International Collaborations

The laboratory has established over the years research collaborations with the following research institutions:
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
University of Tokyo, Japan
Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Joint Research Center , ELSA laboratories at ISPRA
University of Aalborg, Denmark
Technical University of Athens, Greece,
University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy,   
University of Padova, Italy.
ENEA, Italy,    
FIP Industriale, Italy
Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
University of Grenoble, France
University of Liege, Belgium
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Laboratory has undertaken contracted scientific projects for the following:
The Public Power Corporation of Greece
The Greek Railways
The Thessaloniki Harbour Athorities
The Greek Airforce
The Greek Petroleum Corporation
Kleeman Hellas
The New Acropolis Museum
Numerous local industries

The Laboratory has conducted research work in the framework of the Regional Innovation Pole (RIP) of the Region of Central Macedonia, in northern Greece which was established in 2006, in the city of Thessaloniki. The project was funded by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Greek Ministry of Development. This projected dealt with the improvement of the seismic performance of both existing and new R/C bridge overpasses and aims at a) the design and pilot production of elastomeric (steel-laminated) bearings, specifically by a local Hellenic industry, which then can be used in practice, b) the investigation of the mechanical properties of these pilot bearings at the Laboratory of Strength of Materials of Aristotle University and c) the development of a an expert system which can link the produced elastomeric bearings as well as same type bearings that are usually employed with the current design practice in the selection of an appropriate elastomeric bearing scheme for typical R/C bridge overpasses in Greece.

The Director of the Laboratory is serving as a reviewer for the following international scientific journals
Int. Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, U.S.A.
American Soceity of Civil Engineering, Structural Division, U.S.A.
American Soceity of Civil Engineering, Composites for Construction, U.S.A.
Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, U.S.A.
Masonry International, Journal of the International Masonry Society, Great Britain,
Engineering Modelling, Croatia
Member of the  RILEM Committee for Numerical Modelling of Masonry,

The research developed by the Laboratory  on the repair and strengthening of R/C structural elements was pattended with the general title “Construction structure with strengthening device and method” IP09386037-7