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Research Interests

Computational Mathematics, Computational Mechanics, Applied Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Finite Element Method, Coupled Field Problems, Hydroelasticity, Thermoelasticity


Dr Papathanasiou joined the Department of Civil Engineering, Aston University, in September 2021. He is senior lecturer in Structural Engineering. Dr Papathanasiou is mechanical engineer and expert in mathematical modelling and Finite Element Analysis. He has PhD in heat transfer analysis of composite patch repair processes, MSc in Computational Mechanics, MSc in Applied Mechanics and more than 30 publications in applied mathematics and engineering high impact, peer reviewed journals. He has participated in several collaborative funded projects. From September 2019 to September 2021 Dr Papathanasiou was Lecturer in Brunel University London. From 2010 to 2014 he was post doctoral researcher in the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and from 2014 to 2016 he was Marie Curie Research Fellow in the University of Trento in Italy. 



Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Mathematics/Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Dissertation topic: “Analytical, Numerical and Hybrid Methods for the Solution of Epoxy Resin Cure Rate Equations and Coupled Heat Transfer - Cure Reaction Modelling in thin multi-layer plates”.


Master of Science, “Applied Mechanics”, NTUA, M.Sc.


Master of Science, “Computational Mechanics/Solids”, NTUA, M.Sc.


Diploma of Mechanical Engineering, NTUA, (5 year course).

Teaching Activity

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Numerical Methods in Mechanics and Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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