Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Panagiota has obtained her Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the Cyprus University of Technology in 2017. For her degree thesis she investigated a novel non-destructive corrosion detection technique for reinforced concrete (RC) structures under the supervision of Dr. Elia A. Tantele. Her thesis is entitled “Use of infrared thermography as diagnostic tool for non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete corrosion” and investigates the potential of using infrared thermography in identification of corroded rebars in RC members; the method employed is based on the different thermal characteristics of corroded and non-corroded steel rebars. Panagiota visited the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield as a research intern from June to August 2017 in the framework of Erasmus+ Traineeship program for 2016-2017, funded by the European Union.