System Dynamics Laboratory


PhD Theses


1. Costas Argyris (July 2017), Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification and Optimal Experimental Design in Data-Driven Simulations of Engineering Systems. (download)

Current Position (Jan. 2018 - present): Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Civil Engineering, K.U.Leuven, Belgium.

2. Dimitra-Christina Papadioti (July 2015), Management of uncertainties in structural response and reliability simulations using measured data. (download)

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow & Instructor, Dept of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece.

3. Grigoris Karaiskos (February 2011), Experimental Verification of Active Vibration Control of Structures using Jet Pulses. (download)

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow at Department Mechanics of Materials and Constructions (MeMC) of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Previous Position (2011-14): Postdoctoral fellow at Building, Architecture& Town Planning Department (BATir Service) of Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

4. Kyriakos Perros (July 2010), Reliability and Design Optimization of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems under Uncertainty. (download)

Current Position: Research and Development Engineer, ACE-Hellas S.A., Athens, Greece.

5. Evangelos Ntotsios (December 2009), Structural Identification of Complex Structures based on Vibration Measurements. (download)

Current Position: Research Fellow, Dynamics Group, University of Southampton, England. Previous Position: Research Associate, School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, England. 

6. Konstantinos Christodoulou (March 2006), Development of Damage Detection and Identification Methododology. (download)

Current Position: Technical Service Department, Prefecture of Magnisia, Volos, Greece.

Postdoctoral Fellows Research

1. Saeed Eftekhar Azam (Jan. 2014 – Sept 2015), Response and fatigue predictions in structures using Kalman-type filters and limited number of vibration measurements.

Current Position (Jan. 2017 – present): Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  Previous Position (Sept. 2015- Dec. 2016): Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Milan, Italy. 

2. Dimitris Papadimitriou (June 2012 – May 2015), Robust Aero-structural Optimization based on New Higher-Order Adjoint Methods.

Current Position (Oct. 2015 - present): Postdoctoral Fellow, Oakland University, Michigan, USA; and FEA Engineer, BETA CAE Systems USA, Inc.

3. Panos Angelikopoulos (Jan. 2012 – Jul 2012), Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation for Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Nanotechnology, Visitor from ETH-Zurich (Supervisor: Prof Petros Koumoutsakos).

Current Position (starting Jan. 2016): Research Scientist, DE Shaw Research, New York, USA.


MSc Theses (Selected)


1. Christina Papadioti  Master Thesis (2011), Modal Identification and Finite Element Model Updating of Metsovo Bridge using Vibration Measurements.

2. Evaggelos Ntotsios, Master Thesis (2009),  Modal Identification of Structures using Ambient Vibrations: Theory, Software and Applications. (download)

3. Kyriakos Perros, Master Thesis (2009), Reliability of Linear and Nonlinear Systems Under Earthquake Loads. (download)

4. Grigoris Karaiskos, Master Thesis (2008),  Passive Control of Structures using Multiple Tuned Mass Dampers: Theory and Experimental Validation. (download)

5. Ioannis Nikolaou, Master Thesis (2008),  Structural Modal Identification based on Earthquake Vibrations,. (download)

6. Stavros Gaitanaros, Master Thesis (2007), Crack Identification in Structures Using Optimal Sensor Locations. (download)

7. Sakis Maragkozakis, Master Thesis (2004),  "Optimal Experimental Design of Structures," University of Thessaly.

8. Ioannis Haralampidis, Master Thesis (2003), Optimal Sensor Location and Multi-objective Identification of Structures Using Evolution Algorithms.

9. Maria Pavlidou, Master Thesis (2003),  Methods for Identification of Modal Models of Structures.

10. Zannis Poulakis, Master Thesis (2002),  Design Optimization and Leakage Detection in Water Pipe Networks Using Evolution Algorithms (Co-Advisor).

11. Konstantinos Christodoulou, Master Thesis (2001),  Finite Element Model Updating with Applications in Damage Detection of Structures.

Diploma Theses (Selected)

In progress