Giorgio Proestos

Assistant Professor

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  • Mann Hall 412

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 teaches Reinforced Concrete Design (CE 327) and Theory and Design of Prestressed Concrete (CE 522).

Education

Ph.D. 2018

Civil Engineering

University of Toronto

M.A.Sc. 2014

Civil Engineering

University of Toronto

B.A.Sc. Eng. Sci. 2012

Engineering Science

University of Toronto

Research Description

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, 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 rapidly model the full three-dimensional nonlinear response of entire, or large portions of, structures. The tools have been developed to capture the response of concrete beams, columns, walls and shells subjected to all the stress resultants in three-dimensions. His vision for the future is to develop tools that can be used to directly and immediately assess the condition of structures from cracks and damage. Dr. Proestos also envisions conducting extensive testing of a variety of structures at the Constructed Facilities Lab, including the testing of very large members.

Honors and Awards

  • American Concrete Institute - Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research, 2018
  • American Concrete Institute - Design Award, 2017