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Dr Anastasios Sextos

Dr Anastasios Sextos

Dr Anastasios Sextos
PhD, MSc-DIC

Reader in Earthquake Engineering

Office QB1.49
Queen's Building,
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Summary

Seismic design and assessment of bridges, selection of realistic earthquake ground motion scenarios and multiple-support excitation of extended structures, resilience of roadway and lifeline networks to natural hazards, multi-resolution distributed analytical simulations & hybrid testing, dynamic soil-structure interaction, system identification and structural health monitoring, resilience of school communities in developing countries and novel techniques for the preservation of cultural heritage. 

Biography

Anastasios Sextos (www.asextos.net) is a Reader (Associate Professor) of Earthquake Engineering at the University of Bristol, UK which he joined in 2014 after serving for 12 years at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as a Lecturer, (tenure-track and tenured) Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. He is currently the founding Director of the new MSc Programme in Earthquake Engineering and Infrastructure Resilience at the University of Bristol, UK.

Anastasios obtained a 5-y diploma in Civil Engineering (1997, AUTh) graduating first in class, an MSc with distinction in Earthquake Engineering by Imperial College London (1998) and a Ph.D. in Multiple Support Seismic Excitation of Bridges (AUTh, 2001) accomplished in the minimum nominal time with distinction.

During 2011-16 he managed, as PI, 12 Grants worth over €3.1m, funded by EU, USA, Germany and China. He has been involved in collaborative research with institutions such as Columbia University, UC Berkeley, University of Nevada, Reno, UCLA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Toronto, among many others. He is currently the coordinator of a large H2020 consortium on Seismic Risk of Natural Gas Pipeline Networks (www.exchange-risk.eu).

Anastasios Sextos has an extensive record of service to the earthquake engineering community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Organization for Earthquake Planning in Greece, responsible for Civil Protection, the elected Chairman of the Hellenic Society of Earthquake Engineering, the co-Chair of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering Work Group 11 for the design of bridges, and a member of the ASCE “Performance-based design” Technical Committee in USA.. He also acts as the Assoc. Editor (1), member of the Editorial Board (2), Guest Assoc. Editor (2), Outstanding Reviewer (2) and Reviewer of 39 Journals (33 with JCR) and a Research Grant evaluator in Greece, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Slovenia. He has been an invited speaker in 21 events in 11 countries and panelist in the World Conf. of Earthquake Engineering in Vancouver (2004), Beijing (2008), Lisbon (2012) and Santiago, Chile (2016).

His portfolio includes 35 papers in quality scientific journals, 5 books, 14 book chapters, 70 conference papers, magazine articles and earthquake investigation reports with over 950 citations (h-index 14 in Google Scholar). He has been a Research Visitor at University California Berkeley (2007), a Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012) and a High-End Expert of China (2015). He is the recipient of 18 national and international awards for academic performance, teaching and research excellence.

Anastasios’s research contributions are in the areas of seismic design and assessment of bridges, selection of realistic earthquake ground motion scenarios and multiple-support excitation of extended structures, resilience of roadway and lifeline networks to natural hazards, multi-resolution distributed analytical simulations & hybrid testing, dynamic soil-structure interaction, system identification and structural health monitoring, resilience of school communities in developing countries and novel techniques for the preservation of cultural heritage. 

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