Staff Catalogue


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Green Park, GP 301
91, Aglantzias Ave.
Ioannis was born in Athens, Greece in 1975. He received his first degree (B.Sc. Hons (First Class) in Construction Management) from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1999. He then went on to complete a Ph.D. in Building Engineering (2002) at the same university. The title of his Ph.D. thesis was 'Studies of water-mediated processes affecting the decay and conservation of masonry materials'. Prior to his appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cyprus (August, 2005), Ioannis was a Visiting Lecturer in the same Department for two years (2003-2005). He also worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh (2002-2003). In November 2015, he was elected Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for 2 years. Dr. Ioannou is a Member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and a Senior Member of RILEM. He is also a member of several National Technical Committees of the Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS).


Characterization of traditional and other building materials (e.g. stones, mortars, mud bricks, aggregates); Capillary liquid transport phenomena in porous media; Mechanisms of building stone decay; Salt crystallization; Weathering and conservation of ancient monuments and buildings; Environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient composite building materials. 
  • COSTI de CASTRILLO, M., PHILOKYPROU, M., IOANNOU, I., 2021. Reproduction of traditional adobes using varying percentage contents of straw and sawdust. Construction and Building Materials [accepted].
  • FOURNARI, R., IOANNOU, I., RIGOPOULOS, I., 2021. The influence of ophiolitic crushed fine aggregate properties on the performance of cement mortars. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment [in press].
  • ILLAMPAS, R., RIGOPOULOS, I., IOANNOU, I., 2021. Influence of microencapsulated Phase Change Materials (PCMs) on the properties of polymer modified cementitious repair mortar. Journal of Building Engineering, 40:102328.
  • ILLAMPAS, R., IOANNOU, I., LOURENÇO, P.B., 2020. Seismic appraisal of heritage ruins: The case study of the St. Mary of Carmel church in Cyprus. Engineering Structures, 224:111209.
  • KYRIAKOU, L., RIGOPOULOS, I., IOANNOU, I., 2019. Use of ultrafine mafic rocks for the enhancement of carbonation reaction in lime renders. International Journal of Architectural Heritage [accepted] [invited].
  • SARRIS, E., GRAVANIS, E., IOANNOU, I., 2019. A novel methodology for synthesizing the wetting capillary pressure curve of rocks through sorptivity data. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 180, pp. 413-423.
  • RIGOPOULOS, I., TÖRÖK, Á., KYRATSI, T., DELIMITIS, A., IOANNOU, I., 2018. Sustainable exploitation of mafic rock quarry waste for carbon sequestration following ball milling. Resources Policy, 59, pp. 24-32.
  • LUBELLI, B., CNUDDE, V., DIAZ-GONCALVES, T., FRANZONI, E., van HEES, R.P.J., IOANNOU, I., MENENDEZ, B., NUNES, C., SIEDEL, H., STEFANIDOU, M., VERGES-BELMIN, V., VILES, H., 2018. Towards a more effective and reliable salt crystallization test for porous building materials: state of the art. Materials and Structures, 51:55.
  • IOANNOU, I., CHARALAMBOUS, C., HALL, C., 2017. The temperature variation of the water sorptivity of construction materials. Materials and Structures, 50:208.
  • ILLAMPAS, R., SILVA, R.A., CHARMPIS, D.C., LOURENÇO, P.B., IOANNOU, I., 2017. Validation of the repair effectiveness of clay-based grout injections by lateral load testing of an adobe model building. Construction and Building Materials, 153, pp. 174-184.
  • COSTI de CASTRILLO, M., PHILOKYPROU, M., IOANNOU, I., 2017. Comparison of adobes from pre-history to-date. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, pp. 437-448.
  • ILLAMPAS, R., IOANNOU, I., CHARMPIS, D.C., 2017. Experimental assessment of adobe masonry assemblages under monotonic and loading-unloading compression. Materials and Structures, 50:79.
  • RIGOPOULOS, I., PETALLIDOU, K.C., VASILIADES, M.A., DELIMITIS, A., IOANNOU, I., EFSTATHIOU, A.M., KYRATSI, T., 2016. On the potential use of quarry waste material for CO2 Journal of CO2 Utilization, 16, pp. 361-370.   
  • MODESTOU, S., THEODORIDOU, M., FOURNARI, R., IOANNOU, I., 2016. Physico-mechanical properties and durability performance of natural building and decorative carbonate stones from Cyprus. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 416, pp. 145-162.
  • THEODORIDOU, M., CHARALAMBOUS, E., MARAVELAKI-KALAITZAKI, P. IOANNOU, I., 2016. Amelioration of crushed brick - lime composites using nano-additives. Cement and Concrete Composites, 68, pp. 77-87.
  • MODESTOU, S., THEODORIDOU, M., IOANNOU, I., 2015. Micro-destructive mapping of the salt crystallization front in limestone. Engineering Geology, 193, pp. 337-347.
  • THEODORIDOU, M., DAGRAIN, F., IOANNOU, I., 2015. Micro-destructive cutting techniques for the characterization of natural limestone. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, 76, pp. 98-103.
  • ILLAMPAS, R.,CHARMPIS, D.C., IOANNOU, I., 2014.Laboratory testing andfinite element simulation of the structural response of an adobe masonry building under horizontal loading. Engineering Structures, 80, pp. 362-376.
  • ILLAMPAS, R., IOANNOU, I., CHARMPIS, D.C., 2014. Adobe bricks under compression: experimental investigation and derivation of stress-strain equation. Construction and Building Materials, 53, pp. 83-90.
  • THEODORIDOU, M., IOANNOU, I., PHILOKYPROU, M., 2013. New evidence of early use of artificial pozzolanic material in mortars. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40, pp. 3263-3269.
  • IOANNOU, I., FOURNARI, R., PETROU, M.F., 2013. Testing the soundness of aggregates using different methodologies. Construction and Building Materials, 40, pp. 604-610.
  • ILLAMPAS, R., IOANNOU, I.,CHARMPIS, D.C., 2013. Overview of the pathology, repair and strengthening of adobe structures. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 7, pp. 165-188.
  • IOANNOU, I.,ANDREOU, A., TSIKOURAS, B., HATZIPANAGIOTOU, K., 2009. Application of the Sharp Front Model to capillary absorption in a vuggy limestone. Engineering Geology, 105, pp. 20-23.
  • IOANNOU, I., HAMILTON, A., HALL, C., 2008. Capillary absorption of water and n-decane by autoclaved aerated concrete. Cement and Concrete Research, 38, pp. 766-771.
  • IOANNOU, I., HOFF, W.D., 2008. Water repellent influence on salt crystallization in masonry. Proceedings of ICE, Construction Materials, 161, pp. 17-23.
  • IOANNOU, I., HALL, C., HOFF, W.D., PUGSLEY, V., JACQUES, S.D.M., 2005. Synchrotron radiation energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction analysis of salt distribution in limestone. The Analyst, 130, pp. 1006-1008.
  • IOANNOU, I., HOFF, W.D., HALL, C., 2004. On the role of organic adlayers in the anomalous water sorptivity of Lepine limestone. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 279, pp. 228-234.
  • IOANNOU, I., HALL, C., WILSON, M.A., HOFF, W.D., CARTER, M.A., 2003. Direct measurement of the wetting front capillary pressure in a clay brick ceramic. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 36, pp. 3176-3182.