Achilleas Papadimitriou
  • University of Thessaly
  • School of Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering


Curriculum Vitae

 

Achilleas G. Papadimitriou

Born in Athens Greece in 1970. Has a PhD in Civil Engineering and is employed in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Thessaly since 2007. Following his service as Lecturer (2007 - 2011), he now serves as Assistant Professor.

Specialization in Geotechnical Engineering, with emphasis on:

  • constitutive relations of geomaterials,
  • development and use of numerical methods, and
  • earthquake geotechnical engineering.


Studies:

1988-1993 Diploma of Civil Engineering, Specialization on Structural Engineering, National Technical University of Athens Greece (N.T.U.A.), with GPA 8.6 / 10.
1993-1995 M.Sc. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), with GPA 5.0 / 5.0.
1995-1999 Doctoral Dissertation, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens Greece (N.T.U.A.).


Research Experience:

1993-1995 M.Sc. Thesis (M.I.T.)
(Participation in 1 research project, as Main Researcher)
1995-2001 a) Doctoral Thesis (N.T.U.A., 1995 - 1999)
b) Participation in 13 research projects (4 as Main Researcher)
2001-2002 Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of California at Davis
(Participation in 2 research projects as Main Researcher)
2002-2007 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Geotechnical Department (N.T.U.A.)
(Participation in 5 research projects as Main Researcher)
2007-2011 Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly
- Principal Investigator in 1 research project
- Participation in 6 research projects (4 as Main Researcher)
- Participation in Research Group of GCOLD
2011-today Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly
- Principal Investigator in 1 research project (NANO-LIQ)
- Participation in 2 research projects (2 as Main Researcher)


Teaching Experience:

1997-1998 Tutoring on Soil Mechanics and Foundations in the School of Technical Education of the Hellenic Corps of Engineers (.....)
1996-2006 Geotechnical Department N.T.U.A:
a) Tutoring: Systematic for undergraduate courses "Soil Mechanics 1" and "Soil Mechanics 2" (12 semesters) - Sporadic for one (1) undergraduate and two (2) graduate courses
b) Assistant Supervisor: of twelve (12) diploma, five (5) graduate and three (3) doctoral theses
2005 Co-authorship with Prof. Yannis Dafalias of lecture notes for a graduate course of the University of Bari Italy, entitled: "Constitutive modeling in soil plasticity"
2006-today As an Adjunct, tenure-track Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly:
a) Teaching (24 semesters) of undergraduate courses:
- "Geotechnical Structures" (acad. year 2006-2007, 1 semester, authoring course notes)
- "Soil Dynamics 2" (acad. years 2005-2007, 2 semesters)
- "Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering" (acad. years 2007-2012, 5 semesters, authoring course notes)
- "Soil Mechanics Laboratory" (acad. years 2007-2011, 4 semesters, authoring course notes)
- "Soil Mechanics II" (acad. years 2007-2014, 7 semesters)
- "Special Topics in Geotechnics" (acad. year 2011-2014, 3 semesters)
- "Soil-Structure Interaction" (acad. year 2012-2013, 1 semester)
- "Computational Geotechnical Engineering" (acad. year 2013-2014, 1 semester)
b) Teaching (5 semesters) of graduate courses:
- "Experimental Methods" in the graduate program of our Dept. (in cooperation with other faculty, acad year 2008-2011, 3 semesters, authoring course notes)
- "Advanced Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering" in the graduate program of our Dept. (acad years 2010-2012, 2 semesters, authoring course notes)
c) Supervision of fifteen (15) completed diploma theses & one (1) graduate thesis (four (4) in progress)
d) Supervision of one (1) PhD thesis (in progress)
e) Member of Advisory Committe in three (3) PhD theses (in progress)
f) Reader in four (4) completed PhD theses


Professional Experience:

1999-2001 Member of the Subcommittee of the Ministry of Environment, City Planning and Public Works of Greece studying the "Causes of Structural Collapses during the 7-9-99 Athens earthquake".
2000-2001 Member of a Workgroup of the Technical Chamber of Greece performing the "Analytical estimation of accelerations in the disaster areas of the 7-9-99 Athens earthquake"(Decision /18/33/99).
2002-2007 Department of Design of the Section of Engineering Services of N.T.U.A. - Supervising Engineer of Underground Construction Work in Lavrio Greece
1995-today Freelance Civil Engineering Consultant, Geotechnical Engineer, with significant experience:
a) Assessment of geotechnical data from laboratory and insitu testing - foundation design of (simple) structures
b) Design of slopes and embankments (dams) under static and dynamic loading
c) Design of pipelines against seismic motion, fault rupturing and explosions
d) Design of foundations, embankments and pipelines against liquefaction
e) Execution and interpretation of geophysical testing
f) Assessment of effects of soil and topographic conditions on seismic motion (micro-zonation studies)
(Participation in 23 technical works as member of group of consultants)


International Acknowledgment & Presence:

  • 427 citations (from other research groups) of my scientific work (276 in Scopus, h_index=8, 07/03/14)
  • Co-Reporter in 3 International Conferences: ERTC-12 Workshop (2006) - 6th IC on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering (2008) - 5th IC on Recent Advances on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering & Soil Dynamics (2010)
  • Presentation of 2 General Reports: 6th IC on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering (2008) and 5th IC on Recent Advances on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering & Soil Dynamics (2010), as Co-Reporter of the sessions
  • Reviewer of 12 technical journals: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering, Computers & Geotechnics, Strain, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice (ASCE), International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Scientia Iranica
  • Reviewer of 5 international conferences: 4th IC on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (2007), Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering & Soil Dynamics IV (2008), 5th IC on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering & Soil Dynamics (2010), ERTC-12 Workshop (2011), 15th IC on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (2011)
  • Reviewer of research proposals for the Austrian Science Fund
  • Secretary (since 2010) and Member (since 2006) of European Technical Committee ERTC-12 for assessing the geotechnical aspects of the Europea Code for Seismic Design EC-8
  • Member of Technical Committee 2 (seismic aspects of dam design) of ICOLD (since 2009)
  • Member of TC103 (numerical methods in geomechanics) of ISSMGE (since 2010)
  • Member of TC203 (earthquake geotechnical engineering) of ISSMGE (since 2010)
  • Speaker of international seminar under the auspices of I.S.S.M.G.E. (Tirana, 9/04)
  • Session Secretary in 1 International Conference: TC-34 of ISSMGE (2003)
  • 5 invited lectures in international conferences (Lisbon 6/99, Horto Greece 6/02, Vienna 6/05, Tokyo 6/09, Rhodes 6/09), with the invitation being received via the first author
  • Member of Organizing Committee of 4th Japan-Greece Workshop on Seismic Design of Foundations, Innovations in Seismic Design and Protection of Cultural Heritage (05/11, Kobe Japan)
  • Lectures: 17 in international conferences, 3 in international seminars, and 5 in international meetings of research projects
  • National Delegate at the 11th European Conference of Young Geotechnical Engineers (Madrid, 9/97)
  • Research Assistant at M.I.T. for MSc Studies (6/94 - 6/95)

Honors in Greece:

  • Reviewer in 3 Greek (National) conferences: 5th Geotechnical (Xanthi 2006), 3rd Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Seismology (Athens 2008), 6th Geotechnical ( 2010)
  • Reviewers of post-doctoral research proposals for (2009)
  • Speaker of Seminar orgnaized by and/or for the EuroCodes: EC7 (Thessaloniki 2009), EC8 (Rethimno 2009), Ground Improvement (Volos 2010)
  • 2 Invited Lectures, without written contribution, to the 3rd Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Seismology National Conference (Athens 2008) & the 6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (Volos 2010)
  • Session President in 6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (Volos 2010)
  • Elected Member of the Scientific Committee of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering of the Technical Chamber of Greece (since 2005)
  • Session Secretary of National Conference (1st on Large Dams, Larissa 2008) and 2 1-day TEE Workshops (Geotechnical Applications of Geosynthetics, Novel and Advanced TBM Techniques, Athens 2007)
  • Lectures: 15 in National Conferences, 5 in Seminars
  • Member of Organizing Committee of 6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, to be held in October 2010 in Volos
  • Member of Organizing Committee of 1-day Workshops on "Geotechnical Applications of Geosynthetics" (1/2007) and "Novel and Advanced TBM Techniques" (2/2007) organized by the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) in Athens
  • Fellow of State Fund Institution (...) for PhD Studies (11/96 - 2/99)
  • Fellow of the Bodossakis Foundation for .Sc. Studies abroad (9/93 - 8/95)
  • Prize of Technical Chamber of Greece for excellence in undergraduate studies at N.T.U.A. (92-93)
  • "Praxitelis Argyropoulos" prize for excellence in Hydraulic Mechanics courses at N.T.U.A. (1990)
  • Fellow of State Fund Institution (...) for excellence in undergraduate studies at N.T.U.A. (88-91)

Other Activities:

  • Member of Technical Chamber of Greece (# 65194, since 1993).
  • Member of the Engineering Consultants' Register (# 12442, since 1998).
  • Member of the Hellenic Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (Soil Mechanics and Rock Mechanics Chambers, since 1997).
  • Member of the Hellenic Society of Civil Engineers (.... #15737, since 1997) .
  • Member of the Hellenic Polytechnic Society (..., since 2006).
  • Member of the Greek Committee on Large Dams (GCOLD, since 2009).
  • Full Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE #311496, since 1994).


Publications:

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  International Journals
17
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  Hellenic Journals
2
 
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  Invited Conference Papers - Book Chapters
7
 
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  International Conferences (peer-reviewed)
49
 
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  Hellenic Conferences (peer-reviewed)
17
 
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  Other Publications
17
 
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  Theses
2
 
   
Total:
111


Research Projects :

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  Research Projects
(Principal Investigator)
2
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  Research Projects - Reports
(significant contribution - Main Researcher)
18
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  Research Projects
(participation)
11
   
Total:
31


(Geo)Technical Work:

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  Technical Reports
(Main Member of Group of Consultants)
16
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  Technical Reports
(Member of Group of Consultants)
4
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  Foundation Design of Industral Buildings
3
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  Supervisor for underground construction
1
   
Total:
24


Computer Software:

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  Developed Geotechnical Engineering Software
10


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