Andreas Kappos has been a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, since 2002. He has first joined the department as a Lecturer in 1988. From 1983 to 1984, he served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1995 to 1999, he worked at the Imperial College London (UK), first as a Lecturer and later as a Reader of earthquake structural engineering. He worked extensively in the field of earthquake structural engineering, particularly the analysis procedures for structures (buildings and bridges) subjected to earthquake loading and developed several methods and models for seismic assessment (both deterministic and probabilistic) of these structures, as well as design procedures based on the use of modern analysis tools. He was also involved in experimental work on the behavior of reinforced concrete members subjected to cyclic loading, emphasis on structural walls with special types of reinforcement and/or retrofitted using FRPs, and, more recently, SRPs. He developed new approaches for the assessment of the seismic vulnerability of existing structures, and was involved in several projects on seismic risk assessment and earthquake scenarios. He is the author and coauthor of two books in English and another two in Greek and has contributed chapters to a number of books edited by others. He has published extensively in the field of earthquake structural engineering (over 260 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings), and his work was recognized internationally (over 900 citations). He is the President of ITSAK (Institute of Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering), Chairman of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) Task Group 11 (Bridges), and a member of a number of scientific committees dealing with seismic design. He is also the Secretary of the EAEE since 2010 and a Member of the EAEE Executive Committee since 2006.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011