Dr Tsavdaridis is an Associate Professor and Leader of 'Materials and Structures' Research Theme, in the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (UK). He has obtained his Bachelor (2005) in Civil Engineering with Honors, from the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City, University of London. In September 2006, he obtained his MSc and DIC (Diploma of Imperial College) in Structural Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. In March 2010, he obtained his PhD Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering with Distinction from the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City, University of London. Following a short post-doctoral position in 2010, Dr Tsavdaridis was appointed as Lecturer in Structural Mechanics and Engineering at the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City, University of London. In September 2012, Dr Tsavdaridis was hired as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer-B) of Structural Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds and was promoted to Associate Professor of Structural Engineering in December 2015.
Dr Tsavdaridis' research focuses on large-scale experiments in the field of structural engineering - particularly on the analysis and design perforated steel beams. His results make it possible to calculate the static and dynamic performance of thin-webbed steel profiles with large and closely spaced web openings when subjected to various complex loading scenarios and calculate the fracture behaviours under high-stress conditions. He is actively involved in the development and transfer into the market of new technologies in structural products that embrace resilience and sustainability, through laboratory research. His discoveries combine science and practice. Some of his research outcomes are widely used by the design and construction industry in a number of applications. He has published more than 100 scientific articles, journal publications, technical reports and international conference papers. In 2013, he was core member and co-investigator of the successful EPSRC Strategic Equipment Grant proposal for establishing a Multi-Axial Dynamic Shaking Table testing facility at the University of Leeds EP/L022648/1.
Dr Tsavdaridis is also a Chartered Engineer by the Engineering Council (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), a Licensed Civil Engineer in Greece and in Europe recognised by the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI), a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and an ICE Mentor. He acts as a consultant to projects involving the implementation of advanced strengthening and rehabilitation technologies in new and existing structures. Since 2010, he further provides technical consultancy to Pell Frischmann Consultants Ltd. (PF), specialising in Nuclear Power Plant Infrastructures under extreme dynamic loading conditions (e.g., pipe explosion, aircraft impact and sloshing effects from the indoor pools). He has led PF’s in-house team as Principal Structural Stress Specialist.