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Assistant Professor
λab @ The Institute of Steel Structures
School of Civil Engineering
National Technical University of Athens

Short Biography
Dimitrios was born in Nea Ionia Volou, Greece in 1974. Having an intense interest in math and physics he enrolled in NTU Athens and graduated with a Diploma in Civil Engineering (1997) and a desire to broaden his horizons. He then moved to California and Stanford University where he studied geomechanics (MSc 1998), probabilistic methods, hazard estimation and seismic performance of structures (PhD 2002). After graduating he participated in various research projects in Greece ranging from modal identification and Bayesian model updating for bridges to modeling older reinforced concrete buildings. On September 2005 he was appointed at the University of Cyprus as a Lecturer teaching design of steel structures and earthquake engineering. Since January 2011 he has joined the faculty of the Metal Structures Laboratory at the National Technical University of Athens specializing in the static and dynamic analysis of steel structures.

Research Interests
His research vision is focused on integrating structural modeling, computational techniques, probabilistic concepts and experimental results into a coherent framework for the performance evaluation of structures. Specifically, he is highly interested in the estimation of seismic hazard, the modeling, analysis and design of steel and monumental structures, the nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of structures, the seismic performance of buildings and bridges and the associated influence of uncertainties. The underlying ambition is to integrate elements of such procedures into future codes and design practices.


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Dimitrios Vamvatsikos

Civil Engineering
NTU Athens