Thanasis Triantafillou received the Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras (1985), and the MSc (1987) and PhD (1989) Degrees from MIT, where he served as Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1990-93. He is Full Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece, and Director of the Structural Materials Laboratory. He is the author of 5 books; 20 book chapters; 57 papers in international scientific Journals; and 120 other publications. His papers have received more than 1600 citations. He has been/is scientific coordinator in 32 research projects with funding from private or public organisations and the European Commission. He has received several awards, including: the Best Basic Research Paper Award (2003) and the Honorable Mention Applied Research Paper Award (2002) from the ASCE J. Composites for Construction; the Best Research Paper Award (1997) from the ASCE J. Materials in Civil Engineering; the IIFC (International Institute for FRP in Construction) Medal (2010); and the Golden Mirko Roš Medal from the EMPA for life’s work in the field of Materials and Engineering Science (2007). He has extensive consulting experience in the field of strengthening/seismic retrofitting of structures and advanced materials. Prof. Triantafillou is a member of several International and Scientific Committees and Societies in the areas of fiber-reinforced polymers and textiles as strengthening materials of concrete and masonry structures. His main research interests are focused in the application of advanced structural materials (e.g. polymer composites, textile reinforced concrete, lightweight/fibre-reinforced concretes, high-performance concrete) in structures, with emphasis in the field of repair/strengthening and seismic retrofitting. His secondary research interests are in the area of steel-concrete composite construction, in hybrid drywall-based structural systems and in cellular materials.
Biography Updated on 30 October 2012