Spyros A. Karamanos, is the Chair of Structural Engineering, at the School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, since August 2016. He teaches courses in Structural Mechanics and Finite Element Methods. He is also a Professor of Computational Structural Mechanics at the University of Thessaly, Greece, at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Spyros specializes in structural mechanics and integrity of energy infrastructure systems, with emphasis on steel structures. His research interests focus on buckling and fatigue of pipelines and offshore structures, mainly tubular components and systems, using computational (finite element) methods, and experimental testing. His research has been funded primarily by European research projects, with the participation of European steel and pipeline industry. He has published more than 180 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.
Spyros has a 5-year Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1989), and received his PhD in Structural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, USA (1993).