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Dr Dimitra Soulioti BEng, PhD, FHEA

Lecturer in Materials Engineering

Summary

Dimitra joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2014 as an Associate Lecturer. In 2018, she became a Lecturer in Materials Engineering in the Department of Engineering and Mathematics. Her primary research interests involve the mechanical behaviour of Structural and Composite Materials through destructive and non-destructive methodologies. Dimitra is teaching on a number of courses, such as Materials Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering etc.

  • About

    Dimitra studied Civil Engineering (5-year course) in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and received her PhD in Materials Engineering from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece. She worked as an instructor in the Institute of Vocational Training in Ioannina, Greece in “Structural Engineering Technician” Specialty and she joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2014 as an Associate Lecturer. She became a Lecturer in Materials Engineering in the Department of Engineering and Mathematics in 2018, and she is teaching in different levels of study on a number of topics, such as materials science, composite materials, manufacturing etc. She is also an academic advisor to materials engineering students and module leader of Engineering Materials module. 

    Dimitra has published 20 papers with more than 600 citations in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings. She is a member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) since 2018, was a Member of Technical Chamber of Greece (“TEE”) in 2005-2017 and Fellow of The Higher Education Academy since 2018.

    Lecturer

  • Teaching

    Supervision of BEng (Hons) and MEng project students

    • Materials Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Automotive Engineering 
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Extended Degree in Engineering and Mathematics

    • Fundamentals of Materials and Manufacturing (Lvl 3) 
    • Engineering Materials (Lvl 4)
    •  Module Leader Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing Processes (Lvl 4)
    •  Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (Lvl 4)
    •  Materials Science (Lvl 4)
    •  Failure Investigation with Materials and Process Selection (Lvl 5) 
    • Composite Materials (Lvl 6) Applied Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (Lvl 7)

  • Research

    Dimitra's research is focused on the field of materials and their properties and specifically on the mechanical performance of composite and structural materials, such as steel fibre reinforced concrete. She has also studied the non-destructive behaviour of structural materials using advanced Non-Destructive methods, such as Acoustic Emission, Infrared Thermography, Electrical properties etc. Her recent project is on self-sensing cementitious materials and their application on the infrastructure. 

    Dimitra's main areas of research interests are: 

    • Properties of advanced materials 

    • Mechanical behaviour of composite and structural materials 

    • Self-sensing materials 

    • Non-destructive monitoring of advanced structural and composite materials

    Research projects:

     2009 - 2012: IAPETUS, “Innovative Repair of Aerospace Structures with Curing Optimization and Life Cycle Monitoring Abilities”, EU 7th Framework, Programme ACP8-GA-2009-234333

     2012 - 2013: “Optimal operation and maintenance of bridges and road networks”, European Union (European Regional Development Fund- ERDF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program “THESSALY- MAINLAND GREECE AND EPIRUS-2007-2013” of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF 2007-2013)

    Consultancy projects: 

    2009 - 2010: “Measurement of toughness and flexural strength parameters of fibre reinforced concrete specimens”, University of Ioannina, Greece

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Soulioti, D.V., Barkoula, N.M., Koutsianopoulos, F., Charalambakis, N., & Matikas, T.E. (2013). The effect of fibre chemical treatment on the steel fibre/cementitious matrix interface. Construction and Building Materials, 40, 77-83. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.09.111

    Aggelis, D.G., Soulioti, D.V., Gatselou, E.A., Barkoula, N.M., & Matikas, T.E. (2013). Monitoring of the mechanical behavior of concrete with chemically treated steel fibers by acoustic emission. Construction and Building Materials, 48, 1255-1260. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.06.066

    Kordatos, E.Z., Soulioti, D.V., Strantza, M., Matikas, T.M., & Aggelis, D.G. (2012). Thermography and ultrasound for characterizing subsurface defects in concrete. RILEM Bookseries, 6, 193-198. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0723-8_28

    Aggelis, D.G., Soulioti, D.V., Barkoula, N.M., Paipetis, A.S., & Matikas, T.E. (2012). Influence of fiber chemical coating on the acoustic emission behavior of steel fiber reinforced concrete. Cement and Concrete Composites, 34 (1), 62-67. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2011.07.003

    Aggelis, D.G., Soulioti, D.V., Sapouridis, N., Barkoula, N.M., Paipetis, A.S., & Matikas, T.E. (2011). Acoustic emission characterization of the fracture process in fibre reinforced concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 25 (11), 4126-4131. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.04.049

    Aggelis, D.G., Kordatos, E.Z., Strantza, M., Soulioti, D.V., & Matikas, T.E. (2011). NDT approach for characterization of subsurface cracks in concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 25 (7), 3089-3097. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2010.12.045

    Soulioti, D.V., Barkoula, N.M., Paipetis, A., & Matikas, T.E. (2011). Effects of fibre geometry and volume fraction on the flexural behaviour of steel-fibre reinforced concrete. Strain, 47 (SUPPL. 1). http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-1305.2009.00652.x

    Aggelis, D.G., Kordatos, E.Z., Soulioti, D.V., & Matikas, T.E. (2010). Combined use of thermography and ultrasound for the characterization of subsurface cracks in concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 24 (10), 1888-1897. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2010.04.014

    Soulioti, D., Barkoula, N.M., Paipetis, A., Matikas, T.E., Shiotani, T., & Aggelis, D.G. (2009). Acoustic emission behavior of steel fibre reinforced concrete under bending. Construction and Building Materials, 23 (12), 3532-3536. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2009.06.042

    Conference papers

    Coulbeck, T.S.V., Hammond, I.P.G., Gooding, C.J., Wither, J.K., Sterianou, I., Soulioti, D., & Kordatos, E.Z. (2020). Development of self-sensing cementitious materials. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 11382. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.2558875

    Aggelis, D.G., Soulioti, D.V., Barkoula, N.M., Paipetis, A.S., & Matikas, T.E. (2012). Influence of the fiber chemical coating on the fracture behavior of steel fiber concrete measured by acoustic emission. Emerging Technologies in Non-Destructive Testing V - Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Emerging Technologies in NDT, 111-115.

    Aggelis, D.G., Soulioti, D.V., Gatselou, E., Barkoula, N.M., Paipetis, A., & Matikas, T.E. (2011). Effect of fiber surface conditioning on the acoustic emission behavior of steel fiber reinforced concrete. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7983. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.880354

    Kordatos, E.Z., Strantza, M., Soulioti, D.V., Matikas, T.E., & Aggelis, D.G. (2011). Combined NDT methods for characterization of subsurface cracks in concrete. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7982. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.881025

    Aggelis, D.G., Soulioti, D.V., Sapouridis, N., Barkoula, N.M., Paipetis, A.S., & Matikas, T.E. (2010). Acoustic emission characterization of steel fibre reinforced concrete during bending. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7649. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.847396

    Aggelis, D.G., Soulioti, D., Barkoula, N.M., Paipetis, A.S., Matikas, T.E., & Shiotani, T. (2009). Acoustic emission of steel-fiber concrete under four-point bending. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7294. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.815202

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