Dimitrios Terzis received his Civil Engineering diploma from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2014, having spent a year in the ESTP, Paris as an exchange student. In 2017, he graduated with a doctoral degree (PhD) in Mechanics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). His PhD research, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant 200021_140246) and a scholarship of Academic Excellence of the Swiss Federal Government (No. 2014.0276), focused on the emerging technology of carbonate mineralization in soils and contributed in the fields of advanced material characterisation through microscopy techniques and X-Ray tomography, predictive modelling and full-scale geotechnical applications. He is the co-inventor of three EPFL patents and the co-author of more than 10 peer-reviewed publications with an h-index of 6 (Scopus, as of 08/2020). He is the recipient of grants and awards which sum up to over CHF 1 Mn, among which an EPFL Innogrant Fellowship (2018), a Swiss National Science foundation BRIDGE grant (2019) and an Innobooster grant from the Gebert rüf Stiftung. Since 2019 he is the principal lecturer and responsible for the course
Monitoring innovation metrics in construction and civil engineering: Trends, drivers and laggards
Developments in the Built Environment. 2021-12-02. DOI : 10.1016/j.dibe.2021.100064.
L'objectif du cours est de chercher à inculquer aux futurs diplômés les compétences nécessaires pour réussir dans l'industrie du génie civil. Une compétence qui semble mal desservie et qui devrait être renforcée grâce à ce cours est la capacité à innover.