Evangelia Ieronymaki

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

In 2015, Dr. Evangelia Ieronymaki started teaching at Manhattan College in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

While pursuing her doctorate at MIT, she was a teaching assistant in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Design, Theoretical Soil Mechanics, and Advanced Soil Mechanics. Dr. Ieronymaki was also a research assistant for Crossrail, the new high capacity railway in London, and interned for Attiko Metro S.A. and Geometriki Techniki in Athens.

Throughout her studies at National Technical University of Athens, she completed a research thesis on “Bearing capacity and settlements of strip foundation on liquefiable soil.” In addition, she conducted research at MIT on soil-tunnel-structure interaction, and focused on prediction and interpretation of ground movements due to tunneling in stiff clay and impacts on adjacent structures.

Education

  • B.S. and M.Eng. in  Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens 
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Courses Taught

CIVG 797: Advanced Geomechanics

CIVL 410: Applications of Geotechnical Engineering

CIVL 310: Introduction to Geomechanics

CIVL 311: Soil Mechanics Laboratory

ENGS 230: Introduction to Solid Mechanics

  • Research
    • ground movements due to Tunneling (TBM and SEM)
    • analytical and numerical modeling for soil-structure interaction 
    • ground movements in deep excavations
    • foundations response to earthquakes

     

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    • Ieronymaki, E.S., Boukin, K. and Whittle, A.J. (2019). ‘Discussion on Predicting tunneling-induced ground movements and interpreting field measurements using numerical analysis: Crossrail case study at Hyde Park’. Geotechnique
    • Marinucci A., Carswell W., Nichols S. C., Ieronymaki, E. S., and Reid D. (2019). ‘Design and Construction Considerations for Anchored Earth Retention Systems in Urban Environments’, 4th International Conference on Deep Foundations of Bolivia, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
    • Ieronymaki E.S., Whittle A.J. and Einstein H.H (2018). "Comparative Study of the Effects of Three Tunneling Methods on Ground Movements in Stiff Clay". Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 74, 167-17
    • Maniscalco J. D. and Ieronymaki E. S. (2018). "Performance and Analysis of a Braced Secant Pile Wall for a Multistory Building in Manhattan, NY". Proceedings of DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement, Rome, Italy
    • Ieronymaki E. S., Martello M. V. and Whittle A. J. (2018). "An empirical design tool to predict ground surface response to tunneling with TBM".Proceedings of World Tunnel Congress, Dubai, UA
    • Ieronymaki E. S. and Whittle A. J. (2017). "Pipeline Response to Ground Deformations Induced by Tunneling". Proceedings of ASCE Geotechnical Frontiers, Orlando FL, pp. 566-575
    • Ieronymaki E. S., Whittle A. J. and Simic D. (2015) "Comparison  of  free-field  ground  movements caused by mechanized and open-face tunneling,"  published at XVI-ECSMGE conference, Edinburgh, 2015.
    • Ieronymaki E. S. (2015) "Prediction  and  interpretation of  ground  movements due  to  tunneling  in  stiff  clay  and  impacts  on  adjacent  structures,"  PhD Thesis, MIT.
    • Ieronymaki E. S. (2011) "Response of continuous pipelines to tunnel induced ground deformations," Master of Science Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT.
    • Ieronymaki E. S. (2009) "Numerical  simulations  of  the  performance  of  drains  under  earthquake induced  liquefaction," Master  of  Science  Thesis,  Analysis  and  Design  of  Earthquake Resistant Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, NTUA.
    • Ieronymaki E.S. (2007) "Bearing  capacity and  settlements  of  strip  foundation  on  liquefiable  soil," Bachelor of Science Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, NTUA.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Memberships

    • Chair of the 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium by the American Rock Mechanics Association, New York, 2019
    • Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
    • Member of the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)
    • Committee Member of the ASCE G-I Technical Committee of Underground Engineering and Construction
    • Committee Member of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Project Information Management Systems
    • Committee Member of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Tunneling and Underground Systems
    • Committee Member of the ASCE Met Section Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    • Member of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCE) 
    • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE)
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    Honors and Awards
    • Nominee for the 2019 G-I Outstanding Young Geotechs. Nominated by the G-I Committee of Underground Engineering and Construction. 
    • Nominee for the 2018 ASCE Norman Medal. Nominated by the G-I Committee of Underground Engineering and Construction 
    • Deep Foundations Institute, Women in Deep Foundations Award, 2017

    • Gerondelis Foundation Fellowship, 2013 
    • Edward Linde Presidential Fellowship MIT, 2008 -2009
    • Kontodimos  prize  for  excellence  in  the 4th  academic  year  of  NTUA, 2006
    • Hatzopoulos  prize for best student of the year in Advanced Geometry, NTUA, 2004
    • IKY Fellowship for excellence in the 2nd academic year of NTUA, 2003