Charis J. Gantes

Curriculum Vitae

Charis Gantes was born in Athens, Greece on the 9th of March 1962.

He studied at the German High School of Athens and then in the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), where he received several scholarships from the Greek Scholarship Foundation, the Technical Chamber of Greece and from NTUA.

  • His diploma thesis was entitled "Nonlinear analysis of frame structures with finite elements: Vector numerical solution methods", and was supervised by -then- Lecturer Dr. Manolis Papadrakakis.
  • He was awarded the Diploma in Civil Engineering and became a Registered Civil Engineer in Greece in 1985.

Between 1985 and 1987 he served his obligatory military service as a 2nd Lieutenant in The Greek Air Force.

Between 1987 and 1991 he was a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at M.I.T., in Cambridge, Massachussetts, U.S.A., holding teaching and research assistantships from M.I.T. and scholarships from the "Fulbright Foundation" and the "Alexander S. Onassis Foundation".

After returning to Greece in 1991 he initially worked on the design and execution of technical projects, mostly private buildings, and as external collaborator of Attiko Metro S.A., the company responsible for the design and construction of the Athens Metro.

Between 1992 and 1995 he taught "Structural analysis" in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Greek Air Force Academy.

Since 1994 he is a faculty member in the Institute of Steel Structures, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, initially as Lecturer (1994-2000), then as Assistant Professor (2000-2004), Tenured Assistant Professor (2004-2007), Associate Professor (2007-2012), and as Full Professor since 2012. Since 2020 he serves as Director of the Institute of Steel Structures.

From 2018 until 2022 he taught Steel Structures in the School of Technical Education of the Hellenic Greek Army Corps of Engineers.

In parallel, he has participated as a consultant in the structural design of many buildings and other technical projects, mostly made of steel but also of other structural materials, in Greece and abroad. Projects in which he has participated include long-span steel roofs, power plants and other industrial facilities, wind turbine towers, transmission and guyed towers, buried pipelines transporting oil and natural gas, marine facilities, underground structures including subway tunnels and stations, road infrastructure projects, temporary supports of deep excavations and a wide range of buildings.

Besides Greek he speaks English and German.

His CV is available for downloading in pdf format:


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