Main thematic areas
Infrastructure, Structural Engineering, Waste materials, Innovative products, Sustainability
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The Advanced Infrastructure and Materials group (AIM) is involved in fundamental and applied research related to classical and modern structural engineering areas as well as construction materials, including a combination of analytical, design, as well as experimental techniques and the use of computers reflecting current and future practice.

AIM activities include:
  • Structural safety of buildings and infrastructure
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Computer aided structural engineering
  • Effective reuse of waste construction materials in concrete mixes
  • Sustainable Building Materials
  • Testing and Simulation Techniques
  • Retrofitting and upgrading of existing structures
The research unit has at its disposal a newly constructed testing facility equipped with several testing machines such as flexural testing frames for testing flexural members in bending, compression testing machines for testing small columns as well as a tension testing flame for testing tension reinforcement. A seismic table is available for dynamic loading of scale models. The research unit has a universal data acquisition system that can be used to collect data from the testing machines as well as from other measuring equipment such as LVDTs, load cells, strain gages, accelerometers, extensometers etc, also available at the laboratory.
PositionNameDepartmentResearch Domain
Lead researcher Dr Petros Christou Civil Engineering Linear and Nonlinear Analysis of Structures
Group Member Dr Demetris Nicolaides Civil Engineering Concrete Technology and Building Materials
Group Member Dr Antonis Michael Civil Engineering Experimental Methods, Structural Testing and Repair/Retrofitting Using FRPs
Start YearProject TitleLead Partner/ AssigneeFunding fromProject Website
2020 ISTOS - Center Of Innovative Solutions for Building Safety – Istos Center Of Excellence  Frederick Research Center Horizon 2020
2020 DEFEAT - Development of an innovative insulation fire resistant facade from the Construction and Demolition Waste  Frederick Research Center Restart 2016-2020
2020 DIAVAL - Valorization of diabase mud for the development of innovative building materials Latomia Pharmaka Restart 2016-2020
2019 RAPCON - Recycled aggregates for the production of concrete Latomia Pharmaka Restart 2016-2020
2018 STABLE - STructural stABiLity risk assEssment Alma Sistemi  Horizon 2020
2018 SupERB - Novel integrated approach for seismic and energy upgrading of existing buildings Cyprus University of Technology Restart 2016-2020
2017  INVALOR 101 - A network for the joint valorization of material flows in tourist areas University of Patras INTERREG N/A
2012 SquareMile - Square Mile Retrofit Project Parity Projects Ltd ΔΕΣΜΗ 2011 Ν/Α