Thanasis C. Triantafillou is Professor of Structural Materials and Director of the Structural Materials Laboratory in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece. He received his MSc (1987) and PhD (1999) Degress from MIT, where he served as Assistant Professor from 1990-1993. His main research interests include the application of advanced polymer or cement-based composites in combination with concrete, masonry and timber, with emphasis on strengthening and seismic retrofitting. He is the convenor of the fib working party “Externally Bonded Reinforcement” of TG9.3 and member of the RILEM technical committees on “FRP-concrete bond” and “textile reinforced concrete”. He is member of the editorial board of the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction. Prof. Triantafillou has published four books (in Greek), several chapters in various books (in English), 45 papers in refereed international journals and 80 papers in proceedings of international conferences or workshops. He has received three “best research paper of the year” awards from the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (1997) and the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction (2002, 2003) and the Golden Mirko Ros Medal from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA) for life's work in the field of materials and engineering science.


  • Bournas, D. and Triantafillou, T. C. (2009). "Flexural Strengthening of RC Columns with NSM FRP or Stainless Steel", ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 106(4), July-August 2009.
  • Bournas, D., Lontou, P., Papanicolaou, C. G. and Triantafillou, T. C. (2007). "Textile-Reinforced Mortar (TRM) versus FRP Confinement in Reinforced Concrete Columns", ACI Structural Journal, 104(6), 740-748.
  • Papanicolaou, C. G., Triantafillou, T. C., Papathanasiou, M. and Karlos, K. (2007). "Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) versus FRP as Strengthening Material of URM Walls: Out-of-plane Cyclic Loading", Materials and Structures, RILEM, 41(1), 143-157.
  • Triantafillou, T. C. and Papanicolaou, C. G. (2006). "Shear Strengthening of RC Members with Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) Jackets", Materials and Structures, RILEM, 39(1), 85-93.
  • Krevaikas, T. D. and Triantafillou, T. C. (2005). "Computer-aided Strengthening of Masonry walls using Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Strips", Materials and Structures, RILEM, 38, 93-98.