Dr Marios Theofanous Dipl. Ing., MSc, PhD

Dr Marios Theofanous

Department of Civil Engineering
Associate Professor

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Marios Theofanous is a Associate Professor 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

Hamauzu, S, Skalomenos, K, Kurata, M & Theofanous, M 2022, 'Local buckling behaviour of high-strength steel tubular columns subjected to one-sided cyclic loading and implications in seismic design of steel MRFs', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol. 154, 107115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2021.107115

Yapici, O, Theofanous, M, Yuan, H, Dirar, S & Afshan, S 2022, 'Numerical simulation and design of ferritic stainless steel bolted T-stubs in tension', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 198, 107555. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2022.107555

Bock, M, Theofanous, M, Dirar, S & Lipitkas, N 2021, 'Aluminium SHS and RHS subjected to biaxial bending: experimental testing, modelling and design recommendations', Engineering Structures, vol. 227, 111468. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111468

Yuan, HX, Liu, XH, Liu, JL & Theofanous, M 2021, 'Cyclic behaviour and hysteretic model of austenitic stainless steel bolted T-stubs', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 182, 106659. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2021.106659

Gkantou, M, Bock, M & Theofanous, M 2021, 'Design of stainless steel cross-sections with outstand elements under stress gradients', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 179, 106491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2020.106491

Sogut, K, Dirar, S, Theofanous, M, Faramarzi, A & Nayak, AN 2021, 'Effect of transverse and longitudinal reinforcement ratios on the behaviour of RC T-beams shear-strengthened with embedded FRP bars', Composite Structures, vol. 262, 113622. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.113622

Yapici, O, Theofanous, M, Yuan, H, Skalomenos, K & Dirar, S 2021, 'Experimental study of ferritic stainless steel bolted T-stubs under monotonic loading', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 183, 106761. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2021.106761

Gao, JD, Du, XX, Yuan, HX & Theofanous, M 2021, 'Hysteretic performance of stainless steel double extended end-plate beam-to-column joints subject to cyclic loading', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 164, 107787. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2021.107787

Almatrafi, M, Theofanous, M, Bock, M & Dirar, S 2021, 'Slenderness-based design for sigma sections subjected to interior one flange loading', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 158, 107194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2020.107194

Almatrafi, M, Theofanous, M, Dirar, S & Bock, M 2021, 'Structural response of cold-formed lipped Z purlins – Part 2 numerical modelling and optimisation of lip size', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 161, 107453. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2021.107453

Almatrafi, M, Theofanous, M, Dirar, S & Gkantou, M 2021, 'Structural response of cold-formed lipped Z purlins – part 1: experimental investigation', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 161, 107452. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2021.107452

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2020.106239

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

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