Koliou Research Group

Research Statement:

Dr. Koliou's research interests span the fields of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, and multi-hazard performance-based design for system functionality and community resilience. Through these areas, Dr. Koliou's research group focuses on developing sustainable structural systems and hazard-resistant communities accounting for economic and social aspects. The research philosophy involves analytical, computational and experimental investigations for the understanding of the response properties of complex structural systems and investigations of economic and social impacts of the performance of those systems under various hazards. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the well-being of communities by developing novel resilient structural designs and systems against various natural and man-made hazards, and formulating fundamental mathematical frameworks to assess system functionality and community resilience under multiple hazards.

Research Areas:

Nonlinear Modeling for Collapse Assessment of Wood-Frame Structures

Funded Research Projects:

RAPID/Collaborative Research: Japan-U.S. Collaboration on the Seismic Resilience of Wood-frame Building Systems

Lead PI: M. Koliou (Texas A&M University); PI: C. Pantelides (Univ. of Utah); co-PIs: S. Dashti, K. Ryan (Univ. of Nevada - Reno)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Period: 5/15/2018 – 4/30/2019

Project website: https://nherirapidusjapan.engr.tamu.edu/

Residential Infrastructure: Understanding Performance and Enhancing Resilience of Coastal Housing Communities

PI: M. Koliou (Texas A&M University)

Sponsor: Enhance Scholarly and Creative Activities (PESCA) Grant Program - Texas A&M University

Project Period: 5/1/2018 – 4/30/2019


RAPID - Long-term recovery assessment of infrastructure systems and communities following Hurricane Harvey: Case study for the city of Port Aransas


PI: M. Koliou (Texas A&M University); Senior Personnel: W.G. Peacock (Texas A&M University)

Sponsor: DOC-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) / TAMU-Sea Grant

Project Period: 12/18/2017 – 12/17/2018

Full-Scale Testing of Cross-Laminated Timber Diaphragm In-Plane Shear and Development of a Design Guide for Practitioners


PI: W. Pang (Clemson University); co-PI: P. Layton (Clemson University), D. Rammer (Forest Products Laboratory) and M. Koliou (Texas A&M University)

Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture

Project Period: 10/1/2017 – 9/30/2020