Filip C. Filippou


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, June 1983
Dipl. Ing., Technische Universitšt MŁnchen, Sept. 1978


7/98- Professor of Structural  Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
7/99-6/03 Department Vice Chair for Research and Technical Support
7/89-6/98 Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
7/83-6/89 Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
6/84-8/84 T.Y. Lin International
7/79-6/83 Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley
6/81-8/81 Teaching Associate, University of California, Berkeley
10/74-7/77 Teaching Assistant, Technische Universitšt MŁnchen
1974-1978 Summer work in the design office of C. Filippou, Greece

Visiting Professor

  • Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) Cachan, France (Jan. 2000 and June 2001)
  • UniversitŠ di Trento, Italy (June 1999)
  • UniversitŠ di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy (Sept-Dec 1998), (May-July 1988)
  • Universitšt Hannover, Germany (June 1995)
  • UniversitŠ di Napoli, Italy (June 1993)


Bechtel Powel Corporation, PMB, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, OPAC Engineers, ANATECH


2004-2007 Roy W. Carlson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering
2001 Fellow, American Concrete Institute
1994 Walter L. Huber Research Prize (American Society of Civil Engineers)
1988 Alfred Noble Prize (American Society of Civil Engineers)
1987 Presidential Young Investigator Award (National Science Foundation)
1986 Student Award for course in Steel Design
1985-1986 Research Fellowship of Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
1981-1982 U.C. Regents Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
1979-1980 Earl C.Anthony Tuition Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
1973-1978 DAAD Fellowship, Federal Republic of Germany


  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    Methods of Analysis Committee (Chair 1999-date)
    Seismic Effects Committee (1997-date)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    Committee ACI-ASCE 447: Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures (Chair 2000-date)
    Committee ACI-ASCE 423: Prestressed Concrete, Associate Member
  • ComitŤ Euro-International du Beton (CEB)
    Member General Task Group III/2: Seismic Design (inception-1998)
  • International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
    Secretary-Treasurer of U.S. Group (1988-1995)
  • Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI),
    Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Technical Chamber of Greece
  • Registered Civil Engineer, Greece


105 papers and reports on the behavior, analysis and design of structures under monotonic and cyclic loads


  • Invited keynote lecture at CompDyn 2007, Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Enginering, Heraclion, Greece, June 2007
  • Invited keynote lecture XXVII CILAMCE, Latin American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering, Belem, Brazil, September 2006
  • Invited keynote lecture at 5th French Earthquake Engineering Conference in Cachan, France, October 1999
  • Tewkesbury Lecture at the University of Melbourne, Australia, November 1995
  • Invited keynote lecture on Nonlinear Models for Seismic Response of Concrete Structures at 6th Italian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Perugia, Italy, October 1993
  • Lecturer in short course on Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of Concrete Structures at Centre for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Udine, Italy, June 1993


  • 1999-date, Member of Editorial Board of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal
  • 1992-date Member of Seismic Review Committee, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1995-2000 Member of Review Panel of National Research Council (NRC) for National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • 1999 Member of Scientific Committee, fib Symposium on Structural Concrete-The Bridge between People, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1996 Member of Scientific Committee for International Symposium on Conceptual Design of Structures, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1996 Member of Scientific Advisory Committee for International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1995 Member of Organizing Committee for IABSE Symposium on Extending the Lifespan of Structures in San Francisco
  • 8/1989 Member of Technical Activities Committee for ICOSSAR '89 in San Francisco
  • 7/1988 Member of research subcommittee of technical advisory committee for the initiation phase of the U.S.-Japan Joint Research Program on Precast Seismic Structural Systems (UJNR-PRESSS)
  • 8/1987 Member of review panel of research in earthquake engineering for the Greek Ministry of Industry, Energy and Technology, Athens
  • 10/1986 Member of research panel in the PCI Workshop on "Effective Use of Precast Concrete for Earthquake Resistance", Los Angeles
  • 6/1985 Served on a five member advisory panel for the Aluminum Association, Chicago.
  • Reviewer of research proposals for the National Science Foundation
  • Reviewer of research proposals for the Greek Ministry of Industry, Energy and Technology
  • Reviewer of scientific papers for Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), Structural Journal (ACI), International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Spectra (EERI).

last update: July 11, 2007