Dr Maria Mavroulidou
Reader of Geotechnics
Telephone:020 7815 7646
School/Division:Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering
Dr Mavroulidouis a Reader of Geotechnics at LSBU with previous research employments at NTU-Athens, the University of Surrey and Imperial College, London. In addition to her PhD in unsaturated soils and subsurface flow (Surrey) and her D.E.A. in geomechanics (INSA Lyon-ECL), she has a Dipl-Eng in transport engineering (NTU-Athens) and five university degrees (one undergraduate and four postgraduate) in languages and literature.
Since her employment at LSBU, she has obtained HORIZON2020 (MSCA) and EPSRC funding as principal investigator and worked as co-investigator in a number of Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects and funded studentships with prominent engineering companies. She has obtained industry funding for chemical and biochemical soil stabilisation research. She has supervised numerous PhD and post-doctoral researchers and has acted as EPSRC grant reviewer.
Her main specialisms are expansive, unsaturated and cemented soils in the context of (electro-)chemical and (electro-)biochemical soil stabilisation and waste materials for concrete & soil stabilisation including alkali-activated materials. Previous research focused on traffic-induced air pollutant dispersion & numerical modelling of subsurface flow.
At LSBU, Dr Mavroulidou is teaching primarily Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics at level 5 and 6 and is supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.
She has also taught Engineering geology at undergraduate level as well as Transportation and Traffic and Research Methods at MSc level.
At Surrey, she taught Computing Methods and was involved in Engineering Mechanics and Soil Mechanics teaching, as well as Engineering Geology and Fluid Mechanics Laboratories.
Dr Mavroulidou is currently active in biocementation and electrokinetic soil stabilisation projects; these include industry-commissioned and funded research.
She is also pursuing research on alkali-activated cements for soil stabilisation and concrete applications.
She is actively investigating possible waste streams as alternative sources for the required chemicals. She is welcoming research collaborations in these fields and PhD applicants.
Most recent publications
Mavroulidou, M Can waste foundry sand fully replace structural concrete sand?. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, DOI https://www.doi.org/10.1007/s10163-018-00821-1
Revesz, A and Chaer, I and Thompson, J and Mavroulidou, M and Gunn, M and Graeme, M Modelling of Heat Energy Recovery Potential form Underground Railways with Nearby Vertical Ground Heat Exchangers in an Urban Environment. Applied Thermal Engineering, DOI 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.10.118
Mavroulidou, M Use of paper sludge ash as a calcium-based stabiliser for clay soils. Waste Management and Research, DOI 10.1177/0734242X18804043
Mavroulidou, M and Awoliyi, S A study on the potential use of paper sludge ash in concrete with glass aggregate. Waste Management and Research, DOI 10.1177/0734242X18801196
Mavroulidou, M and Martynkova, R A study of alkali-activated concrete mixes with ground granulated blast furnace slag. Global NEST Journal, DOI https://doi.org/10.30955/gnj.002370
Revesz, A and Chaer, I and Thompson, J and Mavroulidou, M and Gunn, M and Maidment, GG Performance Enhancement of Urban Ground Source Heat Pumps through Interactions with Underground Railway Tunnels. In: Ashrae Winter Conference, 22 - 24 January 2018, Chicago.
Mavroulidou, M and Ziniatis, A and Gray, C Alternative calcium-based chemical stabilisers for ground improvement: Paper Sludge Ash treatment of London Clay. In: 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2017), 31 August 2017 - 03 September 2017, Rhodes, Greece.
Mavroulidou, M and Awoliyi, S A study on low energy demand materials used in glasscrete to counteract alkali-silica reactions. In: 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology CEST2017, 31 August 2017 - 02 September 2017, Rhodes, Greece.
Mavroulidou, M Mechanical Properties and Durability of Concrete with Water Cooled Copper Slag Aggregate. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 1-14. DOI 10.1007/s12649-016-9819-3
Zhang, X and Mavroulidou, M and Gunn, MJ Effects of testing techniques on the SWRC of a partially saturated soil. In: 3rd European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, 12 September 2016, Online conference.More publications at LSBU Research Open