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Dr Sotirios Argyroudis
Lecturer in Infrastructure Engineering

Howell Building 236


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-SkÅ‚odowska-Curie individual fellowship funded by the European Commission (TRANSRISK project). He co-founded the initiative, aiming at accelerating Ukraine's critical infrastructure recovery. He co-leads the, 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 20 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). 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. Sotirios is a member of the Centre for Flood Risk and Resilience and the Research Group of Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering at Brunel University.

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 1,700 citations (h-index 23, 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’.



  • 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, Z., Argyroudis, S., Zhang, D., Pitilakis, K., Huang, H. and Zhang, D. (2022) 'Time-Dependent Fragility Functions for Circular Tunnels in Soft Soils'. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, 8 (3). pp. 1 - 15.Open Access Link

Journal article

Argyroudis, SA. (2022) 'Resilience metrics for transport networks: a review and practical examples for bridges'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 33. ISSN: 1478-4637 Open Access Link

Journal article

Argyroudis, S., Mitoulis, SA., Chatzi, E., Baker, JW., Brilakis, I., Gkoumas, K., et al. (2021) 'Digital technologies can enhance climate resilience of critical infrastructure'. Climate Risk Management, 35. pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 2212-0963 Open Access Link

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Huang, Z., Argyroudis, SA., Pitilakis, K., Zhang, D. and Tsinidis, G. (2021) 'Fragility assessment of tunnels in soft soils using artificial neural networks'. Underground Space, 0 (in press). pp. 242 - 253. ISSN: 2096-2754 Open Access Link

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Mitoulis, SA. and Argyroudis, SA. (2021) 'Restoration models of flood resilient bridges: survey data'. Data in Brief, 36. pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 2352-3409 Open Access Link

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