Georgios Balomenos holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo (Canada). His PhD research focused on structural reliability using surrogate modeling and finite element analysis. His research interests include resiliency and risk assessment of infrastructure systems under multiple hazards, identification of risk mitigation strategies, probabilistic finite element analysis and structural reliability. Dr. Balomenos is an associate member of joint ASCE-ACI committee 445 Shear and Torsion, joint ASCE-ACI committee 447 Finite Element Analysis of RC Structures and ACI committee 348 Structural Reliability and Safety. Dr. Balomenos is currently a Shell Center for Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University with an appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His postdoctoral research focuses on understanding and enhancing the sustainability of coastal infrastructure. His work currently addresses risk and resilience assessment of energy and transportation infrastructure subjected to hurricane hazards, with case studies in the Houston Ship Channel region. Dr. Balomenos is also collaborating with the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, to understand storm impacts on residents’ spatial accessibility to major services and to investigate the disparity of spatial accessibility change among population groups.
Friday, April 20
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM