Born: Athens, August 25, 1957
Present Position: Professor, Director of Applied Mechanics & Vibrations Lab., Head of the Dpt. of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics (2007‐2009).
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)
1994 – 1996: Visiting Scientist, JRC Petten, The Netherlands, Institute for Advanced Materials, EU
2003 – today Member of the Advisory Council for Aerospace Research in Europe (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’
Reviewer in 31 International Scientific Journals
Evaluator of research proposals for EU, UK, Belgian and Cyprus research foundations
Design, Analysis and Optimization of Composite Structures.
Non‐Destructive Inspection & Evaluation of Engineering Structures, Structural Health Monitoring.
Biomechanics and Bioengineering
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
101 publications in referee Journals
157 presentations in International Conferences
4 books (2 International and 2 in Greek)
6 chapters in international books
32 technical reports
32 Invited Lectures in International Conferences
CITATIONS (excluded self‐citations): 305
Co‐organizer of 38 International Conferences
Main Supervisor of 14 completed PhD theses
Patents: 1 European and 5 National ones.