Aikaterini Marinelli
aikaterini marinelli

Dr Aikaterini Marinelli



Dr Marinelli is a Civil Engineer (MEng, MSc, PhD, EUR-Ing, FHEA), having started her research career at the National Technical University of Athens and the European Research project ‘PROHITECH: PROtection of HIstorical Structures by Reversible Mixed TECHnologies’. She has significant industry experience, having worked as a Structural Engineer for the Greek Ministry of Public Works, where she supervised the design of large scale infrastructure projects, before joining Edinburgh Napier University as a Lecturer in 2015. Her current research lies within the filed of structural assessment and optimisation of structural interventions to stone masonry monuments, for which she cooperates with local authorities and stakeholders.

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Conference Organising Activity

  • Dakanali I., Marinelli A., Kourkoulis S.K., “An experimental study of the pull-out phenomenon in the restoration of marble monuments”, Structural Faults and Repair 2016, Edinburgh, 17-19 May 2016
  • Kourkoulis S.K., Marinelli A., Dakanali I., “A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks”, ECCOMAS congress 2016: VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering
  • Vlavianos G.J., Andrianopoulos K., Foti S., Marinelli A. “Bridge foundation on very soft alluvia with stone column ground improvement”, “18th International Conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering”, Paris, 2-6 September 2013.
  • Vayas I., Marinelli A., Kourkoulis S.K. & Papanicolopulos S.-A. “Investigating the fracture behavior of Dionysos marble: an experimental study”, PROHITECH conference, Rome, June 2009 (Proc. edited by F.M.Mazzolani, pg.1699-1704).
  • Vayas I., Marinelli A., Kourkoulis S.K. & Papanicolopulos S.-A. “The pull-out problem in restoring marble fragments”, PROHITECH conference, Rome, June 2009 (Proc. edited by F.M.Mazzolani, pg.1357-1362).
  • Vayas I., Dasiou M.E, Marinelli A., “Dynamic Behavior of ancient columns”, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference “Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2007)”, Rethymnon, 13-16 June 2007.
  • Kourkoulis S.K., Vayas I., Marinelli A., Papanicolopulos S-A. “Restoring marble fragments: The pull-out problem” ICEM13 “13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics”, Alexandroupolis, 1-6/7/2007 (Proc. edited by E.E.Gdoutos – Springer, pg.949)
  • Marinelli A., Kourkoulis S.K., Vayas I., “Crack Opening Displacement: could it serve as fracture criterion in case of marble?”, ECF16 “16th European Conference of Fracture”, Αlexandroupolis, 3-7/7/2006, (Proc. edited by E.E.Gdoutos – Springer, pg.467-468)
  • Marinelli A., Syrmakezis C., Antonopoulos A. “Structural Response of Masonry Historical Structures using Fragility curves”, 3rd European Conference on Structural Control “3ECSC”, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 12-15/7/2004.


Editorial Activity

  • Member of the International Scientific Commitee of the 4th International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for the 6th Greek Conference on Metal Structures


Research Degree External Examining

  • Member of the examination panel for one PhD candidate at the National Technical University of Athens


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