Filip C. Filippou

Filip C. Filippou
Professor of the Graduate School
Byron and Elvira Nishkian Chair in Structural Engineering
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Nonlinear analysis of structures, performance-based earthquake engineering

Fax (510) 643-8928

Office Hours:

Tu 4-5 pm, W 3:30-5 pm, F 4-5 pm (online via Zoom)


Filip C. Filippou received a Dipl. Ing. degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Munich in 1978 and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley since 1983 and served as department Vice-Chair from 1999 to 2003.

Filippou teaches and conducts research in nonlinear analysis of structures. He develops simulation models for the response of structural components of reinforced concrete, steel and steel-concrete composite structures under seismic loading conditions. His models are widely used in OpenSEES. He is also the developer of the Matlab toolbox FEDEASLab that is used around the world for teaching and research in the simulation of nonlinear structural response.


Ph.D. - Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1983
Dipl. Ing. - Technische Universität München, Germany 1978