Hear from Dr Vasileios C. Kamperidis
A bit about me:
- Before starting my PhD at the School of Engineering I was a chartered/registered structural engineer in Greece since 2005. I hold a diploma (five-year study) in Civil Engineering, and an MSc in Earthquake Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace (Greece). I have worked both in the private and public sector from 2005 to 2013. During that period, I was involved in numerous projects providing consultancy services along with supervision and inspection in building and construction projects during all construction phases.
Why I chose Warwick for my doctorate:
- The first reason I choose Warwick for my PhD was because I to found a professor there who was expert in the research field in which I wanted to do research. Apart from that, though, the fact that Warwick was appeared to be a good university, also played a role to my decision.
What I liked best about my time at Warwick:
- The university facilities, the whole campus, but most importantly, the multinational and multicultural environment.
After completing my doctorate:
- I will be seeking academic research and teaching jobs across the globe.
If I could time travel, what advice would I give my younger self, when starting a PhD at Warwick?
- I wouldn’t change anything. I did my best both for my professional and personal life during my years at Warwick. However, there were definitely things that could work better for me, but – in any case – those few things were beyond my power to be changed such that they better serve my plans/targets and needs.
If you were to describe your time at Warwick in just 3 words, what would they be?
- - Beautiful
- - Productive
- - Inspiring