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E.C. Aifantis


Emeritus Professor

Former Director of the Laboratory of Engineering Mechanics (until 2018)

Department of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

GR-54124, Thessaloiniki, HELLAS

Tel./Fax: +30-2310-995921, e-mail:

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1975                      PhD Thesis, University of Minnesota

1973                        Diploma in Metallurgical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens


Work Experience

  • University of Minnesota (Instructor 1975-76)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Assistant Professor 1976-80)
  • University of Minnesota (Visiting Professor 1980-82)
  • Michigan TechUniv (Professor 1982-2000); Distinguished Research Professor 2000-10; Emeritus Professor 2010-)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Professor after special honorary invitation/metaklisi, 1990-)
  • King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah (Distinguished Adjunct Professor 2011- 2014)
  • ITMO Univ/Int Lab of Modern Functional Materials, St. Petersburg (Distinguished Visiting Professor 2014, 2015)
  • BUCEA/Beijing Univ. of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing (Distinguished Visiting Professor 2015, 2016)
  • TSU/Togliatti State University, Russia: Invited Foreign Lead Scientist/Director: International Laboratory - MegaGrant project on "Fabrication and Study of Advanced Functional Metallic Materials with Extremely