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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Dimitris Rizos

Title: Director, Railway Engineering Graduate Certificate
Associate Professor; Associate Chair
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-6166
Fax: 803-777-0670
Office: 300 Main Street Room C208
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Research Interests

His areas of interest are in Structural Mechanics with emphasis on Railway and Highway Infrastructure, High Speed Rail Systems, and Civilian and Military Bridges. Dr. Rizos expertise is in the area of structural mechanics and modeling with emphasis on: (i) Development and implementation of computational methods (BEM, FEM, DEM, Hybrid Methods) for problems in wave propagation, soil-structure interaction, structural dynamics, and transient analysis of multi-phase media, such as the train-rail-trackbed-soil interaction problems; (ii) Analysis and Design of freight, passenger and High Speed Railway infrastructure (bridges, tunnels, tracks, etc); (iii) Bridge Engineering and High Performance Materials for civilian and military applications.


  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina, 1993
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina, 1989
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece, 1987

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