Nikolaou: Redefining Earthquake Resilience

It really matters to Sissy Nikolaou to be in the service of making people safer.

Sissy Nikolaou assesses the damage to a hospital in Ecuador following the 2016 earthquake during the GEER-ATC reconnaissance mission.

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Sissy Nikolaou discusses “Engineering Decisions Towards Resilient Infrastructure and Communities” at the TEDx conference at the National Technical University of Athens in January. 

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Sissy Nikolaou (center) is pictured with Professor Harry Poulos, (right), recipient of the ASCE Lifetime Achievement Award in Design; and Guillermo Diaz-Fanas (left), WSP USA senior geotechnical engineer, at the recent ASCE OPAL Awards Gala.

Sissy Nikolaou, speaking at a EERI-GEER event on the New Zealand earthquakes, is always willing to share her expertise with professional engineers or inspire young engineers through mentorship.