The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management

Dr Ilias Krystallis

Dr Ilias Krystallis


The Bartlett Sch of Const & Proj Mgt

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Jun 2017

Research summary

Recent research focuses on issues of the built environment. I investigate aspects of planning, organising and supervising in the contexts of production and the provision of services.

My research is seeking to influence and inform built environment policies and managerial practice. I work with organisations and industry leaders to bring practical issues into light and develop solutions with a theoretical substance.

Applied research interests include:

-Organisations (continuous improvement, organisational change, strategic fit)

-Projects (planning, appraisal approaches, performance)

I am second supervisor for 3 PhD students.

Teaching summary

I contribute to the following modules on our taught programmes:

BCPM0080 Built Asset Management

BCPM0048 The Management of Large Projects and Programmes

BCPM0007 Managing Professional Practice in Construction

BCPM0035 Project Management

BCPM0021 Risk Modelling and Asset Management in Infrastructure Projects


Ilias is full time Assistant Professor in Enterprise Management at UCL, with a PhD from Loughborough University. He has worked as policy advisor to the Industrial Strategy at BEIS. He has received a policy fellowship from the Higher Innovation Education Fund, a research fellowship and a lectureship from UCL.

He joined UCL in 2017 as Research Fellow. Ilias’ civil engineering degree is from Greece, while his MSc and PhD degrees are from the UK. Prior joining academia, Ilias worked in consulting and was responsible for delivering multi-million infrastructure projects for a global engineering firm. In the UK, he led projects funded by London Underground, Highways England, Crossrail and Network Rail.

February 2019:  Policy advisor for the Industrial Strategy, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

July 2018: Full time Lecturer in Enterprise Management, the Bartlett  School of Construction and Project Management, University College London. 

June 2017: Full time Research fellow in Large-scale projects, the Bartlett  School of Construction and Project Management, University College London. 


March 2015 - April 2017: Full time Manager for global engineering firm CH2M.

Associate Member of APM