Structural Engineering & Computational Mechanics Group

Projects

Erasmus+

(2019 – 2022)

The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Program supports students and staff for international visits between a sending and a receiving institution. The applicants must be staff members and students that are enrolled at the Partner Universities. 

Partner Universities are the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa and the Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece. In the required documents are included an application, a CV and passport-ID copy.

  • Key Action 1: Mobility for learners and staff – Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility

  • Co-Ordinators: Professor Georgios A. Drosopoulos, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Professor Georgios E. Stavroulakis, Technical University of Crete (TUC), Professor Petros Gikas, Technical University of Crete (TUC)

  • Total Budget: 12 160.00€. The Grant is allocated for the following mobilities:
    • 1 student mobility from UKZN to TUC for a period of 3 months
    • 1 student mobility from TUC to UKZN for a period of 3 months
    • 1 staff member mobility from UKZN to TUC for a period of 7 days (2 days of travel + 5 days of teaching)
    • 1 staff member mobility from TUC to UKZN for a period of 7 days (2 days of travel + 5 days of teaching)

Research Fellowship Award / Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program

(2019 – 2020)

Supported by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation: “Collaborative research and postgraduate student mentoring in the field of graphene reinforced nanocomposite materials, design and optimization, enhanced with shunted piezoelectric components, using functionally graded concepts and innovative optimization techniques“.

  • Principal researcher: Professor Georgios A. Drosopoulos
  • Co-Ordinators: Professor Georgios E. Stavroulakis, Technical University of Crete (TUC), Professor Georgia Foutsitzi, University of Ioannina
  • Total Budget: 10 000.00 USD

JW Nelson Fund Innovative and Collaborative Award

(2019)

Design, analysis and optimization of graphene and nanotube reinforced nanocomposites.

  • Principal researcher: Professor Georgios A. Drosopoulos
  • Collaborators: Professor Sarp Adali (UKZN), Professor Georgios Stavroulakis (TUC), Mr. Sfiso Radebe (DUT)
  • Total Budget: R200 000.00 (12 750.00 €) 

Erasmus+

(2017 – 2019)

Design, analysis and optimization of graphene and nanotube reinforced nanocomposites

  • Principal researcher: Professor Georgios A. Drosopoulos
  • Collaborators: Professor Sarp Adali (UKZN), Professor Georgios Stavroulakis (TUC), Mr. Sfiso Radebe (DUT)
  • Total Budget: R200 000.00 (12 750.00 €) 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

(2012 – 2016)

Action of Supporting Postdoctoral Researchers co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Greek State: “A Multiscale Approach on Non Smooth Contact Mechanics: Computational Interaction of Nano, Micro and Macro Scale”

  • Principal researcher: Professor Georgios A. Drosopoulos
  • Scientific supervisor: Professor Georgios E. Stavroulakis
  • Total Budget: 104 312.64€ 

Ancient masonry castle Fragkokastello, Crete, Greece

(2015)

Investigation of damage, proposal of structural reinforcement, proposals for new usage of the monument

  • External collaborator: Professor Georgios A. Drosopoulos
  • Scientific supervisor: Professor Georgios Skoutelis, Dr. Maria E. Stavroulaki

Archimedes III Research Project

(2012 – 2015)

Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning” co-financed by Greece and the European Union: “Modelling, Simulation and Control of Composite Smart Structures”

  • Assistant Researcher: Professor Georgios A. Drosopoulos
  • Scientific supervisor: Professor Georgia Foutsitzi, Professor Georgios E. Stavroulakis
  • Total Budget: 89 000.00€