Georgia Kikis studied Civil Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where she received her bachelor’s degree, and at RWTH Aachen, where she received her master’s degree. In 2022 she defended her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sven Klinkel with Prof. Dr. Laura De Lorenzis as one of the reviewers. Since 2022 Georgia Kikis has been working as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics at RWTH Aachen. In 2022 she had a short research stay at the Laboratory of Computational Mechanics and Optimal Design at Nagoya University in Japan.
Her research during her doctoral studies focused on the treatment of locking effects in the framework of an isogeometric Reissner-Mindlin formulation and the description of brittle fracture in plates and shells using the phase field method. As a Postdoctoral researcher, she has been working on the simulation of the nonlinear behavior of concrete in carbon reinforced concrete structures. Her new research interest is topology optimization.
Since February 2024 she is a senior researcher at Professor Birk’s institute at the University of Duisburg-Essen.