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Dr Athanasios Pappas
Appointment
  • Research Associate
  • Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

Athanasios joined UCL in 2016 as Research Associate in Numerical Structural Analysis.  He is also part of EPICentre, a multidisciplinary research group that investigates risk to society and infrastructure from earthquakes and other natural hazards. He is currently working on the STORMLAMP project that deals with the preservation of historic lighthouses at the mercy of extreme sea waves.

Athanasios holds a PhD from the Università degli studi di Padova (UNIPD - Italy). His experience includes post-earthquake emergency structural safety assessment, advanced numerical modelling and structural analysis, on-site Non-Destructive Tests, Structural Health Monitoring, retrofitting interventions and laboratory testing on concrete and masonry structures.

Athanasios studied for his graduate diploma and master's in civil engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH - Greece), and MSc at Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC - Spain) and Università degli studi di Padova (UNIPD - Italy).

Research Summary

Athanasios is currently working on the STORMLAMP project that deals with the preservation of historic lighthouses at the mercy of extreme sea waves. He works on the structural analysis of historic lighthouse structures. The greatest part of the work comprises the creation and analysis of finite and discrete element models which yield results regarding the vulnerability against natural hazards.

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