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Department of Civil Engineering

Dr Michaela Gkantou

Dr Michaela Gkantou

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Biography

Dr. Michaela Gkantou is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering. She completed her undergraduate studies (8.51/10) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2012. During her undergraduate studies, she won an academic performance scholarship granted from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY) but also a full scholarship for the second level master degree in design of steel structures in 2013 at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, from which she graduated with distinction (110/110 cum laude). She was awarded her PhD on the nonlinear response of high strength steel structures from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2017.

The period 2014-2018 she worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Her principal research interests in respect of which she has authored numerous journal and conference papers focus on the response and design of high strength steel, stainless steel, aluminium and prestressed steel structures at cross-sectional, member and system level. She has expertise in structural testing and finite element modelling. Additional research interests include wind energy structures, topology optimisation and life cycle assessment.

Languages

English
Greek, Modern (1453-)
Italian

Degrees

2017, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, PhD in Structural Engineering
2013, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, MSc in Design of Steel Structures
2012, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, MEng in Civil Engineering

Academic appointments

Lecturer, Civil Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Research Fellow, Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2014 - 2018

Publications

Journal article

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, 183 :510-522 >DOI >Public Url

Teng K, Kot P, Muradov M, Shaw A, Hashim K, Gkantou M, Al-Shamma'a A. 2019. Embedded Smart Antenna for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation (NDT&E) of Moisture Content and Deterioration in Concrete Sensors, 19 :1-12 >DOI >Public Url

Martinez-Vazquez P, Gkantou M, Baniotopoulos C. 2018. Strength and ductility demands on wind turbine towers due to earthquake and wind load Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings, :1-8 >DOI >Public Url

Gkantou M, Kokosis G, Theofanous M, Dirar S. 2018. Plastic design of stainless steel continuous beams Journal of Constructional Steel Research, >DOI >Public Url

Gkantou M, Martinez-Vazquez P, Baniotopoulos C. 2017. On the structural response of a tall hybrid onshore wind turbine tower Vestroni F, Romeo F, Gattulli V. Procedia Engineering, 199 :3200-3205 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Martinez-Vazquez P, Gkantou M, Baniotopoulos C. 2017. Strength demands of tall wind turbines subject to earthquakes and wind load Vestroni F, Romeo F, Gattulli V. Procedia Engineering, 199 :3212-3217 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Gkantou M, Theofanous M, Wang J, Baniotopoulos C, Gardner L. 2017. Behaviour and design of high-strength steel cross-sections under combined loading Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings, 170 :841-854 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Gkantou M, Theofanous M, Antoniou N, Baniotopoulos C. 2017. Compressive behaviour of high-strength steel cross-sections Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings, 170 :813-824 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Wang J, Afshan S, Gkantou M, Theofanous M, Baniotopoulos C, Gardner L. 2016. Flexural behaviour of hot-finished high strength steel square and rectangular hollow sections Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 121 :97-109 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Gkantou M, Theofanous M, Baniotopoulos P. Plastic design of hot-finished high strength steel continuous beams Thin-Walled Structures, >DOI >Public Url

Conference publication

Gkantou M, Theofanous M, Baniotopoulos C. Structural response of high strength steel hollow sections under combined biaxial bending and compression EUROSTEEL 2017 >DOI

Kokosis G, Gkantou M, Theofanous M, Dirar S. Ultimate response and design of stainless steel continuous beams EUROSTEEL 2017 >DOI