Dr. Marios Panagiotou (PhD, PE) is a Senior Consultant for Nabih Youssef Associates in Los Angeles. His background and experience includes high-end research, teaching, and engineering practice work in earthquake structural engineering with specialization in earthquake resilient design, advanced seismic analysis and design of RC structures as well as on engineering characterization of earthquake ground motions. He has 25 journal publications and numerous conference papers and reports. He is member of the NIST-FEMA Functional Recovery Project Review Panel.
His engineering practice work focuses on the advanced seismic analysis and design of large, complex, and earthquake resilient structures including high-rise buildings, stadiums, and structures that use seismic isolation as well as on the advanced seismic assessment using nonlinear response history analysis of existing RC and steel structures.
Between 2008 and 2015 he was an Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at University of California, Berkeley (UCB) conducting extensive research on the seismic analysis, design, and experimental testing of RC structures, as well as on earthquake-resilient buildings and bridges that use isolation, rocking components and high-performance materials. As a PhD researcher, he was responsible for the seismic design, analysis, and shake-table testing of a full-scale 7-story building slice at the NEES@UCSD equipment site; this is the tallest structure ever tested on a shake table in U.S. In 2012, he received the ASCE Alfred Noble prize for his journal paper related to the 7-story building slice project. During his academic career he conducted as principal investigator large-scale shake table soil-structure interaction tests of rocking foundations as part of a major research project funded by Caltrans. His research record also includes three full- and large-scale experimental programs on the seismic response of RC components and on earthquake-resilient bridge columns. He has taught graduate courses on seismic analysis and design of RC structures and seismic protective systems at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and University of Southern California.