Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Dr Panos Papastergiou

Research Associate
Panos Papastergiou

0044 (0) 114 2225729

The University of Sheffield

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Room E110
Mappin Street,
S1 3JD


Panos Papastergiou has more than 17 years of experience as a research and consultant engineer. Currently, he is a post-doctoral associate in Concrete and Earthquake Research group. He is the technical manager of various  projects which deal with Fibre Reinforced Concrete using recycled steel fibres as well as Earthquake Engineering

His main interests are in Concrete and Earthquake engineering, Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) and Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC). He is also keen in research planning and management, experimental techniques, data analysis as well as research proposal writing. Panos has also undertaken extensive commercial and research laboratory testing work on advanced composites, FRC, sprayed concrete and roller compacted concrete reinforced with steel manufactured and reused fibres.

Background: Panos obtained his first degree and masters from the University of Patras, Greece, focusing mainly on the earthquake field as well as repair and strengthening of RC buildings using concrete jacketing techniques. During his PhD studies at the department of Civil and Structural Engineering of UoS, he worked on an innovative technique of prestressing FRP sheets achieving active lateral confinement in concrete.


MEng in Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (2001)
MSc in Repair and Strengthnening of Structures, University of Patras, Greece (2004)
PhD in Lateral Confinement of Concrete using Advanced Materials, University of Sheffield, (2010)

Research project(s)


Innovative Use of all Tyre Components in Concrete
Anagennisi: Innovative Use of all Tyre Components in Concrete An estimated one billion tyres are discarded each year. Post-Consumer tyre arisings for EU countries (2010) are 3.4M tonnes per year. At the moment nearly 50% of all recycled tyres/components still end up as fuel, in low grade applications or in...

Clean steel

Clean steel: Re-use of steel cord from tyres as reinforcement in sustainable construction Concept: A method has recently been developed for recovering very high strength steel cord (RTSC) from the significant volumes of pre-vulcanised rubber waste generated during the manufacture of car and truck tyres. Preliminary research has shown this...


(2016). Eco-mechanical analysis of tyres-fiber-reinforced cement-based composites. In Second International Conference on Concrete Sustainability (pp. 564-575), Abstract: A comparison among different tyre-fiber-reinforced-concrete (TFRC) mixes is performed in this paper. The results of an extensive experimental campaign carried out as part of the European funded Anagennisi Project are examined and discussed. The TFCR mix with the best mechanical and environmental...
(2016). Mechanical properties of concrete reinforced with recycled HDPE plastic fibres. Construction and Building Materials, 115 (6), pp. 362-370. (Full Text).
(2016). Durability studies, (Anagennisi Deliverable Report 4.4).
(2015). Fibrous roller-compacted concrete with recycled materials – feasibility study. Magazine of Concrete Research, 67 (15), pp. 801-811. (Full Text).
(2015). “Policy?Brief” through press release and seminar 1, (Anagennisi Deliverable Report 6.11).
(2015). Interim Report 1, (Anagennisi Interim Report 1).
(2015). Screeds, (Anagennisi Deliverable Report 4.3).
(2014). Risk Management and Contingency Planning, (Anagennisi Deliverable Report D7.2).
(2014). Report on FRP rebars and fibre types for the manufacturing of FRP shells, (Anagennisi Deliverable Report 2.2), Abstract: This deliverable presents the state?of?the?art on Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) reinforcement for concrete structures. The main objective of this report is to characterise the mechanical properties of materials commonly used to produce FRP in order to select appropriate materials for the...