Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Pelecanos cms

Contact details

Room: 4ES 5.10
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386250

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  •  Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Soil & structural dynamics
  • Foundations
  • Slope stability & landslides

Dr Loizos Pelecanos

MEng (Hons) ACGI PhD DIC


Loizos Pelecanos is a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering since July 2016. He graduated from Imperial College London with a MEng in Civil Engineering (2009) and a PhD in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (2013). He subsequently worked for 3.5 years as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Civil Engineering at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge.


Loizos’s research expertise is in Computational Geomechanics.

His doctoral research work at Imperial College concentrated on computational seismic analysis of earth dams and included extensive static and dynamic nonlinear finite element analyses and studies of dynamic dam-reservoir interaction, in particular during earthquakes. His subsequent post-doctoral research work at Cambridge was concerned with innovative distributed fibre-optic sensing of soil-structure interaction (SSI) problems along with relevant numerical analysis using appropriate finite element models. Examples of such SSI problems include foundation piles, energy piles, piled rafts, retaining walls, soil nails and tunnels.

Research Interests

  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis


  • Geotechnical Engineering (3rd year)