Pantelakis Spiros

Rank: Emeritus Professor
+30 2610 969498
+30 2610 997190

Curriculum Vitae

Place and Date of Birth: Pireaus, Greece, 13/07/1953
Nationality: Greek
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Corrent Professional Status: Professor at Patras University
Laboratory of Technology & Strength of Materials
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics
School of Engineering
University of Patras
26500 Patras, Greece
Phone number : +30 2610 969498
Fax number : +30 2610 997190
E-mail :
1979 Dipl-Ing in Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany
1983 Dr.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Dissertation : Kriechverhalten metallischer Werkstoffe bei zeitveraenderlicher Spannung (Creep Behaviour of Metallic Materials under Time Variable Stresses)
Languages : English, German

Technical Chamber of Greece, Pan-Hellenic Society of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Hellenic Metallurgical Society (Founding member), Hellenic Society of Fracture Mechanics (Founding member), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Metallkunde (D.G.M.), American Society of Materials, International Society of Mesomechanics (member of the International Executive Secretary), European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS)

3/1979-2/1986 Researcher at the Institute of Materials at Technical University of Aachen (RWTH)
8/1986-2/1987 Hellenic Arms Industry", Development Directorate
2/1987-11/1988 Hellenic Aerospace Industry" Research and Development Directorate, Responsible for the field of technology on Advanced Materials
11/1988-3/1993 Assistant Professor, University of Patras
3/1993-9/1999 Associate Professor, University of Patras
9/1999-today Professor, University of Patras
9/2003-8/2007 Vice-Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras
9/2009-today Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras

  1. Research Interests: Materials Science and Technology with emphasis in Aeronautics. In particular:
    • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Structural Integrity, Damage Mechanics, Experimental Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue of Aircraft Materials and Structures, Ageing Aircraft, Manufacturing Processes of Polymers and Composite Materials, Mesomechanics
  2. Research Activities :
    • Participation in more than 50 European and 15 National Projects (BRITE, EURAM, Aeronautics, EPET, PAVE, PENED etc.), in most of them as scientific responsible of the Greek side.
    • Some of them, recent or in progress, are:
      • Technologies And TEchniques for new Maintenance concepts (TATEM), (AERO/IP), 2004-2006.
      • Development of short distance WELding concepts for AIRframes (WELAIR), (AERO/STREP), 2004-2006.
      • Development of Innovative and Advanced Laminates for Future Aircraft STructures (DIALFAST), (AERO/STREP), 2004-2006.
      • ECOnomic Advanced SHAping ProcEsses for integral structures (ECOSHAPE), (AERO/STREP), 2004-2006.
      • evelopment and INnovative for Advanced ManufacturIng of Thermoplastics (DINAMIT), (EC), 2004-2007.
      • Innovative Fatigue & Damage Tolerance Methods for the Application of new Structural Concepts (DATON), CEC, STREP, 2005-2007.
      • Non-Linear Multiscale Analysis of Large Aero-Structures (MUSCA), CEC, STREP, 2005-2007.
      • Advanced Low Cost Aircraft Structures (ALCAS), CEC, STREP, 2005-2007.
      • A Concurrent Approach to Manufacturing Induced Part Distortion in Aerospace Components (COMPACT), CEC, STREP, 2005-2007.
      • Aeronautical Application of Wrought Magnesium (AEROMAG), CEC, STREP, 2005-2007.
      • Modular Joints of Aircraft Composite Structures (MOJO), EC, 2006-2009
      • Cellular Structures for Impact Performance (CELPACT), EC, 2006-2009
      • Cost Effective Integral Metallic Structures (COINS), EC, 2006-2009
      • Cost Effective Small Aircraft (CESAR), EC, 2006-2009
      • Production Technologies Based on Binder Yarns (PRECARBI), EC, 2006-2009
      • Advanced Bonding Technologies for Aircraft Structures (ABITAS), EC, 2006-2009
      • SMEs Services for Collaborative Aerospace Technical Research (SCRATCH), EC, 2006-2007
      • European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN II), EC, 2006-2008
      • Industrialization of Manufacturing Technologies for Composite Profiles for Aerospace Application (IMac-PRO), EU FP7, 2008-2011.
      • Advanced Dynamic Validations using Integrated Simulation & Experimentation (ADVISE), EU FP7, 2008-2011.
      • More Affordable Aircraft Through Extended, Integrated & Mature Numerical Sizing (MAAXIMUS), EU FP7, 2008-2013.
      • Simulation Based Solutions for Industrial Manufacture of Large Infusion Composite Parts (INFUCOMP), EU FP7, 2008-2013.
      • Stimulating Ukraine-EU Aeronautics Research Co-operation (AERO-UKRAINE), EU FP7, 2009-.

  • Technical Consultant at the Research Development and Engineering Directorate of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (1988 – 1992)
  • Co-founder of the Institute of Structures and Advanced Materials (ISTRAM) and member of the International Scientific Board of the Institute (1991 - today)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Center of Ceramics and Fire Resistant Materials (1994-2000)
  • Scientific Coordinator in Greece of the European Network SCRATCH for the Support of the Research Activities of the Small and Medium Enterprises in Aeronautics and Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Network (1999 – today).
  • Scientific Coordinator of the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) and responsible for the region of Southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Turkey, Bulgaria, Rumania) (January 2002 – 2006), Coordinator of EASN (2006-2008)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the EASN Association (Established 2008).
  • Member of ACARE’s Working Group for the containment of the 7th Framework Program of the European Union for the research in Aeronautics (2004 – today).
  • Chairman of the Working Group on Human Resources in Aeronautics established by the Advisory Council for Aeronautical Research in Europe (ACARE) (2005 – today)
  • Representative of Greece in the Industrial Policy Committee of the European Space Agency (2005-today)
  • Reviewer for a number of international scientific journals. Evaluator of European and National Research Programs (BRITE, EURAM, Aeronautics, EUREKA, PAVE etc.)
  • Member of the International Scientific Committee for a number of International Conferences (Mesomechanics 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, GRACM 2002, ICMEN 2002, ICF 11, ECF16, ICMEN 2005, WCMM 19, etc )
  • Chairman of the 6th International Conference on Mesomechanics 2004 (Patras 2004)
  • Co-director of the Summer School on ‘Nanotechnology’, University of Ancona, September 2006
  • Registered External Examiner, University of Sheffield
  • Chairman of the Technical Committee Surface Engineering of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS)
  • Member of ACARE’s Plennary as representative of the European aeronautics academia (2006-today)
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Greek Metallurgical Society (2004-2007)
  • Chairman of the Special Technological Session ‘Advanced Composite Structures’ in the frame of the 1st European Air and Space Conference, organized by the Confederation of the European Aeronautical Societies (Berlin 2007).
  • Chairman of the 3rd Panhellenic Conference of Metallic Materials (Patras 2007).
  • Chairman of the 1st International Conference of Engineering Against Fracture (Patras 2008).
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greek Metallurgical Society (2008- today)
  • Member of the Editorial Board for publishing a series of books on ‘Computational & Experimental Methods in Structures’ by Imperial College Press (2008- today).
  • Technical Co-Chair of the 1st International Conference on Space Technology, Aug. 24-26, 2009, Thessaloniki.
  • Member of the Structures and Materials Technical Committee of the CEAS Aeronautical Branch.

  1. Books
    • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, University of Patras Publications, First Edition 1990, (in Greek) .
    • Manufacturing Processes of Polymer and Composite Materials, University of Patras Publications, First Edition 1990, (in Greek).
    • Multiscaling in Applied Science & Emerging Technology: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference for Mesomechanics, Edited by G.C. Sih, Th.B. Kermanidis & Sp.G. Pantelakis, 2004.
    • 3rd Panhellenic Conference on Metallic Materials: Conference Proceedings, Edited by Sp. G. Pantelakis, University of Patras Publications, 2007 (in Greek).
    • Engineering Against Fracture: Proceedings of the 1st Conference, Edited by Sp. Pantelakis & Chr. Rodopoulos, Springer Verlag, 2009.
  2. Chapters in Books
    • Sp. Pantelakis and G. Labeas“Constant and Variable Amplitude Fatigue Damage of Laminated Fibrous Composites”, In: “Failure Analysis of Industrial Composite Materials”,McGraw-Hill, New York, 2000, pp. 247-298.
    • Sp. G. Pantelakis and P. Papanikos"Contribution with 22 Problems on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics to the Book: ‘‘Problems of Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue: A Solution Guide’’, Edited by E.E. Gdoutos, C.A. Rodopoulos, J.R. Yates, Kluwer Academic Publishers, London, 2004.
    • J. R. Kissell, Sp. G. Pantelakis, G.N. Haidemenopoulos “The Effect of Corrosion and Hydrogen Embrittlement on the Mechanical Behaviour of Aluminium Aircraft Alloys”, In: “Handbook of Advanced Materials”, Wiley Interscience, New Jersey, 2004, p.p 321-463.
    • Sp. G. Pantelakis, Al. Th. Kermanidis‘‘Fatigue Crack Growth of Aircraft Aluminum Alloys’’, In: ‘‘Multiscale Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation of Engineering Materials: Structural Integrity and Microstructural Worthiness’’, Edited by George C. Sih, Springer, United Kingdom, 2008, p.p. 345-366.
    • Sp. G. Pantelakis, Al. Th. Kermanidis‘‘Effect of Corrosion on the Mechanical Behaviour of Aircraft Aluminum Alloys’’, In: ‘‘Corrosion Control in the Aerospace Industry’’, Edited by Samuel Benavides, Woodhead Publishing Limited & CRC Press LLC, England, 2009, p.p. 67-108.