Electrical Engineering Student

Elina Efthymiou, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, City, University of London, UK, 2019
  • MSc, Bridge Engineering, University of Surrey, UK, 2012
  • 5-Year Diploma, Civil/Structural Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece 2011


  • Statics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Design of Concrete Structures/Lab

Research Interests

  • Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology
  • Structural Dynamics/Mechanics
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Sustainable Design and Management of Infrastructure


  • 2022 ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • 2022 Travel Grant/Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to attend the Natural Hazard Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Summer Institute for Early-Career Faculty
  • Honorary award for an early career female scientist in STEM after PhD, WOMEN+ Symposium, 2021
  • Top 50 Women in Engineering: Returners and Transferrers, Women's Engineering Society (WES), 2018
  • 2nd Prize winner of the poster competition at the 20 th Young Researchers’ Conference of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), 2018

Recent Publications

  • Efthymiou E., N. Makris. 2022. “Pulse-period – moment-magnitude relations derived with wavelet analysis and their relevance to estimate structural deformations”. Earthq. Eng. & Struct. Dyn., Vol. 51(7): 1636–1656
  • Efthymiou E., A. Camara. 2022. “Multi-angle and nonuniform ground motions on cable-stayed bridges”. Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 38(2): 1438–1462
  • Efthymiou E., A. Camara. 2021. “Inelastic response of cable-stayed bridges subjected to non-uniform motions”. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 19(6): 2691–2710
  • Makris N., E. Efthymiou. 2020. “Time-response functions of fractional derivative rheological models”. Rheologica Acta, Vol. 59(12): 849–873
  • Camara A., E. Efthymiou. 2017. “Deck–tower interaction in the transverse seismic response of cable-stayed bridges and optimum configurations”, Engineering Structures, Vol. 124: 494–506

Recent Presentations

  • Efthymiou E., A. Camara. 2021. “Ground motion spatial variability and cable-stayed bridges: Do we need to consider the asynchronous motion?”, IABSE Congress Ghent, September 22 – 24, 2021, Ghent (Belgium)
  • Efthymiou E., A. Camara. 2018. “Spatial variability effects on long-span cable-stayed bridges”, 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16ECEE), June 18 – 21, 2018, Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Efthymiou E., A. Camara. 2018. “Cable-stayed bridges under spatially variable ground motions”, 20th Young Researchers’ Conference – Institution of Structural Engineers (20YRC-IStructE), April 10, 2018, London (UK) — 2nd Prize Winner – Poster Competition
  • Efthymiou E., A. Camara. 2017. “The Effect of multi-angle, spatially variable seismic motions on cable-stayed bridges”, 6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN), June 15 – 17, 2017, Rhodes (Greece)
  • Efthymiou E., K. Kalfas, I. Flower. 2017. “Engineers for Overseas Development (EfOD): Inspiration and Development of Young Designers through Humanitarian Aid”, IABSE Conference Bath, April 19 – 20, 2017, Bath (UK)


  • Official Reviewer in Engineering Journals: Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering; Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration & Active Control
  • Member of Scientific Committees in International Conferences: IABSE Congress Ghent, Structural Engineering for Future Societal Needs; IABSE Congress Nanjing, Bridges and Structures: Connection, Integration and Harmonisation
  • Engineers for Overseas Development (EfOD), Member and Chair of the London Branch (2016 – 2019)
  • Women’s Engineering Society (WES), Elected Board Member (2018 - 2019)
  • IABSE British Group, Elected Member of the Executive Committee (2017 - 2019)


  • Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, York College of Pennsylvania, PA, USA (2021 – present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Southern Methodist University, TX, USA (2019 – 2021)
  • Assistant Bridge Engineer, Arcadis NV, London, UK (2018 – 2019)
  • Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Instructor, City, University of London, UK (2016 – 2019)
  • Civil Engineer, HYDROMON Consultants Llp, Athens, Greece (2012 – 2015)

Professional Association

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE – Elected Member), 2020
  • Chartered Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, 2011
  • International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE – Individual Member), 2013
  • IABSE Young Engineers Programme (YEP) Board (Elected Member), 2016
  • Women’s Engineering Society (Elected Board Member 2018 – 2019), 2018