Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Dr Georgia Thermou

Marie Curie Individual Fellow


Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street,
S1 3JD


Dr Thermou is currently a Marie Curie Individual Fellow at the Civil and Structural Engineering Department of the University of Sheffield.
Dr Thermou received her 5-year Diploma in Structural Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering of Demokritus University of Thrace, Greece, in July, 1999. A year later she received from the same Department an MSc degree in “New Materials and Techniques on the Design of Reinforced Concrete”. She subsequently continued her post-graduate studies at Imperial College, London, UK, where she attended the MSc program “Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics”. She successfully completed the program and obtained an MSc Degree from the University of London and a Diploma of Membership of Imperial College (DIC) in November 2001. The same year she moved back to Greece and in June 2002, she enrolled in the Department of Civil Engineering of Demokritus University of Thrace, to pursue PhD studies. She received her PhD degree in June 2007. She worked as a freelance Civil Engineer from 1999-2007 and she continued to work in the Publics Work Sector from March 2007 to September 2009 being responsible for the site supervision and financial monitoring of various projects. 
In September 2009, Dr Thermou was appointed as a Lecturer in the Laboratory of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures, Civil Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2015, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the same University. 
Dr Thermou has 15 years of research experience and her research interests include seismic design and technology of RC structures, assessment and retrofitting of existing RC structures, repair / strengthening of RC members with traditional and innovative materials and study of shear transfer mechanisms along concrete interfaces. She has worked as a full time researcher in 2 European (SAFERR, SPEAR) and 4 Hellenic research projects. She has published 70 papers in peer reviewed journals, special volumes and conferences. She is currently involved in Cost Actions TUD 1207, 1303, 1402, 1406. She is also a member of fib Task Group 5.1 “FRP reinforcement for concrete structures”. Dr Thermou participates as a member in the Technical Committee 67 of the Hellenic Body for Standardisation (ELOT) in the Working Groups of “Eurocode 2” and “Fiber reinforced polymer structures”.  


Civil Engineering Diploma, Demokritus University of Thrace (Greece)
Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering, Demokritus University of Thrace (Greece).
Master of Science (MSc) in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (UK)
PhD, Civil Engineering, Demokritus University of Thrace (Greece).

Research project(s)

COST Action TU1207

Action TU1207 leverages the already large amount of work carried out on the use of composite reinforcement for structural applications by individual research teams and existing learned groups. Action TU1207 was established in 2013 and operated until 2017. During these four years the Action aimed: to coordinate European research in...