Klelia Petrou, PhD

Scientific Collaborator

Contact Details

Address: European University Cyprus, Tower Block C, Third Floor, Office 9
Email: [email protected]


  • Ph.D. Ulster University, Fire Safety Engineering, 2014
  • M.Sc. Ulster University, Fire Safety Engineering, 2009
  • B.Eng. University of Patras, Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, 2008

Research interests

Fire safety in buildings including the behavior of structural materials when exposed to elevated temperatures due to fire, smoke movement either via natural or mechanical means, and human behaviour during a fire incident while evacuating a building. Developing tools for assisting the fire safety management of buildings for eliminating the risk of a fire incident and its effect on occupants safety.


Dr. Klelia Petrou has 9-year work experience in Fire Engineering. She has worked as a Fire Safety Engineer in several firms based in London, and Cyprus. Klelia studied Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering at Patras University and has an MSc and Ph.D. in Fire Safety Engineering from Ulster University. She is a member of ETEK, an associate member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and since summer 2019 she is a Scientific Collaborator in the European University in Cyprus.