Varvara Zania

Varvara Zania

Assistant Professor

Building 119, Room 173

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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