Staff Catalogue


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Green Park, 204
91, Aglantzias Ave.

Dimitris, is currently a Lecturer in Coastal Engineering. Prior to this, he was a Lecturer in Offshore Energy Engineering at Cranfield University, a research associate in Coastal and Maritime Engineering in the department of Civil Engineering and the department of Mechanical Engineering at UCL, UK, and a teaching and research fellow in Coastal Engineering, at the department of Civil Engineering, University of Southampton, UK. He holds a degree in Marine Science from the University of the Aegean, Greece, an MSc and a PhD in Coastal Engineering from the department of Civil Engineering, University of Southampton. 

Dimitris is also the (co-)author of more than 20 journal publications and more than 37 contributions in peer-reviewed international conferences. He sits on the editorial board of three international journals, he is a reviewer for several scientific journals and an evaluator of research proposals for international funding bodies, like EPSRC (UK) and Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (Greece). He has participated in, and he has led research projects funded by EPSRC and by the EU, and he has worked closely with international Coastal and Offshore Engineering consultancy firms contributing to the solution of problems associated with the design of coastal defenses, offshore structures, wind and wave energy converters.

CV and publication list

  • Resilience and survivability of coastal and offshore infrastructure in a changing climate
  • Shoreline response to climate forcing and coastal zone management
  • Offshore wind and wave energy conversion   
  • Maritime flow – structure interaction  

Esandi, Javier Murgoitio and Buldakov, Eugeny and Simons, Richard and Stagonas, Dimitris (2020). An experimental study on wave forces on a vertical cylinder due to spilling breaking and near-breaking wave groups. Coastal Engineering, 162, 103778.

Huang, Luofeng and Tuhkuri, Jukka and Igrec, Bojan and Li, Minghao and Stagonas, Dimitris and Toffoli, Alessandro and Cardiff, Philip and Thomas, Giles (2020). Ship resistance when operating in floating ice floes: A combined CFD\&DEM approach. Marine Structures, 74, 102817.

Stagonas, Dimitris and Ravindar, Rajendran and Sriram, Venkatachalam and Schimmels, Stefan (2020). Experimental Evidence of the Influence of Recurves on Wave Loads at Vertical Seawalls. Water, 12(3), 889.

Steer, James N and Borthwick, Alistair GL and Stagonas, Dimitris and Buldakov, Eugeny and van den Bremer, Ton S (2020). Experimental study of dispersion and modulational instability of surface gravity waves on constant vorticity currents. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 884.

Buldakov, Eugeny and Higuera, Pablo and Stagonas, Dimitris (2019). Numerical models for evolution of extreme wave groups. Applied Ocean Research, 89, 128—140.

Chen, LF and Stagonas, D and Santo, H and Buldakov, EV and Simons, RR and Taylor, PH and Zang, J (2019). Numerical modelling of interactions of waves and sheared currents with a surface piercing vertical cylinder. Coastal Engineering, 145, 65—83.

Marzeddu, Andrea and Stagonas, Dimitris and Gironella, Xavi and S\ anchez-Arcilla, Agustin (2018). Experimental set-up and calibration errors for mapping wave-breaking pressures on marine structures. Ocean Engineering, 151, 115—126.

Stagonas, Dimitris and Buldakov, Eugeny and Simons, Richard (2018). Experimental generation of focusing wave groups on following and adverse-sheared currents in a wave-current flume. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 144(5), .

Stagonas, Dimitris and Higuera, Pablo and Buldakov, Eugeny (2018). Simulating breaking focused waves in CFD: methodology for controlled generation of first and second order. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, 144(2), 06017005.

Vyzikas, Thomas and Stagonas, Dimitris and Buldakov, Eugeny and Greaves, Deborah (2018). The evolution of free and bound waves during dispersive focusing in a numerical and physical flume. Coastal Engineering, 132, 95—109.

Buldakov, Eugeny and Stagonas, Dimitris and Simons, Richard (2017). Extreme wave groups in a wave flume: Controlled generation and breaking onset. Coastal Engineering, 128, 75—83.

Santo, H and Stagonas, D and Buldakov, E and Taylor, PH (2017). Current blockage in sheared flow: Experiments and numerical modelling of regular waves and strongly sheared current through a space-frame structure. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 70, 374—389.

Stagonas, Dimitris and Marzeddu, Andrea and Cobos, Francesc Xavier Gironella I and Conejo, Agustin S\ anchez-Arcilla and Muller, Gerald (2016). Measuring wave impact induced pressures with a pressure mapping system. Coastal engineering, 112, 44—56.