UoI member’s Bio’s

The Mechanics, Smart Sensors and Non destructive Evaluation (MSS-NDE) Laboratory, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina (UOI), and its head Prof. T. Matikas have expertise in the development of advanced composite materials, as well as of innovative health monitoring methodologies for nondestructive characterization of damage and life prediction of engineering materials and structures. There search team at UOI will focus on the development of the nano-modified paste, mortar and concrete, the mechanical characterization of the materials and the development of novel nondestructive methodologies and related experiments for real-time monitoring of materials performance.



Theodore Matikas >

Theodore Matikas specializes in the development of health monitoring methodologies for quantification of damage and life prediction of engineering materials and structures.

He received his Ph.D. in Mechanics of Solids and Structures from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France (1991).

He is currently Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Ioannina, Greece. From 1997 to 1999 he was Professor at the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA and also Director of the Center for Materials Diagnostics, UDRI/United States Department of Defence.

From 1991-1997 he led the in-house research program in ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

He has been honoured with a number of awards, including the Wohlleben/Hochwal Award and Certificate of Merit (1995) and the US National Academy of Science and Engineering Award (1992).

He has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific publications in professional journals and conference proceedings.

Nektaria-Marianthi Barkoula >

Nektaria-Marianthi Barkoula is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Ioannina, Greece.

She is a mechanical engineer with experience in the field of mechanics and durability of composite materials (wear behavior, mechanical / thermomechanical characterization, environmental loading, fracture and fatigue, micro/nano-composites: manufacturing and processing).

She has authored or co-authored over 60 scientific publications in professional journals and conference proceedings. From 2005 to 2007 she was employed as a project Manager at Procter & Gamble Brussels Innovation Centre.

She has extensive experience in developing, designing, constructing and start-up manufacturing processes and new engineering technologies for consumer products.

Alkiviadis S. Paipetis >

Alkiviadis S. Paipetis is a Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of University of Ioannina (Greece).

He is a mechanical engineer with research activity in the field of mechanical behavior and Non-Destructive Evaluation of composite materials and structures.

His research in the area of advanced composite materials is focusing on novel techniques of structural health monitoring, smart and multifunctional materials and structures, damage mechanics, experimental micromechanics as well as advanced monitoring and testing techniques. A.S.P. was awarded the ESCM Award for his paper in ECCM11, by the European Society for Composite Materials, June 2008, a Scholarship of the “Karatheodoris Foundation», University of Patras, 2002-2003, and the Distinction in Materials Research by the University of London, 1992. A.S.P. is the author or co-author of more than 130 international publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

He has also published monographsin the area of composites on interfaces, impact, hybrid and nano reinforced composites and has served as an editor in numerous scientific publications.

He is the holder of 6 international patents and has given more than 15 invited talks in international conferences and >100 oral or poster presentations at international and national conferences.

Hehas participated as Principal Investigator, main researcher or Program coordinator in >15 funded European and National (Greek) programs, has served as an evaluator in Aeronautics & Air Transport, EC Evaluator (EU), FWO, Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium, Karatheodoris Foundation, Proposal Evaluator (University of Patras), Leonardo Da Vinci, Evaluator (University of Ioannina).

He is a founding member of the Hellenic Society for Composite Materials, a House Editor for Advanced Composites Letters, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Advanced Mechanical Engineering, CIP, Journal of Composites, Hindawi, The Scientific World Journal, Hindawi and a reviewer in more than 30 international journals in the field of mechanics and composites. A.S.P founded the Mechanics of Smart and Composite Materials Laboratory in the University of Ioannina.

He was the Conference Chairman, Emerging technologies in NDT, Ioannina 2011 and member of the scientific committee in more than 10 international conference series.

Konstantinos Dassios >

Konstantinos Dassios holds a Lecturer position at the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Ioannina.

His research interests focus on the fracture behavior and micromechanics of reinforcement of ceramic matrix composite materials and on the synthesis and mechanical performance of ceramic matrix composites reinforced with carbon nanotubes (CNT).

He has received his B.S. from Dept. of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras, Greece, his M.Sc. from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA and carried out his PhD at the Institute for Energy and Transport of the European Commission, The Netherlands.

He has worked for over a decade as a researcher at the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH/ICE-HT) in Patras, Greece and at the Dept. of Materials Science of the University of Patras.

He has tought under- and post-graduate courses at the University of Patras, Hellenic Open University and the Technological Education Institute of Patras.

He currently teaches Fracture Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials at the University of Ioannina.

He has worked on 15 research projects and is a peer reviewer for scientific journals such as Carbon, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, and Composites Science and Technology.

He has authored or co-authored 30 publications in scientific journals and has presented 20 papers in international conferences.