Dr Ioannis P. Mitseas


Ioannis Mitseas is a chartered Civil Engineer with post-graduate studies in Structural Engineering from National Technical University of Athens in Greece. In 2015, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Liverpool in United Kingdom. His rigorous research attitude and capacity allowed him to secure highly competitive doctoral scholarships, including the most prestigious Greek scholarship from National State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY-NSF). In the following years, Dr Mitseas is found at Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany to teach as module coordinator Advanced Stochastic Structural Analysis and Random Vibration theory in postgraduate level. In 2019, Dr Mitseas is appointed as Assistant Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at University of Leeds in United Kingdom whereas he serves as Visiting Academic at Leibniz University of Hannover. A significant body of his work focuses on the demanding and challenging field of nonlinear stochastic structural dynamics. His research interests include uncertainty quantification, modelling and analysis of (stochastic) dynamical systems with diverse applications in civil/structural engineering as well as theoretical and applied mechanics. Dr Mitseas has already become a member of several international professional associations, including ASCE, EMI, SEI, and TEE-TCG while he has served as a peer reviewer for at least 20 academic journals. He is particulalry active in organizing mini-symposia as well as chairing sessions at the most important international conferences in his field. Dr Mitseas has already been successful in attracting a highly competitive research grant from German Research Foundation which highlights his recognition as early career researcher at the highest level of promise and excellence.

Organization and Chairing of mini-Symposia (MS) / Sessions

•    MS “Computational methods for stochastic dynamics”, Mitseas I. P., Fragkoulis V. C., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., Beer M., XI International Conference on Structural Dynamics (EURODYN 2020), Athens, Greece, 23-25 November, 2020
•    MS “Novel stochastic dynamics methodologies for civil engineering applications”, Mitseas I. P., Beer M., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., Chen J., 16th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing (CIVIL-COMP 2019), Lake Garda, Italy, 16-19 September, 2019
•    MS “Stochastic load representations and nonlinear stochastic structural dynamics approaches”, Mitseas I. P., Beer M., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., Chen J., Jensen H. A., Comerford L., 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP 13), Seoul, South Korea, 26-30 May, 2019 
•    MS “Nonlinear stochastic structural dynamics methodologies for complex engineering systems”, Mitseas I. P., Beer M., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., Chen J., Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference (EMI-IC 2018), ASCE, Shanghai, China, 2-4 November, 2018

Scientific Committees and Boards of Conferences

•    Editorial Board member: 14th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology (CST 2020), Mallorca, Spain, 31 August - 2 September, 2021
•    Scientific Committee member: 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019), Hannover, Germany, 22-26 September, 2019
•    Editorial Board member: 16th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing (CIVIL-COMP 2019), Lake Garda, Italy, 16-19 September, 2019
•    Scientific Committee member: Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference 2018 (EMI-IC 2018), ASCE, Shanghai, China, 2-4 November, 2018

Visiting Appointments

•    Visiting Academic, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany (2019 – present)

Research interests

Research Expertise / Interests

•    Nonlinear stochastic structural dynamics
•    Mathematical modeling/analysis of structural/mechanical systems
•    Performance-based engineering methodologies
•    System parameter identification and failure/damage modeling/detection
•    Risk/Reliability assessment of engineering systems/structures
•    Complex structural system optimization
•    Stochastic seismic analysis of structures

Research Funding / Grants Awarded

•    German Research Foundation – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
“Nonlinear random vibration analysis methods for the design of dynamic MDOF structural systems subject to seismic hazard”
Lifespan: 01/2019 – 12/2021
Amount: 284,500.00 €
Co-operation partners: Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, Columbia University, USA, Rice University, USA
Role: Principal Investigator

•    National State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY-NSF)
“Efficient numerical methods for uncertainty quantification in engineering”
Lifespan: 02/2012 – 05/2015
Amount: 65,730.00 €
Academic Institution: University of Liverpool, UK
Role: Principal Investigator

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.), National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.), Technical Chamber of Greece, Greece
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (Dipl. Eng.), University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Professional memberships

  • Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG), Registered/Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member (M.ASCE)
  • Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE, Member (M.SEI)
  • Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE, Member (M.EMI)

Student education

Dr Mitseas teaching activities are in the areas of Dynamics, Statics and Mechanics, Finite Element analysis, Mathematical Statistics and Prestressed Concrete. These subject areas are located in the intersection between science and engineering and they possess fundamental importance in engineering education. 

Postgraduate Courses 

•    Advanced Structural Analysis (CIVE5970M), Fall semester

Undergraduate Courses 

•    Structural Design II (CIVE3165), Spring semester
•    Structural Design and Analysis (CIVE1360), Fall semester
•    Structural Design and Analysis (CIVE1360), Spring semester 

M.Eng. / M.Sc. Structural Engineering Dissertations

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    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1030-efficient-stochastic-dynamics-approaches-for-uncertainty-quantification-in-structural-engineering">Efficient stochastic dynamics approaches for uncertainty quantification in structural engineering</a></li>