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Ioannis Zisis

Ioannis Zisis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Concordia University, 2011
Structural and Environmental Wind Engineering
(305) 348-4869


Ioannis Zisis joined Florida International University (FIU) in 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and as of 2017 he serves as Co-Director of the Laboratory for Wind Engineering Research (LWER) at the Extreme Events Institute (EEI) which is an FIU Preeminent Program. In 2018, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and as of 2019 he is serving as the Site Director of the NSF-funded IUCRC for Wind Hazard Infrastructure Performance (WHIP).
Dr. Zisis has expertise in structural and environmental wind engineering and in particular the wind effects on the built environment. He has been involved in several experimental research projects and he has gained significant experience in small- to full-scale testing, as well as structural monitoring of instrumented buildings. Moreover, he has combined his expertise in experimental methods, with advanced analytical and numerical approaches that aim at the development and improvement of current design practices and resiliency to wind hazards.
Dr. Zisis has over 50 publications in international journals and conference proceedings and his research has been funded by various federal and state agencies, including National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
Dr. Zisis serves in the ASCE 7-22 Wind Load Subcommittee and the ASCE 49 Standard Committee (SEI Wind Tunnel Testing Standards). He is also a member of the Structural Wind Engineering Committee (SWEC) and Environmental Wind Engineering Committee (EWEC) of the Technical Council on Wind Engineering and the American Society of Civil Engineers (TCWE-ASCE).
Dr. Zisis obtained his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Building Engineering from Concordia University (Canada). He also holds a Dipl.-Ing in Civil Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).