Anastasios Giouvanidis obtained his 5-year Diploma (Dipl.Eng) 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 in Civil Engineering in 2015 and his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2018 from HKUST under the supervision of Prof. Elias Dimitrakopoulos. During this period, he also served as a teaching assistant to core Civil Engineering courses and supervised various undergraduate and postgraduate students.
His research falls within the discipline of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics with a focus on the rocking isolation of structures. Anastasios worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at HKUST in collaboration with Prof. Elias Dimitrakopoulos and at HK PolyU in collaboration with Prof. You Dong.
Currently, he serves as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the ISISE of UMinho for the S4H project focusing on the analytical modelling of the out-of-plane dynamic behaviour of masonry walls.