Prof. Lignos’s research involves integrated computational modeling and large-scale experimentation for the fundamental understanding and simulating of structural collapse of steel structures as well as the development of metrics and technologies that promote low seismic damage over a structure’s lifecycle. Prof. Lignos joined the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2016 from McGill University, Canada, where he was a tenured Associated Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics. Prior to that he was a post-doctoral researcher at Kyoto University (2010) and Stanford University (2009). He has degrees in Structural Engineering (Stanford University, M.S. 2004, Ph.D. 2008) and Civil Engineering (NTU, Athens, 5-year Diploma 2003). His awards include the 2019 Walter L. Huber Prize from ASCE and the 2015 William Dawson Scholarship for Infrastructure Resilience among others.