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Dr Ilias Krystallis
1-19 Torrington Place
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  • Associate Professor
  • The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Ilias is a full time Associate Professor in Engineering Project Management at UCL and CAPE-GLA Policy Fellow.

Ilias has received two policy fellowships.

His research has been sponsored by the Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE), the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the International Construction Project Management Association (ICPMA), the Project Management Institute (PMI), Research England, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and private firms. 

His research is published in leading academic outlets, such as: ASCE Management in Engineering, Construction Management and Economics, IEEE Engineering Management Review, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, and Project Management Journal.

He has received recognition for his work from the engineering and project management communities, e.g., received three awards from the Project Management Journal and the Association for Project Management (most cited article of the year award, 2020; most downloaded article of the year award, 2020; research paper of the year award, 2021). His work has received recognition by the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, for his contributions to the Industrial Strategy programme.

Member of the Association of Project Management (Membership number - P0345743)

Subsidiary supervisor to 5 PhD students.

Research Summary

Currently accepting self-motivated PhD students which share similar interests:

1. Professional service firms and project organising

Krystallis, I., & Locatelli, G. (2022). Normalizing White-Collar Wrongdoing in Professional Service Firms. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0001079

Denicol, J., Davies, A. and Krystallis, I., 2020. What are the causes and cures of poor megaproject performance? A systematic literature review and research agenda. Project Management Journal, 51(3), pp.328-345. doi:10.1177/8756972819896113

Pascale, F., Pantzartzis, E., Krystallis, I. and Price, A.D., 2020. Rationales and practices for dynamic stakeholder engagement and disengagement. Evidence from dementia-friendly health and social care environments. Construction management and economics, 38(7), pp.623-639. doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2019.1679383

2. Flexibility and engineering management approaches for future-proofed infrastructures

Krystallis, I., Locatelli, G. and Murtagh, N., 2020. Futureproofing Complex Infrastructure Projects Using Real Options. IEEE Engineering Management Review, 49(1), pp.127-132. doi: 10.1109/EMR.2020.3036446.

Krystallis, I., Locatelli, G. and Murtagh, N., 2020. Talking about futureproofing: Real options reasoning in complex infrastructure projects. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Managementdoi: 10.1109/TEM.2020.3026454.

Krystallis, I., Vernikos, V., El-Jouzi, S. and Burchill, P., 2016. Future-proofing governance and BIM for owner operators in the UK. Infrastructure Asset Management, 3(1), pp.12-20. doi.org/10.1680/jinam.15.00015

3. Organisational change and information technology (IT) projects

Papadonikolaki, E., Krystallis, I. and Morgan, B., 2021. Digital Technologies in Built Environment Projects: Review and Future Directions. Project Management Journaldoi.org/10.1177/87569728211070225

Krystallis, I., Demian, P. and Price, A.D.F., 2015. "Using BIM to integrate and achieve holistic future-proofing objectives in healthcare projects". Construction Management and Economics, 33(11-12), pp.890-906. doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2016.1164326

Whitmore, D., Papadonikolaki, E., Krystallis, I. and Locatelli, G., 2020. Are megaprojects ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Management, Procurement and Law, 174(2), pp.49-58. doi:10.1680/jmapl.20.00002

Teaching Summary

Modules I lead on our taught programmes:

BCPM0080 Built Asset Management

BCPM0048 The Management of Large Projects and Programmes

BCPM0078 Work Placement Year

Modules I contribute to:

BCPM0007 Managing Professional Practice in Construction

BCPM0035 Project Management

01-AUG-2020 ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow   UCL, United Kingdom
2019 – 2019 Policy Fellow Industrial Strategy BEIS, United Kingdom
2018 Lecturer School of Sustainable Construction UCL, United Kingdom
2018 Member   Association for Project Management, United Kingdom
2017 – 2018 Research fellow School of Sustainable Construction UCL, United Kingdom
2015 – 2015 Regional BIM lead   Sheppard Robson, United Kingdom
2015 – 2017 Manager   CH2M, United Kingdom
2014 – 2014 Research assistant Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering Loughborough University, United Kingdom
2014 – 2014 Lecturer   NCN College, United Kingdom
2008 – 2010 Construction Site Manager   MALCO Hellas, Greece
2006 – 2006 Civil engineer (placement)   Department of Environmental planning, Greece
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