Nikolaos Kotsovinos is Emeritus Professor in the School of Civil Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace ( teaching as full professor for 34 years , from 1977 up to 2011 ) .
•1975, Ph.D in Civil and Environmental Engineering, California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) ,U.S.A . ( Honors Straub Award 1975 )
• 1972 Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) ,U.S.A
• 1967, Diploma in Civil Engineering ,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece ,Honors With High Distinction
WORK EXPERIENCE- AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
He has a strong background in fluid mechanics .He supervised many research projects and PH.D. thesis in the hydraulic laboratory of DUTH. He has extensive consulting and teaching experience in various scientific areas of hydraulics , hydrology and hydraulic structures : a) hydraulic physical modeling ,b) surface water hydrology and hydrologic engineering ,surface water runoff hydrographs; flood routing; flood mitigation , c) Dam break analysis and inundation maps, d) environmental Engineering, design of submarine pipes and diffusers to disperse wastewater water from WWTP, e) dam weirs- cavitation , e) small hydro plant , f) beach erosion problems, g) waste water treatment plants h) large scale environmental flows (numerical simulation and physical modeling in a rotating turn table)
1977- 2011 , Director of the Laboratory I of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Structures , Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace
1981-1982 , Member of the Senate of the Democritus University of Thrace
1982-1983 ,Dean of the School of Engineering , Democritus University of Thrace
2001-2004, Dean of the School of Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace
1982 -1985 Vice –chairman of the Research Committee of Democritus University of Thrace.