Dimitrios Konstantinidis

Associate Professor
Research Interests
Structural dynamics, Earthquake engineering, Seismic isolation, Nonstructural components, Passive control, Engineering mechanics
Office

727 Davis Hall

Office Hours

Spring 2024:
MWF 1-2 pm; or by appointment

      

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Dimitrios Konstantinidis is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. Konstantinidis’ research interests lie in the areas of earthquake engineering and engineering mechanics. His work focuses on better understanding, quantifying, and improving the earthquake performance of nonstructural building components, developing seismic isolation and other structural control systems, and enhancing the safety and resilience of critical facilities, such as hospitals and power plants, in the face of natural hazards. His research combines experimental testing and mathematical modeling for a range of purposes: gaining a deep understanding and accurate characterization of behavior, proposing innovative earthquake protection solutions, and providing recommendations for improved design codes and guidelines. Konstantinidis’ publications include the book Mechanics of Rubber Bearings for Seismic and Vibration Isolation.

Education

Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, 2008

M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, 2001

B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, 1999

Konstantinidis’ research focuses on earthquake engineering and engineering mechanics, with a primary focus on the earthquake performance of nonstructural components, seismic isolation and other earthquake protective systems, and resilience of critical facilities under natural hazards.