George Mylonakis, Ph.D., P.E.

Adjunct Professor

5713 Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593

Phone:  (310) 825-2471
Fax: (310) 206-2222



Doctorate, (1995), State University of New York at Buffalo
Diploma, (1993), National Technical University, Athens, Greece

Statement of Research Interest

George Mylonakis specializes in geotechnical earthquake engineering, computational geomechanics, stress wave propagation, limit analysis and dynamic soil-structure interaction with emphasis on pile-supported structures. He holds a Diploma degree in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University, Athens (1993) and a Ph.D. degree from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo (1996). He has held or is currently holding academic/reserch appointments at the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER) (1993-1997), City University of New York (1997-2004), University of Patras (2004-) and University of Bristol (2013-).

Professor Mylonakis is recipient of the Shamsher Prakash International Research Award (2002), the City University of New York’s Performance Excellence Award (1999), and a Nominee for the 2001 Best Paper Award of the Japanese Geotechnical Society (2001).

He has served as coordinator, researcher, and reviewer in over 20 research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER/MCEER), the Shimizu Corporation, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece (GSRT), among others.

Over the past 15 years, Professor Mylonakis has authored or co-authored approximately 200 scientific publications (over 60 in professional journals), delivered over 50 invited talks around the world and refereed for 35 international journals. His work has attracted over 1000 citations by independent researchers. He is currently serving as Editorial Board Member in the Journal of Earthquake Structures and the Journal of Environmental Geotechnics (ICE).

Professor Mylonakis is member of the National Soil Dynamics Committee of ASCE, as well as member of ICE, EERI, SSA, JGE and GRACM.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2002 Shamsher Prakash Research Award
  • 2001 Nomination by the Japanese Geotechnical Society for JGS Research Award
  • 1999 Performance Excellence Award, City University of New York
  • 1979 – 1993 Various scholastic and athletic awards