Theodore Toridis

Professor Emeritus
  • B.S., Robert College, 1954
  • M.S., Michigan State University, 1961
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University - East Lansing, 1964

Current Research

Development of performance-based procedures for the seismic design and retrofit of civil structures; blast resistance of structures; use of fiber-reinforced polymers for the structural rehabilitation of civil structures.

Professional Career

  • Design Engineer, 1954-1956, EMC-RAR Construction Co., Earth Dam Construction, Salihli, Turkey.
  • Professor of Civil and Structural Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1964-2000. Also served as Chairman of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department and as Associate Dean of SEAS.
  • Recipient of several research grants from the National Science Foundation and NIHTSA.
  • Author and co-author of numerous research publications (over 35) in prominent journals
  • Consultant for several government agencies and major private companies. Worked part-time for the Department of the Navy as a naval architect. Served as a technical expert for attorneys and law firms involving court cases
  • Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and member of several other engineering societies, honorary research societies, such as SIGMA XI, TAU BETA PI
  • Organized several very successful National and International Conferences in Computer-Aided Design (in conjunction with the National Science Foundation), in Engineering Mechanics (in conjunction with NASA Langley), and in Biomedical Engineering (in conjunction with NIHTSA) that were attended by both biomedical engineers and medical doctors.
  • Registered Professional Structural Engineer, licensed in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.