Dr Georgios Kampas

Dr Georgios Kampas MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Dr Georgios Kampas was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Greenwich in August 2017, becoming a Senior Lecturer in September 2020. He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece (2006), an MSc in Engineering Seismology from Joseph Fourier University, France, and University of Patras, Greece (2007), an MSc in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Grenoble University, France (2008), and a PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece (2012) focusing on system identification of seismically isolated bridges.

Georgios has extensive experience as a postdoctoral researcher. He spent a year at the University of Patras working on rocking isolation as an alternative seismic isolation technique for bridges, almost two years at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, US, investigating alternative methods of seismic isolation in bridges incorporating supplemental rotational inertia (inerter) and one year at the University of Dundee, UK, focusing on the numerical modelling and seismic analysis of concrete-sprayed tunnels. He has been involved as a consultant in significant projects regarding the structural health monitoring of bridges and conducted research as part of big academic groups involving Universities within Europe, North and South America.

Georgios' areas of interest are resilient infrastructure systems (with a focus on bridges and tunnels) against natural hazards, earthquake engineering and seismic isolation and resilient space (extraterrestrial) structures. His work mainly lies on the interface between structural and geotechnical engineering with a specific focus on soil-structural interaction.

His journal publications can be found at:


  • Young Investigator Prize by Hellenic Society for Earthquake Engineering, 2012
  • Hrakleitos II European Social Fund for PhD Research, 2010
  • Erasmus Mundus M.Sc. in Engineering Seismology Scholarship, 2006

Key projects

  • EPSRC New Investigator Award, EP/S036393/1, PI: "Designing for the Future: Optimising the structural form of regolith-based monolithic vaults in low-gravity conditions"; £170,439
  • REF Funding 2018, PI: "Optimal structural form of monolithic regolith-based vaults in low-gravity conditions"; £4,991
  • Seedling Funding 2018, Co-I: "Training course on Fragility Analysis", Arup, PI: Dr Marianna Ercolino; £3,500
  • REF Funding 2017, PI: "Long-span structures in low-gravity conditions"; £6,500
  • EPSRC, EP/N03435X/1, Research Associate, "Newton Fund - Shaking Tunnel Vision", PI: Prof Raul Fuentes; £253,758
  • ARISTEIA Award, Research Associate, "Seismic Protection of Bridges via Rocking of their Piers which Re-center with Gravity Learning from Ancient Free-Standing Temples: Experimental and Theoretical Studies", PI: Prof Nicos Makris; €350,000
  • New Researcher Award by the Hellenic Society for Earthquake Engineering for the best PhD thesis in Greece on Earthquake Engineering during 2008-12
  • Hrakleitos II, PI, European Social Fund for PhD Research; €45,000
  • ERC Advanced Grant, Research Assistant (part-time), "Soil-Foundation-Structure System Beyond Conventional Seismic Failure Thresholds", PI: Prof George Gazetas; €2,500,000
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship in Engineering Seismology, 2006

Recent publications


Kampas, G. , Kalapodis, N., McLean, T., Málaga-Chuquitaype, C. (2020), Limit-state analysis of parabolic arches subjected to inertial loading in different gravitational fields using a variational formulation. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Engineering Structures, 228: 111501 ISSN: 0141-0296 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111501).

Kalapodis, Nikolaos , Kampas, Georgios, Ktenidou, Olga-Joan (2020), A review towards the design of extraterrestrial structures: From regolith to human outposts. Elsevier Ltd.. In: , , , . Elsevier Ltd., Acta Astronautica, 175 . pp. 540-569 ISSN: 0094-5765 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.05.038).

Kampas, G. , Knappett, J.A., Brown, M.J., Anastasopoulos, I. , Nikitas, N. , Fuentes, R. (2019), Implications of volume loss on the seismic response of tunnels in coarse-grained soils. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 95: 103127 ISSN: 0886-7798 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2019.103127).

Kalapodis, Nikolaos , Kampas, Georgios, Ktenidou, Olga-Joan (2019), Revisiting the fundamental structural dynamic systems: the effect of low gravity. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Archive of Applied Mechanics, 89 (9) . pp. 1861-1884 ISSN: 0939-1533 (Print), 1432-0681 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00419-019-01548-7).

Malaga-Chuquitaype, C. , Psaltakis, M. E., Kampas, G., Wu, J. (2019), Dimensionless fragility analysis of seismic acceleration demands through low-order building models. Springer Netherlands. In: , , , . Springer Netherlands, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 17 (7) . pp. 3815-3845 ISSN: 1570-761X (Print), 1573-1456 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10518-019-00615-2).

Kampas, Georgios , Knappett, Jonathan, Brown, Michael, Anastasopoulos, Ioannis , Nikitas, Nikolaos , Fuentes, Raul (2018), The effect of tunnel lining modelling approaches on the seismic response of sprayed concrete tunnels in coarse-grained soils. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 117 . pp. 122-137 ISSN: 0267-7261 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.11.018).

Alonso-Rodriguez, Andres , Nikitas, Nikolaos, Knappett, Jonathan, Kampas, Georgios , Anastasopoulos, Ioannis , Fuentes, Raul (2018), System identification of tunnel response to ground motion considering a simplified model. Frontiers Media. In: , , , . Frontiers Media, Frontiers in Built Environment, 4: 39 . pp. 1-11 2297-3362 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fbuil.2018.00039).

Kampas, Georgios and , Makris, Nicos (2016), Modal identification of seismically isolated bridges with piers having different heights. Inderscience. In: , , , . Inderscience, International Journal of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems, 2 (1/2) . pp. 113-133 ISSN: 2043-8621 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSMSS.2015.078332).

Makris, Nicos and , Kampas, Georgios (2016), Seismic protection of structures with supplemental rotational inertia. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In: , , , . American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 142: 4016089 (11) ISSN: 0733-9399 (Print), 1943-7889 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001152).

Makris, Nicos and , Kampas, Georgios (2016), Size versus slenderness: Two competing parameters in the seismic stability of free-standing rocking columns. Seismological Society of America. In: , , , . Seismological Society of America, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 106 (1) . pp. 104-122 ISSN: 0037-1106 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120150138).

Conference item

Kampas, Georgios , Knappett, Jonathan A., Brown, Michael J., Anastasopoulos, Ioannis , Nikitas, Nikolaos , Alonso-Rodriguez, Andres , Fuentes, Raul (2018), Suitability of equivalent linear soil models for analysing the seismic response of a concrete tunnel. In: 16th European Conference in Earthquake Engineering, 18 - 21 June 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece , . , (doi: ).


Ktenidou, Olga-Joan , Zalachoris, Georgios, Kampas, Georgios (2019), Shallow moonquakes database. In: , , , . , (doi: https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/S036393/1).