Nick Machairas

  • Ph.D. Candidate

  • Graduate Research Assistant

  • Tandon Online Coordinator


Polytechnic Institute of New York University 2010

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Columbia University in the City of New York 2011

Master of Science, Structural Engineering

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering 2018

Doctorate, Geotechnical Engineering

PMTE Construction Co.

Assistant Project Manager

Assisted and supervised master builders in carpentry and masonry as well as iron workers, plumbers and electricians.

From: September 2002 to November 2007

Urban Infrastructure Institute - NYU Poly

Research & Teaching Assistant

Assisted in the coordination of guest speakers Assisted in grading student assignments Participated in the research of the benefits and applications of Trenchless Technologies. Results of this research were used in the Madison Avenue Water Main Rehabilitation Project.

From: January 2009 to August 2009

PMTE Construction Co.

Structural Design Engineer & Project Manager

Taking care of all day-to-day business of a family owned company. Leading the design and construction of a variety of technical projects, from apartment buildings and villas to specialized projects such as radio station facilities and special renovations. Management of company owned real estate assets.

From: January 2012 to July 2013

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant

From: September 2013 to present


  • ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • ASCE-GI: American Society of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering
  • ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials
  • AISC: American Institute of Steel Construction
  • NYAS: The New York Academy of Sciences
  • TBP: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Chi Epsilon (χε) - National Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • TEE: Professional Engineer's License in Greece

  • Dean's List (Fall'08, Spring'09, Fall'09, Spring'10)

Included in the Dean’s List in recognition of scholastic excellence and achieving a GPA of 3.4 or higher.


  • The Moles Scholarship

The Moles Scholarships Fund provides scholarships to academically qualified and deserving students at the participating colleges and universities. Recipients are selected by the Dean of their respective Engineering School.


  • Theodor Clinton Towl Award

Recipient of the “Theodor Clinton Towl Award”, given in memory of this member of the Class of 1912 to outstanding seniors in civil engineering.


  • Society of American Military Engineers

Recipient of the “Society of American Military Engineers Award and Scholarship”, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.