Visiting Global Distinguished Professor and Program Head of Civil and Urban Engineering
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: 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 is a professor in the Department of Civil engineering at UPAT and director of the Structural Materials Laboratory. Prior to joining UPAT, he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at MIT (1990-93).
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, 40 book chapters, 85 papers in international journals, and 160 papers (including 20 keynotes) in conference proceedings. He is a member of several international scientific committees (mainly of fib, RILEM, and ACI) and societies, associate editor for two international journals (ASCE J. of Composites for Construction, J. of Composites Science) and member of the international editorial board for 7 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 on the mechanics of cellular materials and in the optimum design of structural sandwich panels.