Prof. Lignos joined the École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2016 from McGill University in Canada where he was a tenured Associate Professor and a William Dawson Scholar for Infrastructure Resilience. He holds a diploma (National Technical University of Athens, NTUA, 2003), M.S. (Stanford University, 2004) and Ph.D. (Stanford University, 2008). In addition, he was a post-doctoral scientist at Stanford University (2009) and in Kyoto University (2010).
Prof. Lignos teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Seismic Design, Nonlinear Behaviour of steel structures, Structural Stability, Nonlinear Analysis and Performance-based Earthquake Engineering. His awards for teaching, research and service in Civil Engineering include the 2011 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University, as well as the 2012 and 2013 Outstanding reviewer award from ASCE, the 2013 State-of-the-Art in Civil Engineering Award by ASCE and the 2014 Christophe Pierre Award for Research Excellence - Early Career from the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University. Just recently, he received the 2019 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from ASCE for significant contributions in developing state of the art methods to simulate extreme limit states in steel structures.
Prof. Lignos is a member of ASCE and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. He acts as an Associate Editor for Metal Structures and Seismic Effects of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering and he joined the Editorial Board of Earthquake Spectra and Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics International journals. Professor Lignos serves as an acting member of the CEN/TC 250/SC 8/WG 2 and has been selected as a member of the Project Team (PT2) for the Eurocode 8-Part 1 Current Revisions for Steel and Composite Structures. He is also a member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) S16 technical committee for Steel Structures. Prof. Lignos is involved as a NEHRP consultant in numerous research-to-practice projects related to the behaviour and nonlinear modelling and analysis of steel structures applicable to the engineering practice through the Applied Technology Council (ATC).
Detailed Curriculum Vitae (last update September 2018)
Structural stability of steel structures
Inverse plasticity problems
Seismic risk and loss assessment
Computational mechanics-based simulation
Behaviour of steel and composite-steel systems
High-performance steel materials
|Post-Doctorate||Seismic Assessment of Existing Tall Structures under Long-Duration Ground Motions, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Scholar||Kyoto University||09/2009 - 08/2010|
|Post-Doctorate||Seismic Retrofit of Existing Steel Structures with Innovative Materials||Stanford University||09/2008 - 09/2009|
|Ph.D.||Sidesway Collapse of Deteriorating Structural Systems under Seismic Excitations||Stanford University||09/2004 - 09/2008|
|Master or Science||Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, Program: Structural Engineering and Geomechanics||Stanford University||09/2003 - 06/2004|
|Diploma||Civil Engineering/Structural Engineering, Diploma Thesis: Evaluation of Nonlinear Analysis Methods for Seismic Assessment of Steel Structures||National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)||10/1998 - 06/2003|
Fields of expertise
-Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Structures
-Nonlinear Analysis with Emphasis on Deterioration Phenomena
-Multi-scale Experimental Testing
-Analysis, Design & Evaluation of Steel Structures
-Seismic Risk and Loss Assessment
-Databases for Performance-based Engineering
-Low Damage Protection Systems