Lec. Nicholas KYRIAKIDES


Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics (CEG)
Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

Education Coordinator of the Eratosthenes Centre of Excellence

Lec. Nicholas KYRIAKIDES


Education: Dr. Kyriakides holds a PhD in the field of “Earthquake Risk Assessment of RC buildings” from the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield with an Overseas Student Award Scholarship and a Scholarship from the A. G. Leventis Foundation in Cyprus. He also holds a 1st class BEng degree with Honours from the University of Nottingham.

Professional Background: He is a Lecturer at the Civil Engineering and Geomatics Department of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) since 2017 and previously a full‐time Post‐Doctoral Researcher at CUT since 2008. He has participated in both European and locally funded projects concerning the seismic risk assessment of structures in Cyprus. Further he has extensive professional experience as a practicing engineer in the industry and more specifically through his 8 years of employment as a design engineer at a civil engineering firm in Cyprus. He is currently coordinating the National Risk Assessment study of Cyprus, which constitutes a national requirement for the participation at the European Project RescEU.  He  is  a  Member  of  sub‐committee CYS  TC  18‐ Euroscodes for EC8, Moderator of the committee for the Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure (PCEI) of the European Defence Agency, Member of the Committees for the Assessment of Existing Buildings and for Research of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK), and the head of the Large structures laboratory at CUT, which constitutes a unique pseudo‐dynamic facility for full‐ scale seismic testing. He is the Education Coordinator of the Eratosthenes Centre of Excellence.

Research: His research interests include the assessment of existing buildings and infrastructure under seismic loading and the upgrading of their seismic capacity after conventional and state‐of‐ the‐art retrofitting with innovative and smart materials. His main scope of research extends to the probabilistic scenario and resource‐based risk assessment of structures and the society from natural hazards.

Selected publications:

  1. Thomaida Polydorou, Georgios Constantinides, Kyriacos Neocleous, Nicholas Kyriakides, Loukas Koutsokeras, Christis Chrysostomou, Diofantos Hadjimitsis (2020). Effects of pre-treatment using waste quarry dust on the adherence of recycled tyre rubber particles to cementitious paste in rubberised concrete. Construction and Building materials, v.254
  2. Kazantzidou, D-F, Kyriakides N., Chrysostomou C.Z., (2019) “Scenario-based seismic risk assessment for the Cyprus region using Openquake”, 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure, ICONHIC2019, Chania, GR
  3. Nicholas Kyriakides, Ahmad Sohaib, Kypros Pilakoutas, Kyriakos Neocleous, Christis Chrysostomou, Elia Tantele, Renos Votsis (2018). Evaluation of seismic demand for substandard reinforced concrete structures. The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, 12 (1)
  4. Kyriakides, N. and Pantazopoulou J.S., (2017) “Collapse fragility curves for RC structures exhibiting brittle failure modes”, accepted for publication at the Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 144 (2).
  5. Nicholas Kyriakides, Vasiliki Lysandrou, Athos Agapiou, Rogiros Illampas, Eleftherios Charalambous, (2016) “Correlating damage condition with historical seismic activity in underground sepulchral monuments of Cyprus”, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 14, 734-741
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