Research Expertise and Interest

structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, nonstructural components, seismic isolation, passive control, engineering mechanics

Research Description

Dimitrios Konstantinidis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. His research interests are in the areas of earthquake engineering and engineering mechanics. His work focuses on better understanding, quantifying, and improving the earthquake performance of nonstructural building components, developing seismic isolation and other structural control systems, and enhancing the safety and resilience of critical facilities, such as hospitals and power plants, in the face of natural hazards. His research combines experimental testing and mathematical modeling for a range of purposes: gaining a deep understanding and accurate characterization of behavior; proposing innovative earthquake protection solutions; and providing recommendations for improved design codes and guidelines.

Professor Konstantinidis publishes his research in the leading journals in earthquake structural engineering and engineering mechanics (see Google Scholar Profile). His publications include the book Mechanics of Rubber Bearings for Seismic and Vibration Isolation. Prior to joining Berkeley, he was a faculty member at McMaster University in Canada between 2011 and 2018. Before that, he held postdoctoral positions at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2008-2011).

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