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Iason Pelekis

Iason Pelekis
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ


Jason entered the University of Patras in 2008, where he read Civil Engineering until 2013. His final year project was on the numerical simulation of progressive collapse events. He then continued his studies on Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics at the University of Sheffield (2013-2014), with his dissertation addressing fracture of plain concrete. Since joining the Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training for Future Infrastructure and Built Environment in 2014, Jason has been focusing on novel seismic protection technologies with application to critical infrastructure and buildings.

Research Interests

  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Dynamics of Rocking Structures and Foundations
  • Centrifuge Testing
  • Numerical Modelling


Plastic Collapse Lab 1B

Key Publications

Journal Papers

Pelekis, I., Susmel, L., The Theory of Critical Distances to assess failure strength of notched plain concrete under static and dynamic loading. Engineering Failure Analysis 2017; 82: 378-389.

Conference Papers

Pelekis, I., Madabhushi, G. S. P., DeJong, M. J., A Centrifuge Investigation of two different Soil-Structure Systems with Rocking and Sliding on Dense Sand. 6th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, M. Papadrakakis, M. Fragiadakis (eds.), Rhodes Island, Greece, 15-17 June 2017

Pelekis, I., Susmel, L., The Theory of Critical Distances to estimate static and dynamic strength of notched plain concrete. Procedia Structural Integrity, 2, 2006-2013, 2016