Andreas J. Kappos
Andreas J. Kappos is a Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, of the Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki since 2002; he has first joined the Department as a lecturer in 1988, after having completed his PhD studies in 1986. In 1983-1984 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Univ. of California, Berkeley. From 1995 to 1999 he worked at the Dept. of Civil Engineering, Imperial College London (UK), first as a lecturer and later as a Reader of Earthquake Structural Engineering.
He worked extensively in the field of Earthquake Structural Engineering, in particular analysis procedures for structures (buildings and bridges) subjected to earthquake loading, and developed several methods and models for seismic assessment (both deterministic and probabilistic) of these structures, as well as design procedures based on the use of modern analysis tools. He was also involved in experimental work on the behaviour of reinforced concrete members subjected to cyclic loading; emphasis on structural walls with special types of reinforcement and/or retrofitted using fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs) and, more recently steel-reinforced polymers (SRPs).
He developed new approaches for the assessment of the seismic vulnerability of existing structures and the associated losses and was involved in several projects on seismic risk assessment and earthquake scenarios for European cities.
He is the author or co-author of two books in English, and another two in Greek, editor of two conference volumes, and has contributed chapters to a number of books edited by others. He has published extensively in the field of Earthquake Structural Engineering (over 180 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings), and his work was recognised internationally (over 450 citations).
Andreas Kappos is a member of a number of scientific committees dealing with seismic design (incl. the Eurocode 8 Project Team) and assessment (various fib and EAEE task groups). He is also Member of the EAEE (European Association for Earthquake Engineering) Executive Committee since 2006 and the representative of Greece to the EAEE since 2004.