Dr Renos A. Votsis is a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics. He received a Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute (Diploma, First Class). He continued his studies at the University of Surrey (UK) to obtain Bachelor of Engineering (BEng Honours, First Class) where he received the department’s scholarships for his HTI performance. During that period he was awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) UK prize for the best graduate and the Felix Pulzer Memorial Prize 2001 for the best Performance in Civil Engineering courses. He then studied for a PhD with a scholarship from the University of Surrey and the ORS, in the area of dynamic analysis and damage identification in fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) structures using non-destructive testing (NDT) methods and damage identification techniques (DIT). After receiving his PhD, he worked for the UK consulting firm Tony Gee and Partners (TGP) in the Special Projects Group; TGP at that time, has been awarded many prizes including “Best medium size Consultant in the UK” (2008) and “Best places to work” (2009).
Dr Votsis is a member of the infrastructures2 Research Group and his research interest include: Dynamic analysis/testing, Vibration serviceability of civil infrastructures, FE modelling, Damage and condition assessment and structural health monitoring (SHM).
Dr Votsis is a member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ΕΤΕΚ).