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Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki

Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki

Lecturer in Building Information Modelling and Management

The Bartlett Sch of Const & Proj Mgt

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
28th Sep 2016

Research summary

My research interests lie at the intersection of management, social science, and engineering. I have been approaching Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital engineering as innovations for generating, sharing, and managing information, communication and knowledge among actors. As digital innovations affect collaboration and how people and supply chains work together, I'm interested in digital and relational aspects of governance in project networks for and due to the advancement of digital. 

Ongoing project(s):

_"AEC Delta Mobility" funded by InnovateUK (2018-2020) (Principal Investigator) in collaboration with Dimitrie Stefanescu and industrial partners:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/construction/research/management-projects/aec-delta-mobility

Upcoming project(s):

_"Cloud-based Building Information Modelling (CBIM)" funded by H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) (2020-2024) (Co-Investigator) in collaboration with 5 universities and 3 industrial partners:

https://cbim2020.net.technion.ac.il

Past projects:

_"Digital transformation in the built environment" funded by UCL Innovation & Enterprise (2018-2019) (Principal Investigator) in collaboration with Dr Beth Morgan:

https://tinyurl.com/ucl-digital

_"Recommendations for automated checking of regulations and requirements management in healthcare design" funded by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) (2018-2019) (Co-Investigator) in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield:

https://tinyurl.com/healthcare-automation

Teaching summary

I teach at postgraduate and executive levels. I'm Programme Director for the MSc in Digital Engineering Management launching September 2020:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/construction/dem

Currently, I'm supervising three PhD students and accepting PhD students in the following areas (in no particular order):

_Digital and digitalisation

_Supply chain management

_Construction networks

_Project management

_Blockchain technology

_Building Information Modelling. 

Education

University College London
FHEA, Academic studies in Higher Education | 2017
Technische Universiteit Delft
PhD, Construction Management | 2016
Technische Universiteit Delft
MSc, 3D Design | 2012
National Technical University of Athens
Dipl. Ing., Architecture and Engineering | 2008

Biography

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Building Information Modelling and Management and management consultant. I am an executive coach on digital through the Digital Transformation Executive Education (ExecEd) short courses offering in collaboration with Dr Beth Morgan:

https://tinyurl.com/ucl-digital

Currently, I'm also involved in the UCL's Construction Blockchain Consortium (CBC) social enterprise as a Steering Board member, researcher and responsible for operations:

https://www.constructionblockchain.org/

Prior to joining academia, I worked as architect and design manager on a number of complex, international, and varying-scale projects in Greece, the Netherlands, and the Middle-East. I have a PhD degree in Design and Construction Management on the ‘Alignment of Partnering with Construction IT’ from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands, and a MSc degree (cum laude) in Architecture – with an emphasis on digital – also from TU Delft. Before moving to the Netherlands, I graduated (cum laude) from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece, with Diploma in Architectural Engineering.

Publications