University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Gerasimidis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UMass, Amherst. He has worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of Columbia University. He has received his Ph.D. from the Department of Civil Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his MEng from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT.
Dr. Gerasimidis research interests lie in the areas of structural stability, thin-walled structures, nano- and micromechanics, new architected metamaterials, infrastructure resilience, structural systems and energy structures. His main area of research is structural response of critical infrastructure systems subjected to extreme-loading events in urban regions, resilient-oriented structural design approaches, damage propagation and structural response of damaged structures. His research activities have aimed at studying the vulnerability of structures and new metamatrial architectures to localized damage and defects by focusing on the investigation of new stability collapse modes that had not been taken into account before.
Dr. Gerasimidis has published more than 55 technical papers in peer-reviewed international Journals and Conference Proceedings. He is the recipient of the Greek Diaspora Fellowship from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation as one of 21 Greek-born scholars accross the USA. Dr. Gerasimidis is a member of several committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC). He is a member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), the ASCE and SSRC and a Registered (Licensed/Chartered) Professional Civil Engineer in Greece.
Thursday, April 25
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Thursday, April 25
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM