• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    20132020

    Research output per year

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    Personal profile

    Contact Details

    Emails:

    Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Aston University; c.alexakis@aston.ac.uk

    Visiting Academic Fellow, University of Cambridge; ca510@cam.ac.uk

    'Haris' is the short version of my ID forename 'Charalampos'

     

    Awards

    General

    Haris is lecturer in Civil Engineering at Aston University, UK and academic visitor at Cambridge University, UK. His research currently focuses on smart and resilient infrastructure by combining multi-sensing information, structural analysis and statistical modelling. As research associate at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, he developed an autonomous structural health monitoring system with acoustic emission sensors, fibre optic strain and temperature sensors, and high-sensitivity accelerometers for detecting deterioration in ageing bridges. Before his appointment at Aston and Cambridge, he was adjunct assistant professor at the University of Central Florida, USA. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, a master’s degree in Seismic Design of Structures and awarded a PhD in Limit Analysis and Earthquake Resistance of Masonry Structures from the University of Patras, Greece. He worked for a decade as consultant structural engineer, leading the restoration and seismic reinforcement of several historic structures.

    Research Interests

    Ageing Infrastructure

    Smart Bridges

    Structural Health Monitoring (fibre optics, acoustic emission sensors)

    Structural Analysis of Masonry/Historic structures

    Signal Processing and Data Analytics

    Structural Dynamics

    Employment

    Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Aston University, UK (2020 - present)

    Academic Visitor, University of Cambridge, UK (2020 - present)

    Research Associate in Infrastructure Monitoring and Modelling, University of Cambridge, UK (2017-20)

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, USA (2017)

    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Central Florida, USA and University of Patras, Greece (2014-16)

    Qualifications

    Doctorate (2013); Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. Thesis title: "Limit State Analysis and Earthquake Resistance of Masonry Arches." Advisor: Professor Nicos Makris

    MSc in Seismic Design of Structures (2007); Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. Dissertation title: "Seismic Isolation of Bridges." Advisor: Professor Michael N. Fardis

    BSc & MEng in Civil Engineering (2005); Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece.

    Research Projects/Collaborations

    Main ongoing research projects:

    Grant author and project leader - "Concrete bridges damage localisation and characterisation with Acoustic Emission Sensors." Partners: Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction and Highways England. Funded by Highways England. Budget: £219,862.00.

    Leading researcher - "Data-centric Bridge Assessment - The Marsh Lane Bridge." PI: Prof. Matthew DeJong, University of California, Berkeley. Co-funded by The Alan Turing Institute and Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction. Budget: £121,900.00.

    Teaching Activity

    EC1ICE - Introduction to Civil Engineering (sharing module)

    SE1IBM - Introduction to Business Management (sharing module)

    External positions

    Visiting Academic Fellow, University of Cambridge

    1 Jun 2020 → …

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    Research Output

    • 10 Article
    • 3 Conference publication
    • 3 Paper
    • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Damage identification of brick masonry under cyclic loading based on acoustic emissions

    Alexakis, H., Liu, H. & Dejong, M. J., 15 Oct 2020, In : Engineering Structures. 221, 110945.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Fibre Optic Sensing of Ageing Railway Infrastructure enhanced with Statistical Shape Analysis

    Alexakis, H., Lau, F. D-H. & DeJong, M., 29 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • The Marsh Lane Railway Viaduct: 2 Years of Monitoring with Combined Sensing and Surveying Technologies

    Acikgoz, S., Alexakis, H., Ye, C., Franza, A. & DeJong, M., 2020, Proceedings of ARCH 2019. Springer, p. 422-429 8 p. (Structural Integrity; vol. 11).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

  • A multi-sensing monitoring system to study deterioration of a railway bridge

    Alexakis, H., Franza, A., Acikgoz, S. & DeJong, M., 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access
  • Measurement of the flow of force in a skewed masonry arch bridge using fibre optic sensing

    Cocking, S., Alexakis, H. & DeJong, M., 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access