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Dr Sotirios Argyroudis
Reader in Infrastructure Engineering

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Dr Sotirios Argyroudis is a Reader of Infrastructure Engineering at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences at Brunel University London. He is leading the infrastructure risk and resilience research. He is the Deputy Scientific Coordinator of the Horizon/UKRI ReCharged 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 develop solutions for sustainable and resilient infrastructure that is equitable, just and underpin the United Nations SDGs.Sotirios is a member of the Centre for Flood Risk and Resilience and the Research Group of Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering at Brunel University. 

Before joining Brunel he was a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at the University of Surrey (TRANSRISK project), and 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 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, risk assessment and infrastructure resilience. Sotirios authored over 120 project reports, scientific articles in high-impact journals, conferences and book chapters with over 2,700 citations (h-index 28, 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’,  member of the EAEE Working Group 13 on ‘Seismic assessment, design and resilience of industrial facilities’ and Nominated member (UK) of the ISSMGE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering) Technical Committee TC202 on Transportation Geotechnics.

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.

Sotirios is at the top 2% most highly cited scientists for 2021and 2022 according to the Elsevier/Stanford list.



  • 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


Current Appointments:

  • MSc Civil Engineering Course Director (2022- )
  • Departmental Director of International (2023- )
  • Department Research Facilitator (2022 - )
  • Year 1 Tutor (2023- )
  • MSc Dissertation Coordinator (Jan 2023 starters)
  • Department Research Ethics Coordinator (2021- )
  • Academic Integrity Quiz Coordinator (2022 - )

Past Appointments:

  • Welcome week (MSc) champion 

Newest selected publications

Poudel, A., Argyroudis, S. and Pitilakis, K. (2024) 'Systemic seismic risk assessment of urban healthcare system considering interdependencies to critical infrastructures'. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 104304 - 104304. ISSN: 2212-4209 Open Access Link

Journal article

Makhoul, N., Roohi, M., van de Lindt, JW., Sousa, H., Santos, LO., Argyroudis, S., et al. (2024) 'Seismic Resilience of Interdependent Built Environment for Integrating Structural Health Monitoring and Emerging Technologies in Decision-Making'. Structural Engineering International, 34 (1). pp. 19 - 33. ISSN: 1016-8664 Open Access Link

Journal article

Mitoulis, S-A., Bompa, DV. and Argyroudis, S. (2023) 'Sustainability and climate resilience metrics and trade-offs in transport infrastructure asset recovery'. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 121. pp. 1 - 22. ISSN: 1361-9209 Open Access Link

Journal article

Mitoulis, SA., Argyroudis, SA., Panteli, M., Fuggini, C., Valkaniotis, S., Hynes, W. and et al. (2023) 'Conflict-resilience framework for critical infrastructure peacebuilding'. Sustainable Cities and Society, 91. pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 2210-6707 Open Access Link

Journal article

El‐Maissi, AM., Argyroudis, SA., Kassem, MM. and Mohamed Nazri, F. (2022) 'Integrated seismic vulnerability assessment of road network in complex built environment toward more resilient cities'. Sustainable Cities and Society, 89. pp. 1 - 18. ISSN: 2210-6707

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