Prof. John Katsikadelis

Prof. John Katsikadelis graduated of School of Civil Engineering of the national technical University of Athens ranking third among all the candidates for the year 1957. The School of Chemistry of the University of Athens ranking first among all the candidates for that year.3. The School of Mathematics of the University of Athens ranking among the first of all the candidates for that year.He attended the School of Civil Engineering (1957-1962). In 1970, after 8 years of intense professional activity as licensed civil engineer, he jointed the chair of Structural Analysis at School of Civil Engineering as research and teaching assistant and completed his Degree of Doctor Engineer in 1973. In 1974 he was awarded a scholarship by the Polytechnic University of New York, where he continued his graduate studies in the Department of Applied Mechanics of the School of Aerospace, These studies ended with an MSc and a new PhD in the field of Applied Mechanics under the supervision of Professor Anthony Armenakas. During the years 1972 and 1973 he attended courses of his interest at the School of Mathematics of the University of Athens. He has also attended CISM courses on Finite Elements and Boundary Elements at Udine in 1983 and 1986.

His publication record includes 20 books, 6 guest edited journal special issues (3 of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements and 3 of Archive of Applied Mechanics), 8 invited chapters and original papers in books, Editor of 10 Conference Proceedings, 2 Doctoral Dissertations and 266 original papers in the most reputed international journals and International Conference proceedings. His text book on the BEM (Elsevier 2002) has been translated into Japanese (Asakura, Tokyo 2004), Russian (Publishing House of Russian Civil Engineering Universities, Moscow 2007) and Serbian Gradjevinska Knjiga, Belgrade 2010, to appear. His published work has received about 1500 citations with an h-index=20. About 200 of his 240 publications are devoted to the development and application of the BEM and in general to integral equation methods as well as to other mesh reduction methods.