IOANNIS ZISIS

FIU SITE DIRECTOR

Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environment Engineering
Florida International University

  Ioannis Zisis, PhD

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

Dipl.-Ing in Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2003
M.A.Sc. in Building Engineering, Concordia University, Canada, 2006
Ph.D. in Building Engineering, Concordia University, Canada, 2011

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RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INTERESTS

Structural and Environmental Wind Engineering, Wind Tunnel Testing, Field Monitoring, Building Codes of Practice and Wind Standards, Building/Architectural Engineering.

 


PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida International University (2018-present)
Co-Director, Laboratory for Wind Engineering Research, International Hurricane Research Center, Florida International University (2017-Present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida International University (2012-2018)

SIGNIFICANT HONORS AND AWARDS

  • In collaboration with his colleagues NHERI WOW EF was lauded by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to receive the 2018 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation
  • Faculty Research Award, College of Engineering, Florida International University (2018)
  • Postdoctoral Industrial R&D Fellowship: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2011)
  • Catherine Lalonde Memorial Scholarship, Canadian Wood Council (2008)

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

  • Member of: the ASCE/SEI Standards Committee ASCE/SEI 7 - Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (Wind Loads Subcommittee - WLSC); ASCE/SEI Standards Committee ASCE/SEI 49 – Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures; the Technical Council on Wind Engineering (TCWE-ASCE), Structural Wind Engineering Committee (SWEC) and Environmental Wind Engineering Committee (EWEC)
  • Co-PI in the NHERI Experimental Facility at Florida International University - The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a distributed, multi-user national facility that provides the natural hazards research community with access to research infrastructure that will include earthquake and wind engineering experimental facilities
  • Organizer and Chair of the 4th American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop (4AAWE), August 2016, Miami FL.
  • Co-organized and served as a judge in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 “WOW Challenge!” where South Florida high school student teams develop and test hurricane mitigation concepts. The event is sponsored by the International Hurricane Research Center and Florida Division of Emergency Management