Yiannis Tsompanakis
Associate Professor, Structural Mechanics with emphasis on Earthquake Engineering 
Computational Dynamics & Energy Laboratory
Division III: Environmental Hydraulics and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Extended CV (pdf)


  • Office: 141.Β.86 
  • Tel.: +30 28210 37634  FAX: +30 28210  37866
  • Email: jt<at>science.tuc.gr  
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  • 1999: PhD, School of Civil Engineering, NTUA.
  • 1992: Diploma in Civil Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, NTUA.

Research Interests

Development and application of advanced simulation techniques and computational methods for structures and infrastructures (buildings, geostructures, lifelines, etc). Research and engineering interests and expertise include structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, soil-structure interaction, structural optimization, probabilistic mechanics, structural integrity assessment & monitoring, seismic vulnerability & mitigation of geohazards, life-cycle analysis & performance-based design, artificial intelligence methods in engineering, etc. Engineering problem-solving related to geohazards for structures and energy infrastructure for the protection of the environment, population and energy infrastructures (transportation networks, pipelines, plants, tanks, etc) from natural and man-made disasters.

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

  • Research Program Thalis, "WiAMS: Wireless admittance-based structural health monitoring system", Co-funded by Greek General Secretary of Research and Technology and European Union, 2012-2015.
  • TEMPUS Programme, "WIMB: Development of sustainable interrelations between education, research and innovation at WBC Universities in 2013-2016.
  • Research Program Hrakleitos, “Advanced seismic design methods for geosynthetically reinforced embankments”, Co-funded by Greek General Secretary of Research and Technology and European Union, 2011-2015.
  • Research Coupon grant by Greek Ministry of Development-General Secretariat of Research and Technology “Numerical investigation of an elastic foundation method for buildings, 2010-2011.
  • Research Program PENED, “Seismic response of waste landfills”, Co-funded by Greek General Secretary of Research and Technology and European Union, 2005-2010.

Distinctions and Awards

  • Technical Editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Journal (Taylor&Francis Publ).
  • Secretary of T4 Technical Committee IASSAR: on Life-Cycle Performance, Cost and Optimization.
  • The article: Lagaros, N.D.; Fragiadakis, M.; Papadrakakis, M.; Tsompanakis, Y. «Structural optimization: A tool for evaluating seismic design procedures», Engineering Structures, 28(12), 1623-1633, 2nd in top-25 of Engineering Structures in third quarter of 2006.
  • Congress & Minisymposia Organizer; Editor of Conference Proceedings, Books and Special Issues.
  • Reviewer for many archival journals.

Recent Publications

  • M. Papadrakakis, D.C.Charmpis, N.D. Lagaros and Y. Tsompanakis (Eds.), Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Structures and Infrastructures Series, Vol II, Book Series Editor: D.M. Frangopol, Taylor&Francis, 2009.  
  • Tsompanakis Y., Invited lecture: Issues related to seismic response of geosynthetically reinforced soil structures, in ΕCΤ-2010: The 7th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, Valencia, Spain, 14-17 September, 2010.  
  • Tsompanakis Y., Invited lecture: Towards a realistic consideration of Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction in urban environments (retaining walls & retained structures ), 14th Italian Congress of Earthquake Engineering, XIV CONVEGNO ANIDIS - L'Ingegneria Sismica in Italia (ANIDIS2011), Bari, 18-22, September 2011.  
  • Τσομπανάκης I. (επιμέλεια μετάφρασης), "Στατική: Τεχνική Μηχανική Τόμος Ι - Εισαγωγή στη Μηχανική, Στατική - Συγγραφείς: Beer F.R., Johnston, R., Mazurek D., and Eisenberg E.R.", Ένατη έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλας, 2012 (in Greek).  
  • Tsompanakis Y., Invited lecture: Local site conditions and dynamic soil-structure interaction in Eurocode 8, External Experts Lecture Series, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Uinversity of Cyprus, Nicosia, March, 2012.  
  • Tsompanakis Y. (Ed.), Proceedings of CSC2013: 3rd International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Civil-Comp Press, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy,3-6 September, 2013.  
  • Providakis C., Stefanaki K., Voutetaki M., Tsompanakis Υ., Stavroulaki M., Damage detection in concrete structures using a simultaneously activated multi-mode PZT active sensing system: Numerical modeling, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 10(11), 1451–1468, 2014.  
  • D.M. Frangopol and Y. Tsompanakis (Eds.), Maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure, Structures and Infrastructures Series, Vol II, Book Series Editor: D.M. Frangopol, Taylor&Francis Publ., 2014.  
  • N.D. Lagaros, Y. Tsompanakis and Papadrakakis M. (Eds.), New trends in seismic design of structures, Saxe&Coburg Publ., 2015.   Tsompanakis Υ., Earthquake return period and its incorporation into seismic actions, Springer, Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering, 2015. Article ID: 368962.

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Alexandros Lyratzakis
  • Alexandros Tsipianitis
  • Dionysios Chatzidakis