Dr Vasileios Samaras

Senior Lecturer in Employability and year in industry, General Engineering

Email address

Academic Office - A_021
Ground Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Vasilios Samaras is a Senior Lecturer at Swansea University and member of the Engineering Employability team. He has more than fourteen years of experience with large diameter thermoplastic pipe systems and has been heavily involved with the structural design of largescale flood alleviation projects, sewage treatment works and marine pipelines in the UK and around the world.

Prior of joining Swansea University, Dr Samaras was the Technical Director at Asset International Ltd, the UK’s biggest manufacturer of large diameter HDPE (High Density Polyethylene Pipes). He has written numerous technical articles which have been published in renowned water and construction industry related journals, as well as co-authoring and presenting papers at prominent European and International conferences on topics ranging from structural and environmental performance of plastic pipes systems to the innovative use of these products in the construction industry.

Dr Samaras is an active member of the BSI (British Standards Institute) committee for buried pipe design and has worked as an expert evaluator for European Commission on FP7 Evaluation Water Innovation and Demo as well as the Horizon2020 Water Innovation Programme.

Dr Samaras is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in the UK. He is also member of FEANI (Federation of European Association National Engineers) and member of IntPE (International Professional Engineers).

He also holds an MBA and in his previous role was heavily involved in reviewing and setting business strategy.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Plastics Extrusion
  • Extrusion jointing strength
  • Structural design of buried pipes
  • Environmental performance of thermoplastic systems
  • Engineering management
  • Business Strategy

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

EG-233 Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year

EG-E01 Industrial Placement Year (Engineering)       

EG-M47 Leadership Development (Engineering)

EG-M39 – MSc Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Research Collaborations