Quality Assessment
Investigation of fabricated specimens using C-Scan facility for the identification of damage and impurities.
Damage Simulation
Development of specialty Finite Elements and numerical tools for the simulation of damage initiation and propagation in composites.
Design and Manufacturing
The Group is highly trained on the whole manufacturing process; from concept to final product.
Material Characterization
Specialty material testing and characterization, using international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.)
Active and Morphing Structures Facility
Experimental investigation of SMA-based active and morphing structures.
Modeling of Morphing Structures
Numerical modeling and simulations of morphing structures and components.
Coupon Fabrication and Instrumentation
Coupon fabrication and instrumentation following international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.) and successful practices.
Composite Bridge
Design, manufacturing and testing of a bridge fully made of advanced composites.
Damped Composites
Experimental investigation of composites damping.
Impact Facility
Hi-Speed impact testing facility. Typical velocities are around 300m/s.
Nanoscale Modeling
Nanomechanics simulation and development of specialty numerical tools.
Hi-Speed Imaging and DIC
HiSpeed imaging can achive framerates up to 500k fps. Acquired images can be post-processed by specialty Digital Image Correlation software (GOM Aramis)

The SAAM Group is lead by Prof. Dimitris Saravanos and supported by active researchers and trainee students.

PostDoc FellowsPhD CandidatesStudents
  • Chatziathanasiou Grigoris
  • Kagiafas Fotis
  • Papadopoulos Giorgos
  • Papahatzis Panagiotis
  • Sarri Katerina
  • Tsekouras Spyros
  • Founargakis Stamatis
Affiliated Personel  Partners  
  •  Dr. Nikos Chrysochoidis
  • Dr. Fanis Plagiannakos
  • Dr. Dimitris Varelis
  • Dr. Dimitris Chortis
  • Dr. Alexis Solomou
  • Dr. Antigoni Barouni