Koliou Research Group

Current Graduate Students

Mohammad Aghababaei, Ph.D. Student (Fall 2017-present)

MS, Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran (2017)

BS, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran (2014)

Research Project:

Multi-hazard performance-based engineering in the context of post-disaster system functionality and community resilience

Ehsan Jalilifar, Ph.D. Student (Fall 2018-present)

MS, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (2018)

BS, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (2016)

Research Project:

Vulnerability assessment of aging infrastructure

Negar Mohammadgholibeyki, Ph.D. Student (Fall 2018-present)

MS, Amirkabir University of Technology - Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran (2016)

BS, Amirkabir University of Technology - Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran (2014)

Research Project:

A framework for designing and assessing functional recovery of retrofits and new designs for building structures subjected to seismic excitation

Benjamin Hayes, MS. Student (Fall 2019-present)

BS, Dordt University (2019)

Research Project:

Experimental and analytical assessment of internal and panel-to-floor connectors for Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) ballon style construction

Yong Yoo, Ph.D. Student (Fall 2019-present)

MS, Korea National University of Transportation, Uiwang, Korea (2016)

BS, Credit Bank System National Institute for Lifelong Education, Seoul, Korea (2014)


Current Undergraduate Students

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Nicholas Lucia, B.S. student - Class of 2020

Undergraduate research on: Cross-laminated timber (CLT) diaphragm connections

Christian Okamoto, Engineering Honors B.S. student - Class of 2021

Undergraduate research on: Seismic Resilience of Wood-frame Building Systems


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Matthew Tate, B.S. student - Class of 2020

Undergraduate research on: Cross-laminated timber (CLT) benefits in low income housing

Group Alumni - Graduate Students

Andrew Brennan, MS. Student (Fall 2017-Summer 2019)

BS, Stony Brook University - The State University of New York (2017)

MS, Texas A&M University (2019)

Research Project: Risk-Based Performance Assessment of a Seismic Retrofit Technique for Medium- and High-Voltage Transformer Bushing Systems

Current Position: Assistant Engineer, Petracca Design and Engineering, P.C., New York

Group Alumni - Undergraduate Students

Georgios Athanasiou, Exchange Undergraduate Student - University of Cyprus

Undergraduate research on: Cross-laminated timber (CLT) diaphragm connections

Maria Pavlou, Exchange Undergraduate Student - University of Cyprus

Undergraduate research on: Deterioration of building infrastructure

Mary-Catherine Haggard, Engineering Honors B.S. student - Class of 2021

Undergraduate research on: Recovery Data Collection and Assessment of Port Aransas Following Hurricane Harvey

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Gustavo Javier Rodriguez Zuniga, Exchange Undergraduate Student - Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile, Santiago, Chile (PUC)

Undergraduate research on: Cross-laminated timber (CLT) diaphragm connections

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Raul Garcia, B.S. student - Class of 2020

Undergraduate research on: Long-term recovery of Joplin, MO following devastating tornado

Agha Abbas, B.S. student - Class of 2021

Undergraduate research on: Long-term recovery of Joplin, MO following devastating tornado

Group Photos

Final Project Presentation - ENGR 485 - AggiEChallenge Class (December 2018)

Spring 2019 Beginning of the semester group dinner

Dinner welcoming exchange students (Maria and Georgios) from Univ. of Cyprus (July 2018)

Pictured (from left): M. Pavlou, G. Athanasiou, Dr. Koliou, A. Brennan

Fall 2018 Group Dinner/Gathering welcoming new group members (Ehsan & Negar)

Post-hurricane Harvey reconnaissance (2018) - Port Aransas, TX

Pictured (from left): M.C. Haggard, Dr. Koliou, M. Aghababaei

2018 EMI Conference at MIT

Pictured M. Aghababaei and Dr. Koliou