Varvara Zania

Varvara Zania

Associate Professor


Building: 119, 163

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45255092


Varvara Zania received her Diploma degree in Civil Engineering, and her Masters degree in Design and construction of underground structures, from the National Technical University of Athens. She pursued her PhD degree at the Technical University of Crete, where her research interests focused on the seismic distress of waste landfills. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), she has been investigating the soil response to train induced vibrations and the lateral loading behaviour of large diameter rigid piles. Dr. Zania was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Section of Geotechnics and Geology at DTU in 2012. She has been involved in teaching of postgraduate courses (Seismic and Wind Engineering, and Advanced Geotechnical Engineering). Her main research interests include soil – pile interaction, seismic slope stability, and dynamic soil response.



1998 - 2003 Civil Engineering Diploma - National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
2003 - 2004 Postgraduate Diploma (M.Sc.) “Design and construction of underground structures” - National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
2006 - 2009 PhD “Seismic distress of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills: Failure Mechanisms and Mitigation measures” - Technical University of Crete, Division of Mechanics

Professional experience

2005 - 2005 Junior engineer (CCC) - Consolidated Contractors international Company
2010 - 2012 Post Doctoral Researcher (DTU) - Civil Engineering Department, Byg
2012 - Assistant Professor (DTU) - Civil Engineering Department, Byg


English (advanced), German (basics), Danish (basics), French (basics)


Soil – Structure Interaction, Soil Dynamics, Dynamics of Structures, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Geosynthetics, Numerical Modeling,Geotechnical Engineering, Tunneling.

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  • Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

    ISSNs: 0267-7261

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-341X

    Pergamon Press, United Kingdom

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.45 SJR 1.075 SNIP 1.881, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

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  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit

    ISSNs: 0954-4097

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2041-3017

    Sage Publications, United Kingdom

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.22 SJR 0.494 SNIP 0.875, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

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  • Geotextiles and Geomembranes

    ISSNs: 0266-1144

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-3584

    Elsevier Ltd, United Kingdom

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.54 SJR 1.771 SNIP 2.296, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

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