REDΙ was founded2 by Dr. Elias Paraskevopoulos (Administrator), Dr. Sotiria Stefanidou and Dr. Olga Markogiannaki to unite their strong skills and experience into a promising firm as an outcome of many years of collaboration in both professional and research activities.
We currently operate with a multi-disciplinary group of experts to provide high-end structural design, rehabilitation and consultation for built assets, engineering software tools, digital innovation and research services for the enhancement of built assets’ sustainability in a multiple hazard environment.
Taking advantage of the available resources, cutting edge scientific knowledge and professional experience, we create added value for our clients by implementing integrated approaches to arrive to state-of the art solutions.
Dr. Elias Paraskevopoulos is Research Associate at Civil Engineering Department & Mechanical Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and the Institute of Engineering Seismology & Earthquake Engineering, in the field of Structural & Multibody Dynamics. He is an active researcher for more than 18 years, experienced in software development (C++, Python, Delphi). He has participated in more than 10 national, EU funded and US funded research programs and served as Coordinator to two of them. He has more than 50 research papers in international referred journals, conferences and books and has worked on software development for structural analysis, multibody dynamics, functional mockup interface development, co-simulation techniques, etc. He has been working for Altair Engineering, US for 6 years as a researcher. Dr. Paraskevopoulos works as Freelancer chartered civil engineer (Greek Institution of Civil Engineers, Greece) since 2001 and was member of the Structural Engineering/Consultancy firm Penelis Consulting Engineers SA from 2012 to 2019. He is experienced user of a wide range of software packages (Scia Engineer, ETABS, SAP2000, SOFISTIK, FESPA, ΑNSYS, NASTRAN, ADAMS, HyperWorks, etc.) and has worked as structural engineer in projects in Greece and worldwide for AKTOR SA, TERNA, TERNA Oversees, REDEX, etc. He is the CEO of a start-up company in Greece focused on research and structural projects.Read more+
Dr. Sotiria Stefanidou is Research Associate at Civil Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and the Institute of Engineering Seismology & Earthquake Engineering, in the field of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. She is an experienced and active researcher for more than 10 years, having participated in 11 national and EU Funded research programs. She has received several research scholarships (State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), Early Career Researchers) and has been working as Postdoctoral Researcher at AUTh since 2016. She is University Fellow at the International Hellenic University, has worked as University Fellow at the University of Thessaly, and as Affiliate Scientific Staff at AUTh. She received her PhD with Distinction in 2016 in fragility analysis of reinforced concrete bridges (AUTh), her Postdoc from the Civil Engineering Department, AUTh (2021) and holds two MSc degrees in Earthquake Engineering (2007) and Natural disasters & climate change (Short course, 2019). She has more than 50 publications in international referred journals, conferences and books with more than 200 citations and has worked on fragility analysis of roadway and railway bridges for single and multiple hazards, machine learning techniques in fragility analysis and software development, performance based design, bridge retrofit (RC,FRP jackets and seismic isolation), multiobjective optimization of retrofit measure selection, etc. Dr. Stefanidou works as Freelancer chartered civil engineer (Greek Institution of Civil Engineers, Greece) since 2006 and was member of the Structural Engineering/Consultancy firm Penelis Consulting Engineers SA from 2012 to 2019. She has worked as structural engineer in projects in Greece and worldwide for AKTOR SA, TERNA, TERNA Oversees, REDEX, etc. She is co-founder and partner of a start-up structural engineering company in Greece. She is a Board Member of Hellenic Society of Earthquake Engineering (ETAM) and General Secretary of Scientific Community of Concrete Research (EPES), since 2019 and member of IABSE Task Groups 1.8 and 5.2 since 2020.Read more+
Olga Markogiannaki is a Civil Engineer from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds an MSc in Structural Engineering from Columbia University and a PhD related to the enhancement of the seismic safety of structures. Her field of expertise lies in the seismic assessment of structures, structural health monitoring and damage detection and in the effect of climate change to infrastructure. In the last years her activities also expand in the use of composite materials in structures. She has many years (> 12) of professional experience in the field of structural design and retrofit, engineering consulting services, organization and management of public and private construction projects and management of research projects, while she has also worked as an Executive Consultant to the Authority for the Examination of Preliminary Appeals (AEPP). She has significant research activity (over 50 publications in international journals and conferences) and has established collaborations in research projects with distinguished Academic and Research Institutions. She has also > 5 years of academic teaching experience. In addition, she is Vice President of the Association of Civil Engineers of Greece and Deputy Member of the Board of the Hellenic Scientific Society for Concrete Research, while she has also served as Vice President of a construction company for 6 years. She is a member in numerous committees of the Technical Chamber of Greece on Earthquake and Civil Protection and in an International Working Group (IABSE T.G.6.1) on the impact of climate change on infrastructure.Read more+
Konstantinos holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering (AUTh 2018) and a Master of Science Degree (MSc.) in the field of Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design of Structures, Department of Civil Engineering (AUTh 2019). Since 2020, he is a Ph.D. Candidate at Department of Civil Engineering (AUTh). In the frame of his MSc. Thesis, Konstantinos participated in the EXCHANGE-Risk research program (HORIZON 2020), where he worked as a researcher at the University of Toronto, Canada in the field of analysis (considering monotonic and cyclic behavior) of soil – pipe interaction with the Finite Element Method. Konstantinos is a highly skilled software developer, and an experienced user of programming languages (Python, Java, C++, Matlab, Tcl). He has developed Finite Element Analysis source code programs and is a code contributor to OpenSource projects. He also holds knowledge of structural analysis programs ( OpenSees, SAP2000, SCIA Engineer, Kratos Multiphysics) and CAD programs (AutoCAD).Read more+
Eleni Filoglou holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering (AUTh 2018) and a Master of Science Degree(MSc) in the field of Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design of Structures, Department of Civil Engineering (AUTh 2021). Eleni has research experience related to the introduction of BIM technologies in the modern construction industry, holds knowledge of BIM programs (Revit, ArchiCAD) ,CAD programs(AutoCAD)and experience in structural analysis software( SAP2000, Scia Engineer).Read more+
Christos Manikas holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering (AUTh 2007). Christos is an experienced structural engineer, having involved in a great number of projects related to design, assessment and retrofit of reinforced concrete and steel structures and infrastructure. Christos is experienced in structural analysis and design using high-end software (Scia Engineer, FESPA, IDEA, etc). He is also experienced user of Tekla.Read more+
- Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece
- Registered as Startup Company at the RIS3 One Stop Liaison Office of the Region of Central Macedonia (Startups – One Stop Liaison Office (ris3rcm.eu))
- Registered for EU Funding and Tenders (PIC Number)
- Registered as Startup Company at “ELEVATE GREECE” , the Greek Start-up Ecosystem (https://elevategreece.gov.gr/)