Dr. Pericles Savva works as a quality control and research manager in the group of companies of Latomia Pharmakas Plc. His main duties include the supervision of the production, procedures, mixtures quality and testing in order to consort with the regulatory, the projects requirement and the internal quality controls. Mr. Savva has great experience in laboratory and advanced testing procedures. He is a PhD holder from the University of Cyprus. He has been involved as Principal Investigator in a co-funded from the European Commission and the Republic of Cyprus research project (€41.500 – CONCEPT/ 0617/ 0071) in 2017 and as a research associate in a co-funded from the European Commission and the Republic of Cyprus research project (€180.000 – TECHNOLOGY/ MATERIALS/ 0609 (BIE)) in 2011, aiming to develop an ultra-high-performance fiber reinforced cementitious composite using local materials and evaluate its response in impact loading. The specific yielded in several journal publications (P1 and P2) and conference papers (to be submitted upon request). His PhD emphasized on improving concrete microstructure using the technique of internal curing without compromising the materials mechanical properties and durability. His PhD yielded in three journal publications (P3, P4 and P5) and various conference papers (to be submitted upon request). He is also participating in various multidisciplinary research programs involving the development of non-destructive techniques using optical fibers and electrical sensors to monitor various properties of concrete.
During his enrollment in the research program and his PhD program he also participated in various short and mid-scale sub-projects (MSc or Meng) where his responsibilities was to guide several undergraduate and postgraduate students towards the fulfillment of the experimental requirements according to the corresponding protocols and the completion of their degree requirements.
Selected Journal Publications
P. Savva, D. Nicolaides, M.F. Petrou, Internal curing for mitigating high temperature concreting effects, Constr. Build. Mater. 179 (2018) 598–604. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.04.032.
P. Savva, M.F. Petrou, Highly absorptive normal weight aggregates for internal curing of concrete, Constr. Build. Mater. 179 (2018) 80–88. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.05.205.
Savva, A.P., Nicolaides, G.D. & Petrou, F.M., 2016. High Absorptive Normal Weight Aggregates Used as Internal Curing Agents to Reduce Hot Weather Concreting and Curing Detrimental Effects. Key Engineering Materials, 711, pp.420–427.
G. Dimitriou, P. Savva, M.F. Petrou, Enhancing mechanical and durability properties of recycled aggregate concrete, Construction and Building Materials. 158 (2018), pp.228-235.
Nicolaides, D., Kanellopoulos, A., Petrou, M., Savva, P., Mina, A., 2015. Development of a new Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composite (UHPFRCC) for impact and blast protection of structures. Construction and Building Materials, 95, pp.667–674.
Nicolaides, D., Kanellopoulos, A., Savva, P., et al., 2015. Experimental field investigation of impact and blast load resistance of Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites (UHPFRCCs). Construction and Building Materials, 95, pp.566–574.