Koliou Research Group
January 18, 2018: Dr. Koliou has been awarded the Structural Engineering Institute's (SEI) Young Professional Scholarship from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Click here for the official announcement.
January 10, 2018: Dr. Koliou was awarded a RAPID grant by the DOC-NOAA / Texas Sea Grant program a project focusing on "Long-term recovery assessment of infrastructure systems and communities following Hurricane Harvey: Case study for the city of Port Aransas ". Dr. Koliou serves as the PI for this project.
January 8, 2018: Dr. Koliou's paper entitled "State of the research in community resilience: progress and challenges" and co-authored with J.W. van de Lindt, T. P. McAllister, B.R. Ellingwood, M. Dillard and H. Cutler has been accepted for publication by the Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Journal. Click here to access the article.
December 19, 2017: Dr. Koliou was awarded a $10,000 Seed Grant through the PESCA - Texas A&M University's program a project to understand the performance and enhance resilience of coastal housing communities.
November 14, 2017: Dr. Koliou participated and presented in a webinar organized by Haselton Baker Risk Group, LLC on the conducted work on SP3 Building-Specific Risk Assessment for Tilt-Up Buildings. Click here to watch the webinar.
November 6, 2017: Dr. Koliou was interviewed by The Battalion to talk about her research on wind-related resilience assessment studies. Click here for the full article.
October 31-November 1, 2017: Dr. Koliou attended the 1st Annual NHERI-NIED/E-Defense Earthquake Research Meeting, which took place at the Kobori Research Complex Inc. in Akasaka, Tokyo. US/Japan collaboration opportunities on earthquake engineering research were identified during the meeting.
October 10, 2017: Mr. Andrew Brennan joins Dr. Koliou's group as an MS student. Andrew's research will focus on performance-based assessment of seismic retrofit techniques for high-voltage transformer bushing systems . Welcome Andrew!
September 9-13, 2017: Dr. Koliou attended the ASCE Congress on Technical Advancement (ASCE-CTA), which took place in Duluth, MN. Dr. Koliou co-organized and co-moderated a session on "Risk-Informed Decision Making for Assessing Community Resilience", where she also gave a presentation entitled "Quantifying Post-Disaster Functionality of the Building Infrastructure".
August 22, 2017: Mr. Mohamad Aghababaei joins Dr. Koliou's group as a PhD student. Mohamad's research will focus on multi-hazard performance-based engineering in the context of system functionality and community resilience. Welcome Mohamad!
August 21, 2017: Dr. Koliou will be co-organizing and moderating a technical session with Prof. G.P. Cimellaro (Politecnico di Torino) at the upcoming ASCE/SEI Structures Congress on "Recent Advancements in Community Resilience Assessment".
August 11-12, 2017: Dr. Koliou attended the 3rd Huixian Forum on Earthquake Engineering for Young Researchers (3HIFEE), which took place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dr. Koliou gave a presentation entitled "From Performance-Based Engineering to Community Resilience: Buildings under Extreme Ground Shaking".
April 20, 2017: Dr. Koliou's paper co-authored with A. Filiatrault on the "Development of Wood and Steel Diaphragm Hysteretic Connector Database for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering" has been accepted for publication by the Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.
April 11, 2017: Dr. Koliou will be co-organizing and moderating a technical session with Prof. J. van de Lindt (CSU) at the upcoming ASCE Congress on Technical Advancement on "Risk-Informed Decision Making for Assessing Community Resilience".
February 21, 2017: Dr. Koliou was elected to serve as a co-chair for the EERI's Younger Member Committee for a two year term.
February 1, 2017: Dr. Koliou's paper entitled "Performance Assessment of Tilt-up Big-Box Buildings subjected to Extreme Hazards: Tornadoes and Earthquakes" and co-authored with H. Masoomi and J.W. van de Lindt has been accepted for publication by the ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities.
Jan. 9-13, 2017: Dr. Koliou attended the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE) in Santiago, Chile and gave two presentations. The first presentation included work conducted at the NIST-funded Center of Excellence and was entitled "Fragility Assessment of Buildings with Rigid Walls/Flexible Roof Diaphragms subjected to Earthquake and Tornado". Dr. Koliou also presented work of her Ph.D. dissertation on the "Roof Diaphragm Distributed Yielding Concept for Improved Seismic Collapse Performance of Buildings with Rigid Walls/Flexible Roof Diaphragms".