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Nicos Makris, Ph.D., C.Eng, F.ASCE, an internationally recognized expert in structural-earthquake engineering and structural mechanics-dynamics, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Makris is the Addy Family Centennial Professor in Civil Engineering at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas. He has previously served on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame (1992-96), the University of California, Berkeley (1996-2005), the University of Patras, in Greece (2003-2019), and the University of Central Florida (2014-18).

He has published more than 120 papers in archival journals, while supervising 14 doctoral theses and more than 40 MSc and fifth-year Diploma theses. He has served as editor of the journal Earthquakes and Structures, and for ASCE as associate editor of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics as well as chair of that journal’s Dynamics Committee. He is a member of Academia Europaea (“The Academy of Europe”), a distinguished visiting fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, and a member of the Congress Committee and General Assembly of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).

Makris has been honored with several international prizes and awards, including ASCE’s J. James R. Croes Medal and Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, the T.K. Hsieh Award from the Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K., the Shah Family Innovation Prize from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.

During the years 2003-2009, Makris served as the Director of Reconstruction of the Temple of Zeus in Ancient Nemea, Greece, and has a presentation about the project on YouTube.

Makris received his Doctor of Philosophy (1992) and Master of Science (1990) from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University, Athens, Greece (1988).