Manolis S. Georgioudakis

Civil Engineer, Dipl Eng, MEng, PhD

I am Dr. Civil Engineer. I received my Ph.D. from the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2014. My doctoral dissertation was awarded by the Greek Association of Computational Mechanics (GRACM) as the best PhD Thesis in 2014 in Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering. I also hold a Master's degree in Engineering from the School of Civil Engineering of the NTUA.

My research interests lie in computational mechanics field. More specific in structural optimization, in linear & nonlinear finite element analysis of structures, in failure mechanics, in stochastic finite element method, in machine learning etc. I have participated, as an early-stage researcher, in many research projects funded by EU and Greek Organizations. Furthermore, I have also taught in various under- & post-graduate courses at NTUA and supervised many undergraduate theses at the School of Civil Engineering in NTUA.

Professionally, I have experience in static and dynamic analysis of reinforced concrete and steel structures, as a freelance civil engineer in projects of the private sector.


Passionate about discovering the science limits and always targeting to break them through the intensive research.


Devoted on the creative application of scientific principles for analysis and design of structures.


Enthousiast of writing code to solve engineering problems in practice using cutting-edge development tools.

Featured Publications

  • M. Georgioudakis and M. Fragiadakis, Selection and scaling of ground motions using multicriteria optimization, Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 146(11), 04020241, 2020. [doi] [pdf]
  • M. Georgioudakis and V. Plevris, A comparative study of differential evolution variants in constrained structural optimization, Frontiers in Built Environment, Vol. 6, Article 102, 2020. [doi] [pdf]

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