Anastasios Giouvanidis obtained his 5-year Diploma (Dipl.Eng – equivalent to BSc+MSc) in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Then, he received his Master (MBA) degree from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, while working as a Structural Engineer. He acquired his MPhil and PhD in Civil/Structural Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. During that period, he also served as a teaching assistant to core Civil Engineering courses and supervised various undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Anastasios worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, before moving to the University of Minho, Portugal. His research falls within the disciplines of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics with a focus on the rocking isolation of structures.
At the University of Minho, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering for the S4H project during 2020-2023 focusing on the analytical and numerical modelling of the out-of-plane dynamic behaviour of masonry walls. In addition, during 2021-2023, he also delivered lectures to the MSc students of the SAHC international master program. Since 2023, Dr Giouvanidis has been a Lecturer at the University of Auckland.