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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
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 08:37