Dr. Thomaida POLYDOROU



Dr. Thomaida POLYDOROU

Researcher B



  • PhD in Civil Engineering – Kansas State University▪ 2014
  • MSc in Civil Engineering – Kansas State University▪ 2011
  • BSc in Civil Engineering – Kansas State University▪ 2009

Professional background / Participation in funded research projects:

  • “Development of Energy Absorbing Cementitious Mortars for Seismic Upgrading Applications”– Cyprus University of Technology (2020-current)
  • SAFERMarie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship – Horizon 2020 (2017-2019)
  • Eratosthenes Research Centre for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment (EXCELSIOR) – EU Horizon 2020 (2019-current)
  • Anagennisi – Innovative Reuse of All Tyre Components in Concrete – EU FP7 – (2016-2017)
  • Determination of Acceptance Criteria for Prestressing Strand in Pretensioned Applications – funded by the Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), U.S.A. (2011-2014)
  • Accelerated Corrosion Blind Sports Inherent to Photovoltaic Systems’ Operation and Undetected DCFaults – Trojan horse for Deteriorating the Integrity of Critical Infrastructures and Buildings (PVrosion) – funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) (2020-current)

Research interests:

Development of sustainable high performance concrete and cementitious  mortars, Incorporation of recycled and local waste materials in concrete and asphalt mixtures, Seismic upgrading of reinforced concrete structures, Prestressed concrete structures, Evaluation of bond between concrete and various reinforcements, Construction sustainability and Circular economy.

Selected publications:

  • “Effects of Pre-treatment using Waste Quarry Dust on the Adherence of Recycled Tyre Rubber Particles to Cementitious Paste in Rubberised Concrete” Thomaida Polydorou, Georgios Constantinides, Kyriacos Neocleous, Nicholas Kyriakides, Loukas Koutsokeras, Christis Chrysostomou, Diofantos Hadjimitsis Construction and Building Materials (2020) 254, 11932


  • “Use of Quarry Waste in Concrete and Cementitious Mortars” – Thomaida Polydorou, Nicholas Kyriakides, Kyriacos Neocleous, Diofantos Hadjimitsis (2022) – Elsevier Tire Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management: Aggregates, Binders and Life Cycle Assessment, 289-304


  • “Reuse of tire constituents in concrete” – Kyriacos Neocleous, Thomaida Polydorou, Kypros Pilakoutas (2021) Tire Waste and Recycling, 547-564


  • “Development of an innovative one part green concrete” Ourania Tsioulou, Andreas Lampropoulos, Kyriacos Neocleous, Nicholas Kyriakides, Thomaida Polydorou (2021) – IABSE Congress: Resilient technologies for sustainable infrastructure, 874-880


  • “Establishment of Minimum Acceptance Criterion for Strand Bond as Measured by ASTM A1081” KA Riding, RJ Peterman, T Polydorou Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Journal (2016) 61(3) 86-103


  • “Interlaboratory Study of the Standard Test Method for Evaluating Bond of Seven-Wire Steel Prestressing Strand” T Polydorou, KA Riding, RJ Peterman Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Journal (2016) 61(4) 53-64


  • “Determination of Acceptance Criteria for Prestressing Strand in Pre-tensioned Applications” Thomaida Polydorou (2014). PhD dissertation, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
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