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Panayiotis Roussis

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Biography

Dr. Panayiotis Roussis is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cyprus. Prior to his current position, he held an appointment as a post-doctoral research associate (2004-2005) at the University at Buffalo and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) in the United States. He received a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1996 and an M.Sc. from Rice University, Texas in 1999. He earned a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004 for a dissertation on a novel uplift-restraining seismic isolation system. His research interests and contributions are in the field of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, with a focus on the development and implementation of seismic isolation and energy dissipation systems, performance-based design, earthquake-simulator dynamic testing, and development of nonlinear dynamic analysis software. At the University of Cyprus, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of structural engineering with a focus on Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.Dr. Roussis is the author of a number of scientific publications, reviewer for major scientific journals in the field (ASCE, Springer, Elsevier etc.), and member of the Eurocodes Committee in charge of the development of the National Annex to Eurocode 8 (Design of structures for earthquake resistance). He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Anti-Seismic Systems International Society (ASSISi).

Research Interest

Earthquake engineering and structural dynamicsSeismic isolation and energy-dissipation systemsDevelopment of computational schemes for nonlinear dynamic analysisEarthquake-simulator large-scale testingRigid-body dynamics

Publications

  • Tsopelas, P. C., Roussis, P. C., and Constantinou, M. C. (2009), “Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Multi-Base Seismically Isolated Structures with Uplift Potential I: Formulation”, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, Vol 8(3), pp.421-431.

  • Roussis, P. C. (2009), “Study on the effect of uplift restraint on the seismic response of base-isolated structures,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol 135(12).

  • Roussis, P. C., Tsopelas, P. C., and Constantinou, M. C. (2010), “Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Multi-Base Seismically Isolated Structures with Uplift Potential II: Verification Examples”, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, Vol 9(1), pp.83-91.

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