News

2022

September 2022

Yeon presented preliminary findings related to the “Seismic Response of Core Wall Building with Friction‐Based Force‐Limiting Connections“ at the 3rd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology.

September 2022

Georgios was invited to be one of the Invited Speakers at the 8th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

August 2022

Georgios presented at the 13th Hellenic Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Congress in Patras, Greece.

August 2022

The ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering list of most read articles in the last one month included our most recent publication.


Tsampras, Georgios, and Richard Sause. “Force-Based Design Method for Force-Limiting Deformable Connections in Earthquake-Resistant Buildings.” Journal of Structural Engineering 148, no. 10 (October 1, 2022): 04022150. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0003456.




July 2022

Georgios joins the Early Career Board of the journal Advances in Structural Engineering.

June 2022

Yeon, Kaixin, Franco and Georgios attended the 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Utah which was hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.


Georgios presented in the Special Session #26 entitled "No Longer Just a Research Idea - Rocking Technologies as a Practical Approach to Achieving Functional Recovery" organized by Christopher Segura and Matthew Speicher from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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May 2022

Franco and Georgios presented at the ASCE-EMI Conference 2022 in Baltimore.

May 2022

Our conference paper entitled "Seismic Response of Core Wall Building with Friction-Based Force-Limiting Connections" was accepted for publication at the Proceeding of the Third European Conference on Earthquake Engineering & Seismology.

May 2022

Construction site walk at UCSD campus with our SE 151B Prestressed Concrete Design class. Thanks to Julianna, Ryan, Jesus, and Kevin from the design and construction site teams!

May 2022

Our manuscript entitled "Force-Based Design Method for Force-Limiting Deformable Connections in Earthquake-Resistant Buildings" was accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.

May 2022

Jared Brewe, Vice President of Technical Services at Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, presents in our Prestressed Concrete Design class at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

April 2022

Yeon receives the ACI San Diego Chapter Scholarship.

April 2022

Georgios attends the ASCE-SEI Structures Congress in Atlanta for the meetings of the Task Group 2.

April 2022

Georgios receives Token of Appreciation from his former teammates and friends in the Falcon Structures Engineering group at SpaceX for his contributions to the NASA Demo-2 mission.

April 2022

Georgios receives a travel award from the Academic Senate at the University of California San Diego.

April 2022

Kaixin and Georgios receive a 2022 PCI Daniel P. Jenny Research Fellowship. Read more here in the PCI Journal.


April 2022

Our team goes on a hike to explore beautiful San Diego.

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March 2022

Our team receives a research grant from the the Department of Conservation for the California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP).

March 2022

Our team joins a student organized Taco Night! Great job by the Structural Engineering Chefs.

2021

December 2021

Georgios receives travel grant to attend the NHERI researcher workshop will be held at the NHERI Lehigh’s Real-Time Multi-Directional (RTMD) Facility in Bethlehem, PA

December 2021

Georgios presents at the EERI Student Chapter at Lehigh University on the topic entitled "Careers in Structural Engineering".

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December 2021

Bin Wang, Gabriele Granello, Giovanni Defrancesco and Georgios organized the 2021 Emerging Researchers' Seminar on Earthquake Engineering.

2021 Emerging Researchers' Seminar on Earthquake Engineering.pdf

December 2021

Georgios receives a registration grant for the 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering scheduled for June 27-July 1, 2022.

September 2021

Please join us to welcome Kaixin Chen! Kaixin will pursue his PhD in Structural Engineering. His research will focus on low-damage earthquake-resilient buildings with innovative friction-based force-limiting deformable connections. Please, visit our team's page to learn more about Kaixin.

August 2021

Our group goes on a fun day hike!

April 2021

Georgios started serving as secretary of ASCE-SEI Task Group 2.

March 2021

Please join us to welcome Kyoungyeon Lee! Yeon is the newest member of our group and she will be conducting her MSc thesis on earthquake-resistant building systems. She has a multidisciplinary background with experiences from both structural engineering and architecture. We are very excited to have her. Welcome Yeon!

January 2021

Carlos Franco Mayorga joined our group as the first doctoral student! We are very excited to have him. Welcome Franco!

2020

July 2020

Christine Fennessy published an article at P.C Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science news. The article summarizes Georgios's journey in engineering that would not have been possible without the support of his family, mentors, friends and colleagues.

Read more in the link below:

https://engineering.lehigh.edu/news/article/georgios-tsampras-16-phd-only-way-find-out-try

July 2020

Georgios joined the Structural Engineering department at University of California in San Diego as an Assistant Professor.

On the right is shown the main entrance of the Structural and Materials Engineering Building that houses the Structural Engineering department at UC San Diego.


https://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/release/3116

June 2020

Georgios receives Token of Appreciation from his teammates in the Falcon Structures Engineering group at SpaceX for his contributions to the damage tolerance analysis for the reuse evaluation of fracture critical hardware on Falcon 9 and Flacon Heavy launch vehicles.

2019

Georgios joined the Falcon Structures Engineering group at SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA.

On the right is a picture at the Falcon 9 booster moment located in Hawthorne, CA.

2018

Georgios presented at the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Georgios gave an invited talk at the Northeastern University Graduate Structural Engineering Association in Boston, MA.

https://cee.northeastern.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/pdfs/seminars/ceeseminar_120618.pdf

Our article on the shake-table test performance of an the inertial force-limiting floor anchorage system was published on the journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.

Zhi Zhang, Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo, Gabrielle Guerrini, Arpit Nema, Dichuan Zhang, Ulina Shakya, Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause (2018), Shake table test performance of an inertial force-limiting floor anchorage system, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 47 (10), 1987-2011, doi: 10.1002/eqe.3047


2017

Georgios presented at the 2017 ASCE Structures Congress in Denver.

Our second article on the experimental validation of the deformable connection for earthquake-resistant buildings was published on the journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.

Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause, Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo (2017) Experimental study of deformable connection consisting of friction device and rubber bearings to connect floor system to lateral force resisting system, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 47 (4), 1032-1053, doi: 10.1002/eqe.3004

2016

Georgios Tsamras joined the Engineering Mechanics and Infrastructure division at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in Waltham, MA.

Our article on the experimental validation of the deformable connection for earthquake-resistant buildings was published on the journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.

Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause, Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo (2016), Experimental study of deformable connection consisting of buckling-restrained brace and rubber bearings to connect floor system to lateral force resisting system, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 46 (8), 1287-1305, DOI:10.1002/eqe.2856

Our first article on the development of the deformable connection for earthquake-resistant buildings was published on the journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.

Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause, Dichuan Zhang, Robert B. Fleischman, José I. Restrepo, David Mar, Joseph Maffei (2016), Development of deformable connection for earthquake-resistant buildings to reduce floor accelerations and force responses, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 45 (9), 1473–1494, doi:10.1002/eqe.2718

2015

Georgios receives the Yen Fellowship by the Civil Engineering department at Lehigh University.

On the right is a photo of Georgios Tsampras and the ATLSS lab manager Darrick Fritchman from the following related article: https://www2.lehigh.edu/news/ben-yens-legacy

The Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering (JAEE) awarded Georgios the Excellent Presentation Award during the International Symposium on Earthquake Engineering in Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. James M. Ricles, Director of NHERI at Lehigh University, enabled Georgios Tsampras' participation to the symposium.

On the right is a picture from the ceremony. The awards were presented by the president of JAEE, Dr. Kimiro MEGURO.

Georgios gave an interview to the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Lehigh University to disseminate the research of the work conducted by University of Arizona, Lehigh University, and University of California San Diego on the Inertial Force-Limiting Anchorage System for Seismic Resistant Building Structures.


Georgios and Richard Sause traveled to New Zealand to present at the 2015 NZSEE Technical Conference in Rotorua.

On the right are some pictures from the trip.

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Georgios presented at the 2015 SEI/ASCE Structures Congress in Portland Oregon.

On the right is a photo from the session of the presentation.

Georgios gave an invited talk at Leslie E. Robertson Associates in New York City.