Nicolas Triantafyllidis

Professor Emeritus

Primary Website

Polytechnique Site


Positions Held at U-M
  • Professor of Aerospace Engineering
  • Assistant Professor (October 1980)
  • Specializations and Research Interests
  • Continuum mechanics. Micromechanics. Structural mechanics. Structural stability. Manufacturing process modeling,
  • Numerical methods (f.e.m.), Geomechanics, Magneto-Electro-Mechanical coupling problems in solid.


  • Brown University
    • PhD Engineering
    • MS Applied Math
    • MS Engineering
  • National Technical University of Greece
    • Diploma Civil Engineering


  • Structural Mechanics I (AE 314)
  • Aircraft and Spacecraft Sturctures (AE 315)
  • Structural Mechanics II (AE 414)
  • Theory of Plates and Shells (AE 416)
  • Introduction to Finite Elements(AE 510)
  • Advanced Finite Elements(AE 511)
  • Nonlinear Continuum Solid Mechanics(AE 514)
  • Mechanics of Composite and Microstructured Media (AE 515)
  • Introduction to Structural Stability (AE 518)
  • Plasticity Theory -with Prof. W. Yang (AE 519)
  • Advanced Theory of Plates and Shells with Prof. R. Peek (AE 614)
  • Advanced Elastic & Plastic Stabiltiy (AE 618)

Professional Service

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • American Society of Civil Engineering
  • American Academy of Mechanics
  • Society of Engineering Science


  • Fellowship of the C.N.R.S. (French NSF) Awarded to foreign scientists to pursue research in France (2003)
  • Southwest Mechanics Lecture Series Speaker (2001)
  • Appointed Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics (2000)
  • Elected to the Board of Governors of the SES (Society of Engineering Science) (1999)
  • Research Fellowship Award, Ecole Polytechnique of France (1998)
  • Excellence in Research Award, Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Michigan (1997)
  • Fellowship of the CNRS (French NSF) awarded to foreign scientists to pursue research in French Institutions (1987-1988)
  • Elected Fellow of the ASME (1996)