Marios Panagiotou

Advanced Earthquake Engineering Leader

Los Angeles, CA

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About

Dr. Marios Panagiotou joined NYA in 2015 as a specialist in advanced nonlinear seismic analysis and design of complex and tall buildings as well as other types of structures. He is interested in resilient-based design using seismic isolation and energy dissipation and is the lead on technically advanced seismic analysis and design projects at NYA. Prior to NYA, Dr. Panagiotou served as an Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at UC Berkeley for seven years. During his academic tenure, he conducted computational and experimental research on concrete and earthquake-resilient buildings and bridges that use seismic isolation and low-damage rocking components. He conducted seismic experiments using some of the largest full-scale mockups ever built worldwide. At UCSD, Dr. Panagiotou performed the seismic analysis, design, and shake-table test of a full-scale 7-story building which received the 2012 ASCE Alfred Noble Prize. He has published 25 journal papers, and over 70 conference papers and technical reports. He has taught graduate courses at Berkeley, UCLA, and USC. He was a member of the NIST-FEMA Functional Recovery Project and a current member of the 2026 NEHRP PUC IT-5 as well as the ASCE/SEI 7-28 seismic subcommittee. He is a co-developer of the seismic analysis computational framework BTM in FE-MultiPhys for reinforced concrete structures as well as of the software BTM Component. He is also the author of the Course on Earthquake Resilient Buildings which is available online.

Education

- Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, U.S., 2008. Dissertation: Seismic Design, Testing, and Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Wall Buildings (Advisor: Prof. J.I. Restrepo)

 

- M.S. in Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, U.S., 2005

 

- Diploma in Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2003

Featured Projects

- Vallco Town Center, Cupertino

 

- New UCSF Hospital at Parnassus Heights, San Francisco

 

- Potrero Yards Modernization, San Francisco

 

- Renovation of the Los Angeles Coliseum (constructed)

 

- Long Beach Civic Center (constructed)

 

- Wrapper 2, Los Angeles

 

- China Basin Landing – Wharf-side Building, San Francisco

 

- Omega Tower, Los Angeles

 

- Lizard Hotel, Los Angeles

 

- Gayley at Wilshire, Los Angeles

 

- Tribune Tower, Los Angeles

 

- Main Bowl of the Hollywood Park Stadium (Plan Check)

 

- Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (Peer Review)

 

- Lucas Museum (Peer Review)

 

- 15th and Island, San Diego (Peer Review)

 

- APEX II, Los Angeles (Peer Review)

 

- 970 Denny Way, Seattle (Peer Review)

 

- NPI UCLA Building (Peer Review)

Licenses

Professional Civil Engineer, California (License number: 88501, Issue date: 12/19/2017

Affiliations

- SEAOSC

 

- ASCE

 

- ACI

 

- EERI

Presentations

- Seismic Performance and Resilience Comparison of a 6-story Steel Building Considering Three Designs: SMF, Base Isolated SMF, SMF with Viscous Dampers, Online to the SEAOC State Seismology Committee. 2023

 

- Beam-Truss Model for Seismic Damage and Failure Analysis of RC Components and Building Systems ACI 374, 669, and 447 Committees, ACI Convention, San Francisco. 2023

 

- Beyond Standard Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of RC Wall Buildings Using the Beam-Truss Model (BTM), SEAOC Seismology Committee Meeting at the SEAOC Convention, Indian Wells, California. 2022

 

- Advanced Performance-based Seismic Analysis of RC Wall Buildings Using the Beam-Truss Model (BTM), online Presentation to the Green Construction Research and Training Centre (GCRTC) of the University of British Columbia, Canada. 2021

 

- Nonlinear beam-truss models for the seismic performance evaluation of multi-story RC wall building systems, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Virtual Event, 2021.

 

- Truss Modeling Approach for Advanced Seismic Analysis and Evaluation of RC Wall Components and Systems, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Virtual Event, May 25-28. 2021.

 

- Analysis, Design, and Large-scale Experimental Testing of Earthquake Resilient Buildings and Bridges at Near-fault Sites, Webinar, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. 2021.

 

- Advanced Seismic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Components and Building Systems Using the Beam-Truss-Model, Webinar, Opensees Workshop, Turkish Association of Earthquake Engineering, December. 2020

 

- Improving the Earthquake Functional Recovery of RC Wall Buildings: Analysis, Design, and Large-scale Testing, SEAOSC Webinar, 2020 Year-End Technical Summit - Part 2, June 17, 2020

 

- Recent Seismic Design Guide Implementation for Spread Footings, Workshop 1030, Increased Use of Spread Footings on Soils to Support Highway Bridge Projects, Presentation P19-20125, Transportation Research Board, TRB 98th Annual Meeting, January 13–17, 2019

 

Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of RC Wall Buildings Using the Beam-Truss Model, Technical Session of the ACI 447 Committee, ACI Convention. 2017

 

- Seismic Response of Medium-rise and Tall RC Core-Wall Buildings at Near-fault Regions and Simplified Calculation of Design Demands, Proceeding of Annual Conference of Los Angeles Tall Buildings Seismic Design Council. 2017

 

- Shake table test of large-scale bridge columns with rocking foundations. EMI Conference, Stanford, CA, June 2015

 

- Earthquake-resilient Tall Buildings and Highway Bridges Using Isolation and Rocking Components, Izmir Technical Chamber of Civil Engineering, Izmir, Turkey, January 2015

Publications

Journal Publications:

 

- Mavros M., Panagiotou M., Koutromanos I., Restrepo JI. (2022). Nonlinear Dynamic Seismic Analysis of a Modern 14-Story RC Core Wall Building System Using the BTM-Shell Methodology. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics.

 

- Deng X., Murcia-Delso J., Koutromanos I., Panagiotou M. (2021). Nonlinear Truss Models for Strain-based Seismic Evaluation of Planar RC Walls. Earthquake Engng Structural Dyn. 50; 2939-2960. Among the most downloaded papers in 2021.

 

- Alvarez R., Restrepo JI, Panagiotou M. (2020). RC Wall Plastic Hinge Out-of-Plane Buckling: Analysis Using the Nonlinear Beam-Truss Model. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.

 

- Alvarez R., Restrepo JI, Panagiotou M. (2019). Nonlinear Cyclic Truss Model for Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Coupled Structural Walls, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.

 

Magazine Publications: 

 

- Veletzos M.J., Panagiotou M., Van Den Einde, L., Restrepo, J.I., and Sahs, S. "On-Site Post Seismic Inspection and Capacity Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns." Concrete International, March 2008.

 

- Stewart S., Hata O., Youssef N., and Panagiotou M. (2022). Long Beach Civic Center, Resilient Building Design. STRUCTURE magazine.

 

Conference Publications: 

 

- Mavros M., Panagiotou M., Koutromanos I., Restrepo J., Alvarez R. (2022). Fully Nonlinear Performance-based Seismic Analysis of a Modern RC Core Wall Building in Los Angeles Using the BTM-shell Methodology. 3rd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering & Seismology, Bucharest, Romania.

 

- M. Mavros, M. Panagiotou, I. Koutromanos, R. Alvarez and J. I. Restrepo. (2022). Computational Fully Nonlinear Seismic Performance Investigation of a Modern 14-story Core Wall Building in Los Angeles. 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

- Panagiotou M., Koutromanos I., Mavros M., Deng X., Alvarez R., Restrepo J.I., Murcia-Delso J., Acero G. (2021). Nonlinear Beam-Truss Model (BTM) for Seismic Performance Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Wall Buildings. 2021 SEAOC Convention Proceedings, San Diego, California.

 

- Panagiotou M, (2017), “Seismic Response of Medium-rise and Tall RC Core-Wall Buildings at Near-fault Regions and Simplified Calculation of Design Demands,” Proceeding of Annual Conference of Los Angeles Tall Buildings Seismic Design Council.

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