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Dimitrios Loukidis

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cyprus University of Technology


Dimitrios Loukidis received his Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in July 1999. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he pursued graduate studies at Purdue University in the area of geotechnical engineering, where he received his MSCE degree (December 2000) and PhD degree (May 2006). His PhD dissertation was about constitutive modeling of sands and its application to foundation engineering. After completion of his studies, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate at Purdue University (2006-2008). In January of 2009, he joined the faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Cyprus.

Research Interest

foundation engineering, computational geomechanics, constitutive modeling, geotechnical earthquake engineering


  • Loukidis, D. & Salgado, R. (2011). “Effect of relative density and stress level on the bearing capacity of footings on sand.” Geotechnique, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 107-119.

  • Loukidis, D. & Salgado, R. (2012). “Active pressure on gravity walls supporting purely frictional soils.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 78-97.

  • Vavourakis, V., Loukidis, D., Charmpis, D. C. & Papanastasiou, P. (2013). “A robust finite element approach for large deformation elastoplastic plane-strain problems.” Finite Element Analysis and Design, Vol. 77, pp. 1-15.

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