Eleni Chatzi

Short CV

Eleni Chatzi received her PhD (2010) from the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University, New York, and proceeded to become an Assistant Professor of Structural Mechanics at ETH Zürich in 2010. She is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of Structural Mechanics and Monitoring at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering of ETH Zürich. Her research interests include the fields of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and structural dynamics, nonlinear system identification, and intelligent life-cycle assessment for engineered systems. She is an author of over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and further serves as an editor for international journals in the domains of Dynamics and SHM, including the Journal of Sound and Vibration, Structure & Infrastructure Engineering, the Journal of Structural Engineering, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, the Journal of Engineering Mechanics, as well as the Sections on Structural Sensing and Computational Methods in Structural Engineering of Frontiers in Built Environment. She is currently leading the ERC Starting Grant WINDMIL on the topic of "Smart Monitoring, Inspection and Life-Cycle Assessment of Wind Turbines".

Selected Awards

2019 Telford Premium Prize best paper award

2019 TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Fellowship awarded by the TÜV Süd Foundation

2018 Marquis Who’s Who in the World

2016 T. Francis Ogilvie Young Investigator Lecture award, awarded by the Center for Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2015 ERC Starting Grant 2015 Award, ERC-2015-StG #679843

2010 Doctoral Dissertation Distinction from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University

2009 The Mindlin Award from the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in Columbia University

2006 Fulbright Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Structural Health Monitoring powered by Time Series Analysis & Machine Learning
  • Identification of Nonlinear Structural Systems
  • Data-driven Methods for Intelligent Systems
  • Computational Mechanics for Plasticity, Fracture & Multiscale Analysis
  • Life-Cycle Assessment & Decision Support for Predictive Maintenance

Selected Publications

  • Agathos, K., Chatzi, E., Bordas, P.A., and Talaslidis, D. (2015), “A well-conditioned and optimally convergent XFEM for 3D linear elastic fracture”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 105(9), 643–677.
  • Chatzis M.N., Chatzi E.N., and Smyth A.W. (2015), “An experimental validation of time domain system identification methods with fusion of heterogeneous data”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 44(4), 523–547, doi:10.1002/eqe.2528.
  • Spiridonakos, M., and Chatzi, E.N. (2015), “Metamodeling of Dynamic Nonlinear Structural Systems through Polynomial Chaos NARX Models”, Computers & Structures, 157, 99-113.
  • Schöbi, R., and Chatzi, E.N., “Maintenance Planning using Continuous-State POMDPs and Nonlinear Action Models”, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, published online: 14 Sep 2015, doi:10.1080/15732479.2015.1076485
  • Eftekhar-Azam, S.E., Chatzi, E., and Papadimitriou, C. (2015), “A dual Kalman filter approach for state estimation via output-only acceleration measurements”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 60-61, 866-886.
  • Chatzis, M.N., Chatzi, E.N., and Smyth, A.W. (2014), “On the Observability and identifiability methods for structural and mechanical Systems”, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 22(3), 574-593.
  • Triantafyllou, S.P., Chatzi, E.N. (2014), “A hysteretic multiscale formulation for the nonlinear dynamic analysis of composite materials”, Computational Mechanics, 54(3), 763-787.
  • Fuggini, C., Chatzi, E. and Zangani, D. (2013), “Combining Genetic Algorithms with a Meso-Scale Approach for System Identification of a Smart Polymeric Textile”, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 28(3), 227–245, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8667.2012.00789.x
  • Chatzi, E.N., Hiriyur, B.K., Waisman, H., and Smyth, A.W., (2011), “Experimental application and enhancement of the XFEM-GA algorithm for the detection of flaws in structures", Computers & Structures, 89(7-8), 556-570.
  • Chatzi, E.N., Smyth, A.W., and Masri, S.F. (2010), “Experimental application of on-line parametric identification for nonlinear hysteretic systems with model uncertainty”, Journal of Structural Safety, Structural Safety, 32(5), 326-337.
  • Chatzi, E., and Smyth, A.W. (2009), “The unscented Kalman filter and particle filter methods for nonlinear structural system identification with non-collocated heterogeneous sensing”, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 16(1), 99-123.

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow