History

The Department of Civil Engineering was founded in 1972. It is located in a building with a total surface area of more than 16000 m2 including classrooms, an auditorium, a design room, seminar rooms, a library room, a computer facility, staff offices, administrative areas, and laboratories of a total surface area of about 5000 m2. The staff of the Department consists of 21 faculty members, 14 Professors Emeriti, 2 teaching associates, 5 technical associates, and 6 administrative members.

The Department consists of three Divisions, eight Laboratories, a Seismic Simulator facility, and two Computer Centers. The staff and the various functions of the Department, with the exception of the Computer Centers and the Seismic Simulator, are integrated under the three Divisions. The Department’s Divisions cover the areas of Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Hydraulic Engineering, and Environmental Engineering and Transportation Engineering.

The Department operates 8 Laboratories for teaching and research purposes. These are the Structures, the Structural Materials, the Geotechnical Engineering, the Hydraulic Engineering, the Environmental Engineering, the Transportation and Ambient Mobility Systems, and the Construction, Infrastructure and City Management Laboratories. In addition, the Department has a Computer Center with a large number of personal computers, which provides adequate computing facilities primarily for undergraduate education. Computational facilities for research purposes are attached to each of the eight Laboratories of the Department.

The Department is also responsible for graduate education leading to the degrees of Postgraduate Diploma in the “Design of Resilient, Sustainable and Smart Infrastructures”, and Doctorate (PhD) in Civil Engineering through a comprehensive graduate studies program involving graduate level courses.

Foreword

The successful outcome of a civil engineering project, from the preliminary design to the completion of the project, is based on:

  • The knowledge and expertise of the members of the project team
  • The cooperative spirit between the members of the project team
  • The methodic and careful execution of work in every stage of the project

The Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Patras tries to apply the above principles in the process of Civil Engineering education. Students, faculty, administrative and technical stuff, we consider ourselves a team whose objective is to achieve knowledge with a spirit of respect, trust, cooperation and concert.

The scientific and research work performed at the Department, despite the current difficulties, is of high standards and receives international recognition. The faculty, the researchers and the graduates (diploma, master and doctorate) of the Department form the solid foundation of this recognition.

In closure, I repeat the mission statement of the Department, which was approved by the no. 4/23-11-2011 Department Assembly:

The Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Patras aims at providing education/training of the highest possible standards towards the preparation of engineers capable of mastering new knowledge, providing service to the community and assuming leadership positions. The Department strives for excellence in creation, collection, conservation and spread of knowledge in Civil Engineering.

Thanasis Triantafillou
Professor

Structure

Chairman: Professor Thanasis Triantafillou
Deputy Chairman: Professor Dimas Athanasios
Director of Structural Engineering Division: Associate Professor Karavasilis, Theodoros
Director of Geotechnical Engineering and
Hydraulic Engineering Division:
Associate Professor Langousis Andreas
Director of Environmental Engineering and
Transportation Division:
Associate Professor Chassiakos, Athanasios

 

The Secretariat of the Department is located on the 1st floor above the main entrance to the building. Its personnel is:

Tel: e-mail
SECRETARIAT 2610 996500-01, 6565 civil@upatras.gr
DEPARTMENT SECRETARY
Stamiri Anna
2610 996504 astamiri@upatras.gr
Kateli Eleni 2610 996502 elkateli@upatras.gr
Spiropoulou Efi 2610 996501 efispir@upatras.gr
Frouda Vasiliki 2610 996503 frouda@upatras.gr
Panagiotopoulou Martha 2610 996565 marthapan@upatras.gr

Secretariat operation program:

For undergraduate students MONDAY THURSDAY 11:00-12:30
For postgraduate students MONDAY THURSDAY 11:00-12:30

We kindly ask for the prompt observance of the above program.

The goal of the Computing Center is to facilitate research and aid in educational advancement by providing computing and printing facilities to students, researchers and faculty of the Department. In addition the staff of the computer center provide technical support to administration staff and the faculty.

EQUIPMENT
Computer Center has over 45 workstations running enterprise version of Windows 10 and special software to meet the demands of classes and researchers.
There are also 3 laser printers and a plotter, which can be accessed from any of the workstations, but there are limitations to the amount of pages a student can print for free.
In addition to the equipment described above, there are 2 servers operating as domain controllers, a license server, a powerful server dedicated to run time-consuming experiments and the web server of the Department which is hosting the website of the Department and web sites of Laboratories of the Department.
The Computer Center is located on the 1st floor of the building.
Personnel :

Tsokos George
2610 996590 gtsokos@civil.upatras.gr
Maleas Dimitrios
2610 996560 dmaleas@upatras.gr