Nikolaos Kotsovinos


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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


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.