2nd International Conference on Theoretical, Applied and Experimental Mechanics, Corfu, Greece, June 23-26, 2019

Emmanuel E. Gdoutos

Academician
Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece

Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace
GR-671 00 Xanthi, Greece

Tel: +30-25410-79651
Fax: +30-25410-79652
E-mail: egdoutos@civil.duth.gr

Adjunct Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Northwestern University
Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208, USA

Distinguished Clark Millikan Visiting Professor
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Born: June 2, 1948, Mitilini, Lesvos, Greece
Marital Status: Married (wife Maria, Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece), two children (son Eleftherios, Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California; daughter Alexandra, civil engineer, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA)

MEMBER OF ACADEMIES

  • Full Member of the Academy of Athens, 2016
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2001
  • Fellow of New York Academy of Sciences, 2001
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, 2007
  • Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens, Greece, 2007
  • Member of Academia Europaea, 2008
  • Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, 2008, Chair of the Scientific
    Committee of the Division of Engineering, 2010-now
  • Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, 2009
  • Foreign Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2010
  • Member of the International Academy of Engineering (former Academy of Engineering of USSR), 2010
  • Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2016

HONORARY DIPLOMAS

  • Guest Professor of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), 2015
  • Doctorate Honoris Causa of the University of Nis, Republic of Serbia, 2013
  • Doctorate Honoris Causa of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2010
  • Honorary member of the Serbian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2011
  • Honorary member of the Polish Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2009
  • Honorary member of the Italian Group of Fracture, 2004

PRESIDENTSHIP OF SOCIETIES

  • Vice-President of the International Congress on Fracture – The World Academy of Structural Integrity (ICF-WASI), 2014-2017
  • President of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), 2013-2014
  • Vice-President of the Hellenic Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2010-2013
  • President of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), 2006-2010
  • Chairman of the European Association for Experimental Mechanics (EURASEM), 2004-2007
  • President of the “Greek Group of Fracture,” 2003-now

FELLOWSHIPS

  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1993
  • Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), 2004
  • Fellow of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), 2008
  • Fellow of the European Society for Experimental Mechanics (EURASEM), 2010
  • Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture (ICF), 2009
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012

AWARDS

  • “Award of Merit,” European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), 2008
  • “Theocaris Award,” Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), 2009
  • “Lazan Award,” Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), 2009
  • Medal and Diploma of the International Academic Rating of Popularity “Golden Fortune,” 2009
  • Paton Medal of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, 2009
  • Jubilee Medal “XV Year to IAE” of the International Academy of Engineering, 2009
  • “Tatnall Award,” Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), 2010
  • “Award of Merit,” European Society for Experimental Mechanics (EURASEM), 2010
  • “Griffith Medal,” European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), 2010
  • “Zandman Award,” Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), 2011
  • “Golden Sign,” Russian Academy of Engineering, 2011
  • “Theocaris Award,” European Society for Experimental Mechanics (EURASEM), 2012
  • SAGE Best Paper Award at the First International Conference on Damage Mechanics, Belgrade, 25-27 July, 2012, for the paper: “Failure Modes of Composite Sandwich Beams,” International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Vol. 11, pp. 309-334, 2002, by Daniel, I.M., Gdoutos, E.E., Wang, K.-A. and Abot, J.L., 2012
  • “Panetti-Ferrari Prize,” Turin Academy of Sciences, 2012 (past recipients of the award include: G.I.Taylor (1958), J.M. Burgers (1960), W. Prager (1963), M.J. Lighthill (1965), C. Truesdell (1967), N.I. Muskhelishvili (1969), W.T. Koiter (1971), R.S. Rivlin (1975), P. Germain (1978), G. Grioli (1982), L. Crocco (1985), R. Hill (1988), G.I. Barenblatt (1995), D.C. Drucker (1999), H.K. Moffatt (2001), J.L. Ericksen (2003), K.R. Sreenivasan (2006), J.R. Rice (2008), U. Frisch (2010)
  • “Colonnetti Gold Medal 2012,” Italian Research Institute of Metrology (INRIM), 2012

SPECIAL ISSUE OF MECHANICA DEDICATED TO E.E. GDOUTOS

“Experimental Solid Mechanics: In Honour of Professor Emmanuel Gdoutos.” Vol. 50 (2), pp. 253-590 (2015), Guest Editor: A.N. Kounadis.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

  • Editor-in Chief of “Strain – An International Journal for Experimental Mechanics,” 2007-2010
  • Guest editor of the special issues of the journals:
    • International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 79, No.2, pp. 97-208, 1996
    • Applied Composite Materials, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 265-353, 1996
    • International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 98, No 3-4, pp. i-xiii & 195-406, 1999
    • Facta Universitatis, Vol. 3, No 13, pp. 491-764, 2003
    • Applied Composite Materials, Vol. 12, No. 3-4, pp. 133-261, 2005
  • Editor of the series of Spingerbriefs in “Structural Mechanics”

HONORS

  • Vice-President of SEM, 2011-2012
  • President-Elect of SEM, 2012-2013
  • President of SEM, 2-13-2014
  • Member of the Executive Committee (Director) of the International Congress of Fracture (ICF), 2009-2013
  • Senior Vice-President of the International Congress of Fracture (ICF), 2013-2017
  • Member of the Honors Committee of International Conference on Fracture (ICF), 2005-2009
  • Member of the Honors Committee of SEM, 2005-2008
  • Member of the Fellows Committee of SEM, 2006-2008
  • Vice Chair of the National Meetings Council of SEM, 2006-2008
  • Chairman of the Fellows Committee of SEM, 2007-2008
  • Chairman of the Honors Committee of ESIS, 2004-2006
  • Chairman of the Honors Committee of EURASEM, 2004-2007
  • Member at Large of the Executive Board of SEM, 2006-2008
  • Honorary Citizen of the Prefecture of Lesvos, Greece, 2012

DISTINCTIONS

  •  Member of the editorial board of the journals:
    • MECCANICA, Associate Editor
    • Mechanics of Solids (A Journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
    • Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
    • Applied Composite Materials
    • Advanced Composites Letters
    • Experimental Mechanics
    • The Archive of Mechanical Engineering of the Polish Academy
    • Facta Universitatis of the University of Nis
    • The Open Mechanics Journal
    • Scientific Technical Review, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
    • Physicochemical Mechanics of Materials, Ukraine Academy of Sciences
    • The Open Civil Engineering Journal
  • Chairman of the 14th international Congress on Fracture (ICF14), Rhodes, Greece, 18-25 June, 2017
  • Chairman of the 13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM13), Alexandroupolis, Greece, 1-6, July, 2007
  • Chairman of the 16th European Conference of Fracture (ECF16), Alexandroupolis, Greece, 3-7 July, 2006
  • Recipient of two Fulbright research awards to visit Lehigh University (June 30-September 21, 1985) and Northwestern University (July 5-August 31, 1995)
  • “Distinguished Visiting Professorship Award” of the Toledo University, 1992
  • Listed in “Who’s Who in the World-8th Edition”; “International Who’s Who of Intellectuals-Seventh Edition”; “International Who’s Who in Education-Third Edition”; “Five Thousand Personalities of the World”; Who’s Who in Greece (1993, 1995);“Who is Who in the World” 8th-14th editions; “Longman Who’s Who; “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” ; “American Men and Women of Science”
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the “International Series on Advances in Fracture Mechanics,” WIT Press
  • Member of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD, 1992-1997
  • Member of NATO Research and Technology Organization, 1997-1998
  • Member of the Research Board of Advisors and Fellow of the American Biographical Institute
  • Head of the Department of Civil Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace, 1987-1989
  • Director of the Section of “Design and Construction of Structures,” 1983-1986 and 1993-1998
  • Director of the Section of “Mechanics,” 2002-now
  • Vice-Chairman of the Research Committee of the Democritus University of Thrace, 1994-1997
  • Member of the “P.S. Theocaris” Foundation, 2000-now
  • Member of the Bureau of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Athens, 2007-now
  • External examiner of the Ph.D thesis of Mr. Johan Anton, Technical University of Tallinn, Estonia, 17/6/2008
  • External examiner of the Ph.D thesis of Mr. D. Jovanovic, University of Nis, Serbia, 10/11/2009
  • External examiner of the Ph.D thesis of Mr. Andrei Errapart, Technical University of Tallinn, Estonia, 25/5/2012
  • Director of “International Congress of Fracture – The World Academy of Structural Integrity,” 2009-2013.
  • Vice-President of “International Congress of Fracture – The World Academy of Structural Integrity,” 2013-2017.

EDUCATION

MS CE: National Technical University of Athens, Civil Engineering, June 1971
Ph. D.: National Technical University of Athens, Mechanical Engineering, July 1973

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Greece

POSITIONS HELD

  • 1971-1973 Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Laboratory of Testing Materials, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • 1973-1977 Instructor, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens
  • Associate Professor, Chair of Applied Mechanics, Democritus University of Thrace
    1980-now Professor and Director of Laboratory of Applied Mechanics, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace
    1981-1982 Visiting Professor, Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Lehigh University
  • Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace
  • Visiting Professor, Northwestern University
  • Visiting Professor, Northwestern University
  • Visiting Professor, Northwestern University
    2003-now Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University

PUBLICATIONS

Author of 16 books, 135 papers in refereed journals, 136 papers in conference proceedings, and editor of 19 books (list of publications is appended).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Experimental mechanics
  • Advanced composite materials
  • Fracture mechanics
  •  Sandwich construction

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    • National Technical University of Athens (1972-1977)
      • Statics, Dynamics (undergraduate level)
      • Strength of Materials (undergraduate level)
      • The Complex Variable Method in Elasticity (graduate level)
      • Experimental Methods in Stress Analysis (graduate level)

Democritus University of Thrace (1977-present)

    • Statics – Dynamics (undergraduate level)
    • Strength of Materials (undergraduate level)
    • Experimental Mechanics (graduate level)
    • Fracture Mechanics (graduate level)
    • Theory of Elasticity (graduate level)
    • Composite Materials (graduate level)
  • University of California at Santa Barbara (1986 winter quarter)
    • Fracture Mechanics (graduate level)
  • University of California at Davis (1987 spring quarter)
    • Fracture Mechanics (graduate level)
  • Michigan Technological University (1988 fall quarter)
    • Statics (undergraduate level)
  • University of Toledo (1992 spring & summer quarters)
    • Fracture Mechanics (graduate level)
    • Experimental Mechanics (graduate level)
  • Northwestern University (1999-2001 & 2008)
    • Mechanics of Materials (undergraduate level)
    • Experimental Stress Analysis (graduate level)
  • California Institute of Technology (2013 & 2014)
    • Mechanics of Materials (undergraduate level)
    • Fracture Mechanics (graduate level)

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Sandwich construction
  • Tearing and fatigue of elastomers
  • Nanotechnology
  • Composite patch repair of metallic aircraftDesign and analysis of a bridge made of composite materials

RESEARCH PROJECTS (TOTAL BUDGET OF 3M Euro)

  1. Failure Analysis of Structural Components by Yielding and/or Fracture, NATO Collaborative Research Grant (with Lehigh University), 1982-1985
  2. Failure of Structures Due to Cracking, PAET, General Secretariat of Research and Development, 1984-1985
  3. Application of Strain Energy Density Method to Cracked Monolithic Aerospace Components, AGARD, 1986-1991
  4. Models of Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials, PENED, General Secretariat of Research and Development, 1987-1991
  5. Development of Engineering Curriculum, Ministry of Education, 1989-1991
  6. Study of Environment Assisted Cracking by the Method of Caustics, NATO Collaborative Research Grant (with Louisiana State University), 1987-1992
  7. Evaluation of Fracture Mechanics Parameters in Human Bones by Caustics, NATO Collaborative Research Grant (with the University of Toledo), 1995-1997
  8. Effect of Interfacial Shear Strength on Failure Mechanism of Composite Materials, Pension Fund of Engineers and Developers, 1995-now
  9. Erasmus Programme in Civil Engineering, ERASMUS, European Union, 1995-now
  10. Composite Basic Design and Repair Technologies, AGARD, 1991-1996
  11. Materials and Structures in Aeronautics; Human Networks of Distribution of R&D Knowledge, General Secretarial of Research and Development, 1996-1998
  12. Effect of Residual Stress and Interfacial Strength on Micromechanical Analysis and Damage Development in Ceramic Matrix Composites, AGARD, 1993-1997.
  13. Fracture Mechanics in Engineering Curriculum, TEMPUS Structural Joint European Project, European Union, 1994-1997.
  14. Composite Patch Repair Methodology for Conventional Aircraft Structures, AGARD, 1997 – 2001.
  15. Interfacial Shear Strength and Failure Mechanisms in Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites, AGARD, 1997- 2001.
  16. Composite Repair of Metallic Structure for Aging Commercial Aircraft, BRITE, European Union, 1998-2001.
  17. Design, Analysis and Construction of a Bridge Made of Composite Materials, Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology, 1998-2001.
  18. Composite Patch Repair Methodology of Aging Aircraft, Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology, 1998-2001.
  19. Processing, Characterization and Modelling of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites, Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology, 2004-2006.
  20. Manufacturing of Aircraft Structural Components by Implementing Flexible Resin Transfer Moulding Techniques in Innovative Nanocomposite Materials, Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology, 2004-2007.
  21. Innovative Learning and Training on Fracture (ILTOF), Leonardo da Vinci European Community Vocational Training Action Programme, 2006-2008.
  22. Center for Multifunctional Nanocomposite Construction Materials, Greek Minister of Education, 2011-2015

THESIS RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Advisor of the following Ph.D. theses:

  1. G. Papakaliatakis, “Stable and Unstable Crack Growth in Ductile Materials,” 1985
  2. N.K. Hatzitrifon, “Contribution to the Propagation of Cracks in Three-Dimensional Bodies,” 1986
  3. M.A. Kattis, “Rigid Curvilinear Inclusions Partially Bonded in an Elastic Matrix,” 1987
  4. D.A. Zacharopoulos, “Stable Crack Growth in an Elastoplastic Material,” 1989
  5. C.G. Thireos, “Failure of Cracked Ductile Plates with Two Symmetrical Notches,” 1991
  6. L.K. Vasiliades, “Contribution to the Determination of the Stress Field at a Crack Tip and Ductile Fracture,” 1993
  7. A. Giannakopoulou, “Interfacial Shear Strength and Failure Mechanisms in Ceramic Matrix Composites,” 1998
  8. J. Abot, “Fabrication, Testing and Analysis of Composite Sandwich Beams,” 2000 (co-advisor)
  9. Kuang-An Wang, “Failure Analysis of Sandwich Beams,” 2000 (co-advisor)Supervisor of numerous M.S. theses, co-advisor and member of the examination committee of many Ph.D. theses in the Universities of Thrace, Patras, the National Technical University of Athens, and Northwestern University

MEMBERSHIP IN SOCIETIES

 

  1. Society for Experimental Mechanics of U.S.A. (from 1975)
  2. Optical Society of America (from 1977)
  3. Greek Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics-Member IUTAM (Founding member, from 1979)
  4. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (from 1979, Fellow from 1993)
  5. Sigma Xi (from 1980)
  6. New York Academy of Sciences (from 1980, Fellow from 2001)
  7. American Society of Civil Engineers (from 1984)
  8. European Structural Integrity Society (representative of Greece)
  9. Greek Association of Computational Mechanics (from 1995)
  10. American Academy of Mechanics (from 2001)
  11. American Society of Metals (from 2001)
  12. Greek Group of Fracture (from 2003), President (2003-now)
  13. British Society for Strain Measurement (from 2004)

REVIEWER IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

 

  1. Applied Composite Materials
  2. Applied Mechanics Reviews
  3. Computational Mechanics
  4. Engineering Fracture Mechanics
  5. International Journal of Fracture
  6. ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics
  7. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
  8. Applied Composite Materials
  9. Advanced Composites Letters
  10. The Archive of Mechanical Engineering
  11. Facta Universitatis
  12. Experimental Mechanics
  13. Strain
  14. International Journal of Solids and Structures
  15. Journal of Engineering Mathematics
  16. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (ZAMM)

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER

  1. Applied Experimental Mechanics,” Athens, Greece, 31/ 5-1/6/1993, Vice Chairman
    “Fourth Greek National Congress on Mechanics,” Xanthi, Greece, 26-29/6/1996, Chairman
  2. “First Hellenic Conference on Composite Materials and Structures,” Xanthi, Greece, 2-5/7/1997, Chairman
  3. “Greek-Polish-German Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanics,” Xanthi, Greece, 4-6/7/1998, Chairman
  4. “International Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanics – In Honor of Prof. A.N. Kounadis,” Athens, 25/11/2000, Co-Chairman.
  5. “Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanics – In Honor of I.M. Daniel,” 14th US National Congress of Applied Mechanics, Virginia Tech., 23-28/6/2002, Chairman.
  6. “Symposium on Recent Advances in Composite Materials – In Honor of S.A. Paipetis,” Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece, 12-14/6/2003, Chairman.
  7. “16th European Conference of Fracture,” Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece, 3-7/7/2006, Chairman.
  8. “13th European Conference of Experimental Mechanics (ICEM13),” Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece, 1-6/7/2007, Chairman.
  9. “Recent Advances in Mechanics, Dedicated to P.S. Theocaris,” Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece, 16-19/9/2009, Co-Chairman.
  10. “First Greek and Greek-Ukrainian Conference on Fracture Mechanics,” Xanthi, Greece, 20-24/10/2010, Chairman.
  11. “First Greek-Russian Symposium on Advanced Solid and Fracture Mechanics,” Xanthi, Greece, 10-13/10/2011, Chairman.
  12. “Symposium on Modern Experimental Methods in Mechanics, Engineering, and the Sciences, in Honor of Fu-pen Chiang,” 12th International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences” (ICCES’12), Chania, Crete, Greece, 30/4/2012- 4/5/2012, Chairman.
  13. “Second Greek-Russian Symposium on Advanced Solid and Fracture Mechanics,” Xanthi, Greece, 28/6-2/7/2015, Chairman.
  14. “17th European Conference of Experimental Mechanics (ICEM17),” Rhodes Palace Hotel, Rhodes, Greece, 3-7/7 2016, Chairman.
  15. “14th International Conference on Fracture,” (ICF14), Rhodes Palace Hotel, Rhodes, Greece, 18-23/6/2017, Chairman.

MEMBER OF CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

  • Fifth Greek National Congress on Mechanics,” Ioannina, Greece, 27-30/8/1998.
  • “Sixth Greek National Congress on Mechanics,” Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-21/7/2001.
  • “14th European Conference of Fracture,” (ECF14), Cracow, Poland, 8-13/9/2002.
  • “15th European Conference of Fracture,” (ECF15), 11-13/8/ 2004.
  • “British Society for Strain Measurements Annual Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics,” Southampton, UK, 6-8/9/2005.
  • “Annual Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics V,” British Society for Strain Measurements, Manchester, UK, 4-6/9/2007.
  • “Reliability in Micro and Nano Technologies for High Tech Applications,” Berlin, Germany, 2-5/9/2007.
  • “17th European Conference of Fracture,” (ECF17), Brno, Czech Republic, 2-5/9/2008.
  • “Photomechanics 2008,” England, 7-9/7/2008.
  • “6th BSSM International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics,” The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), London, UK, 9-11/9/2008.
  • “International Conference on Civil Engineering Design and Construction,” Varna Free University, Varna, Bulgaria, 12-14/9/2008.
  • “Second International Conference on Material and Component Performance under Variable Amplitude Loading,” Darmstadt, Germany, 23-26/3/2009.
  • “7th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis,” Cambridge, England, 8-10/9/2009.
  • “12th International Conference on Fracture,” Ottawa, Canada, 12-17/7/2009.
  • “XI Bulgarian Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,” Borovets (Rila Mountain), Bulgaria, 2-5/9/2009.
  • Current Trends in Solid Mechanics – A Symposium in Honor of Professor George C. Sih,” Chengdu, China, 16-20/10/2009
    “Speckle 2010,” La Plata, Argentina, 6-9/9/2010.
  • “International Conference on Civil Engineering Design and Construction,” Varna, Bulgaria, 9-11/9/2010.
  • “18th European Conference of Fracture (ECF17),” Dresden, Germany, 30/8-3/9/2010.
  • “7th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics,” Department of Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, 7-9/9/2010.
  • “XV International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals,” Opole, Poland, 13-15/9/2010.
  • “Photomechanics 2011,” Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium, 7-9/2/2011.
  • “4th International Conference on Nanotechnology in Construction, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece, 20-22/5/2012”
  • “International Conference on Damage Mechanics,” Belgrade, Serbia, 25-27/6/2012.
  • “15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM15),” University of Porto, Portugal, 22-27/7/2012.
  • “19th European Conference of Fracture (ECF19),” Kazan, Russia, 26-31/8/2012.
  • “International Conference on Civil Engineering Design and Construction,” Varna Free University, Varna, Bulgaria, 13-15/9/2012.
  • “IUTAM Symposium on Advances of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics,” Taipei, Taiwan, 3-6/11/2012.
  • “PhotoMechanics Conference,” Montpellier, France, 27-29/5/2013.
  • “14th International Congress on Fracture,” Beijing, 16-21/6/2013.
  • “4th International Conference on Integrity, Reliability and Failure (IRF’2013),” Funchal/Madeira, 23-27/6/2013.
  • “9th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, Cardiff School of Engineering, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 3-5/9/2013.
  • “16th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM16),” Cambridge, United Kingdom, 7-11/7/2014.
  • “5th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structural Integrity,” Lviv, Ukraine, 24-27/6/2014.
  • “20th European Conference of Fracture (ECF20),” Trondheim, Norway, 30/6-4/7/2014.
  • “Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) Fall Conference,” Beijing, 19-22/10/2014 (Vice Chairman).
  • “6th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design (M2D’2015),” Ponta Delgada/Azores, 26-30/7/2015.
  • “5th International Symposium on Experimental Mechanics (5-ISEM’2015) and 9th Symposium Optics in Industry (9-SOI),” Guanajuato, Mexico, 17-21/8/2015.
  • “The Second International Conference on Damage Mechanics,” Troyes, France, 8-11/7/2015.
  • “International Conference on Experimental Solid Mechanics,” Tehran, Iran, 16-17/2/2016.
  • “Photomechanics 2018,” Toulouse, 20-22/3/2018.

INVITED LECTURES

  1. “Photoelasticity,” National Technical University of Athens, 8/3/1972 and 15/3/1972
  2. “New Photoelastic Methods,” National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 22/7/1972
  3. “The Scattered Light Method in Stress Analysis,” National Technical University of Athens, 26/7/1972
  4. “The Use of the Generalized Photoelastic Law of Neumann-Maxwell for the Direct Solution of the Plane Stress Problem,” National Technical University of Athens, 10/4/1973
  5. “Matrix Formulation of Photoelasticity,” Democritus University of Thrace, 2/4/1979
  6. “Matrix Description of Polarized Light with Applications to Photoelasticity”, University of Maryland, Maryland, U.S.A., 29/8/1979
  7. “New Formulation of Three Dimensional Photoelasticity,” Grumann Corporation, New York, U.S.A., 10/8/1979
  8. The Strain Energy Density Theory for Unstable Crack Growth,” Grumann Corporation, NY, U.S.A., 1/12/1981
  9. “Fracture and/or Yielding of a Uniformly Loaded Beam Structure,” Lehigh University, 30/3/1982
  10. “Prediction of Stable Crack Growth by the Strain Energy Density Criterion,” Dept. Civil Engng, School of Engng, City College of City University of New York, 29/6/1982
  11. “Fracture Toughness Characterized by the Strain Energy Density Criterion,” Division of Structural Mechanics, The Norwegian Institute of Technology, 17/10/1983
  12. “Dependence of Crack Growth on Load Time Record,” Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Lehigh Univ., 30/7/1984
  13. “Some Problems in Fracture Mechanics,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics”, Michigan Technological University, 10/8/1984
  14. “The Method of Caustics in Environmental Cracking,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, 11/1/1985
  15. “Environmental Cracking under Mixed-Mode Conditions,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, 18/1/1985
  16. “Developments in Non-Linear Fracture Mechanics,” Dept. of Theoretical Mechanics, University of Nottingham, 22/4/1985
  17. “Advances in Non-Linear Fracture Mechanics,” California Institute of Technology, 17/9/1985
  18. “Ductile Fracture by the Strain Energy Density Theory,” Aerospace Corp. Los Angeles CA, 19/9/1985
  19. “Fracture Mechanics: A New Tool for Structural Design,” Univ. of Thessaloniki, 9/12/1985 and 10/12/1985
  20. “The Methods of Photoelasticity, Moire and Caustics in Experimental Stress Analysis,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, 9/1/1986 and 16/1/1986
  21. “Mechanics of Non-Linear Crack Growth – Two and Three Dimensional Problems”, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of California at Davis, 9/6/1987
    Initiation, Stable and Unstable Crack Growth Studied by the Strain Energy Density Theory”, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 23/11/1987
  22. “Fracture Mechanics and Strain Energy Density Theory,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toledo, 14/10/1988
  23. “Failure Initiation from Rigid Inclusions Embedded in an Elastic Matrix,” Michigan Technological University, 25/10/1988
  24. “Thermal/Mechanical Damage of Solids Studied by the Strain Energy Density Theory,” Air Force Office of Aerospace Research, Washington D.C., 31/10/1988
  25. “The Optical Method of Caustics. Theory and Applications”, Workshop on Industrial Application of Optical Methods, Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Taipei (20 hours seminar), 27/2 to 3/3/1989
  26. “Elasticity Solutions of Rigid Inclusions Partially Bonded to a Matrix and Applications to Fracture”, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, 8/5/1989
  27. “Applications of the Method of Caustics to Problems of Fracture Mechanics,” Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, 9/5/1989
  28. “The Method of Caustics: Theory and Applications,” Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 11/5/1989
  29. “Solution of Problems of Fracture Mechanics by the Method of Caustics,” Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, 17/5/1989
  30. “Elasticity Solutions of Inclusion Problems,” Technical University of Bratislava, 18/5/1989
  31. “Micromechanical Analysis of Nonlinear Thermal and Mechanical Deformation of Filamentary Metal Matrix Composites,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Louissiana, State University, 7/5/1990
  32. “Evaluation of Stress Intensity Factors Crack Problems by the Method of Caustics. Limits of Applicability of the Method,” Lehigh University, 27/11/1991
  33. “New Materials and Fracture Mechanics”, University of Thessaloniki, 27/2/1992
  34. “The Influence of Particle/Matrix Debonding on the Stress-Strain Behavior of Particulate Composites,” in AGARD SMP Specialist’s Meeting on “Debonding/Delamination of Composites,” Patras, 26/5/1992
  35. “The Optical Method of Caustics as Applied to Fracture Mechanics,” The University of Toledo, 4/6/1992
  36. “Fracture and Composites,” in Conference on “New Directions in Mechanics,” Thessaloniki,, 18/12/1992
  37. “Guidelines for Applying the Method of Caustics in Crack Problems,” Politechnika Swietokrzyska, Kielce, 4/3/1993
  38. “Limitations of Applicability of the Method of Caustics in Fracture Mechanics Problems”, Dept. of Mathematics-Mechanics-Informatics, University of Warsaw, 8/3/1993
  39. “The Methods of Photoelasticity, Moire and Caustics – Engineering Applications,” Workshop on “Applied Experimental Mechanics”, Athens, 31/5/1993
  40. “Advances in the Optical Method of Caustics,” Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, 7/3/1995
  41. “Fracture Mechanics Technology in Engineering Applications,” University of Thessalia, Volos, Greece, 26/5/1995
  42. “Micromechanical Analysis of the Thermomechanical Behavior of Composite Materials,”, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, 29/3/1996
  43. “Failure Mechanisms in Ceramic Matrix Composites”, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, 6/5/1997
  44. “Failure Mechanisms in Brittle Matrix Composites,” Drexel University, USA, 25/11/1997.
  45. “Failure of Ceramic Matrix Composites,” University of California at San Diego, USA, 18/12/1997.
  46. “Failure Analysis of Ceramic Matrix Composites,” University of Sheffield, England, 9/11/1998.
  47. “Stress and Failure Analysis of Brittle Matrix Composites,” in “Exploiting Solutions to Practical Problems in Structural Composite Materials by the Application of Physically-Based Finite Element Models,” Cambridge, England, 28-30/9/1998
  48. “Failure Modes of Composite Sandwich Beams,” Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, 1/11/2000
  49. “Failure Modes of Composite Sandwich Beams,” Michigan Technological University, USA,, 16/11/2000
  50. “Sandwich Beams,” Lehigh University, 16/11/2001
  51. “Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites,” University of Texas at Brownsville, USA, 1/2/2002, Distinguished Lecture.
  52. “Fiber-reinforced Composite and Particulate Nanocomposite Sandwich Structures.”
  53. University of Texas at Brownsville, USA, 11/12/2002, Distinguished Lecture.
  54. “Fundamentals of Fracture Mechanics,” Louisiana State University, USA, 13/2/2003.
  55. “Sandwich Structures,” Tampere University, Tampere, Finland, 31/3/2003.
  56. “Fracture Mechanics of Concrete,” Northwestern University, USA, 26/5/2004.
  57. “Failure of Composite Sandwich Structures,” National Conference of the Italian Group of Fracture, Bologna, Italy, 16/6/2004, Opening Lecture.
  58. “Failure of Composite Sandwich Structures,” Advances in Multi-Scale Modelling of Composite Material Systems and Components, Monterey, California, 30/9/2005, Plenary Lecture.
  59. “Failure of Sandwich Structures,” 5th Conference of the British Society for Strain Measurements, Manchester, UK, 6/9/2007, Plenary Lecture.
  60. “Fracture Mechanics – A New Methodology of Structural Design,” Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece, 18/3/2008, Lecture at the Reception Ceremony as Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens.
  61. “Failure of Composite Sandwich Structures,” Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, 19/6/2008, Invited Lecture.
  62. “Failure of Sandwich Structures,”4th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structural Integrity, Lviv, Ukraine, 23-27/6/2009, Plenary Lecture.
  63. “Failure Mechanisms of Composite Sandwich Structures,” XI Bulgarian Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,” Borovets, Bulgaria, 2-5/9/2009, Plenary Lecture.
  64. “Failure Mechanisms of Composite Sandwich Structures,” Technical Chamber of Serbia, Belgrade, 11/11/2009, Invited Lecture.
  65. “Failure Mechanisms of Sandwich Structures,” Academy of Athens, 2/2/2010.
  66. “Mixed-Mode Crack Growth in Cellular Materials,” First Greek National and First Greek-Ukrainian Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Xanthi, Greece, 21/10/2010, Plenary Lecture.
  67. “Light – A Powerful Means for the Solution of Problems of Mechanics,” Academy of Athens, 8/2/2011.
  68. “Characterization of Fracture Instability by the Strain Energy Density Theory,” First Ukrainian-Greek Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Lviv, Ukraine, 4/10/2011, Plenary Lecture.
  69. “Failure of Sandwich and Cellular Materials,” Topics in Mechanical Engineering, The Frank W. Otto Distinguished Lecture Series, The Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University, USA, 4/10/2011, Invited Lecture
  70. “The Optical Method of Caustics Applied to Fracture Mechanics Problems” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Porto, Portugal, 22-27 July, 2012, Plenary Lecture
  71. “The Optical Method of Caustics for the Solution of Fracture Mechanics Problems,” Gustavo Colonnetti Memorial Lecture, Italian Research Institute of Metrology (INRIM), Torino, Italy, 13/11/2012
  72. “Failure Mechanisms of Sandwich Structures,” 30th Conference of Spanish Group of Fracture on Fracture Mechanics, Toledo, Spain, 13-15/3/2013, Plenary Lecture.
  73. “Failure of Sandwich and Cellular Materials,” Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, 10/5/2013, Invited Lecture
  74. “The Optical Methods of Caustics and Photoelasticity Applied to Crack Problems,” University of Nis, Republic of Serbia, 4/7/2013, Lecture at Honorary Doctorate Ceremony
  75. “Mechanical Behavior and Failure of Sandwich Structures,” University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 24/4/2014, Invited Lecture
    “Carbon Nanotubes Cementitious Nanocomposites,” First International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA, 12/6/2014, Plenary Lecture
  76. “Mechanical Characterization of Cementitious Nanocomposites,” XII International Conference of Nanostructured Materials, NANO2014, Moscow, Russia, 16/7/2014, Plenary Lecture
  77. “Failure Modes of Sandwich and Cellular Materials,” University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, USA, 12/11/2014, Invited Lecture
  78. “Multiscale Mechanical and Failure Behavior of Cementitious Nanocomposites,” Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA, 16/4/2015, Invited Lecture.

PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES

  1. Applied Mechanics Summer Conference,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A., 23-2/6/1975
  2. “Sixth International Conference on Experimental Stress Analysis,” Munchen, Germany, 18 – 22/9/1978
  3. “Mixed-Mode Crack Propagation,” US-Greek Seminar, Athens, Greece, 18-22/8/1980, Chairman of the VI Session
  4. “Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science,” Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 2-4/9/1981
  5. “Eleventh Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,” Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A., 8-9/4/1982
  6. “Second International Conference on Defects, Fracture and Fatigue,” Mont Gabriel, Quebec, Canada, 30/5-5/6/1982. Chairman of the 7th Session.
  7. “103rd Winter Annual Meeting,” The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 14-19/11/1982
  8. “International Conference on Application of Fracture Mechanics to Materials and Structures,”, Freiburg, Germany, 20-24/6/1983
  9. “Second International Conference on Composite Structures”, Paisley College of Technology, Scotland, UK, 14-16/9/1983
  10. “Engineering Applications of New Composites”, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, 25- 29/8/1986
  11. “Workshop on Composite Material Response: Constitutive Relations and Damage Mechanisms,” Paisley College of Technology, Scotland, UK, 30/7-1/8/1987
  12. “Phase Interaction in Composite Materials,” (Vice-Chairman), The University of Patras, Patras, Greece, 22-27/8/1988
  13. “International Symposium on Mechanics and Physics of Energy Density” (Co-Chairman with Prof. G.C. Sih) Xanthi, Greece, 16-20/7/1989
  14. “International Symposium on Advanced Composites in Emerging Technologies,” (Vice-Chairman), Patras, Greece, 2 -24/8/1990
  15. “International Conference on Mixed-Mode Fracture and Fatigue,” (member of the international committee), Vienna, Austria, 15-17/7/1991
  16. “74th Meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD,” Specialist’s Meeting on “Debonding/Delamination of Composites” and Workshop on “Impact of Materials Defects on Engine Structures Integrity,” Patras, Greece, 24-29/5/1992
  17. “75th Meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD,” Specialist’s Meeting on “Smart Structures for Aircraft and Spacecraft” and Workshop on “Environmentally Safe and Effective Processes for Paint Removal,” Lindau, Germany, 4-9/10/1992
  18. “New Directions in Mechanics and Materials,” Thessaloniki, Greece, 17-19/12/1992
  19. “76th Meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD,” Workshop on “Integrated Airframe Design Technology” and Workshop on “Introduction of Ceramics into Aerospace Structural Composites”, Antalya, Turkey, 19-23/4/1993
  20. “Advanced Technology on Design and Fabrication of Composite Material and Structures” (Chariman of session Damage and Fracture), Torino, Italy, 24-28/5/1993
  21. “Applied Experimental Mechanics,” (Vice Chairman), Athens, Greece, 31/5-1/6/1993
  22. “77th Meeting of the Structures and materials Panel of AGARD”, Workshop on “Characterization of Fibre Reinforced Titanium Matrix Composites” and Workshop on “An Assessment of Fatigue Damage and Crack Growth Prediction Techniques,” Bordeaux, France, 27/9-1/10/1993
  23. “Mechanics of Materials and Microstructures,” Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-20/12/1993
  24. “78th Meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD”, Specialist’s Meeting on “Impact of Acoustic Loads on Aircraft Structures” and Workshop on “Aircraft Loads Due to Turbulence and Their Impact on Design and Certifications”, Lillehammer, Norway, 1-6/5/1994
  25. “79th Meeting of the Structures and materials Panel of AGARD”, Specialist’s Meeting on “Composite Repair of Military Aircraft Structures” and Specialist’s Meeting on “Corrosion Detection and Management of advanced Airframe Materials”, Seville, Spain, 3-7/10/1994
  26. “80th Meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD”, Specialist’s Meeting on “Advanced Aeroservoelastic Testing and Data Analysis” and Specialist’s Meeting on “Widespread Fatigue Damage in Military Aircraft”, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 8-12/5/1995.
  27. “1995 SEM Spring Conference and Exhibit”, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A., 1 -14/6/1995.
  28. Fourth Greek National Congress on Mechanics”, (Co-Chairman), Xanthi, Greece, 2 – 29/6/1995
  29. “High Technology Composites in Modern Applications” (Member of the Local Organizing Committee and the International Scientific Committee), Corfu, Greece, 18-22/9/1995.
  30. “81th Meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD” Specialist’s Meeting on “Thermal Mechanical Fatigue of Aircraft Engine Materials” and Workshop on “The Design, Qualification and Maintenance of Vibration-Free Landing Gear,” Banff, Canada, 2-6/10/1995
  31. “82nd Meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD”, Specialist’s Meeting on “Tribology for Aerospace Systems” and Workshop on “Integrated Airframe Design Technology,” Sesimbra, Portugal, 6-10/5/1996.
  32. “83rd Meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD”, Specialist’s Meeting on “Bolted/Bonded Joints in Polymeric Composites,” Workshop on “Loads and Requirements for Military Aircraft” and Workshop on “Environmentally Compliant Surface Treatments of Materials for Aerospace Applications,” Florence, Italy, 2-6/9/1996.
  33. “Wood in Existing Structures: Old and New Technologies,” Thessaloniki, Greece, 27-28/2/1997.
  34. “84th Meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD,” Paris, France, 14-18/4/1997.
  35. “Second International Conference of Civil Engineers”, Toledo, Spain, 16-17/5/1997
  36. “Summer School on Failure in Structures,” (Six-hours lectures),
    Kielce/Ameliüwka, Poland, 2-6/6/1997
  37. “First Hellenic Conference on Composite Materials and Structures,” (Co-Chairman, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee), Xanthi, Greece, 2-5/7/1997
  38. “85th Meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD,” Aalborg, Denmark, 13-17/10/1997
  39. “Exploiting Solutions to Practical Problems in Structural Composite Materials by the Application of Physically-Based Finite Element Models, Cambridge, UK, 28-30/9/1998
  40. “Fifth Greek National Congress on Mechanics,” Ioannina, Greece, 27-30/8/1998
  41. NATO RTO Meeting: Applied Vehicle Technology Panel – Structural Fatigue in the Presence of Corrosion,” Corfu, Greece, 5-9/10/1998
  42. “NATO RTO Meeting: Applied Vehicle Technology Panel – New Metallic Materials for the Structure of Aging Aircraft,” Corfu, Greece, 19-23/4/1999
  43. “SEM VIII International Congress on Experimental Mechanics,” Cincinnati, USA, 1999.
  44. “SEM IX International Congress on Experimental Mechanics,” Orlando, USA, 5-8/6/2000.
  45. “ICTAM 2000, 20th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,” Chicago, 27/8-2/3/2000.
  46. “International Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanics-In Honor of Prof. A.N. Kounadis”, Athens, Greece, 25/11/2000 (Co-Chairman).
  47. “SEM X International Congress on Experimental Mechanics”, Portland, Oregon, USA, 4-6/6/2001.
  48. “Sixth Greek National Congress on Mechanics,” Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-21/7/2001.
  49. “10th International Congress on Fracture,” Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 3-7/12/2001.
  50. “15th General Assembly and Annual Festive Plenary Session of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts,” Salzburg, Austria, 9/3/2002.
  51. “2002 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 10-12/6/2002.
  52. “14th US National Congress of Applied Mechanics,” Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, 23-28/6/2002.
  53. “14th European Conference on Fracture – ECF 14,” Cracow, Poland, 8-13/9/2002.
  54. “International Symposium in Multiscaling in Mechanics,” Messini, Greece, 2-6/9/2002.
  55. “5th International Symposium on Advanced Composites,” Corfu, Greece, 5-7/5/2003.
    “Cumulative Fatigue Damage,” Seville, Spain, 26-30/5/2003.
  56. “2003 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 2-4/6/2003.
  57. “Recent Advances in Composite Materials – In Honor of S.A. Paipetis,” Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece, 12-14/6/2003.
  58. “SEM X International Congress,” Costa Mesa, California, USA, 6-10/6/ 2004.
    “National Congress of the Italian Group of Fracture,” Bologna, Italy, 16-18/6/2004.
  59. “15th European Conference of Fracture,” Stockholm, Sweden, 11-13/8/ 2004.
  60. “ICEM 12, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics,” Bari, Italy, 29/8-2/9, 2004.
  61. “11th International Conference on Fracture – ICF11,” Turin, Italy, 20-25/3/2005.
  62. “2005 SEM Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” Portland, Oregon, USA, 7-9/6/2005.
  63. “British Society for Strain Measurements Annual Conference on Advances in Experimental

PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES

  1. Advances in Multi-Scale Modelling of Composite Material Systems and Components,” Monterey, California, USA, 25-30/9/2005.
  2. “2006 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” St Louis, Missouri, USA, 5-7/6/2006
  3. “16th European Conference of Fracture,” Alexandroupolis, Greece, 3-7/7/2006.
    “2007 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, 2-6/6/2007.
  4. “13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, (ICEM13)” Alexandroupolis, Greece, 1-6/7/2007.
  5. “Annual Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics V,” British Society for Strain Measurements, Manchester, UK, 4-6/9/2007.
  6. “National Medal of Science Symposium – Honoring Professors Jan Achenbach and Tobin Marks,” Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, May 14, 2008.
  7. “SEM XI International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2-5/6/2008.
  8. “17th European Conference of Fracture, (ECF17),” Brno, Czech Republic, 2-5/9/2008.
  9. 6th BSSM International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics,” The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), London, UK, 9-11/9/2008.
  10. “International Conference on Civil Engineering and Design,” Varna Free University, Varna, Bulgaria, 12-14/9/2008
  11. Greek-Serbian Conference on Mechanics, Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia, 15-17/9/2008.
  12. “2009 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 1-3/6/2009.
  13. “4th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structural Integrity,” Lviv, Ukraine, 23-27/6/2009.
  14. “12th International Conference on Fracture,” Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 12-17/7/2009
  15. “XI Bulgarian Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,” Borovets, Bulgaria, 2-5/9/2009.
  16. “Recent Advances in Mechanics – Dedicated to the Late Professor P.S. Theocaris,” Athens, Greece, 16-19/9/2009.
  17. “2010 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” Indianapolis, Indiana, 7-9/6/2010.
  18. “9th International Conference on Sandwich Structures (ICSS9),” California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA, 14-16/6/2010.
  19. “18th European Conference of Fracture, (ECF18)” Dresden, Germany, 30/8-3/9/2010.
  20. “International Conference on Civil Engineering Design and Construction,” Varna, Bulgaria, 9-11/9/2010.
  21. “First Greek National Conference and First Greek-Ukrainian Conference of Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures,” Xanthi, Greece, 20-24/10/2010.
  22. “2011 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA, 13-15/6/2011.
  23. “First Ukrainian-Greek Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures,” Lviv, Ukraine, 3-7/10/2011.
  24. “First Greek-Russian Symposium on Advanced Solid and Fracture Mechanics,” Xanthi, Greece, 10-13/10/2011.
  25. “International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences,” ICCES12, Crete, Greece, 30/4-4/5/2012.
  26. “4th International Conference of Nanotechnology in Construction,” May 20-22, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece, 20-22/5/2012.
  27. “SEM XII International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics” Costa Mesa, California, USA, 11-14/6/2012.
  28. “15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics,” Porto, Portugal, 22-27/7/2012.
  29. “8th Int. Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures,” Toledo, Spain, 10-14/3/2013.
  30. “30th Conference of Spanish Group of Fracture on Fracture Mechanics,” Toledo, Spain, 13-15/3/2013.
  31. “Photomechanics 2013,” Montpellier, France, 27-29, 2013.
  32. “2013 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” Lombard, Illinois, USA, 3-6/6/2013.
  33. “13th International Conference on Fracture,” Beijing, China, 16-21/6/2013.
  34. “2014 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” Greenville, South Carolina, USA, 1-4/6/2014.
  35. “First International Conference on Mechanics of Composites,” Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA, 9-12/6/2014.
  36. “16th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics,” Cambridge, United Kingdom, 6-11/7/2014.
  37. “NANO 2014,” Moscow, Russia, 13-18/7/2014.
  38. “Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Development,” Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 3-8/8/2014.
  39. “International Conference on Civil Engineering and Design,” Varna Free University, Varna, Bulgaria, 11-13/9/2014.
  40. “5th International Conference of Nanotechnology in Construction,” Chicago, Illinois, USA, 24-26/5/2015.
  41. “2015 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,” Costa Mesa, California, USA, 8-11/6/2015.
  42. “Second Greek-Russian Symposium on Advanced Solid and Fracture Mechanics,” Xanthi, Greece, 28/6-2/7/2015.
  43. “6th Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing,” Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA, July 20-22, 2015.

VISITS IN UNIVERSITES

  1. 1-31/7/1975, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A.
  2. 1/7-31/8/1979, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, Maryland, U.S.A.
  3. 1/7-10/8/1980, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toledo
  4. 3/8/1981-29/8/1982, Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Lehigh University
  5. 13/7-18/8/1983, Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Lehigh University
  6. 10/10-25/10/1983, Structural Mechanics Division, The Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  7. 30/6-9/8/1984, Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Lehigh University
  8. 23/12/1984-21/1/1985, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton MI, U.S.A.
  9. 30/6-21/9/1985, Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Lehigh University
  10. 1/1-25/3/1986, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA, U.S.A.
  11. 26/3-30/6/1986, Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Lehigh University
  12. 1/4/-12/6/1987, Depts of Civil and Mechanical Engineering University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
  13. 30/8-20/11/1988, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University
  14. 23/2-7/3/1989, Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  15. 26/8/1989-14/8/1990, Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, Northwestern University
  16. 27/3-31/7/1992, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toledo
  17. 1/7-31/7/1993, Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, Northwestern University
  18. 1/7-31/7/1994, Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, Northwestern University
  19. 5/7-31/8/1995, Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, Northwestern University
  20. 5/7-25/8/1996, Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, Northwestern University
  21. 10/7-26/8/1997,Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, Northwestern University
  22. 10/7-24/8/1998,Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, Northwestern University

SHORT VISITS IN UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENTS

  1. Open University, Academic Links and Interchange Scheme, British Council, United Kingdom, 14-20/9/1983
  2. University of Trondheim and Research Center SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway, Programme of Cultural Exchanges, 10-25/10/1983
  3. Universities of Surrey, Cambridge, Sheffield, Nottingham and Oxford, Academic Travel Grant, British Council, United Kingdom, 15-26/5/1985
  4. Technical University of Brno, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Bratislava), Technical University of Bratislava, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and of Geology of the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences, Technical University of Prague, Charles University of Prague, Czechoslovakia, Programme of Cultural Exchanges, 16-24/11/1987
  5. Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal, 6-10/5/1989; Imperial College of Science and Technology and Polytechnic of Central London, 11-12/5/1989, Erasmus project No STV-88-G-0013
  6. Technical University of Bratislava and Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, 12-19/5/1989, Invited
  7. Lehigh University, AGARD Project G-67, titled: Composite Basic Design and Repair Technologies, U.S.A., 26/11-8/12/1991
  8. Northwestern University, AGARD Project G-67 titled: Composite Basic Design and Repair Technologies, U.S.A., 19/7-3/8/1992
  9. Universities of Westminster, Reading, Swansea, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Cambridge and Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Academic Grant, British Council, United Kingdom, 18/10-4/11/1992
  10. University of Warsaw, Kielce University of Technology and Technical University of Krakow, Poland, Programme of Cultural Exchanges, 1-8/3/1993
  11. Universities of Oxford, Surrey, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and Nottingham, National Physical Laboratory at Teddington, Wessex Institute of Technology and Defense Research Agency at Farnborough, United Kingdom, 23/2-9/3/1995
  12. Universities of Oxford, Surrey and Nottingham, 24/2-28/2/1995, and Technical University of Delft, Erasmus project No STV-94-G-2021/P, 8-10/5/1995
  13. Patuxent River Maryland Naval Air Station, and Naval Aviation Depot Cherry Point, AGARD Project G-67, titled: Composite Basic Design and Repair Technologies, U.S.A., 21-29/1/1996.
  14. Daimler Benz Aerospace, Munich, Germany and GMI, Paris, France, , AGARD Exploratory Visit, 25-29/4/1996
  15. Fachhochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin, Erasmus Programme, 10-14/9/1997
  16. Patuxent River Naval Air Station, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Naval Research Laboratory – Washington DC, Center for Composite Materials – University of Delaware, Drexel University and Lehigh University, 16-29/11/1997
  17. Czech Academy of Sciences, 4-11/5/1997, Invited
    Tampere Institute of Technology, Tampere, Finland, Ecological Constructions, Erasmus Progamme, 3-9/5/1999
  18. Tampere Institute of Technology, Tampere, Finland, Erasmus Programme, 30/3-1/4/2003
  19. Satakunta Polytechnic, Pori, Finland, Erasmus Programme, 1/4-6/4/2003

PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

  1. “Management Board Meeting #1,” TEMPUS Programme: Fracture Mechanics in Engineering Curriculum, Cracow and Kielce, Poland, 3-5/2/1995
  2. “Management Board Meeting #2,” TEMPUS Programme: Fracture Mechanics in Engineering Curriculum, Cracow, Poland, 8-9/12/1995
  3. “Erasmus Inter-University Cooperation Programme ICP-95-SF-5030/06,” Tampere, Finland, 7-10/9/1995
  4. “Materials and Structures in Aerospace Network,” Hellenic Aerospace Industry, Schimatari, Greece, 26-27/3/1996
  5. “Management Board Meeting #3,” TEMPUS Programme: Fracture Mechanics in Engineering Curriculum, Kielce, Poland, 9-12/5/1996
  6. “Erasmus Inter-University Cooperation Programme,” ICP-95-SF-5030/06, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 25-29/9/1996
  7. “Management Board Meeting #4,” TEMPUS Programme: Fracture Mechanics in Engineering Curriculum, Cracow, Poland, 24-28/10/1996
  8. “Summer School on Failure in Structures,” and “Management Board Meeting #5,” TEMPUS Programme: Fracture Mechanics in Engineering Curriculum, Kielce-Cedzyna, Poland, 2-8/6/1997
  9. “COMPRES (Composite Repair of Metallic Structure for Ageing Commercial Aircraft) Meeting,” Paris, France, 22-23/6/1999
  10. “COMPRES (Composite Repair of Metallic Structure for Ageing Commercial Aircraft) Meeting,” Thassos, Greece, 2001
  11. “SCOMPRES (Smart Composite Repair of Metallic Structure for Ageing Commercial Aircraft) Meeting,” Athens, Greece, 4/2/2003