Mr Nikolaos Ringas




1.4 John Muir

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Institute for Infrastructure and Environment Themes
  • Structural Engineering


Nikolas Ringas is a current PhD research student at the School of Engineering, The University of Edinbugh, under the supervision of Dr Yuner Huang and Prof Dilum Fernando. He gained his BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of West Attica in 2016 and his MEng (Hons) in Civil Engineerig from the University of Edinburgh in 2020, with his thesis focusing on the calibration of a continuum damage mechanics model for low-cycle fatigue of metals. 

Then, he worked for The University of Edinburgh as a Research Assistant on a research programme funded by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) through the iCon challenge fund, where he conducted experiments on the fastener behaviour on sheathed light-gauge steel structures. His current research focuses on the experimental investigation of the behaviour observed in sheathed cold-formed steel frames under severe in-plane and out-of-plane loading conditions. This comes in parallel to a numerical investigation with the purpose of quantifying the influence of composite action in sheathed CFS frames lateral behaviour. 

Academic Qualifications: 

  • 2020 - MEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, The University of Edinburgh
  • 2016 - BSc in Civil Engineering, University of West Attica

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Member, International Association for Bridge & Structural Engineering (IABSE)
  • Graduate Member, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), Advance HE 
  • Nominee for Student Tutor of the Year - EUSA Teaching Awards (2022), EUSA Teaching Awards 2023


Research Interests: 

  • Cold-formed steel structures
  • Experimental and numerical investigation of steel structures
  • Structural Design
  • Sustainability in Construction