Dr Michaela Gkantou

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Dr Michaela Gkantou is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering and specialises in Structural Engineering. She is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE) and of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).

Prior to LJMU, she was a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham during the period 2014-2018. Dr Gkantou 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 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.

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, life cycle assessment and structural health monitoring.
Dr Gkantou is accepting candidates for PhD in the field of Structural Engineering.

Languages

English
Greek, Modern (1453-)
Italian

Degrees

2019, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert in Higher Education
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

Senior Lecturer, Civil (Structural) Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Lecturer, Civil (Structural) Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - 2019
Research Fellow, Civil (Structural) Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2014 - 2018

Journal article

Yeboah D, Gkantou M. 2021. Investigation of flexural behaviour of structural timber beams strengthened with NSM basalt and glass FRP bars Structures, 33 :390-405 DOI Public Url

Georgantzia E, Bin Ali S, Gkantou M, Kamaris GS, Kansara KD, Atherton W. 2021. Flexural buckling performance of concrete-filled aluminium alloy tubular columns Engineering Structures, 242 DOI

Almatrafi M, Theofanous M, Dirar S, Gkantou M. 2021. Structural response of cold-formed lipped Z purlins & ndash; Part 1: Experimental investigation Thin Walled Structures, 161 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kot P, Muradov M, Gkantou M, Kamaris G, Hashim K, Yeboah D. 2021. Recent Advancements in Non-Destructive Testing Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring Applied Sciences, 11 :1-28 DOI Public Url

Omer G, Kot P, Atherton W, Muradov M, Gkantou M, Shaw A, Riley M, Hashim K, Al-Shamma'a A. 2021. A Non-Destructive Electromagnetic Sensing Technique to Determine Chloride Level in Maritime Concrete Karbala International Journal of Modern Science, 7 :1-16 DOI Public Url

Georgantzia E, Gkantou M, Kamaris GS. 2021. Aluminium alloys as structural material: A review of research Engineering Structures, 227 :111372-111372 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kadhum M, Mahdi Z, Funfakh Y, Mohammed Z, Abdulraheem M, Gkantou M. 2021. Experimental investigation on the post-fire performance of reactive powder concrete columns Scientific Review Engineering and Environmental Sciences, 30 :315-326 DOI

Tziavos NI, 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, 27 :1623-1636 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gkantou M, Rebelo C, Baniotopoulos C. 2020. Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Onshore Hybrid Steel Wind Turbine Towers Energies, 13 :3950-3950 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hashim K, Ali S, AlRifaie J, Kot P, Shaw A, Al Khaddar R, Idowu I, Gkantou M. 2020. Escherichia coli inactivation using a hybrid ultrasonic–electrocoagulation reactor Chemosphere, 247 :1-7 DOI Author Url Public Url

Gkantou M, Muradov M, Kamaris G, Hashim K, Atherton W, Kot P. 2019. Novel Electromagnetic Sensors Embedded in Reinforced Concrete Beams for Crack Detection Sensors, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Martinez-Vazquez P, Gkantou M, Baniotopoulos C. 2019. Strength and ductility demands on wind turbine towers due to earthquake and wind load Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings, 172 :556-563 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gkantou M, Theofanous M, Baniotopoulos C. 2019. A numerical study of prestressed high strength steel tubular members Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, DOI Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url 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 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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

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

Gkantou M, Bock M, Theofanous M. Design of stainless steel cross-sections with outstand elements under stress gradients Journal of Constructional Steel Research, DOI Author Url Public Url

Georgantzia E, Gkantou M, Kamaris GS. Numerical Modelling and Design of Aluminium Alloy Angles under Uniform Compression CivilEng, 2 :632-651 DOI

Conference publication

Cotterill J, Ethaib S, Hashim K, Alqashou F, Al-Hayawi AY, Abdellatif M, Gkantou M, Shubbar A. 2021. Evaluation of the Use of Lignocellusic Biomass in Thermal Insulation for Green Building IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 1058 :012023-012023 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Georgantzia E, Gkantou M. 2021. Flexural Buckling of Concrete-Filled Aluminium Alloy CHS Columns: Numerical Modelling and Design Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 143 LNCE :697-707 DOI

Gkantou M. 2021. Numerical Study of Aluminium Alloy Square Hollow Section Columns Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 143 LNCE :709-717 DOI

Alnaimi H, Idan IJ, Al-Janabi A, Hashim K, Gkantou M, Zubaidi S, Kot P, Muradov M. 2020. Ultrasonic-electrochemical treatment for effluents of concrete plants 2nd International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering Technologies (ICCEET 2020) DOI

Alenezi A, Hasan H, Hashim K, Amoako-Attah J, Gkantou M, Muradov M, Kot P, Abdulhadi B. 2020. Zeolite-assisted electrocoagulation for remediation of phosphate from calcium-phosphate solution 2nd International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering Technologies (ICCEET 2020) DOI

Bock M, Gkantou M, Theofanous M. 2019. SLENDERNESS LIMITS OF ALUMINIUM OUTSTAND ELEMENTS SUBJECTED TO STRESS GRADIENTS Lam D, Dai X, Sheehan T, Yang J, Zhou K. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STEEL AND ALUMINIUM STRUCTURES (ICSAS19), 9th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures (ICSAS) :186-197 Author Url

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

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

Alyafei AA, AlKizwini RS, Hashim K, Yeboah D, Gkantou M, Al Khaddar R, Al-Faluji D, Zubaidi S. Treatment of effluents of construction industry using a combined filtration-electrocoagulation method 2nd International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering Technologies (ICCEET 2020) DOI

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