Dimitrios holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from NTU Athens (1997), and an MSc and PhD from Stanford University (1998, 2002). Starting in 2005 and for 5.5 years he was Lecturer and then Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus. Since January 2011 he has joined the faculty of the Institute of Steel Structures at NTU Athens, where he teaches design and assessment of steel structures under static and dynamic loads. His research interests are focused on integrating structural modeling, computational techniques, probabilistic concepts and experimental results into a coherent framework for the performance evaluation of structures and infrastructure subject to man-made and natural hazards. His seminal work in Incremental Dynamic Analysis has received wide attention placing him among the top cited structural engineers.

Selected Publications

Available at http://users.ntua.gr/divamva/publications.html

  1. Fragiadakis M., Vamvatsikos D., Lagaros N., Karlaftis M., Papadrakakis M. (2015). Seismic Assessment of Structures and Lifelines. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 334: 29–56.
  2. Vamvatsikos D. (2013). Derivation of new SAC/FEMA performance evaluation solutions with second-order hazard approximation. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics,42(8): 1171–1188.
  3. Vamvatsikos D., Dolsek M. (2011). Equivalent Constant Rates for Performance-Based Assessment of Ageing Structures. Structural Safety, 33(1): 8–18.
  4. Vamvatsikos D., Fragiadakis M. (2010). Incremental dynamic analysis for estimating seismic performance uncertainty and sensitivity. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 39(2): 141–163.
  5. Vamvatsikos D., Cornell C.A. (2005). Direct estimation of the seismic demand and capacity of MDOF systems through Incremental Dynamic Analysis of an SDOF Approximation.ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 131(4): 589–599.
  6. Vamvatsikos D., Cornell C.A. (2002). Incremental Dynamic Analysis. Earthquake Engineeringand Structural Dynamics, 31(3): 491–514.