F. (2022) 'An Integrated Framework for the Quantification of Road Network Seismic Vulnerability and Accessibility to Critical Services'. Sustainability, 14 (19). pp. 12474 - 12474.Open Access Link

Journal article

El‐Maissi, AM., Argyroudis, SA., Kassem, MM. and Mohamed Nazri, F. (2022) 'Development of Intrinsic Seismic Vulnerability Index (ISVI) for assessing roadway system and its assets framework'. MethodsX, 9. pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 2215-0161 Open Access Link

Journal article

Tubaldi, E., Antonopoulos, C., Mitoulis, SA., Argyroudis, S., Gara, F., Ragni, L., et al. (2022) 'Field tests and numerical analysis of the effects of scour on a full-scale soil–foundation–structural system'. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. pp. 1 - 21. ISSN: 2190-5452 Open Access Link

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