ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Institute of Structural Engineering
Eleni Chatzi is currently an Associate Professor, and the Chair of Structural Mechanics, at the Institute of Structural Engineering, of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (DBAUG), ETH Zürich. She has obtained her diploma (2004) and MSc (2006) in Civil Engineering, with honors, from the Department of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). In June 2010 she obtained her PhD Degree with distinction from the Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University. In 2010 she was hired as the youngest Assistant Professor in ETH, and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2017. Prof. Chatzi’s research couples novel simulation tools with state-of the-art monitoring methodologies for intelligent and data-driven assessment and diagnostics of engineered systems, with the goal of providing actionable tools able to guide operators and engineers in the management of their assets. A key aspect of her research lies in extraction of quantifiable metrics that are indicative of structural performance across the component, system and network levels. Her expertise lies in the area of Structural Health Monitoring, with a strong focus on problems lying beyond the commonly adopted assumption of linear time invariant systems. Her research spans a broad range of topics, including applications on emerging sensor technologies and structural control, methods for curbing uncertainties in structural diagnostics and life-cycle assessment, as well as advanced schemes for nonlinear/nonstationary dynamics simulations. Prof. Chatzi serves as editor for numerous peer-reviewed international journals with particular focus on system identification methods and topics relating to SHM. Since 2016, she is coordinating the joint ETH Zürich & University of Zurich PhD Programme in Computational Science. She is currently leading the ERC Starting Grant WINDMIL on the topic of "Smart Monitoring, Inspection and Life-Cycle Assessment of Wind Turbines", awarded by the European Research Council.