Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mining Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2014
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2012
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, National Technological University, 2009
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
  • Society of Construction Law North America
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Project Management College of Scheduling
  • New York Building Congress
  • German
  • Greek

Dr. Vasilikou is a Manager in Exponent's Construction Consulting practice. She has over nine years of experience in the civil and structural engineering industry. 

Dr. Vasilikou has extensive design and on-site experience and has worked on a variety of construction projects with a particular focus in underground infrastructure, both as an engineer and a consultant. Her expertise spans from initial project design via application of advanced numerical analysis and digital techniques to supervision of project execution for public and private entities around the world.

Dr. Vasilikou advises construction clients on a variety of issues related to project management, risk management, project controls, dispute avoidance, and the development or defense of construction claims. Dr. Vasilikou specializes in forensic delay analysis, project planning, and scheduling. Past projects include bridges, rail/transit and mines.

Working with international teams in several regions, Dr. Vasilikou has held lead design and project management positions for a number of milestone infrastructure projects involving deep excavations, tunnels, and shafts. In addition, she has focused on introducing innovative approaches in traditional construction design through application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence methodologies that provide assurance and effective budgeting, resourcing, and cost-management in large scale projects with significant design challenges.

At her previous positions as an engineering consultant, Dr. Vasilikou was instrumental in providing support for complex designs of hard rock and soft ground mined shafts and tunnels. She led geo-structural engineering and geological mapping initiatives via analytical and numerical (FLAC 2D/3D, UDEC & 3DEC, Plaxis 2D/3D) design as part of high-profile Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain (DBFOM) projects in Asia-Pacific and North America.