Panagiotis Prinos, professor of Hydraulic Engineering in Civil Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) – Greece, received his Diploma of Civil Engineering from the University of Patras-Greece in 1979, his M.Sc in Hydraulics, Hydrology and Coastal Dynamics from Strathclyde University-U.K in 1980, and his Ph.D from University of Ottawa-Canada, in 1984. After his research fellowships in Canada and Greece he joined the Department of Civil Engineering in Thessaloniki as an assistant professor in 1992, he became associate professor in 1997 and professor in 2000. From 2004 to 2006 he served as a Director of the Division of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering of the Civil Engineering Department. From 2010 he has been the Director of the Hydraulics Laboratory. Since November of 2015 he has been the Head of the Civil Engineering Department.
In 2003, he was the co-chairman of the LOC of the XXX IAHR Congress, held in Thessaloniki-Greece. He has been the coordinator of the Hellenic Network on Coastal Research (HeNCoRe), participating in the respective European action ENCORA.
He has been a member of several National and International Associations (Technical Chamber of Greece, 1979, Greek Hydrotechical Society, 1987, International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR), 1985, New York Academy of Sciences, 1995).
He has reviewed many papers in several International Journals (J. of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, J. of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, J. of Hydraulics Research, IAHR, Int. Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Elsevier, J. of Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Kluwer, Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, and Journal of Porous Media among others).
He has served as a chairman of the Maritime Hydraulics Section of IAHR from 2005 to 2007. He has been member of the IAHR council from 2007 up to 2011.
He has published 45 papers in International Journals and over 150 in International Conferences and National Conferences.
Apart from his research interests in basic fluid mechanics and hydraulics research (turbulence, open channel flow etc.) he has been active in applied maritime hydraulics and coastal engineering research by participating in several National and European projects.
All publications in major international peer reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals are included in the Web of Science (Science Citation Index) and the SCOPUS and they have been cited by other researchers. In general all the papers, published in International Journals, have been cited more than 70 times in the Web of Science and the SCOPUS.
The following chapters in collective volumes have been written by P. Prinos and co-workers
Prinos P., Galiatsatou P. “Coastal Flooding: Analysis and Assessment of Risk”, Handbook of Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 2 vols, Chapter 54, pp. 1521-1550, World Scientific Publishers, ISBN10: 981320401X, 2018.
Hans F. Burcharth, Barbara Zanuttigh, Thomas Lykke Andersen, Javier L. Lara, Gosse Jan Steendam, Piero Ruol, Philippe Sergent, Rafał Ostrowski, Rodolfo Silva, Luca Martinelli, Jørgen Quvang Harck Nørgaard, Edgar Mendoza, David Simmonds, Nino Ohle, Jens Kappenberg, Shunqi Pan, Dan Kim Nguyen, Erik A. Toorman, Panagiotis Prinos, Simon Hoggart, Zhongyuan Chen, et al. Chapter 3 – Innovative Engineering Solutions and Best Practices to Mitigate Coastal Risk, Pages 55-170, Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate, Edited by: Barbara Zanuttigh and Robert Nicholls, ISBN: 978-0-12-397310-8, ELSEVIER, 2015
Zeris, A., Prinos, P. “Coherent structures Analysis in Turbulent Open Channel Flow using Huang-Hilbert and Wavelets Transforms”, Chapter 7, pp.141-158, of the book “The Hilbert-Huang Transform in Engineering”, Edited by N.E. Huang, Nii O. Attoh-Okine, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2005
P. Prinos has been invited to give the following keynote lectures to peer‐reviewed, internationally established conferences
2010 – COASTLAB 10 Conference, UPC, Barcelona, Spain-Interaction of waves with structures, sea-grasses and reefs: Large and Small Scale Laboratory simulation
2011- SCACR Conference, Aachen, Germany- Integrated management of Coastal Flooding Risk and The European Directive 2007/60/EC on the Assessment and Management of Risk
He has organized (together with Prof. J. Ganoulis) the XXX IAHR World Congress in Thessaloniki , 2003, with over than 700 participants and he was the co-editor of the Proceedings of the Congress (7 volumes).
Also he has been a member of the International Advisory and Programme committee of the following International Conferences
Flood Risk 2008- The European Conference on Flood Risk Management Research into Practice 2008, Oxford, UK.
Flood Risk 2012- The European Conference on Flood Risk Management Research into Practice 2012 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Flood Risk 2016- The European Conference on Flood Risk Management Research into Practice 2016 (Lyon, France)
Coastal Structures 2007 International Conference, Venice, Italy
Coastal Dynamics 2009 International Conference, Tokyo, Japan
Coastal Structures 2011 International Conference, Yokohama, Japan.
He has served as Guest Editor in the Journal of Hydraulic Research (JHR) of IAHR (published by Thomas and Telford Pubs.) of a Special Issue on “Physical and Composite Modeling: the HYDRALAB approach” (vol. 49, S1, 2011).
Also, he has been Guest Co-Editor (with Prof. A. Sanchez-Arcilla of UPC, Spain) in the Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR of a Special Issue on “Analysis of riverine and coastal extremes: The FLOODsite approach”, No. 2, 2008.
1974 ‑ 1979: University of Patras, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Diploma in Civil Engineering
1979 ‑ 1980: Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK, Dept. of Civil Engineering, MSc in Hydraulics, Hydrology and Coastal Dynamics
1981 ‑ 1984: Ottawa University, Ottawa, Canada, Dept. of Civil Eng., PhD in Civil Engineering
REVIEWER OF INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL JOURNALS
J. of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, J. of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, J. of Hydraulics Research, IAHR, Int. Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Elsevier, J. of Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Kluwer
Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, Water Resources Research, Coastal Engineering etc.
1985 ‑1986: Research Associate, Civil. Eng. Dept, Ottawa Univ., CANADA
1987 ‑ 1992: Research Associate, Mech. Eng. Dept, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, GREECE
1992 – 1997: Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil Eng., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, GREECE
1997 – 2000: Associate Professor, Dept of Civil Eng., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, GREECE
2000 – today: Professor, Dept of Civil Eng., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, GREECE
2003-2009: Coordinator of the Hellenic Network on Coastal Research (HeNCoRe), member of the European network ENCORA, funded by EU, FP6 (2006-2009)
2003: Co-chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the XXX IAHR Congress , Co-Editor of the Proceedings ( 7 volumes ) of the Conference
2004-2006: Director of the Division of the Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, Dept. of Civil Eng., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, GREECE
2005- 2007: Chairman of the IAHR Maritime Hydraulics Section.
2007-2011: Member of the IAHR Counsil
2010- today: Director of the Hydraulics Laboratory, Dept. of Civil Eng., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, GREECE
2015/11-today: Head of the Civil Eng. Dept., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, GREECE