Dr Theofanis Krevaikas has a strong background in static interventions on existing structures both as a structural engineer and as a researcher. Within the requirements of his PhD degree, he conducted extensive experimental and analytical research in the area of structural upgrading of masonry structures with FRPs. During his PhD studies he had the opportunity of acquiring skills pertinent to both experimental and analytical issues. More specifically, he gained considerable laboratory experience that involves all stages of an experimental program, from the conception stage, to the specimens’ production, the test set-up / test conductance and the evaluation of the derived results. On the other hand, he was specialized in the analytical study of FRP-based strengthening techniques (with emphasis in applications to masonry structures) and developed substantial programming skills. The last three years he supervised three FYPs, three SURF programs and he is conducting experiments under the funding of a Research Development project, all focused on the application of TRMs on masonry structures
Ph.D., in Structural Eng. (2005) - University of Patras, Department of Civil Engineering, Structural Materials Laboratory Supervisor: Prof.Thanassis Triantafillou
MSc. in Structural Engineering (1993) - National Technological University of Athens, Laboratory of reinforced concrete, MSc. Supervisor: Prof. Th. Tassios
MEng. (Hons), Degree in civil engineering- Democritus University of Thrace, School of Civil Engineering (1992)
Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Xι'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2012 to Present
Consulting engineer, Euklides S.A; Athens, Greece - 2001 to 2001
Consulting engineer, Greek ministry of culture - 2000 to 2001
Technical Advisor, SINTECNO-SINMAST S.A - 2000 to 2005
General Manager, Krevaikas consulting S.A. - 2000 to Present
Site Engineer, ELEKTROMEK S.A - 1999 to 2000
Site Engineer, Memnon S.A - 1998 to 1999
Production & Quality manager, PROET S.A - 1996 to 1998
Fibre reinforced polymers in strengthening and rehabilitation of existing masonry structures.
Textile reinforced mortars in strengthening and rehabilitation of existing masonry and reinforced concrete structures.
3.Assessment and evaluation of existing statically deficient structures under earthquake loading.
4.Concrete and masonry material technology.
5.Behavior of structures subjected to elevated temperatures.
Deng-Hu Jing, Krevaikas Th., Han Zhang (2021) Pre-stressed steel strips for the strengthening of axially loaded masonry walls, April 2021Structures 30(9):25-40, DOI: 10.1016/j.istruc.2021.01.001
Revanna N., Moy Charles K. M., Krevaikas Th. (2020) Verifying a Finite Element Analysis Methodology with Reinforced Concrete Beam Experiments, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics 08(11):2549-2556, DOI: 10.4236/jamp.2020.811190
Denghu Jing, Shuangyin Cao, Theofanis Krevaikas, Jun Bian (2019), “A self-locking steel bearing connection for circular RC columns”, Advances in structural engineering DOI: 10.1177/1369433219849810
Krevaikas Theofanis (2019), Experimental study on Carbon Fiber Textile Reinforced Mortar system as a means for confinement of masonry columns, Construction and building materials, Volume 208, 30 May 2019, Pages 723-733.
Krevaikas, Theofanis & Triantafillou, T 2005 'Masonry Confinement with Fiber Reinforced Polymers', Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE, vol. 9, no. 2, p. 128-135
Krevaikas, Theofanis & Triantafillou, T 2005 'Computer-aided Strengthening of Masonry Walls using Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Strips', Materials and Structures, RILEM, vol. 38, no. 1, p. 93-98
Krevaikas Th., Pengliang Yang (2021), Residual Tensile Strength of Textile Reinforced Mortars After Have Been Exposed to Elevated Temperatures, In: 10th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2020), Istanbul 8-10 December 2021
1. Krevaikas, T. (2018) Reinforced concrete beams repaired and strengthened in flexure and shear with the use of Textile Reinforced Mortars (TRM’s) In Proceedings on the 9th International Conference on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites in Civil Eng. (CICE 2018), 17-19 Jul. 2018 Paris, France
2. Krevaikas, T. (2015) Textile reinforced mortar system as a means for confinement of masonry structures. In Proceedings on the 12th International symposium on fiber reinforced polymers for reinforced concrete structures (FRPRCS), 14-16 Dec. 2015 Nanjing, China
Krevaikas, T. (2014) “Textile Reinforced Mortar system as a means for confinement of masonry structures exposed to elevated temperatures”. In Proceedings of “Structural Faults and repair” 8th-10th of July, Imperial College, London UK.
Krevaikas, T. and Triantafillou, T. C. (2004) “A Computational Procedure for the Design of FRP-strengthened Masonry Subjected to In-plane Loading”, 4th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, Calgary, Canada, July 20 – 23.
Krevaikas, T. and Triantafillou, T. C. (2004) “Automated Design of FRP-strengthened Masonry”, 11th European Conference on Composite Materials, Rhodes, Greece, May 31 – June 3 (presented by the 1st author).
Krevaikas, T. and Triantafillou, T. C. (2004) “FRP Jacketing of Masonry Columns”, 2nd International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, Adelaide, Australia, December 8 – 10
The use of Fiber Reinforced Polymers in strengthening and rehabilitation of statically deficient structures", INFACOMA 2001, THESSALONIKI– specialized international exhibition for architecture, design and construction
The use of Fiber Reinforced Polymers in strengthening and rehabilitation of statically deficient structures", Workshop organized by the Technical Chamber of Greece, Athens, Greece, 2000
Research Development Fund, RDF-16-02-30 ,“Experimental and analytical investigation on the behavior of masonry strengthened with the use of Textile Reinforced Mortars (TRMs) subjected to elevated temperatures”, 100.000 RMB plus a PhD. scholarship, ongoing, principal investigator.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fund, 2017/06-2017/09, “Shear strengthening of shear wallettes with the use of Textile Reinforced Mortars”, completed, principal investigator, 6000 RMB
Summer Undergraduate Research Fund, 2016/06-2016/09, “Repair and strengthening of Reinforced concrete beams with the use of Textile Reinforced mortars(TRMs)”, completed, principal investigator, 6000 RMB
Summer Undergraduate Research Fund, 2015/06-2015/09, “Experimental bond tests on masonry specimens strengthened by Textile Reinforced Mortars (TRMs)”, completed, principal investigator, 6000 RMB
Summer Undergraduate Research Fund, 2014/06-2014/09, “The effect of elevated temperatures on the bond behavior between Textile Reinforced Mortars and masonry”, completed, principal investigator, 6000 RMB
Research Development Fund, RDF12-03-1,“Textile reinforced mortars as a means of confinement of masonry structures”, 2013/11-2016/11, 100.000 RMB, completed, principal investigator.
1. Krevaikas Theofanis , Gusu District and Protected Area Planning Research Programme “National Guidelines for the strengthening and rehabilitation of old heritage masonry structures". One year project(100%).
Summer Undergraduate Research Fund, “Confined Masonry with textile reinforced mortars (TRM) under elevated temperatures”, 2013/06-2013/09, completed, principal investigator, 6000 RMB
Professional service activities
Scientific member in Technical Committee MCC : Mechanical Characterization and Structural design of Textile Reinforced Concrete, RILEM
Scientific member in Technical Committee IMC : Durability of Inorganic Matrix Composites used for Strengthening of Masonry Constructions, RILEM
Since the Academic year 2012-2013 is the module leader of CEN 307 Structural Dynamics, CEN 301 Steelwork Masonry and Timber structures and CEN 308 Earthquake engineering, for which he prepares and presents 14 lectures and 13 tutorials in an annual basis. He get involved in the preparation and delivery of lectures tutorials and the associated laboratory work for CEN 106 “Introduction to materials ” and CEN 310 "Traffic and highways". In the postgraduate level he is teaching the module CEN 408 Advanced structural design in the MSc. Civil Eng.
CEN 408 Advanced Structural Design
CEN301 Structural Steelwork, Timber and Masonry
CEN307 Structural Dynamics
CEN308 Earthquake Engineering
CEN311 Final Year Projec
CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL STUDIES IN LEARNING AND TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION (with Distinction)
Full proffessional member of the Federation of European Engineers (FEANI)
Chartered Structural engineer, full member of the Technical Chamber of Greece