Prof. MICHAEL N. FARDIS

Born: 1949, Chios, Greece.

POSITION
Professor of Concrete Structures, Director of Structures Laboratory, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Patras, (GR)

EDUCATION

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1971).
  • M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (1977) and in Nuclear Engineering (1978), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering (1979), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.


ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Assistant & Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Febr. 1979 - July 1983.
  • Professor of Concrete Structures, University of Patras, Greece, 1982-present.


SELECTED INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEES AND BOARDS

  • 1999-2005: Chairman, Committee for Eurocode 8: "Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance", Comite Europeen de Normalisation (CEN).
  • 1999-2004: Member (ex-officio), CEN Project Teams for revision of Eurocode 8: "Design of structures for Earthquake Resistance"; Part 1: “General, seismic actions, rules for buildings”; Part 2: “Bridges”; Part 3: “Assessment and retrofitting of buildings”; Part 4: “Silos, tanks and pipelines”; Part 5: “Foundations, retaining structures, geotechnical aspects”; Part 6: “Towers, masts and chimneys”.
  • 2002-2006: Elected member, Praesidium of International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib).
  • 2003. Chairman, Organising Committee, fib Symposium: “Concrete Structures in Seismic Regions”, May 6-9, 2003, Athens
  • 1998-present: Council member of International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib).
  • 1998-present: Member, Seismic Design Commission (C7), International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib).
  • 2002-present: Member, Task Group: TG7.4 "Seismic Design Concepts for Bridges", Seismic Design Commission (C7) of International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib).
  • 2002-present: Editorial Board Member, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • 1996-present: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Imperial College Press.
  • 1997-present: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Structural Concrete, fib. Thomas Telford Publishers.
  • 2000-2003: Member, Proposal evaluation panel and Visit teams, NEES program, National Science Foundation
  • 1998-2002: Elected member, Steering Committee of International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib).
  • 1998-2002: Member, Special Activity Group 3: Information technology in concrete design and construction, fib.
  • 1998-2002: Chairman, Task Group: TG7.1 "Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Structures", Seismic Design Commission (C7) of International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib).
  • 1997-1998: Elected member, Administrative Council, Comite Eurointernational du Beton (CEB).
  • 1994-1998: Member, Task Group TGIII/2: "Seismic Design", CEB
  • 1991-1994: Member, Project Team 6 for drafting of Eurocode 8, Part 1-4: "Strengthening and Repair of Buildings", Comite Europeen de Normalisation (CEN).
  • 1991-1994: Member, Ad hoc group: "Concrete" of Project Team 1: "General" for Eurocode 8, CEN.
  • 1991-1993: Chairman, Task Group TGIII/6: "Behaviour and analysis of RC structures under alternate actions inducing inelastic response", CEB.
  • 1991-1998: Member, Permanent Commission III: Design, CEB.
  • 1987-1991: Member, Committee for CEB/FIP Model Code 90, CEB.


SELECTED GREEK COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

  • 1999-present, 1989-91 Member Board of Directors, Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization (EPPO)
  • 2001-present: Chairman: Permanent Committee for application of codes and guidelines for seismic design (EPPO)
  • 1998-present: Member, Technical Panel, Rion-Antirion Bridge, Ministry of Public Works.
  • 1998-present: Head, Greek Delegation to the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib).
  • 1994-present, 1985-87: Coordinator, Permanent Scientific Committee on Earthquake Engineering, EPPO.
  • 1987-2000: Member, Committee for the Seismic Design Code.
  • 1987-2000: Member, Committee for Code for Design and Construction of Concrete Structures.
  • 1992-2003: Member, National Committee for Seismic Risk.
  • 1993-1995: Member, Committees for evaluation of offers and contract negotiations, Rion-Antirrion Bridge


INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
1993 Wason Medal for Materials Research of the American Concrete Institute, for the best paper in materials published in the ACI Journals.

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
Editor of four Books, Author of six Chapters in Edited Books, of 50 papers in refereed International Journals and of 130 papers in Proceedings of International Conference, Symposia or Workshops. Selected Recent Publications:

  • T.B. Panagiotakos and M.N. Fardis [2001] "A Displacement-based Seismic Design Procedure of RC Buildings and Comparison with EC8", Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 10, pp. 1439-1462.
  • T.B. Panagiotakos and M.N. Fardis [2001] "Deformations of RC Members at Yielding and Ultimate", ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 135-148.
  • T.B. Panagiotakos and M.N. Fardis [1999] "Deformation-Controlled Earthquake Resistant Design of RC Buildings", Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 495-518.
  • T.B. Panagiotakos and M.N. Fardis [1999] "Estimation of Inelastic Deformation Demands in Multistory RC Buildings", Joumal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 28, pp. 501-528