Athanasios Triantafyllou

Program Head, Civil and Urban Engineering; Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: Diploma University of Patras; MSc , PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Areas: Advanced Structural Materials; Innovative Retrofitting of Structures

Athanasios Triantafyllou received a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras (UPAT), Greece (1985), and an MSc and PhD in Structural Engineering from MIT in 1987 and 1989, respectively. He has academic experience as an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at MIT (1990-93) and as a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at UPAT (since 1993).

He has received a number of awards, including the International Institute for FRP in Construction Medal, 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, and three best research paper awards from the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction and the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. He has authored 5 books, 30 book chapters, more than 80 papers in international journals and more than 155 papers (including 15 keynotes) in conference proceedings. He is a member of several international scientific committees (mainly of fib, RILEM, and ACI) and societies and member of the international editorial board of 8 international journals.

His main research interests are focused in the application of advanced structural materials (e.g. fiber reinforced polymers, textile-based cementitious composites, high performance concrete) in structures, mainly in the field of strengthening/retrofitting of concrete, masonry, and timber, but also in new construction. He has limited research activity in steel-concrete composite construction and in the damage detection of materials and structures using smart monitoring systems. His past research interests were focused in the mechanics of cellular materials and in the optimum design of structural sandwich panels.