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Dr Emmanouil Kakouris

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Dr Emmanouil Kakouris

Assistant Professor 

Emmanouil dot Kakouris at warwick dot ac dot uk

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Dr Emmanouil Kakouris is Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick.

He received his PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2019. His doctoral research project was on computational modelling of fracture in materials and structures. After his PhD, he continued in the University of Nottingham as a research associate for a collaborative research project with Schlumberger, to investigate the injection-induced vibrations due to hydraulic fracturing process.

He also holds a MEng in Civil Engineering (2012) and a MSc in Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures (2014) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, where he graduated with distinction.

Following completing his PhD, he spent 4 years in the industry as a Research & Design Engineer at Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) Consulting Engineers, Ireland, working on European and International research projects and large scale transport infrastructure commercial projects in Ireland and the UK.

He is also a peer reviewer for a number of top ranking research journals in his field such as Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (Elsevier), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (Wiley), Archives of Applied Mechanics (Springer) and Computational Methods in Structural Engineering (Frontiers).

He teaches modules in the subjects of civil engineering design. His research interests focus on computational science with an emphasis on computational mechanics and data science in engineering as well as the development of automated civil engineering systems.

Research Interests

  • Computational mechanics
  • Damage modelling in materials
  • Multiscale modelling (computational homogenization)
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning methods
  • Intelligent engineering systems
  • Asset management
  • Probabilistic evaluation of systems and their uncertain behaviour
  • Resilience, vulnerability and risk assessment of critical infrastructure

Teaching Interests

Teaching for full time undergraduate students and Degree Apprentices.

  • ES3G8 Integrated Project (Module Leader)

Selected Publications

Research Projects

  • Infrastructure climate change risk considering interdependencies and cascading hazards (INFRALIC). Funded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ireland; 2022; €70,000.
  • Bridge and tunnels strikes by oversized vehicles. Funded by World Road Association (PIARC); 2021; €40,000.
  • Friction After Polishing (FAP)/ Network Safety Assessment. Funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII); 2020 - 2021; €50,000.
  • Advanced options for authorities in light of Automation and Digitalisation Horizon 2040 (DIRIZON). Funded by European Conference of Directors of Roads (CEDR); 2018 - 2020; €500,000.
  • Safety of Transport Infrastructure on the TEN-T Network (SAFE-10-T). Funded by European Commission (EC) under Horizon 2020; 2017 - 2020; €3,000,000.
  • Predictive modelling of Injection-Induced vibrations due to Fracking (I2FRAC). Funded by Hermes Fellowship, University of Nottingham; 2018; £20,000.
  • Hybrid multiscale methods for nonlinear dynamic processes. Funded by University of Nottingham; 2015 - 2018; £45,000.

Prospective Collaborators

I am always looking for high quality PhD students or collaborators to work on current or new research projects. Please directly contact if interested.