Giorgio T. Proestos

Dr. Proestos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental
Engineering at North Carolina State University. His expertise is in the behavior, modeling and
experimental investigation of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, with particular emphasis on
the shear and torsion response of members.

Before joining the department, Dr. Proestos earned his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Canada
under a joint placement agreement with the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia, Italy. He
also holds an M.A.Sc. and a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. Dr. Proestos
has also been involved in several high-profile consulting activities providing expertise in specialized
situations, as a part of litigation and dispute resolutions and in the forensic investigation of structures.

Dr. Proestos’ research in the Structural Engineering and Mechanics Group is focused on large scale
experimental testing of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, the development of practical tools
for the assessment of concrete structures, the development of design procedures and the development of
new constitutive models and modeling techniques. His experimental research has been used to inform the
development of simplified tools that can be used to rapidly model the full three-dimensional nonlinear
response of entire, or large portions of, structures. Dr. Proestos’ has been involved in significant
experimental work pertaining to the design and analysis of Korean nuclear containment structures. For the
paper entitled, “Influence of High-Strength Bars on Shear Response of Containment Walls,” he received
the American Concrete Institute – Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research. Dr.
Proestos is excited to be a part of CNEFS and bring his structural engineering expertise to serve the
research needs of the nuclear industry. For more information, or to contact Dr. Proestos, please visit