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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor Katsardi is a Civil Engineering graduate of DUTH (2001) and holds a master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering form DUTH (2002). She completed her doctoral studies at Imperial College, London in 2007 in the field of Coastal and Ocean Engineering. She has been serving the University of Thessaly since 2012 and specializes in ocean and coastal engineering and the interaction of structures with the marine environment. She has collaborated with major companies of the oil and gas industry (Shell, BP, Statoil, Woodside, Total) and has participated or led research projects related to marine construction, offshore oil platforms and offshore wind energy. She has more than 30 publications in journals and international/national conferences related to the above subjects and has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Thessaly since 2012.

Undergraduate Courses

Coastal Engineering – Coastal Protection Works
Wave mechanics and Offshore Structures
Maritime Hydraulics and Harbour Engineering

Graduate Courses

Αλληλεπίδραση ρευστών-κατασκευών – Υπεράκτιες Κατασκευές

Office Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 
Friday  13:00 - 14:00



Civil Engineer, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (2001)
MSc in Hydraulic Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (2002)
Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK (2007)

Recent Publications
Tsoukala V.K., Katsardi V.,Hadjibiros K., Moutzouris C.I., 2015, Beach Erosion and Consequential Impacts Due to the Presence of Harbours in Sandy Beaches in Greece and Cyprus, Environmental Processes, 2(1), 55-71.
Belibassakis, K.A., Tsoukala, V.K., Katsardi V., 2014, Three dimensional wave diffraction in the vicinity of openings in coastal structures, Applied Ocean Research, 45, 40-54.
Katsardi V., de Lutio L., Swan C., 2013, An experimental study of large waves in intermediate and shallow water depths. Part I: Wave height and crest height statistics, Coastal Engineering, 73, 43-57.
Bateman, W.J.D., Katsardi, V., & Swan, C., 2011, Realistic descriptions of extreme ocean waves; the application of recent advances in wave modelling, Applied Ocean Research, Vol.34, 209-224.
Katsardi V., Swan C., 2010, On the Description of Large Shallow Water Waves. Part I:  Uni-Directional Seas, Royal Society, Series A, 467, 778-805.