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.
- He teaches and coordinates the compulsory core course "Steel structures I" in the 6th semester of studies,
the compulsory course of the structural specialization "Steel structures IÉ" in the 7th semester of studies,
and the elective course of the structural specialization "Nonlinear behavior of steel structures" in the 9th semester of studies.
He also teaches and coordinates the graduate courses "Design of cable and membrane structures" and
"Steel structures for marine applications".
- He has supervised 10 completed and 7 on-going doctoral theses, 67 graduate theses and
180 diploma theses.
- His research activities cover aspects of behavior, analysis and design of structures under extreme loads, including seismic, wind and blast,
causing them to respond in nonlinear manner, with emphasis on steel structures. Objective of his research is to evaluate the ultimate strength of members, connections and structures,
combining experimental, numerical and analytical methods, mostly nonlinear finite element analyses. He is particularly interested in steel structures for energy and other industrial applications,
wind turbine towers, buried pipelines, long-span steel structures, such as roofs for athletic facilities, steel structures for marine applications, deployable structures, tension structures and guyed towers.
- He is author of one book on deployable structures (in English), one book on
nonlinear behavior of steel structures (in Greek),
lecture notes for a graduate course on cable structures, and he is co-author of one book on
applications of special issues in structural steel design (in Greek).
He has co-edited two collective volumes and participated as co-author in two more. He has also co-authored 10 book chapters,
110 papers in international journals, 179 papers in proceedings of conferences and several technical reports.
- His research work has received more than 2200 citations (excluding self-citations and citations by co-authors) and a value of h-factor equal to 26
(combined citations from search engines Scopus,
Google Scholar êáé
Web of Science).
- He has participated in and coordinated several funded research projects.
- He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures,
Associate Editor of Frontiers in Built Environment - Earthquake Engineering,
Review Editor of Frontiers in Built Environment - Structural Sensing
and member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Space Structures.
He is Correspondemt for Greece of Structural Engineering International (SEI).
- He is member of the Greek mirror Committee of CEN/TC250, ELOT/TE67 Committee on "Eurocodes", Coordinator of the Greek mirror Group of CEN/TC250/SC3, ELOT TE67/OE3 "Eurocode 3" and representative of Greece in Committee
CEN/TC250/SC3 for Eurocode 3 of the European Committee for Standardization, CEN.
- He is member of CEN Project Teams SC3/T1 and SC3/T11 for parts EN1993-1-1 (General rules and rules for buildings) and EN1993-3 (Masts, towers and chimneys) of Eurocode 3 in the framework of the
development of the second generation of Eurocodes.
- He is member of several Greek and international scientific and professional organizations, reviewer in more than 50 international journals
and several conferences and research organizations, and co-organizer or member of the scientific committees in Greek and international conferences.
- He has delivered invited lectures in universities in Greece, Europe, Japan, the US and Canada and he has taught in many continuing educations seminars in many cities of Greece and Cyprus.
- His research work has been recognized by "Fulbright Foundation",
the "British Royal Society" and
the "Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo".
Since 2018 he is teaching 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.
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