Giorgio Proestos

Assistant Professor

  • 919-515-4347
  • Fitts-Woolard Hall 3357

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), Theory and Design of Prestressed Concrete (CE 522) and Advanced Theory of Concrete Structures (CE 726).


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, 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. 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. Dr. Proestos’ interests also include conducting research on the design and analysis of disturbed regions. Part of his vision for the future is to develop reliable techniques that can be used to directly and immediately assess the condition of structures from cracks and damage. He is also working with collaborators towards applying fundamental knowledge of concrete structures to innovate in multidisciplinary ways using new materials and technologies from across engineering fields. Dr. Proestos conducts his experimental research at the Constructed Facilities Lab where he is able test large scale structures subjected to a variety of loading conditions. He also conducts structural engineering related research in association with the Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures (CNEFS)

Honors and Awards

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


Harkers Island Bridge Replacement: Material Characterization and Structural Performance
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/21 - 7/31/24)
Strut-and-Tie Design and Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Bent Caps
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/21 - 7/31/23)
Evaluation, Design, and Repair of Precast Concrete Dapped End Beams - CICI Core Project
Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI) - NCSU Research Site(1/01/21 - 12/31/22)
Probabilistic Risk-Informed Approaches in Structural and Earthquake Engineering, CNEFS Enhancement Project
Electricite de France (EDF/DER)(1/01/20 - 12/31/21)
Probabilistic Risk-Informed Approaches in Structural and Earthquake Engineering, CNEFS Core Project
NCSU Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures (CNEFS)(3/01/20 - 12/31/22)
High Strength T-Headed Reinforcing Bars for Use as Shear Reinforcement in Shear Critical Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute(1/11/21 - 7/11/22)
Evaluation of the Bonner Bridge Girders: Assessing Residual Capacity, Prestressing Losses and Degradation of the 56 Year Old Members
NC Department of Transportation(1/01/21 - 12/31/23)
Repair Strategies for Waste Transfer Station Concrete Overlays
Environmental Research & Education Foundation(3/01/20 - 7/31/23)
Development of Optimized Decked Bulb-Tee Girders for Alaska
State of Alaska, Department of Transportation(4/22/20 - 12/31/23)
External Pocket and Socket Connections for the Seismic Design of Alaska Bridges
State of Alaska, Department of Transportation(12/09/19 - 2/28/23)