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Graduate studies at the PhD level


On December 11, 2013 I defended my PhD work at Virginia Tech. The title of my dissertation is "Experimental Investigation of Turbulent Flows at Smooth and Rough Wall-Cylinder Junctions".

During the past years I have been appointed several teaching assistant positions for undergraduate and graduate-level courses (Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Hydrology, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, and River Mechanics-Sediment Transport). My research was motivated by hydraulically-induced erosion around bridge foundations. Despite the applied nature of this subject, a fundamental approach was strategically decided from the very beginning of the research project. Emphasis has been placed on the physics governing the phenomenon, in an effort to identify cause-and-effect relationships.

Graduate studies at the Masters level


I hold a MSc degree in "Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development" from the Civil Engineering Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I attended the full-time curriculum comprising 4 compulsory and 6 elective courses. My thesis was on flood risk analysis and was supervised by the late Professor Vasileios Dermissis.

Undergraduate studies


I received the Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Civil Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (5 years curriculum). After the completion of the 48 required basic-level courses, I concentrated on Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering. I took 16 additional elective courses and eventually put together my undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Professor Vasileios Dermissis.

Foreign languages

Proficient user, Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge– Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Michigan- Authorization to teach by the Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.
German: Independent user, Zertifikat.
French: Basic user
Spanish: Work in progress...