Maria Konsta-Gdoutos Short CV

Dr. Konsta-Gdoutos, Professor of Civil Engineering and the Director of the Division of Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, is the director of the Center for Multifunctional Nanocomposite Construction Materials, and Adjunct Professor in Civil Engineering at Northwestern University. She develops high performance smart cementitious nanocomposites, reinforced with carbon nanotubes and nanofibers to achieve tailored properties for civil infrastructure and investigates the relationship between the microstructure and structural performance of these advanced cement based nanocomposites.

Maria is a Fulbright scholar, a member of the International Academy of Engineering, and the recipient of the A.S. Kobayashi Young Investigator Award in Experimental Science in 2012. She holds 3 US patents for her work on the dispersion of carbon nanofibers and carbon nanotubes and their introduction in reinforcing cementitious nanocomposites. She has published over 85 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and has been the invited speaker for more than ten symposia internationally in the last five years. She is also the editor of the book “Measuring, Monitoring and Modeling Concrete Properties” published by Springer and the guest editor of several special issues in refereed journals published by Springer and Elsevier.

She is a member of the ACI committees 236 Material Science of Concrete, 241 Nanotechnology of Concrete and currently serves as the chair of the ACI 241 Task Group committee “Nanofibers.” She is also a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). She serves as the Executive Editor in Chief of the Springer International Journal “Frontiers in Structural and Civil Engineering” and is a member of the Editorial Boards of "Cement and Concrete Composites," by Elsevier and the “Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance” by Taylor and Francis.