Reflecting on an impactful career: CEE Professor Nikolaos Katopodes retires

By | June 29, 2020
(Photo of Professor Nikolaos Katopodes smiling.)
(Courtesy of U-M’s College of Civil and Environmental Engineering.)

After more than forty years of experience in institutional and global service, Prof. Nikolaos Katopodes’s CV lists a litany of awards, presentations, visiting professorships, and publications.

Katopodes earned his BSc from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, before receiving his MS and PhD in Engineering at the University of California at Davis. Following his service in the Greek Army as a Military Engineer and a short tenure at the University of Louisville, he began a notable career at the University of Michigan in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Working in theoretical and applied fluid mechanics, surface hydrology, wave mechanics, environmental sustainability, and industrial multi-phase flow applications, Katopodes has received global recognition for his research, papers, and models, which have impacted water application efficiencies around the world. 

Although his research has garnered international acclaim, Katopodes’s true passion is teaching. Read more about his career and students’ testimonials in the full article.