Katerina Genikomsou

Assistant Professor

Ellis Hall, Room 209
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Phone: 613-533-6676, Fax: (613) 533 – 2128
Email: aikaterini.genikomsou@queensu.ca

Katerina Genikomsou joined the Civil Engineering Department at Queen’s University as an assistant professor in January 2017. Dr. Genikomsou obtained her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in June 2016. In her doctoral work, she performed nonlinear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete flat slabs to study their punching shear behaviour. She holds two Diplomas, the first in Environmental Engineering (2008) and the second in Civil (Structural) Engineering (2011) and a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece. After her Ph.D., she was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo (2016), where she performed material testing of different types of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) bars. This research work was funded by Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO). Dr. Genikomsou is an associate member of the ACI/ASCE committees 445 (Shear and Torsion)447 (Finite Element Analysis of RC structures) and 352 (Joints and connections in monolithic concrete structures), a voting member of the ACI/ASCE committee 421 (Design of RC slabs) and a member of the fib Working Party 2.2.3 (Punching and Shear slabs). She is interested in promoting teaching and learning in concrete education and she is a member of the ACI committee 88-S802 - Teaching and Educational Materials


2016-2017 Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

2012-2016 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

2009-2011 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

2008-2011 Diploma (5-year degree) in Civil (Structural) Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

2003-2008 Diploma (5-year degree) in Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Professional Memberships

  • ACI (American Concrete Institute)

  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)

  • fib (Fédération internationale du béton)

  • IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering)

Sources of Funding

  • Research Initiation Grant (Queen’s University)

  • NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery Grant 

  • CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation)
  • ORF (Ontario Research Fund)
  • Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of reinforced concrete structures
  • Constitutive modeling of concrete 
  • Punching shear of reinforced concrete slabs 
  • Large-scale experiments of reinforced concrete structures
  • Novel materials for reinforced concrete connections
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymers 


Undergraduate courses

  • CIVL 430: Reinforced Concrete Design

  • CIVL 330: Structural Analysis

  • CIVL 331: Structural Steel Design

Graduate courses

  • CIVL 834: Advanced Reinforced Concrete

  • CIVL 832: Finite Element Analysis