FACULTY MEMBERS

Vassilis Kostopoulos

TEL: 00302610996441

Email: kostopoulos@mech.upatras.gr

Studies:

1980, Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Dip. Eng.), National Technical University of   Athens, Greece

1987, PhD in Applied Mechanics (Wave Propagation & Scattering of Thermo-Elastic Waves, Non – destructive testing of Composite Materials)

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’

Μέλος της Επιστημονικής Εκδοτικής Επιτροπής των Περιοδικών

‘Composite Science and Technology’

‘Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures’

‘Research & Reviews in Polymers’

‘International Journal of Aerospace Engineering’

Research Activities:

Reviewer in 32 International Scientific Journals

101 publicationsinrefereeJournals

157 presentations in International Conferences

4 books (2 International and 2 in Greek)

6 chaptersininternationalbooks

32 Invited Lectures in International Conferences

Co-organizer of 38 International Conferences

Main Supervisor of 14 completed PhD theses

Patents: 2 European and 5 National ones.

Google Scholar: Kostopoulos Vassilis


Demosthenes Polyzos

TEL: 00302610996442

Email: polyzos@mech.upatras.gr

Studies:

1981- Diploma Holder in Mechanical Engineering University of Patras

1987- PhD Holder of Mechanical Engineering Department University of Patras

Research Activities

Α. Computational Engineering

Boundary Element Method (BEM),Local Boundary Integral Equation (LBIE) MethodMeshless MethodsHybrid Meshless/BEM numerical methods

Β. Computational Mechanics and Engineering Problems:

Analytical and numerical methods for solving direct and inverse wave scattering and radiation problems in Acoustics, Electromagnetism, Elasticity, Thermoelasticity and Gradient Elasticity, Wave propagation in waveguides, composite and non-homogeneous materialsNon-destructive Testing simulations (Acoustic Emission, Ultrasonics, Acousto-ultrasonics)Structural acousticsWave propagation in bones and tissuesUltrasound in bioengineering Homogenization techniques in non-homogeneous solids and structuresNumerical solution of applied mechanics problems dealing with materials and structures with microstructural effectsFracture mechanicsMechanical Vibrations, Vibration Isolation.

C. Software Development

BEAP (Boundary Element Analysis Program): A boundary element, object oriented code (FORTRAN, C++) for solving elastic, acoustic, thermoelastic, gradient elastic and fluid structure interaction problems, in two and three dimensions as well as acoustic, electromagnetic, elastic, acoustic-elastic and thermoelastic wave scattering and radiation problems.

Google Scholar: Polyzos Demosthenes


Dimitris Saravanos

TEL: 00302610969437

Email: saravanos@mech.upatras.gr

Studies:

He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University (1988), a Masters in Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens.

Research Activities:

Currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics at the University of Patras, Greece (1999-date) where he teaches courses in the area of Structural Analysis, Finite Elements, Structural Dynamics and Composite Mechanics. He also heads the research group of Structural Analysis and Smart Materials. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years as a Researcher with the Structures Division at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio (1988-1999). He has published over 150 articles and conference papers in the areas of smart composites and adaptive structuresSHM, composite structural mechanics and structural dynamics. His current research interests are in the areas of computational structural mechanics and dynamics, smart materials and structures, structural health monitoring, mechanics of composite materials and structures, nanomechanics and nanocomposites.  He has received research support from national programs, EU (FP 5, 6, 7), and international sources (NASA, NSF) for projects in the fields of aeronautics, aerospace and wind energy. He is Associate Editor of the Journals of Wind Energy and Aerospace Science and Technology, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, member of the AIAA Adaptive Structures Committee, member of the scientific committees of the international conferences Adaptive Structures Conference, European Workshop of SHM (EWSHM) and International Conf. of Adaptive Structures Technology (ICAST).

Google Scholar: Saravanos Dimitris


Theodore Philippidis

TEL: 00302610969450

Email: philippidis@mech.upatras.gr

Studies:

1989: Doctorate in Applied Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

1986: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, NTUA

Academic Positions:

1990-1993: Lecturer, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Uni. Patras, Greece

1993-1998: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Uni. Patras, Greece

1998-2000: Assistant Professor (Tenure), Dept. of Mech. Eng., Uni. Patras, Greece

2000-present: Associate Professor, Dept. of Mech. Eng. & Aeronautics, Uni. Patras, Greece

Research Activities:

Mechanics of composite materials, Anisotropic elasticity, NDT and inspection techniques, Numerical and analytical methods in structural analysis, Design of composite rotor blades and manufacturing technologies. Progressive damage mechanics, life prediction under spectrum loading, probabilistic methods in the design of composite structures. Scientific responsible/Research Associate in over 36 international and national research projects. He has published 70 refereed journal papers, 4 book chapters, Editor of 2 books, Guest-Editor of NDT&E, 40 papers in national & international conference proceedings. Reviewer in many scientific journals

Google Scholar: Philippidis Theodore


Theodoros Loutas

TEL: 00302610969477

Email: loutas@mech.upatras.gr

Studies:

Dr Theodoros Loutas is Lecturer in the Dpt of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of the University of Patras since the January of 2012. Dr Loutas received his PhD with honors in 2007 from the same department as well as his diploma in 2002 with excellent score (9.16/10.00).

Research Activities:

His research interests lie in the fields of Structural Health and Condition Monitoring with techniques such vibrations, ultrasound with guided waves, acoustic emission, acousto-ultrasonics. He is also interested in the diagnostics and prognostics of rotating machinery and equipment, advanced signal processing techniques (time-frequency, time-scale transforms, cyclostationarity etc) as well as the mechanics and the mechanical behavior of advanced materials (metals, composites, nano-composites). He has 25 publications in peer-reviewed international journals in the above mentioned fields, 2 chapters in special books and more than 30 conference presentations.

Google Scholar:  Loutas Theodoros

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