Antonios Vytiniotis
Antonios Vytiniotis, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Engineer
Civil Engineering
  • Natick

Dr. Vytiniotis has background in structural and geotechnical engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and numerical analysis. He has worked on numerous projects in more than 10 states and multiple countries, assisting law firms, insurance companies and developers. His analyses consist of assessing dam safety, causation of MSE wall failures, effects of adjacent construction (such as vibrations or pile driving), soil heave or settlements, pipeline installation, and backfill quality. He is experienced in evaluating slope stability, performing mechanical and flow-through-porous media finite element analyses and soil-structure interaction using various software such as Plaxis, Flac, Geostudio, ABAQUS, LPILE and GROUP.

Dr. Vytiniotis has performed research on the seismic response of pile-supported wharves, seismic slope stability, the effectiveness of prefabricated vertical drains and soil densification in reducing liquefaction risk, the effect of gravel drains in amplifying seismic accelerations, and numerical simulations of centrifuge experiments. He participates in developing the ASTM standard for design of modular stormwater collection chambers. He also has research experience in evaluating settlements in soft soils associated with staged levee construction. He has experience in using the programming languages C++, matlab and php, machine learning and using probabilities to understand seismic risk of geotechnical components. In the past Dr. Vytiniotis gained international experience in Greece and Switzerland, and was appointed a lecturer appointment at MIT. He has also served as a judge for the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece Startup Competition 2015 and 2016.

Dr. Vytiniotis’ doctoral research, part of a multi-university and multi-disciplinary research project, focused on performing site response analyses aimed at assisting port authorities in managing their seismic risk. He collaborated with other research groups with specialty in soil-structure interaction and port operations, in order to evaluate the effect of earthquake-induced soil deformations on failure of individual structural components by means of fragility curves and disruption of port operations. During his doctoral studies at MIT, Dr. Vytiniotis was a teaching assistant for a graduate-level course in advanced soil mechanics as well as a guest lecturer for a graduate-level course in soil dynamics.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2012
  • M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2009
  • M.Eng., Structural Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2005
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2005

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, California, #82348

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, Massachusetts, #52443

Registered Professional Civil Engineer, Greece, #104627

LANGUAGES

  • Greek
  • French
  • German

Publications

Panadiotidou AI., Vytiniotis A., Whittle AJ. Prediction of seismic response and damage mitigation for pile-supported wharf structures. 15th PCSMGE / 8th SCRM / 6th IS-BA 2015
Buenos Aires, 2015.

Vytiniotis A. Vulnerability of ports and harbors to east coast earthquakes. EERI Annual Meeting 2015, Boston, MA, 2015.

Sama M, Sykora WD, Vytiniotis A. Vertical pressures produced by controlled low strength material (CLSM) poured into pipe trenches. International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2015, San Antonio, TX, 2015.

Vytiniotis A, Whittle AJ. Effectiveness of PV drains for mitigating earthquake-induced deformations in sandy slopes. Geocongress 2013, San Diego, CA, 2013.

Vytiniotis A. Contributions to the analysis and mitigation of liquefaction in loose sand slopes. Ph.D. Thesis, MIT, Cambridge, 2012.

Vytiniotis A, Whittle AJ, Kausel E. Effects of seismic motion characteristics on cyclic mobility and liquefaction. 5th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Santiago, Chile, 2011.

Vytiniotis A. Seismic risk mitigation for port systems. NEES Graduate Student Internship, San Diego, CA, 2009.

Vytiniotis A, Whittle AJ. Effect of non-uniform gravitational field on seismically-induced ground movements in centrifuge models. 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, HI, 2009.

Vytiniotis A, Whittle AJ, Kausel, E. Numerical simulation of centrifuge testing. NEES 6th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 2008.

Papadimitriou AG, Vytiniotis A, Bouckovalas GD. Equivalence between 2D and 3D numerical analyses of the seismic response of improved sites. Proceedings, 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA, April 18–22, 2006.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers—ASCE

Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section—BSCES

American Society for Testing and Materials—ASTM 

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2012
  • M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2009
  • M.Eng., Structural Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2005
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2005

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, California, #82348

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, Massachusetts, #52443

Registered Professional Civil Engineer, Greece, #104627

LANGUAGES

  • Greek
  • French
  • German