ΚΩΜΟΔΡΟΜΟΣ ΠΕΤΡΟΣ  
KOMODROMOS PETROS  
...  
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR  
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
Green Park  
91, Aglantzias Ave.  
307  
22892276  
  
www.eng.ucy.ac.cy/petros/ 
Προσωπικό Προφίλ
Ο Πέτρος Κωμοδρόμος ολοκλήρωσε τις διδακτορικές του σπουδές (Ph.D. in Information Technology) στο Τμήμα Πολιτικών
Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Περιβάλλοντος (ΠΜΜΠ) του MIT το 2001, μετά από σπουδές στο MIT (19931995 και 19962001), στο UC Berkeley (199596) και το Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών (198792), επικεντρωνόμενες στη δομοστατική/αντισεισμική μηχανική, τη μηχανική υποβοηθούμενη από Η/Υ και τις τεχνολογίες της πληροφορικής. Μετά την ολοκλήρωση του διδακτορικού του, εργάστηκε για 2 χρόνια στον Τομέα Τεχνολογιών της Πληροφορικής της Morgan Stanley. Εκλέχθηκε Λέκτορας στο Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου (ΠΚ) το Σεπτέμβριο του 2003, ακριβώς όταν το Τμήμα ΠΜΜΠ θα δεχόταν τους πρώτους του φοιτητές/τριες. Ανελίχθηκε στη βαθμίδα του Επίκουρου Καθηγητή το 2008 και του Αναπληρωτή Καθηγητή το 2015. Υπηρέτησε ως συντονιστής και μέλος σε πολλές διοικητικές επιτροπές. Έχει αναπτύξει 7 νέα μαθήματα, 5 στο προπτυχιακό και 2 στο μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο.
Τα ερευνητικά του ενδιαφέροντα εστιάζονται στην περιοχή της στατικής και δυναμικής ανάλυσης των κατασκευών, της αντισεισμικής μηχανικής, της σεισμικής μόνωσης, της μηχανικής με τη χρήση Η/Υ και της αξιοποίησης τεχνολογιών της πληροφορικής στη μηχανική. Σε διδακτορικό επίπεδο, έχει ολοκληρώσει την επίβλεψη 3 διδακτορικών φοιτητών, οι 2 εκ των οποίων ήταν τα πρώτα 2 διδακτορικά που ολοκληρώθηκαν στο Τμήμα ΠΜΜΠ του ΠΚ και τα πρώτα 2 διδακτορικά Πολιτικού Μηχανικού που ολοκληρώθηκαν στην Κύπρο.
Έχει δημοσιεύσει 3 τεχνικά βιβλία, την επιμέλεια 1 βιβλίου, 5 κεφάλαια σε βιβλία, 25 άρθρα σε εγνωσμένου κύρους επιστημονικά περιοδικά και 58 άρθρα σε διεθνή επιστημονικά συνέδρια. Έχει αξιολογήσει επιστημονικά άρθρα σε 19 διαφορετικά διεθνή επιστημονικά περιοδικά και για 13 διεθνή και παγκόσμια επιστημονικά συνέδρια, ενώ έχει συμμετάσχει στην επιστημονική/οργανωτική επιτροπή 21 διεθνών και παγκοσμίων επιστημονικών συνεδρίων. Είναι μέλος της Εκδοτικής Επιτροπής του διεθνούς επιστημονικού περιοδικού Earthquakes & Structures, το οποίο επικεντρώνεται στις επιπτώσεις των σεισμών στις κατασκευές πολιτικού μηχανικού.
Petros completed his undergraduate studies (198792) at the Civil Engineering Department (CED) of the University of Patras, Greece. Then, he worked for a year (199293) at the CED in a research project on the nonlinear behavior of reinforced concrete structures. He continued his studies with a Master of Science (199395) in the Structures and Materials Group of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEED) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked on seismic isolation research. Then, he spent a year (199596) studying in the Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Program of the CEED at the University of California, Berkeley, where he focused more in earthquakeresistant design. Subsequently, he returned to the CEED of MIT and completed Ph.D. studies (19962001) in Information Technology, where he concentrated in computeraided engineering and information technology. After the completion of his Ph.D. studies he worked for two years in the Information Technology Division of Morgan Stanley. He joined the University of Cyprus, at the rank of the Lecturer, in September of 2003, exactly when the CEE Department had accepted its first students. He was assigned solely responsible for the restructuring and improving of the Undergraduate Program of Studies and for the complete development (from a zero basis) and promotion of the Graduate Program of Studies of the CEE Department, adopting the ECTS system according to the Bologna Declaration in both programs of studies. He also served as the CEE Department's (one member) Undergraduate Studies Committee, the Graduate Studies Committee, Information Technology and Computing Committee, and Library Committee as the only member and coordinator (20032005). Furthermore, he represented the School of Engineering in the Senatorial Committee on Graduate Studies (20032005) of the University of Cyprus. During the 20052007 period he served on the Undergraduate Studies Committee, the Graduate Studies Committee, and the Information Technology and Computing Committee of the CEE Department, which have all become 3 member committees. Since then, he has served in various committees, while he served as the coordinator of the Graduate Students Committee during 201415. He has been elected to the rank of the Assistant Professor in 2008 and the rank of Petros has developed and taught 7 completely new courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels: CEE220 Structural Analysis CEE221 Matrix Structural Analysis CEE320 Structural Dynamics CEE325 ComputerAided Structural Analysis CEE401 Software Development for Engineering Applications CEE500 Advanced Engineering Software Development CEE501 Advanced ComputerAided Structural AnalysisThe courses that he has been teaching include structural analysis, structural dynamics, computeraided structural engineering, software development for engineering applications and information technology topics. He has also provided various independent studies (CEE492, CEE493, CEE650, and CEE651) for both undergraduate and graduate students. At the doctoral level, he has supervised 3 Ph.D. students (Dr. Loizos Papaloizou, Dr. Panayiotis Polycarpou and Dr. E. Mavronicola). His Ph.D. student Loizos Papaloizou completed in June 2009 the first Ph.D. in Civil Engineering ever awarded in Cyprus and the first Ph.D. given by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His second Ph.D. student, Paniayiotis Polycarpou, completed his Ph.D. August of 2009, being the second Ph.D. awarded in Civil Engineering in Cyprus and the second Ph.D., overall, given by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His third Ph.D. student, Eftychia Mavronicola, completed her Ph.D. in June 2009 and was selected, among several other excellent Ph.D. graduates, to give a short speech at the official ceremony for the graduating ceremony for graduate students. Short CV: http://www.eng.ucy.ac.cy/petros/KomodromosShortCV.pdf Extended CV: http://www.eng.ucy.ac.cy/petros/petrosKomodromos_CV.pdf Personal Webpage:http://www.eng.ucy.ac.cy/petros/  
His research interests include the areas of structural analysis and dynamics, earthquake resistant design and analysis, seismic isolation, computeraided structural engineering and utilization of information technology in engineering.
Petros' publications record includes 3 technical books, 1 edited book, 5 invited book chapters, 23 papers in top peerreviewed international scientific Journals in his area of expertise and 53 papers in peerreviewed international conference proceedings (with the entire body of each article reviewed) in refereed conference proceedings. He has successfully completed the following 4 funded research projects: (1) EarthquakeInduced Poundings of Seismically Isolated Structures (EIPOSIS) (2) Investigation of the response and behavior of ancient columns and colonnades during strong earthquake excitations (3) Threedimensional numerical investigation of earthquakeinduced poundings of buildings (3DPOUND) (4) Investigation for the protection of ancient multidrum columns and colonnades from strong earthquakes. He has reviewed research papers for 19 international scientific journals and 13 international and world conferences, while he has served in the scientific or/and organizing committees of 21 international and world conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the of the International Scientific Journal Earthquakes & Structures, which focuses on the effects of earthquakes on civil engineering structures [ISSN:20927614(Print), ISSN:20927622(Online), Impact factor:1.381(2012)]  
BOOKS
1. P. Komodromos (2029), “Structural Analysis: Modern ComputerAided Methods – Third Edition”, Academic textbook (950 pages), ISBN 9789604618606, Klidarithmos Publications, Athens, Greece [in Greek].
2. P. Komodromos, "Structural Analysis: Modern ComputerAided Methods – Second Edition", ISBN 9607182448 (9789607182449), Academic textbook (752 pages textbook) that focuses on modern structural analysis methods with emphasis on computeraided structural analysis, Papasotiriou A. E., Athens, Greece, January 2009 [in Greek] (used in at least 4 Greek Universities as a recommended textbook).
3. P. Komodromos, (2000), "Seismic Isolation for Earthquake Resistant Structures", ISBN 1853128031, (201 pages book) Advances in Earthquake Engineering Series, WIT Press, Southampton, UK.
1. M. Phocas, C. Brebbia and P. Komodromos, (2009), “Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures VII”, ISBN: 9781845641801, ISSN (print): 17464498, ISSN (online): 17433509 (515 pages), WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, WIT Press, Southampton, UK.
1. P. G. Asteris, V. Sarhosis, A. Mohebkhah, V. Plevris, L. Papaloizou, P. Komodromos, J.V. Lemos (2015), "Numerical Modeling of
Historic Masonry Structures", Book Chapter in Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, pp. 213256, P.Asteris, V. Plevris (eds.), ISBN13: 9781466682863, IGI Global. 2. P. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos, “Rubber ShockAbsorbers as a Mitigation Technique for Earthquake Induced Pounding”, Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering, Editors: Michael Beer, Edoardo Patelli, Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou and Ivan SiuKui Au, Springer [Invited – Accepted to be published].
3. L. Papaloizou and P. Komodromos “Seismic Behaviour of Ancient Multidrum Structures”, Computational Methods in Applied Sciences 2011, Computational Methods in Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 21, pp. 237264, ISBN 9789400700529, Papadrakakis et al., Springer [Invited].
4. P. Komodromos, and M.C. Phocas “Structural applications of energy dissipation systems and seismic isolation in Cyprus”, Seismic Control Systems  Design and Performance Assessment, pp. 3746, ISBN: 9781845646721, WIT Press, 2012, [Invited].
5. P. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos, “Numerical Investigation of the effectiveness of rubber shock absorbers as a mitigation measure for earthquakeinduced structural poundings”, Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, Computational Methods in Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 2, Springer [Invited].
25. E. Mavronicola, P.C. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos (2020), “Effect of ground motion directionality on the seismic response of base isolated buildings pounding against adjacent structures”, Engineering Structures (Accepted for publication).
24. C. Pavlidou and P. Komodromos (2019), “Peak seismic response of a symmetric baseisolated steel building: near vs. far fault excitations and varying incident angle”, Earthquakes and Structures (Accepted for publication).
23. E. Mavronicola, P.C. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos (2017), "Spatial seismic modeling of baseisolated buildings pounding against moat walls: effects of ground motion directionality and mass eccentricity", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 46, Issue 7, pp. 1161–1179.
22. E. Mavronicola, P.C. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos (2016), "Effect of Planar Impact Modeling on the Pounding Response of BaseIsolated Buildings", Frontiers in Built Environment, Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 2, No 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fbuil.2016.00011. 21. L. Papaloizou, P. C. Polycarpou, P. Komodromos, G. D. Hatzigeorgiou and D.E. Beskos (2015), “Twodimensional numerical investigation of the effects of multiple sequential earthquake excitations on ancient multidrum columns”, Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 10, No 3, pp. 495521. 20. D.C. Charmpis, M.C. Phocas and P. Komodromos (2015) "Optimized retrofit of multistorey buildings using seismic isolation at various elevations: assessment for several earthquake excitations", Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering Vol. 13, pp. 2745–2768.
19. P. Polycarpou, E. Mavronicola, L. Papaloizou and P. Komodromos (2015) "Computeraided investigation of special issues of the response of seismically isolated buildings", International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, Vol. 3, No. 1,
pp. 21–32. 18. P. C. Polycarpou, L. Papaloizou, P. Komodromos and Dimos C. Charmpis (2015) "Effect of the seismic excitation angle on the dynamic response of adjacent buildings during pounding", Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 8, Νο. 5, pp. 11271146.
17. E. Mavronicola and P. Komodromos (2014) “On the response of baseisolated buildings using bilinear models for LRBs subjected to pulselike ground motions: sharp vs. smooth behaviour”, Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 7, No 6, pp. 12231240.
16. P. Polycarpou, L. Papaloizou and P. Komodromos (2014) “An efficient methodology for simulating earthquakeinduced 3D pounding of buildings”, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol. 14, pp.9851003.
15. V. Varnava and P. Komodromos (2013) “Assessing the effect of inherent nonlinearities in the analysis and design of a lowrise base isolated steel building”, Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 5 No. 5, pp. 499526.
14. P. Polycarpou, P. Komodromos and A. Polycarpou (2013) “A nonlinear impact model for simulating the use of rubber shockabsorbers for mitigating the effects of structural pounding during earthquakes”, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol 42 . pp. 81100.
13. D.C. Charmpis, M.C. Phocas, and P. Komodromos (2012) “Optimized earthquake response of multistorey buildings with seismic isolation at various elevationsof multistorey buildings with seismic isolation at various elevations”, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol.41, pp. 2289–2310.
12. P. Komodromos and P. Polycarpou (2012) “Utilization of ObjectOriented Programming, Design Patterns and Java for Simulating EarthquakeInduced Poundings of Base Isolated Buildings”, International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 37–54.
11. L. Papaloizou and P. Komodromos (2012) “Investigating the seismic response of ancient multdrum colonnades with two rows of columns using an objectoriented designed software”, Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 44, Issue 1, pp. 136149.
10. E. Mavronicola and P. Komodromos (2011) “Assessing the suitability of equivalent linear elastic analysis of seismically isolated multistorey buildings”, Computers and Structures, Vol 89, Issues 2122, pp 19201931.
9. P. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos (2011) “Numerical investigation of potential mitigation measures for poundings of seismically isolated buildings”, Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 2, No.1, March, 2011.
8. P. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos (2010) “Earthquakeinduced poundings of a seismically isolated building with adjacent structures”, Engineering Structures, Special Issue: Learning from structural failures  Invited Paper, Vol. 32, pp. 19371951.
7. P. Polycarpou and P. Komodromos (2010) “On poundings of a seismically isolated building with adjacent structures during strong earthquakes, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Journal, Vol. 39, pp. 933940 (Short Communication).
6. L. Papaloizou and P. Komodromos (2009) “Planar investigation of the seismic response of ancient columns and colonnades with epistyles using a custommade software, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 29, Issues 1112, pp. 14371454.
5. P. Komodromos (2008) “Simulation of the EarthquakeInduced Pounding of Seismically Isolated Buildings, Journal of Computers and Structures, Vol. 86, pp. 618626.
4. P. Komodromos, L. Papaloizou and P. Polycarpou (2008) “Simulation of the Response of Ancient Columns Under Harmonic and Earthquake Excitations”, Engineering Structures Journal, Vol. 30, Issue 8, pp. 21542164.
3. P. Komodromos, P. Polycarpou, L. Papaloizou and M.C. Phocas (2007) “Response of Seismically Isolated Buildings Considering Poundings”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Journal, Vol. 36, pp. 16051622.
2. P. Komodromos (2005) A simplified updated Lagrangian approach for combining discrete and finite element methods, Computational Mechanics, Volume 35, Number 4, pp.305–313.
1. P. Komodromos and J.R. Williams (2004) Dynamic simulation of multiple deformable bodies using combined discrete and finite element methods, , Engineering Computations, Vol. 21 Number 2/3/4, Special Issue: The discrete element method: numerical modelling of discontinua, pp.431–448.

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Petros completed his undergraduate studies (198792) at the Civil Engineering Department (CED) of the University of Patras, Greece. Then, he worked for a year (199293) at the CED in a research project on the nonlinear behavior of reinforced concrete structures. He continued his studies with a Master of Science (199395) in the Structures and Materials Group of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEED) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked on seismic isolation research. Then, he spent a year (199596) studying in the Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Program of the CEED at the University of California, Berkeley, where he focused more in earthquakeresistant design. Subsequently, he returned to the CEED of MIT and completed Ph.D. studies (19962001) in Information Technology, where he concentrated in computeraided engineering and information technology. After the completion of his Ph.D. studies he worked for two years in the Information Technology Division of Morgan Stanley.
He joined the University of Cyprus, at the rank of the Lecturer, in September of 2003, exactly when the CEE Department had accepted its first students. He was assigned solely responsible for the restructuring and improving of the Undergraduate Program of Studies and for the complete development (from a zero basis) and promotion of the Graduate Program of Studies of the CEE Department, adopting the ECTS system according to the Bologna Declaration in both programs of studies. He also served as the CEE Department's (one member) Undergraduate Studies Committee, the Graduate Studies Committee, Information Technology and Computing Committee, and Library Committee as the only member and coordinator (20032005). Furthermore, he represented the School of Engineering in the Senatorial Committee on Graduate Studies (20032005) of the University of Cyprus. During the 20052007 period he served on the Undergraduate Studies Committee, the Graduate Studies Committee, and the Information Technology and Computing Committee of the CEE Department, which have all become 3 member committees. Since then, he has served in various committees, while he served as the coordinator of the Graduate Students Committee during 201415. He has been elected to the rank of the Assistant Professor in 2008 and the rank of Petros has developed and taught 7 completely new courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels: CEE220 Structural Analysis CEE221 Matrix Structural Analysis CEE320 Structural Dynamics CEE325 ComputerAided Structural Analysis CEE401 Software Development for Engineering Applications CEE500 Advanced Engineering Software Development CEE501 Advanced ComputerAided Structural AnalysisThe courses that he has been teaching include structural analysis, structural dynamics, computeraided structural engineering, software development for engineering applications and information technology topics. He has also provided various independent studies (CEE492, CEE493, CEE650, and CEE651) for both undergraduate and graduate students. At the doctoral level, he has supervised 3 Ph.D. students (Dr. Loizos Papaloizou, Dr. Panayiotis Polycarpou and Dr. E. Mavronicola). His Ph.D. student Loizos Papaloizou completed in June 2009 the first Ph.D. in Civil Engineering ever awarded in Cyprus and the first Ph.D. given by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His second Ph.D. student, Paniayiotis Polycarpou, completed his Ph.D. August of 2009, being the second Ph.D. awarded in Civil Engineering in Cyprus and the second Ph.D., overall, given by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His third Ph.D. student, Eftychia Mavronicola, completed her Ph.D. in June 2009 and was selected, among several other excellent Ph.D. graduates, to give a short speech at the official ceremony for the graduating ceremony for graduate students. Short CV: http://www.eng.ucy.ac.cy/petros/KomodromosShortCV.pdf Extended CV: http://www.eng.ucy.ac.cy/petros/petrosKomodromos_CV.pdf Personal Webpage: http://www.eng.ucy.ac.cy/petros/  
His research interests include the areas of structural analysis and dynamics, earthquake resistant design and analysis, seismic isolation, computeraided structural engineering and utilization of information technology in engineering.
Petros' publications record includes 3 technical books, 1 edited book, 5 invited book chapters, 25 papers in top peerreviewed international scientific Journals in his area of expertise and 58 papers in peerreviewed international conference proceedings (with the entire body of each article reviewed) in refereed conference proceedings.
He has successfully completed the following 4 funded research projects:
(1) EarthquakeInduced Poundings of Seismically Isolated Structures (EIPOSIS)
(2) Investigation of the response and behavior of ancient columns and colonnades during strong earthquake excitations
(3) Threedimensional numerical investigation of earthquakeinduced poundings of buildings (3DPOUND)
He has reviewed research papers for 19 international scientific journals and 13 international and world conferences, while he has served in the scientific or/and organizing committees of 21 international and world conferences.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of the of the International Scientific Journal Earthquakes & Structures, which focuses on the effects of earthquakes on civil engineering structures [ISSN:20927614(Print), ISSN:20927622(Online), Impact factor:1.381(2012)]
 
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