Tsampras Research Group

Structural Engineering Research, Education, and Outreach


Tsampras Research Group is part of the Structural Engineering department at UC San Diego. We focus on research, educational, and outreach activities related to structural engineering. Our mission, goals, and core values are the following:


Contribute to the improvement of safety and resilience of our built environment.



  • Develop low-damage high-performance earthquake-resilient building systems through integrated experimental and numerical research.


  • Educate the next generation of diverse structural engineering students and enable them to conduct ethical and innovative research that advances the structural engineering profession.


  • Disseminate the importance and the contribution of structural engineering in our society.


Scholarship and Excellence

  • Achieve the highest level of quality in education and research.

  • Focus on fundamental principles of structural engineering.

  • Actively contribute to the structural engineering profession.

  • Advance the knowledge in structural engineering and share our understanding in a concise and thorough manner.

  • Encourage curiosity with exploratory and creative mindset.

  • Promote collaborative research activities.


  • Create an honest and fair learning and research environment.

  • Trust and respect our peers.

  • Be open to constructive feedback.

  • Produce unbiased research outcomes.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Create a learning and research environment with equal opportunities for students and researchers independently of their age, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

  • Listen different perspectives and learn from others.