Petros Sideris
Assistant Professor
Structural Engineering & Structural Mechanics

Office: ECOT 458

Education:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2005
  • M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University at Buffalo – SUNY, 2008
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University at Buffalo – SUNY, 2012
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo – SUNY, September 2012 – May 2013

Honors and Distinctions:

  • 2014 Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (April 2015)
  • Chair’s Recognition Award, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo – SUNY, 2013
  • Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation Scholarship, 2010-12
  • Liu Huixian Earthquake Engineering Scholarship, The US-China Earthquake Engineering Foundation of U.S.A. and the Huixian Earthquake Engineering Foundation of China, 2010
  • Paul J. Koessler Memorial Scholarship, Peace Bridge Authority and ASCE Buffalo Section, 2010
  • Bodossaki Foundation Scholarship, 2006-10
  • Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) Fellowship, University at Buffalo – SUNY, 2007-08

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

Interests:

  • Development of precast concrete segmental bridge systems in the framework of a Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) in seismic regions
  • Seismic analysis and performance assessment of building structures and non-building systems
  • Experimental methods in structural and earthquake engineering
  • Numerical modeling of nonlinear structures, with emphasis on softening/deteriorating systems
  • Rigid body dynamics and friction
  • Numerical methods and software development for structural engineering applications