Research group

Permanent staff

Kyriazis Pitilakis

Dr Civil Engineer
Professor, Director of the Research Unit
Geotechnical earthquake engineering; Engineering seismology; Numerical and stochastic methods; Soil dynamics; Microzoning studies; Protection of monuments and historical structures against natural hazards; Soil-foundation -structure interaction; Seismic design of technical projects
Tel +30 2310995693 | Fax +30 2310995619
kpitilak@civil.auth.gr | users.auth.gr/kpitilak

Dimitrios Raptakis

Physicist, Dr in Civil Engineering
Associate Professor
Engineering seismology; Seismic ground motion; Site effects; Geophysical methods for soil and site characterization; Microzonation studies
Tel +30 2310995808
raptakis@civil.auth.gr

Anastasios Anastasiadis

Dr Civil Engineer
Assistant Professor
Laboratory and in-Situ Testing; Soil and site characterization in geotechnical and earthquake engineering; Site effects and microzoning studies; Soil dynamics; Soil mechanics; Seismic performance and design of geotechnical structures and infrastructures

Dimitris Pitilakis

Dr Civil Engineer
Assistant Professor
Geotechnical earthquake engineering; Soil-foundation-structure interaction; Performance based design; Structural dynamics; Numerical analysis; Foundation design and analysis; Seismic behavior and rehabilitation of historical buildings and monuments; Soil dynamics; Soil mechanics

Maria Manakou

Geologist, Dr in Civil Engineering
Laboratory & Teaching Staff
Application of geophysical methods for soil and site characterization (CH, DH, microtremors, SWI, SASW, refraction); Experimental studies of site effects; Microzonation studies
Tel +30 2310995810
manakou@civil.auth.gr

Sotiris Argyroudis

Dr Civil Engineer
Laboratory & Teaching Staff
Lifeline earthquake engineering; Vulnerability assessment of infrastructures; Risk analysis; Numerical modeling of geostructures; Earthquake risk scenarios; GIS applications

Zafeiria Roumelioti

Geologist, Dr in Seismology
Laboratory & Teaching Staff
Kinematic modeling of earthquake sources; Simulation of strong ground motion; Near-fault effects on strong ground motion; Variability of strong ground motion due to source and site effects; Moment tensor determination; Study of non-linear site response; Seismicity studies; Real-time seismological applications

Anastasia Argyroudi

Secretariat
Administrative and financial management of projects
Tel +30 2310995813 | Fax +30 2310995842
anastarg@civil.auth.gr

Research staff

Stavroula Fotopoulou

Dr Civil Engineer
Researcher
Vulnerability assessment of buildings and infrastructures due to seismically induced landslides; Finite Element/Difference modeling; Time-ependent
seismic vulnerability assessment; Lifeline earthquake engineering; GIS applications
Tel +30 2310995842
sfotopou@civil.auth.gr

Evi Riga

Dr Civil Engineer
Researcher
Soil and site classification; Soil amplification factors; Design response spectra; 2D numerical analyses of valleys; Aggravation factors; Applications for seismic code provisions
Tel +30 2310995842
eviriga@civil.auth.gr

Grigoris Tsinidis

Dr Civil Engineer
Researcher
Seismic analysis and design of underground structures – tunnels; Physical and numerical studies of SSI systems; Finite element modeling; Sesmic behavior of structures
Tel +30 2310995842
gtsinidi@civil.auth.gr

Anna Karatzetzou

Dr Civil Engineer,
Researcher
Numerical studies of soil-structure interaction; Earthquake engineering; Seismic response of structures
Tel +30 2310995813
akaratze@civil.auth.gr

Sotiria Karapetrou

Dr Civil Engineer
Researcher
Time-dependent vulnerability assessement of RC buildings; Soil-foundationstructure-interaction; Aging effects; Vulnerability assessment based on field measurements; System identification
Tel +30 2310995842
gkarapet@civil.auth.gr

Aggelos Tsinaris

Dr Civil Engineer,
Researcher
Experimental soil dynamics; Laboratory investigation of the mechanical and dynamical properties of typical granural/volcanic coarse materials with granulated rubber derived from recycled used tires; Seismic analysis and design of retaining structures - walls
Tel +30 2310995648, +30 2310994347
tsinaris@civil.auth.gr

Athanasios Vratsikidis

Civil Engineer, MSc
Researcher, PhD Candidate
Geotechnical earthquake engineering,-soil foundation structure interaction, experimental geotechnical earthquake engineering -numerical analysis

Tel +30 2310995692
avratsik@civil.auth.gr

Stella Karafagka

Dr Civil Engineer
Researcher
Vulnerability assessment of buildings and infrastructures due to natural hazards; Numerical analyses; Seismic behavior and rehabilitation of monuments
Tel +30 2310995692
stellak@civil.auth.gr

Christos Petridis

Civil Engineer, MSc
Researcher, PhD Candidate
Earthquake engineering; Soil-foundation-structure interaction; Performance-based design; Structural dynamics; Seismic behavior and rehabilitation of existing buildings and monuments

Tel +30 2310995692
cpetridi@civil.auth.gr

External collaborators

Konstantia Makra

Dr Civil Engineer
Head of Soil Dynamic Division, EPPO/ITSAK
Soil dynamics; Strong motion site characterization and soil categorization; Empirical and theoretical studies on strong ground motion; Site effects; Microzonation studies; Soil structure interaction; Seismic behavior and design of geotechnical structures; Numerical and analytical methodsand analytical methods

Manolis Rovithis

Dr Civil Engineer
Researcher, EPPO/ITSAK
Soil dynamics; Aseismic design of foundations and structures; Soil-structure interaction with emphasis to pile foundations; Numerical and analytical studies of soil seismic response; Numerical simulation of physical SSI experiments; Subsoil interventions; Rehabilitation of historical monuments and structures

Kalliopi Kakderi

Dr Civil Engineer
Technical Service, Hospital “G. Papanikolaou”
Lifeline earthquake engineering; Numerical modeling of utility and transportation infrastructures; Interconnectiveness between lifelines; Vulnerability; Liquefaction phenomena; GIS applications

Jacopo Selva

Dr Physicist
Researcher, INGV Italy
Uncertainty treatment in hazard and risk assessments; Multi-hazard and multi-risk; Bayesian Volcanic, Tsunami and Seismic hazard; Bayesian inferece on fragility analyses; Statistical analysis of earthquakes and eruption spatiotemporal distribution; Serviceability of systems; Precursory patterns of volcanic eruptions

Manolis Kirtas

Dr Civil Engineer
Assistant Professor, T.E.I of Serres
Structural seismic behavior and dynamic soil-foundation-structure interaction; Dynamic behavior of soil deposits under seismic loading; Contemporary methods of seismic design of structures; Structural analysis using the finite element method; Inelastic analysis of structures

Kostas Senetakis

Dr Civil Engineer
Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong
Experimental micromechanics of soils; Compression behavior of gap-graded and clayey soils; Transitional behavior in soils and particle breakage; Mechanics and dynamics of granular soil/ volcanic geo-materials/granulated tire rubber mixtures; Reinforced soils; Structures seismic response; Liquefaction of soils

Olga-Joan Ktenidou

Dr Civil Engineer
Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich, UK
Engineering seismology; Seismic and noise record processing; Downhole arrays; Local (topographic & basin edge) site effects; 2D site response simulations; High-frequency attenuation effects (kappa); Ground motion uncertainty (sigma) and variability

Chiara Smerzini

Dr Environmental Engineer
Researcher, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
3D numerical simulation of seismic wave propagation in complex earth media; Spectral Element Method (SEM); High Performance Computing; Variability of earthquake-induced ground shaking due to source and site effects; Seismic hazard analysis; Seismic response of underground structures; Strong ground motion selection and scaling