Dr Marios Theofanous Dipl. Ing., MSc, PhD

Dr Marios Theofanous

Department of Civil Engineering
Lecturer

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Marios Theofanous is Lecturer in Structural Engineering. His main research interests, in respect of which he has co-authored more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences, include experimental and numerical research of structural steel, stainless steel and high strength steel structures at cross-sectional, member and system level. Other research interests include FRP-strengthened concrete structures, structural fire engineering and semi-rigid connections.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Structural Engineering, Imperial College London, 2010
  • MSc, DIC in Structural Steel Design and Business Management (with distinction), Imperial College London, 2006
  • Dipl. Ing. (8.32/10), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2005.

Biography

Marios Theofanous completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2005. After obtaining an MSc (with distinction) in Structural Steel Design and Business Management from Imperial College London in 2006, he worked for the Steel Construction Institute. Subsequently he commenced his doctoral studies on the nonlinear response of stainless steel structures at Imperial College London.

Upon obtaining his PhD in 2010, he worked as an adjunct lecturer and post-doctoral researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and as freelance engineer for 2 years. In 2012 he returned to Imperial College London as a post-doctoral research associate working on an EU-funded project on the use of High Strength Steel for long span structural applications. He joined the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham as a lecturer in 2014.

Teaching

Teaching Programmes

  • Engineering Design
  • Structural Engineering 1
  • Civil Engineering Research Project
  • Individual Research Project

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Marios Theofanous's main research interests include experimental and numerical research of structural steel, stainless steel and high strength steel structures at cross-sectional, member and system level. Other research interests include FRP-strengthened concrete structures, structural fire engineering and semi-rigid connections.

Marios is interested in supervising postgraduate students in the following research fields:

Structural fire engineering
Robustness of stainless steel and high strength steel structures
Deformation based design procedures for seismic applications
Ultimate response of hybrid steel and stainless steel cross-sections in compression and bending
Plastic design of stainless steel indeterminate structure
FRP strengthened steel structures
Perforated cold-formed steel members

Research

  1. High strength steel structures
  2. Stainless steel structures
  3. Interfacial strength of concrete filled steel tubular columns
  4. Deformation based design metallic structures
  5. FRP-strengthened concrete beams
  6. Plastic design of stainless steel continuous beams
  7. Structural response of Elliptical Hollow Sections
  8. Stability of sandwich structures

Other activities

  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (chartered engineer)
  • Reviewer of the following journals:
    • Thin-Walled Structures
    • International Journal of Steel Structures
    • Journal of Engineering and Technology Research
    • The Open Journal of Civil Engineering

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Gkantou, M, Theofanous, M & Baniotopoulos, C 2020, 'A numerical study of prestressed high strength steel tubular members', Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 10-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11709-019-0547-1

Tziavos, N, Gkantou, M, Theofanous, M, Dirar, S & Baniotopoulos, C 2020, 'Behaviour of grout-filled double-skin tubular steel stub-columns: Numerical modelling and design considerations', Structures, vol. 27.

Yuan, H, Gao, J, Theofanous, M, Yang, L & Schafer, B 2020, 'Initial stiffness and plastic resistance of bolted stainless steel T-stubs in tension', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 173, 106239.

Gao, JD, Yuan, HX, Du, XX, Hu, XB & Theofanous, M 2020, 'Structural behaviour of stainless steel double extended end-plate beam-to-column joints under monotonic loading', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 151, 106743. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2020.106743

Bock, M, Theofanous, M, Dirar, S & Raybone, P 2019, 'Assessment of web crippling design provisions for application to proprietary soldier beams', Structures, vol. 20, pp. 147-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2019.03.011

Pournaghshband, A, Afshan, S & Theofanous, M 2019, 'Elevated temperature performance of restrained stainless steel beams', Structures, vol. 22, pp. 278-290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2019.08.015

Gkantou, M, Kokosis, G, Theofanous, M & Dirar, S 2019, 'Plastic design of stainless steel continuous beams', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 152, pp. 68-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.03.025

Yuan, H, Chen, XW, Theofanous, M, Wu, YW, Cao, TY & Du, XX 2019, 'Shear behaviour and design of diagonally stiffened stainless steel plate girders', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 153, pp. 588-602. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.11.015

Elflah, M, Theofanous, M, Dirar, S & Yuan, H 2019, 'Structural behaviour of stainless steel beam-to-tubular column joints', Engineering Structures, vol. 184, pp. 158-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.073

Afshan, S, Theofanous, M, Wang, J, Gkantou, M & Gardner, L 2019, 'Testing, numerical simulation and design of prestressed high strength steel arched trusses', Engineering Structures, vol. 183, pp. 510-522. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.007

Conference contribution

Cooke, NJ, Theofanous, M, Saadat, M & Hawwash, KIM 2019, Embedding the SDGs into interdisciplinary engineering PbL: A case study: Structural mechatronics integrated design project. in R Clark, PM Hussmann, H-M Jarvinen, M Murphy & ME Vigild (eds), Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual Conference 2018: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence. Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual Conference 2018: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence, European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), pp. 699-706, 46th SEFI Annual Conference 2018: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence, Copenhagen, Denmark, 17/09/18.

Paper

Sogut, K, Dirar, S, Theofanous, M & Faramarzi, A 2019, 'Effect of existing steel-to-embedded FRP shear reinforcement ratio on the behaviour of reinforced concrete T-beams', Paper presented at 9th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction 2019, ACIC 2019, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 3/09/19 - 5/09/19 pp. 11-16.

Dutta, B, Sogut, K, Dirar, S, Nayak, AN, Nanda, B, Theofanous, M & Faramarzi, A 2019, 'Nonlinear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete beams strengthened in shear with embedded steel bars', Paper presented at 9th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction 2019, ACIC 2019, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 3/09/19 - 5/09/19 pp. 239-244.

Rahman, R, Dirar, S, Jemaa, Y & Theofanous, M 2019, 'Numerical modelling of reinforced concrete beam-column joints shear-strengthened with embedded CFRP bars', Paper presented at 9th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction 2019, ACIC 2019, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 3/09/19 - 5/09/19 pp. 245-250.

Pournaghshband, A, Afshan, S & Theofanous, M 2019, 'Numerical simulation and analysis of axially restrained stainless steel beams in fire', Paper presented at 2019 International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures, SDSS 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, 11/09/19 - 13/09/19.

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