Professor of Civil Engineering
University of Patras
Τhanasis Triantafillou received the Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras (1985), and the MSc (1987) and PhD (1989) Degrees from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Director of the Structural Materials Laboratory and Member of the University’s Council.
He worked as Post-Doctoral Research Associate (1989) and as Assistant Professor (1990-1993) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT; and as Visiting Professor in the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research – EMPA (summers of 1990-1991). He joined the University of Patras in 1993.
His main research interests are focused in the application of advanced structural materials in structures, with emphasis in the field of strengthening/retrofitting of concrete, masonry and timber structures. He has limited research activity in steel-concrete composite construction and in the damage detection of materials and structures using smart monitoring systems.