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Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki
1-19 Torrington Place
  • Associate Professor in Building Information Modelling and Management
  • The Bartlett Sch of Const & Proj Mgt
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

I am Associate Professor in Digital Innovation and Management and management consultant. I am an executive coach on digital through the Digital Transformation Executive Education (ExecEd) short courses offering in collaboration with Dr Beth Morgan:


Currently, I'm also involved in the UCL's Construction Blockchain Consortium (CBC) social enterprise as a Steering Board member and researcher:


Prior to joining academia, I worked as architect and design manager on a number of complex, international, and varying-scale projects in Greece, the Netherlands, and the Middle-East. I have a PhD degree in Design and Construction Management on the ‘Alignment of Partnering with Construction IT’ from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands, and a MSc degree (cum laude) in Architecture – with an emphasis on digital – also from TU Delft. Before moving to the Netherlands, I graduated (cum laude) from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece, with a Diploma in Architectural Engineering.

I am member of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK, the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG) and the Association for Project Management (MAPM).

Research Summary

My research interests lie at the intersection of management, social science, and engineering. I have been approaching digital technologies such Building Information Modelling (BIM) as innovations for generating, sharing, and managing information, communication and knowledge among project actors and ecosystems. As digital innovations affect collaboration and how people and supply chains work together, I'm interested in digital and relational aspects of digital economy.

All my publications are open access through:


Ongoing project(s):

_"AEC Production Control Room" funded by InnovateUK (2020-2022) (Co-Investigator) in collaboration with Professor Duncan Wilson, Dr Grant Mills and industrial partners:


_"Cloud-based Building Information Modelling (CBIM)" funded by H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) (2020-2024) (Co-Investigator) in collaboration with 5 universities and 3 industrial partners:


Past projects:

_"AEC Delta Mobility" funded by InnovateUK (2018-2020) (Principal Investigator) in collaboration with Dimitrie Stefanescu and industrial partners:


_"Digital transformation in the built environment" funded by UCL Innovation & Enterprise (2018-2019) (Principal Investigator) in collaboration with Dr Beth Morgan:


_"Recommendations for automated checking of regulations and requirements management in healthcare design" funded by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) (2018-2019) (Co-Investigator) in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield:


Teaching Summary

I teach at postgraduate and executive levels. I'm Programme Director for the MSc in Digital Engineering Management launched in September 2020:


Currently, I'm supervising six PhD students and I have very limited slots (2-3 places) for accepting self-motivated PhD students in the following areas (in no particular order):

_Digital ecosystems and platforms

_Digital innovation management

_Supply chain management

_Project management

_Blockchain technology

_Building Information Modelling. 

Academic Background
2019   APM Project Management Qualification Association for Project Management
2017   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
2016   Doctor of Philosophy Technische Universiteit Delft
2012   Master of Science (by research) Technische Universiteit Delft
2008   Diplom- Ingenieur National Technical University of Athens
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