Professor Maria Mavroulidou
Deputy Director of CCiBSE, Professor of Geotechnics
Telephone:020 7815 7646
School/Division:Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering
Professor Mavroulidouis is a Professor 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, Prof 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.
Prof 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.