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Eftychia Dichorou

Eftychia Dichorou
Engineering Department
Trumpington St,


PhD Research Topic: The seismic performance of sustainable thin masonry vaults with initial imperfections


2015-2016: MRes Future Infrastructure and Built Environment (FIBE), University of Cambridge, UK

2011-2015: MEng Civil Engineering, University of Surrey, UK

Research Interests

  • Collapse of masonry structures
  • Infrastructure resilience to natural hazards (i.e. blast and wind impact, earthquakes)
  • Low-cost solutions for developing world

Research Supervision

Lead supervisor: Dr Keith Seffen

Co-supervisor: Dr Matthew J. DeJong


  • Part IB Structures - Department of Architecture (2016-2019)

Other Professional Activities

  • Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Graduate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Member of Engineers without Boarders UK

Key Publications

Dichorou E, Giardina G & DeJong MJ (2017). Finite element modelling to predict cracking and seismic collapse of a thin masonry shell structure. Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017, Hamburg, Germany.

Dichorou E., DeJong MJ (2018). The Effect Of Geometric Imperfections On The Buckling Response Of A Thin Masonry Shell Structure Subjected To Seismic Loads. Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16ECEE), 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece.