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Prof George Mylonakis joins Civil Engineering

Prof George Mylonakis

Prof George Mylonakis

7 May 2013

New Academic to Civil Engineering - Prof George Mylonakis

Professor George MylonakisGeorge Mylonakis specializes in geotechnical earthquake engineering, computational geomechanics, stress wave propagation, limit analysis and dynamic soil-structure interaction with emphasis on pile-supported structures. He holds a Diploma degree in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University, Athens (1993) and a Ph.D. degree from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo (1996). He has held or is currently holding appointments at the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER) (1993-1997), City University of New York (1997-2004), University of Patras (2004-) and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) (2010-).

Professor Mylonakis is a recipient of the Shamsher Prakash International Research Award (2002), the City University of New York’s Performance Excellence Award (1999), and a Nominee for the 2001 Best Paper Award of the Japanese Geotechnical Society (2001).

He has served as coordinator, researcher, and reviewer in over 15 research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), the Shimizu Corporation, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) among others.

Over the past 15 years, Professor Mylonakis has authored or co-authored approximately 200 scientific publications (over 60 in professional journals), delivered over 50 invited talks around the world and refereed for 33 international journals. His work has attracted over 1000 citations by independent researchers (Scopus h index = 14). He has served or is currently serving as Editorial Board Member in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), the Journal of Earthquake Structures and the Journal of Environmental Geotechnics (ICE).

Professor Mylonakis has also served as guest editor in Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering and member of the National Soil Dynamics Committee of ASCE. He is member of several professional associations including ASCE, ICE, EERI, JGE and GRACM.

Selected publications:

  1. DiLaora, R., Mandolini, A., Mylonakis, G. “Pile-Head Kinematic Moments in Layered Soil”, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol. 42, No 3, pp. 319-337, 2013
  2. Anoyatis, G. and Mylonakis, G. “Dynamic Winkler Modulus for Axially Loaded Piles”, Geotechnique, Vol. 62, No. 6, pp. 521-536, 2012
  3. Voyagaki, E., Mylonakis, G., Psycharis, I.N. “Rigid Block Sliding to Idealized Acceleration Pulses: Analytical Investigation”, Journal of Engineering Mechanics ASCE, Vol. 138, No. 9, pp. 1071-1083, 2012
  4. Padrón, L.A., Mylonakis, G. Beskos, D.E., “Importance of footing-soil separation on dynamic stiffness of piled embedded footings”, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 33, pp. 1439-1448, 2009
  5. Mylonakis, G., Gazetas, G., and Nikolaou, S. “Footings under Dynamics Loads: Analysis and Design Issues with Emphasis on Bridge Foundations”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 9, pp 824-853, 2006
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