Bringing science into structural engineering education

Professor Juha Paavola
Head of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Aalto University

Juha Paavola is currently the Head of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering. He was the Vice Dean of the School of Engineering at Aalto University from 2011 to 2013. He was appointed as Professor of Structural Mechanics at Aalto University (former Helsinki University of Technology) in 1997. Before that he was Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics during 1988-1997. His research work and professional interests are: Numerical Computation Technique, Finite Element Analysis, Structural Stability, Heat Transfer Problems and Teaching of Structural Mechanics. Paavola received his M.Sc. degree in 1977, Lic.Tech. degree in 1988 and D.Sc. (Tech.) in Civil Engineering, Structural Mechanics in 1990. He has been visiting Professor in City University London, 1991-1992 and 2001 and in Graz Technical University in 2002. He is a member of the Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF) and a member of the network European Civil Engineering Education and Training (EUCEET).