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Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece
Engineering Archive (Regular Member), Archive NCRT 2014-2016 (Member)


Born:  Athens, August 25, 1957
Nationality: Greek
Present Position: Professor, Director of Applied Mechanics & Vibrations Lab.

Business Address:
University of Patras, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, Applied Mechanics

Lab, GR-265 00 Patras, Greece.

tel. +30610 969443, fax +30610 969417.


1980: Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Dip. Eng.), National Technical University of   Athens, Greece
1987: PhD in Applied Mechanics (Wave Propagation & Scattering, Non – destructive testing of Composite Materials), University of Patras, Greece

  • 1994 – 1996: Visiting Scientist, JRC Petten, The Netherlands, Institute for Advanced Materials, EU
  • 2003 – 2011 Member of the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE)
  • 2011-today Member of the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and innovation in Europe (new ACARE)
  • 2003 – 2006 National Delegate of FP6 Aerospace Program Committee
  • 2007 National Delegate of FP7 Transport (including Aeronautics) Program Committee
  • Member of the National States Representative Group of JTI ‘CLEAN SKY’.
  • Elected Member of the Council of the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal ‘Composite Science and Technology’
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal ‘Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures’
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal ‘Research & Reviews in Polymers’
  • Associate Editor of the ‘International Journal of Aerospace Engineering’ (2008-2012)
  • Reviewer in 42 International Scientific Journals
  • Evaluator of research proposals (EU, UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, Romania, Greece and Cyprus)
  • Member of the International evaluation board of Romanian Research Centers (INCAS and COMOTI)

Teaching Activities:
Undergraduate Courses:
(a)Vector Mechanics for Engineers (I. Static, II. Dynamics), (b) Experimental Mechanics of Composite Materials, (c) Thermo-mechanical behaviour of Composite and Ceramic Materials, (d) Micro-Macro Mechanical Behaviour of Composite Materials, (e) Non-Destructive Testing and Non-Destructive Inspection (f) Wave Propagation and Scattering in Layered Media, (g) Sensors and Signal Analysis, (h) Materials for Aeronautic Applications, (i) Damage Tolerance Design

Post Graduate Courses:
(a) Advanced Dynamics, (b) Fatigue Behavior of Composite materials and Structures, (c) Ceramic Matrix Composites, (d) Wave propagation and Scattering Theory, (e) Mathematical Theory of Elasticity, (f) Anisotropic Elasticity

Research Interests:
Design, Analysis and Optimization of Composite Structures. 
Non-Destructive Inspection & Evaluation of Engineering Structures, Structural Health Monitoring.
Nano-augmentation, Nano-engineering and Nano-design of structural composite materials
Fracture and Fatigue of Composites Materials and Structures.
Blast behavior of Structures.
Anisotropic Elasticity, Anisotropic Damage Theory.
Wave Propagation and Scattering in Continuous Media. Non-Linear Acoustics.
Reuse and Recycling of composite materials. Life cycle analysis of composite components and structures
Biomechanics and Bioengineering

130 publications in referee Journals
187 presentations in International Conferences
4 books (2 International and 2 in Greek)
11 chapters in international books
55 technical reports
34 Invited Lectures in International Conferences


Research Projects (since 2000): Scientific Coordinator (Greek participation) and Principal investigator for 37 International Research Projects

Co-organizer of 39 International Conferences
Main Supervisor of 21 completed PhD theses

Patents: 3 European, 1 US and 5 National ones.