University of Texas at Austin

Loukas Kallivokas

Professor Civil Engineering

Research Interests

Computational Mechanics Inverse Problems


Loukas Kallivokas is a professor in the department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.  He earned a Diploma in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece, and MS and PhD degrees in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1990 and 1995, respectively.

From 1995 to 1997, he was a National Science Foundation CISE postdoctoral fellow and visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1998 to 1999 he was a scientist in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and in 1999 he joined the University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor.

His research interests are in computational mechanics, inverse problems, wave mechanics, metamaterials, earthquake and geotechnical engineering, subsurface imaging and non-destructive condition assessment.

In 1998 he received the Allen Newell Medal for research excellence in the large-scale modeling of seismic motion, and in 2003 a National Science Foundation CAREER award for research in subsurface imaging. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute, and a past chair of the Institute's Computational Mechanics Committee.