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

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

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

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

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

Rahman, R, Dirar, S, Jemaa, Y, Theofanous, M & Elshafie, M 2018, 'Experimental behavior and design of reinforced concrete exterior beam-column joints strengthened with embedded bars' Journal of Composites for Construction, vol. 22, no. 6. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000883

Elflah, M, Theofanous, M & Dirar, S 2018, 'Behaviour of stainless steel beam-to-column joints-Part 2: numerical modelling and parametric study' Journal of Constructional Steel Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.04.017

Gkantou, M, Kokosis, G, Theofanous, M & Dirar, S 2018, 'Plastic design of stainless steel continuous beams' Journal of Constructional Steel Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.03.025

Elflah, M, Theofanous, M, Dirar, S & Yuan, H 2018, 'Behaviour of stainless steel beam-to-column joints - Part 1: Experimental investigation' Journal of Constructional Steel Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.02.040

Yuan, H, Hu, S, Du, XX, Cheng, XY & Theofanous, M 2018, 'Experimental behaviour of stainless steel bolted t-stub connections under monotonic loading' Journal of Constructional Steel Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.02.021

Gkantou, M, Theofanous, M, Wang, J, Baniotopoulos, C & Gardner, L 2017, 'Behaviour and design of high-strength steel cross-sections under combined loading' Institution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Structures and Buildings, vol. 170, no. 11, 1600114, pp. 841-854. https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.16.00114, https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.16.00114

Gkantou, M, Theofanous, M, Antoniou, N & Baniotopoulos, C 2017, 'Compressive behaviour of high strength steel cross-sections' Institution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Structures and Buildings. https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.16.00101

Wang, J, Afshan, S, Schillo, N, Theofanous, M, Feldmann, M & Gardner, L 2017, 'Material properties and compressive local buckling response of high strength steel square and rectangular hollow sections' Engineering Structures, vol. 130, pp. 297-315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.10.023

Conference contribution

Wang, Y, Kaewunruen, S, Theofanous, M & Mirza, O 2017, 3D Numerical Simulations for Response and Performance Prediction of Railway Composite Track Slabs under Derailments. in The First International Conference on Rail Transportation., 121-2, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 1-9, The First International Conference on Rail Transportation, Chengdu, China, 10/07/17.

Manos, GC, Soulis, V, Katakalos, K, Koidis, G & Theofanous, M 2017, Cyclic earthquake-type performance of one-bay single-story reinforced concrete (R/C) frames retrofitted with an encased R/C panel. in COMPDYN 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. vol. 1, National Technical University of Athens, pp. 101-119, 6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2017, Rhodes Island, Greece, 15/06/17.

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