The aim of the Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory (www.hydraulics.civil.upatras.gr) at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Patras is to support teaching, advance research and provide services related to flow of surface, ground and sea waters, coastal engineering, hydrology and water resources management, as well as associated technical works.
The Laboratory was founded in 1980. Initially, its title was “Laboratory of Hydraulic Works”. It was renamed to its present name in 1991. The late Christos Hadjitheodorou served as Director of the Laboratory from 1980 until 2006. The currently Emeritus Professor Alexander Demetracopoulos served as Director of the Laboratory from 2006 until 2020.