Professor Charalampos Baniotopoulos Dr.-Ing.

Professor Charalampos Baniotopoulos

Department of Civil Engineering
Chair of Sustainable Energy Systems
Director of Resilience Centre

Contact details

Address
Civil Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr.-Ing. C. Baniotopoulos is Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems. His academic activity concerns lecturing in graduate, post-graduate and PhD curricula on steel and aluminium structures, wind energy structures and sustainable design topics. He performed research on the same topics including robustness of metal structures, as well as administration at department, faculty or university level and academic or research oriented national and international organizations. His previous activity in consultancy as structural civil engineer concerned steel, aluminium and glass structures projects including wind energy structures, sustainable design and LC Analyses.

Qualifications

 

  • 1964-70: Primary school, 40th Primary School of Thessaloniki «Ioannidion»
  • 1970-76: Secondary studies at the Model School (Gymnasium and Lyceum) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 1.7.1976 Graduate – Grade 19& 4/13 (97%)
  • 1976-1981: Studies at the Department of Civil Engineering (5 years integrated curriculum), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece.
29.12.1981 Diploma (MSc) (5 years integrated curriculum) in Civil Engineering , Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece – Grade 9 «Excellent» (90%)
  • During the undergraduate studies, stays abroad for practice (IAESTE):
Gotland, Sweden (29.7.-1.9.78)
Szczecin, Poland (1.8.-30.8.80)
Gdansk, Poland (7.8.-31.8.81)
  • Since 1981: Chartered Civil Engineer, Technical Chamber of Greece
  • 1981-1985: Doctoral studies at the Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 10.12.1985 Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece – Grade 10 «Excellent unanimously» (100%)
  • 1982-88: Research Associate, Dept. of Civil Engineering AUTH
  • 21.9.85-21.8.87: Military service (Greek Air Forces)
  • 1987-88: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, RWTH (Technical University of Aachen) Aachen, Germany
  • 1988-91: Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering AUTH
  • 1991-96: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering AUTH
  • 1993-94: Research Fellowship, Joint Research Center of the EU-Ispra
  • 1996-2000: Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering AUTH
  • 2000-to date: Professor, Inst. of Steel Structures, Dept. of Civil Engineering AUTH
  • 2004-2012: Director, Inst. of Steel Structures, Dept. of Civil Engineering AUTH

 

 

Positions held

 

  • Professor at the Structural Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (since 1999 to date)
  • Chairman, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009-2011)
  • Deputy Chairman, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2007-2009)
  • Director of the Institute of Metal Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (since 2004-2010, re-elected 2010-2012)
  • Director of the Division of Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2004-05, re-elected 2005-06)
  • Member of the Senate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2007-to date)
  • Member of the General Assembly of the Structural Engineering Division, Dept. of Civil Engineering AUTH (1991 to date).
  • Member of the AUTH Civil Engineering Department General Assembly (1991 to date)
  • Chairman of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Wind Engineering and Aerodynamics (2005)
  • Member of the Administrative Council of the AHEPA University Hospital (2008-2010)
  • Member of the Administrative Council of the Greek State Scholarships Foundations (IKY) (2010)
  • National Delegate in CEN-TC250-SC9 (EUROCODE 9: ALUMINIUM STRUCTURES) (1998-to date)
  • Chairman of the National (Greek) Committee for Eurocode 9; ALUMINIUM STRUCTURES (1998 to date)
  • Member to the TEMPUS “Structural connections” project –Production of educational material for engineers (2000-2004)
  • Member of the Committee for International Relations of the Faculty of Engineering AUTH (2006-2011 )
  • Member of the Research Council of the Faculty of Engineering AUTH (2006-2010)
  • Member (chairman) of the IKY Committe for CERN (2011)

Chairman

  • Hellenic Society of Wind Engineering and Aerodynamics (HSWE) (2005-to date)

Member

 

  • Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) (1981 to date)
  • Greek Society of Civil Engineers (1982 to date)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (1983 to date)
  • Gesellschaft fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM) (1984 to date)
  • International Society for the Interaction between Mathematics and Mechanics (ISIMM) (1989 to date )
  • Greek Society for the Research on Metallic Structures (GSRMS) (1993 to date )
  • Greek Society on Computational Mechanics (GSCM) (1991 to date)
  • European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) (1994 to date)
  • International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (IISMO) (1994 to date)
  • European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH) (1994 to date)
  • European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD) (1996 to date)
  • Greek Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (GSTAM) (1997 to date)
  • Hellenic Society of Earthquake Engineering (ETAM) (2009)

 

Teaching

Invited lectures (indicative list)

  • Charles University of Prague (Prague, Czech Republic) (1984)
  • University of Bratislava (Bratislava, Slovakia) (1984)
  • Technical University of Linkoeping (Linkoeping, Sweden) (1989)
  • Technical University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland) (1990)
  • University of Florence (Florence, Italy) (1993)
  • Politecnico di Milano (Milano, Italy) (1993)
  • Helsinki Technical University (Helsinki, Finland) (1996)
  • Technical Chamber of Cyprus (Limassol, Cyprus) (1996)
  • Technical University of Budapest (Budapest, Hungary)(1997)
  • Intensive courses ICP 1043/06-1998 and ICP 1086/06-1999 (University of Florence, Italy)
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology (Irbid, Jordan) (2000)
  • Technical University of Bratislava (Bratislava, Slovakia) (2002)
  • Technical University of Budapest (Budapest, Hungary) (2003)
  • Jordan University of Science & Technology-JUST (Irbid, Jordan) (2006)
  • Bogacizi University (Istanbul, Turkey) (2007)
  • University “Politecnica” of Timisoara (Timisoara, Romania) (2007)
  • Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) (2007)
  • Jordan University of Science & Technology-JUST (Irbid, Jordan) (2008)
  • Al-Sharja University (Al-Sharja, United Arab Emirates) (2008)
  • Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico city, Mexico) (2008)
  • Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) (2009)
  • Jordan University of Science & Technology-JUST (Irbid, Jordan) (2009)
  • Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico city, Mexico) (2010)
  • Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen (Munich) (2011)
  • University of Marrakesch, Marroco (2012)
  • Jordan University of Science & Technology-JUST (Irbid, Jordan) (2011)

Teaching programme

  • Statics and Mechanics
  • Advanced Structures and Design
  • Sustainable structures and wind energy structures design
  • Civil Engineering research projects
  • Management and research projects

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Baniotopoulos, C, Li, B, Yang, J & Hu, Y 2019, 'Seismic design and pseudo-dynamic tests of blind-bolted CFT frames with buckling-restrained braces', Journal of Constructional Steel Research.

Heng, J, Zheng, K, Kaewunruen, S, Zhu, J & Baniotopoulos, C 2019, 'Dynamic Bayesian network-based system-level evaluation on fatigue reliability of orthotropic steel decks', Engineering Failure Analysis, vol. 105, pp. 1212-1228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2019.06.092

Stavridou, N, Koltsakis, E & Baniotopoulos, C 2019, 'A comparative Life Cycle Analysis of tall onshore steel wind turbine towers', Clean Energy.

Watson, S, Baniotopoulos, C & Stavridou, N 2019, 'Future emerging technologies in the wind power sector: a European perspective', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 113, 109270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.109270

Tziavos, N, Hemida, H, Dirar, S, Papaelias, M, Metje, N & Baniotopoulos, C 2020, 'Structural health monitoring of grouted connections for offshore wind turbines by means of acoustic emission: an experimental study', Renewable Energy, vol. 147, no. 3, pp. 130-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.08.114

Heng, J, Zhang, K, Kaewunruen, S & Baniotopoulos, C 2019, 'Stochastic Traffic-Based Fatigue Life Assessment of Rib-to-Deck Welding Joints in Orthotropic Steel Decks with Thickened Edge U-Ribs', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 9, no. 13, 2582. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9132582, https://doi.org/https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/9/13/2582

Tziavos, N, Hemida, H, Metje, N & Baniotopoulos, C 2019, 'Non-linear finite element analysis of grouted connections for offshore monopile wind turbines', Ocean Engineering, vol. 171, pp. 633-645. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.11.005

Gkantou, M, Theofanous, M & Baniotopoulos, C 2018, 'Plastic design of hot-finished high strength steel continuous beams', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 133, pp. 85-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2018.09.002

Moeini, R, Entezami, M, RATKOVAC, MIRIJANA, Tricoli, P, Hemida, H, Hoffer, R & Baniotopoulos, C 2018, 'Perspectives on condition monitoring techniques of wind turbines', Wind Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0309524X18807028

Chapter

Tziavos, NI, Hemida, H, Metje, N & Baniotopoulos, C 2019, Grouted connections on monopiles: A numerical study. in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol. 18, Springer Vieweg, pp. 421-427. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2306-5_59

Conference contribution

Ngamkhanong, C, Kaewunruen, S & Baniotopoulos, C 2019, Cascading effects on Overhead Line Equipment (OHLE) of extreme wind and flood events. in Dealing with Disasters, GCRF, UK Alliance for Disaster Research, Disasters Research Group and UK Collaborative for Development Research: DwD-UKADR-DRG-UKCDR, International Conference, 2019. Northumbria University, pp. 17-17, DwD-UKADR-DRG-UKCDR, International Conference 2019 , Newcastle, United Kingdom, 17/07/19.

Stavridou, N, Baniotopoulos, C & Koltsakis, E 2019, Life Cycle Analysis of lattice and tubular wind turbine towers. A comparative study. in SBE. SBE19 Sustainability in the built environment for climate change mitigation, Thessaloniki, Greece, 23/10/19.

Stavridou, N, Baniotopoulos, C & Koltsakis, E 2019, NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF COLD-FORMED STEEL PROFILES AGAINST BUCKLING. in HSTAM. HSTAM 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MECHANICS, THESSALONIKI, Greece, 22/09/19.

Stavridou, N, Koltsakis, E & Baniotopoulos, C 2019, Tubular and lattice steel wind turbine towers for onshore wind energy. in IAPE '19 . https://doi.org/10.17501/a-1-Article-213

Stavridou, N, Baniotopoulos, C & Koltsakis, E 2018, Tubular, lattice and hybrid steel turbine towers for offshore wind energy. A numerical investigation. in Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019. vol. 18, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering Book Series, vol. 18, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 524-529, 1st Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2/11/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2306-5_74

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