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Georgios Apostolakis

Assistant Professor

Phone: 407-823-1311
Office: ENG I, Room 439

Georgios Apostolakis is an assistant professor at the UCF Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering. He received the Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras Greece in 2004 with honors, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He has over 18 years of scientific and industry experience in structural, earthquake engineering and computational mechanics and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal papers and technical reports related to seismic response and progressive collapse of structures under multi-hazard events, and multiphysics formalisms. His experience and research interests span broad areas of applied and computational structural mechanics with a focus in multi-hazard events and sustainability, structural optimization, performance-based design and retrofit, including studies on challenging structural engineering, risk assessment, life cycle analysis and integrity management problems for the oil and gas industry.

In the past, Apostolakis held the positions of senior technical professional – marine engineer at KBR Inc. in Houston, and research scientist and instructor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo.


  • Doctorate in Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, August 2010
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, August 2006
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Patra, Greece, June 2004
  • Applied and computational mechanics
  • Multiscale multiphysics mixed variational principles
  • Evolutionary structural optimization
  • Structural advanced analysis and integrity management
  • Performance-based earthquake engineering and design
  • Multi-hazard events,
  • Vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Parida SS, Bose S, Apostolakis G (2023) Earthquake Data Augmentation Using Wavelet Transform for Training Deep Learning Based Surrogate Models of Nonlinear Structures, Structures, 55, 638-649.
  • Parida SS, Bose S, Butcher M, Apostolakis G, Shekhar P (2023) SVD Enabled Data Augmentation for Machine Learning Based Surrogate Modeling of Non-linear Structures, Engineering Structures, 280, 115600.
  • Apostolakis G, Wang T, Blanco H (2023) Evolutionary Seismic Design Optimization of Mega-Brace Damper Architectures in Three-Dimensional Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 52(2), 415-438.
  • Apostolakis G, Dargush GF (2023) Size-dependent couple stress natural frequency analysis via a displacement-based variational method for two- and three-dimensional problems, Acta Mechanica, 234, 891-910.
  • Mackie K, Apostolakis G, Wang T (2022) Controlling Bridge Seismic Demands using Non-Contact Lap Splices and Ultra-High Performance Concrete, 3rd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering & Seismology, 4-9 September, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Wang T, Apostolakis G (2022) Evolutionary Aseismic Design and Control of 3D Structures using Passive Devices, 8th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring (8WCSCM), 5-8 June, Orlando, FL.
  • Blanco H, Apostolakis G (2022) Aseismic Design and Control of Steel Frames using Self-Centering Systems and Passive Dampers, 8th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring (8WCSCM), 5-8 June, Orlando, FL.
  • Apostolakis G (2021) Mixed Variational One-Dimensional Dynamic Thermo-Viscoplasticity for Wave Propagation, European Journal of Mechanics-A/Solids, 85, 104086-1:15.
  • Dargush GF, Apostolakis G, Hadjesfandiari AR (2021) Two- and three-dimensional size-dependent couple stress response using a displacement-based variational method, European Journal of Mechanics-A/Solids, 88, 104268-1:13.
  • Wu F, Alvarez C, Osterman G, Chen CH, Litton RW, Apostolakis G (2021) Lena Guyed Tower Decommissioning Engineering, Offshore Technology Conference OTC 2021, OTC-31237-MS, Houston, TX.
  • Apostolakis G (2020) Optimal Evolutionary Seismic Design of Three-Dimensional Multistory Structures w/ Damping Devices, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 146(10), 04020205-1:16.
  • CGN 3405: Applied Numerical Methods for Civil Engineering
  • CES 4100C: Structural Analysis I and Lab
  • CES 4205: Structural Mechanics
  • CES 4702: Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • CES 5606: Advanced Steel Structures
  • CES 6209: Dynamics of Structures
  • CES 6220: Wind and Earthquake Engineering

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