Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Alexandros Taflanidis is Professor and Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Chair in Structural Engineering. Taflanidis received his Ph.D. in 2008 in Civil Engineering with a minor in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology. Subsequently he conducted postdoctoral research at Duke University. He joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame in 2008. Dr. Taflanidis currently oversees the operation of the High Performance system Analysis and Design (HIPAD) laboratory. He is also part of the University of Notre Dame team (Engineering2Empower) that is committed to scholarship and service for Haiti following the devastating January 2010 earthquake.

Thematic Interests

Natural hazard risk assessment, civil infrastructure maintenance, and post-disaster recovery in developing countries; simulation-based engineering science for disaster risk reduction (DRR)

Current Research

Challenges for natural hazard risk assessment and mitigation in megacities and developing countries; empowerment models for residential housing in the developing world. 

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

Kellogg Institute's Undergraduate Mentoring Award - 2019-20

Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, CSC, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate teaching - 2014

Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, CSC, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching - 2018-19


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