Koliou Research Group

Multi-Hazard Performance-Based Engineering in the Context of System Functionality and Community Resilience with Focus on Coastal Communities

Natural hazards can cause significant damage and disruption to communities, including their buildings, distributed infrastructure systems, economy, and social services. Recent climate-related events in the United States (Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria) have shown vulnerabilities in predicting, preparing and recovering from such natural disasters. Therefore, there is an imminent need to evaluate the post-disaster functionality and recovery trajectory of coastal communities in the United States as well as proposed optimal mitigation and emergency response actions.

Dr. Koliou's research focuses on the development of post-disaster functionality and recovery modeling frameworks of building infrastructure accounting for interactions and interdependence with physical systems and socio-economic attributes. The ultimate goal is to support resilient risk-informed decision-making of communities.