Adam Hatzikyriakou
Adam Hatzikyriakou, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate
Buildings & Structures
New York

Dr. Hatzikyriakou specializes in the analysis of extreme weather hazards such as flood, wind and rainfall events. Areas of expertise include risk analysis, post-event damage assessment, structural failure investigation, hazard modeling, FEMA flood mapping, critical infrastructure systems, remote sensing and GIS processing. Dr. Hatzikyriakou has experience using these skills for assessing building resilience and sustainability, evaluating the risk posed by climate change and communicating uncertainties to stakeholders.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Hatzikyriakou earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University researching the physical, economic and social impact of coastal flooding on the built environment. Using a detailed study of Superstorm Sandy, Dr. Hatzikyriakou developed methods for better quantifying building vulnerability and more robustly modeling storm surge inundation. Specific research achievements include applying advanced statistical methods to estimate building vulnerability, utilizing LiDAR for rapid damage assessment, assessing the impact of dune erosion on flood impact, developing a framework for efficient flood simulation and evaluating the performance of FEMA flood maps amongst others. While at Princeton, Dr. Hatzikyriakou also taught courses on Risk Analysis as a graduate teaching assistant and contributed to a proposal for a new Program in Climate Adaptation, Planning and Policy.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2017
  • M.A., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2014
  • B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, 2012, cum laude
  • Sherrerd Fellowship in Structural Engineering, 2014

    Upton Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, 2012

    Theodosios and Ekaterine Typaldos Scholarship, 2009-2012

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer, Civil, California, #90682

LANGUAGES

  • Greek

Publications

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N. Simulating storm surge waves for structural vulnerability estimation and flood hazard mapping. Natural Hazards 2017; 1-24.

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N. Impact of performance interdependencies on structural vulnerability: A systems perspective of storm surge risk to coastal residential communities. Reliability Engineering & System Safety 2016; 158: 101-116.

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N. “Simulating storm surge inundation for structural vulnerability estimation and prediction.” 4th American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop, Florida, 2016.

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N. “Impact of damage correlation due to performance interaction on structural vulnerability.” Symposium on Reliability of Engineering Systems, China, 2015.

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N, Gong J, Xian S, Hu X, Kennedy A. Component-based vulnerability analysis for residential structures subjected to storm surge impact from Hurricane Sandy. Natural Hazards Review 2015. 17(1).

Xian S, Lin N, Hatzikyriakou A. Storm surge damage to residential areas: a quantitative analysis for Hurricane Sandy in comparison with FEMA flood map. Natural Hazards 2015. 79(3): 1867-1888.

Presentations

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N. Multi-scale analysis of coastal flood vulnerability. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, April 4, 2017

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N. Multi-scale analysis of coastal flood vulnerability. Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, February 7, 2017

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N. Simulating storm surge for estimating structural vulnerability and evaluating FEMA flood hazard mapping. Symposium on Probabilistic Modeling in Engineering & Science, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, October 31, 2016

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N. Simulating storm surge for estimating structural vulnerability and evaluating FEMA flood hazard mapping. American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Conference, Ocean Place Resort, Long Branch, New Jersey, October 25-28, 2016

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N. Simulating storm surge inundation for structural vulnerability estimation and prediction. 4th American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, August 14-16, 2016

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N. Impact of damage correlation due to performance interaction on structural vulnerability. Symposium on Reliability of Engineering Systems, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, October 15-17, 2015

Hatzikyriakou A, Lin N, Xian S, Gong J, Hu X and Kennedy A. Component-based vulnerability analysis of storm surge damage to residential structures. S&T Innovations and Applications in Hurricane Sandy Research, Rutgers University, October 21-22, 2014.

Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of New York

American Society of Civil Engineers

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2017
  • M.A., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2014
  • B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, 2012, cum laude
  • Sherrerd Fellowship in Structural Engineering, 2014

    Upton Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, 2012

    Theodosios and Ekaterine Typaldos Scholarship, 2009-2012

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer, Civil, California, #90682

LANGUAGES

  • Greek