Research is one of the priorities of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This is entirely in line with the University’s status as a research institution. The research activity of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering covers all the traditional disciplines of Civil and Environmental Engineering:

  • Structural and earthquake engineering
  • Building materials
  • Construction management
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Transportation systems
  • Computer-aided civil engineering
  • Hydraulics and fluid mechanics
  • Waste management
  • Water resources management
  • Environmental pollution
  • Environmental biotechnology

Furthermore, the Department strives to integrate aspects of sustainability in the built environment, environmental health, infrastructure management, construction law and energy efficiency in its academic programs and research directions.

To date, the Department has secured funding of over €10 million, through competitive research programmes from national and international funding organizations, such as the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation and the European Commission, and has published a large number of articles in reputable scientific journals. The Academic Staff of the Department have published their research findings in highly-regarded international journals and scientific books and they are consultants in public and private organizations.

Areas of Specialisation of Academic Staff

Name Rank PhD (Year) Area of specialization
Despo Fatta-Kassinos Professor NTUA (1999) Water and Wastewater Engineering
Ioannis Ioannou Professor UMIST (2002) Building Materials
Marina Neophytou Professor University of Cambridge (2002) Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Climate Change
Michael Petrou Professor Case Western Reserve University (1993) Building Materials
Panos Papanastasiou Professor University of Minnesota (1990) Applied and Computational Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment
Symeon Christodoulou Professor Columbia University (1998) Construction Engineering and Management
Dimitrios Loukidis Associate Professor Purdue University (2006) Geotechnical Engineering
Dimos Charmpis Associate. Professor NTUA (2003) Structural and Infrastructure Engineering
Petros Komodromos Associate Professor MIT (2001) Structural, Earthquake & Computer-Aided Engineering
Loukas Dimitriou Associate Professor NTUA (2010) Transportation Engineering
Panayiotis Roussis Assistant Professor University at Buffalo (2004) Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Argyro Tsipa Assistant Professor Imperial College London (2016) Environmental Biotechnology
Dimitris Stagonas Lecturer University of Southampton, UK (2010) Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Marios Mavros Lecturer UC San Diego (2015) Earthquake Engineering, Reinforced Concrete, Finite Elements
Nicolas Hadjipantelis Lecturer Imperial College London (2019) Steel Structures
Ioannis Balafas Special Teaching Staff University of Cambridge (2003) Design of Concrete Structures