Thanasis Zisis obtained his first degree from the National
Technical University of Athens (NTUA) – School of Mining and Metallurgical
Engineering and then at the beginning of 2006 he was awarded the Ph.D. degree from the University
of Cambridge working at the Centre for Micromechanics.
research project during the Ph.D. degree falls in the area of Contact
and Impact Mechanics of Microstructured Solids. The Ph.D. was fully
funded by the ERSRC and the
National Science Foundation.
Upon completion of his Ph.D., Thanasis returned to Greece and worked as a Research Associate at the
Laboratory of Computer-Aided Materials Processing-Rheology and Design
Polymers and Composites at the School of Mining and Metallurgical
NTUA (CAMP R&D). He also worked as a Research Associate at the Institute of
and Radiation Protection at the National Centre of Scientific
Research-Demokritos (Greece) in the field of nuclear engineering.
At the beginning of 2008, he was appointed the position of the Adjunct
Lecturer at the Dept. of Civil Engineering and at the Dept. of Mechanical
Engineering at the University of Thessaly – Greece with both teaching and
research responsibilities. There he also worked as a Research Associate at the Laboratory
of Strength of Materials and Micromechanics and the Laboratory of Mechanics and Strength of Materials on
the area of Computational Mechanics.
2012 he was elected Assistant Professor at the National
Technical University of Athens – Greece at the School of Applied
Mathematics and Physical Science, Division of Mechanics. At 2012, he
also started cooperating with the Unit of Computational Fracture
and Dynamics in NTUA where he worked on Contact Problems of
From the beginning of March 2014 until the middle of August 2014 he worked as a Marie Currie Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Solid and Structural Mechanics Group at the University of Trento, Italy.
August 2014, he was appointed the
position at NTUA.