The Department of Civil Engineering
was established in 1993 under the P.L. #177/93 and
accepted the first students in the academic year 1994-95.
It became part of the School of Technological Sciences
of the University of Thessaly, currently the School
of Engineering, which is located in Volos. It occupies
a renovated building of the old Paparriga smelting-works
factory at the 'Pedion Areos' campus, which was transformed
into classrooms, offices and laboratories.
The first students were admitted in the 1994-95 academic
year and the first Teaching and Research Faculty openings
were announced in August 1994. Already twenty (20)
faculty members have been elected and appointed while
four (4) more faculty members are in the process of
being elected. Several other faculty openings are in
the process of being filled in the near future. Several
courses are also taught by visiting professors under
the P.L. #407/80. The Laboratories of Computational
Geomechanics, Soil Mechanics, Hydromechanics and Environmental
Engineering, Concrete Technology and Reinforced Concrete
Structures, Structural Analysis and Design, Highway
Engineering, Strength of Materials and Micromechanics, Hydrology and Water Systems Analysis and Informatics in Civil Engineering are fully functioning.
The Civil Engineering gained its administrative
autonomy in the Fall 2001. Its administrative body
is the General Assembly, which includes both faculty
and students. The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson
represent the department.
Department Chairman: Dr.
Nikolaos Eliou, Associate Professor
Tel: +30.2421074150; Fax: +30.2421074119; e-mail: