Dimitrios Lignos

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Associate Professor

dimitrios.lignos@epfl.ch +41 21 693 24 27

GC B3 485 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://resslab.epfl.ch/

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

-Performance-Based Design 
-Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Structures 
-Nonlinear Analysis with Emphasis on Deterioration Phenomena 
-Multi-scale Experimental Testing
-Supplemental Damping & Seismic Isolation Systems 
-Analysis, Design & Evaluation of Steel Structures 
-Seismic Risk and Loss Assessment 
-Databases for Performance-based Engineering 



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


Seismic Retrofit of Existing Steel Structures with Innovative Materials

Stanford University

09/2008 - 09/2009


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


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


Infoscience publications


Teaching & PhD


Civil Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Mechanics

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering


Structural stability

Advanced topics in structural stability; elastic & inelastic column buckling; beam-columns; lateral-torsional buckling of bridge girders; nonlinear geometric effects; frame stability; computational formulation of stability theory; stiffness & flexibility ...

Advanced steel design

Advanced topics in structural steel seismic design. frame stability; bolted and welded beam-to-column connections; beam-columns, steel braces, eccentrically braced frame links, capacity design of conventional steel-frame buildings; innovative lateral load...

Nonlinear analysis of structures

This course deals with the nonlinear modelling and analysis of structures when subjected to monotonic, cyclic, and dynamic loadings, focusing in particular on the seismic response of structures. It introduces solution methods for nonlinear static and dyna...

Performance-based earthquake engineering

Quantitative decision making based on life-cycle considerations that incorporate direct losses, seismic risk assessment, and collapse. Seismic hazard analysis, response simulation, damage and loss estimation, collapse prediction. Case studies.