Alypios Chatziioanou is professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Applied Research and Development Facility, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His studies comprise the Diploma in Civil Engineering, Athens Polytechnic, (1980), the postgraduate Diploma of in Engineering (Civil), University of California at Berkeley (1982) and the PhD degree in Transportation Engineering, University of California at Berkeley ( 1989). He has thirty years of experience in civil/transportation engineering. At Cal Poly over the past twenty years he has been PI or Co-PI in research projects totaling over $4 million funded by the local, state, federal government as well as private and/or corporate levels. Projects included Automated Highway Systems (AHS) investigations where selected teams competed for the best product and systems analyses at a national level.
He has participated in numerous national/international conferences at various levels and has presented/published over fifty papers. He has been part of several research proposal and professional journal review committees. Additionally he has been invited to chair/moderate conference sessions by several administrative bodies including ASCE. He has also been invited to participate as a member of several conference committees. He was included by the campus Grants Development Office in the list of twenty faculty “with unique experience in conducting sponsored projects.”
In 1996 and 2003 the Engineering Student Council acknowledged Dr. Chatziioanou for “Exceptional Service and Dedication.” In September 1996 he was also invited to make a presentation on VIPS for traffic detection as a national/international expert, at the 76th TRB meeting. In 1997 the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) invited him, to participate as an international expert in a Delphi study on driver support systems. In 1998 he was nominated for the position of department chair. During the same year he was selected to participate in the task force for the development of the strategic plan for the College of Engineering. In 1999 he was elected to be chair of the tenured faculty for the CEENVE department and chair of the college of engineering curriculum committee.
In 2002 Alypios Chatziioanou was elected to the position of CEENVE department chair. In 2005 he was reelected unanimously. In 2003 he was appointed as the college of engineering representative for the university level committee on Diversity in the Curriculum. During the AY 2007-08 he was selected as the resident director (RD) of the CSU International Program in Florence-Italy.