Koliou Research Group


Graduate course that focuses on covering the complete design of timber buildings, except for the foundations.  By the end of the course, the student will be able to: (i) Determine gravity and lateral design loads, (ii) Design structural elements and subassemblies for vertical loads (tension members, compression members, and beams), (iii) Design structural elements and subassemblies for lateral forces (beam-columns, horizontal diaphragms, and shear walls). 

Spring 2022 (Enrollment: 28)

Graduate course that focuses on applications of probability theory, statistics, and decision analysis to civil/structural engineering problems. Emphasis is placed on probabilistic modeling and analysis of civil engineering problems, bayesian statistics, risk analysis, and decision under uncertainty. 

Fall 2018 (Enrollment: 25); Spring 2021 (Enrollment: 14); Spring 2023 (Enrollment: 18)

Undergraduate course that focuses on particle and planar rigid body kinematics and kinetics, Newton’s laws of motion and the ability to apply energy and momentum methods to particles and rigid bodies in planar motion and an introductory knowledge of vibrations in one degree of freedom systems.

Spring 2018 (Enrollment: 68); Spring 2019 (Enrollment: 75); Fall 2019 (Enrollment: 76); Spring 2020 (Enrollment: 51); Fall 2021 (Enrollment: 77); Fall 2022 (Enrollment: 47) ; Spring 2023 (Enrollment: 65)

Undergraduate senior course that emphasizes in the design of structural steel elements found in building structures, including tension members, compression members, beams, beam-columns and base plates, design of bolted and welded simple connections; design of bolted eccentric connections as well as design of bolted and welded partially and fully restrained connections. 

Fall 2017 (Enrollment: 24)

Undergraduate senior course that focuses on the strength (LRFD) analysis and design of reinforced concrete members subjected to compression, shear and bending to code provisions (ACI 318-11 and ASCE 7-10, current at the time the course was given). Topics include the analysis and design of beams, slabs, columns and frames.


Teaching Training:

The ExCEEd Teaching Workshop is a six-day practicum that provides engineering educators with an opportunity to improve their teaching abilities.   The main learning objectives are: 1) Explaining what constitutes effective teaching, 2) Applying learning style models to the organization and conduct of a class, 3) Using Classroom Assessment Techniques to assess student learning, 4) Organizing a class, 5) Delivering classroom instruction, 6) Assessing a class from a student’s perspective and 7) Self-assessing your own class.

Workshop targeted to Civil Engineering faculty with focus on: 1) defining active learning and its benefits, 2) identifying 14 research-based instructional strategies for active learning applicable to civil engineering courses, and 3) apply at least two active learning Strategies to civil engineering courses 

The Humanizing Education, Learning, and Leadership On/Offline (HELLO2) program is designed to provide faculty and staff opportunities to learn more about the following focus areas: 1) Active Learning and Student Engagement, 2) Transformational Teaching and Learning, 3) Learner-Centered Teaching, and 4) Instructional Technology for Student Learning and Engagement.