Associate Professor Mr. Vamvatsikos studied civil engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (Diploma, 1997) and at Stanford University (MSc 1998, PhD 2002). His research interests are focused on integrating structural modelling, computational techniques, probabilistic concepts and experimental results into a coherent framework for the performance evaluation of structures and infrastructure under man-made and natural hazards.
His seminal work in risk assessment via Incremental Dynamic Analysis has received wide attention leading to more than 3700 citations (Scopus, August/2020), making him one of the top-cited earthquake engineers worldwide.
He has collaborated with leading structural engineering firms (ARUP, Halcrow/CH2M/Jacobs), the oil & gas industry (Shell, ExxonMobil), catastrophe risk modelers (AIR Worldwide, RED Srl) and insurance/reinsurance companies (AXA Insurance). Highly respected, he has worked on standards for the USA and EU (CEN-CENELEC), while his research has been funded by the Applied Technology Council (ATC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the World Bank, the European Commission and the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation.