Marios Theofanous


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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


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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.

Research interests

  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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

External positions

Imperial College London

1 Sept 201213 Aug 2014


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