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.
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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