Thanasis Triantafillou

Thanasis Triantafillou

?hanasis Triantafillou was born in Patras (1963). He 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. He is the author of 5 books; 20 book chapters; 60 papers in international scientific Journals; 111 papers in conference proceedings (including 11 keynotes); 10 invited papers in workshops; and 85 research reports. He has been/is scientific coordinator in 34 research projects with funding from private or public organisations and the European Commission. He has received: (a) the International Institute for FRP in Construction Medal (2010); (b) the Golden Mirko Roš Medal from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA) for life’s work in the field of Materials and Engineering Science (2007); (c) the Best Basic Research Paper Award (2003) from the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction; (d) the Honorable Mention Applied Research Paper Award (2002) from the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction; (e) the Best Research Paper Award (1997) from the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering; and (f) the Fulbright Senior Research Award (1996). He has consulting experience in the field of advanced materials and strengthening/seismic retrofitting of concrete, masonry and timber structures. His publications have received more than 4500 citations and his h-index is 32. Prof. Triantafillou has served in the scientific committee of 84 international and 10 national conferences; he has reviewed 388 papers in 59 international journals; and he has delivered more than 85 invited lectures in Universities and other organizations, mainly abroad. Dr. Triantafillou is a member of several International and National Scientific Committees and Societies. He is the convenor of the Working Party EBR (Externally Bonded Reinforcement) of the fib Task Group 9.3 and member of the International Editorial Board for five International Journals. His main research interests are focused in the application of advanced structural materials in structures, with emphasis in the field of strengthening/seismic retrofitting of concrete, masonry and timber structures. He has limited research activity in steel-concrete composite construction. His past research interests were focused in the mechanics of cellular materials and in the optimum design of structural sandwich panels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece