Ioannis E. Zevgolis
Assistant Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Department of Civil Engineering
Laboratory of Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering
 

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RESEARCH INTERESTS
EDUCATION
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
PRINCIPAL CONTRIBUTION TO RESEARCH PROJECTS
PROFESSIONAL - SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES & DISTINCTIONS (indicative)
TEACHING
SUPERVISION
SCHOLARSHIPS - AWARDS

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

PROBABILISTIC & RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING: geotechnical uncertainty, formulation of probabilistic models - development of methodologies and computation techniques for reliability assessment of geotechnical systems (reliability-based design), risk analysis, reliability analysis with FEM (RFEM)

NUMERICAL MODELING OF GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES: retaining structures, foundations, reinforced soil, slope stability

MINING GEOTECHNICS: geotechnical aspects of surface and underground mining, mining wastes

EDUCATION

2004 - 2007

Doctor of Philosophy
School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, USA

2002 - 2003

Master of Science in Engineering
School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, USA

1997 - 2002 Diploma (MEng) in Mining & Metallurgical Engineering [major in geotechnology]
School of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Dec. 2014 -

Democritus University of Thrace
Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor

2013 - 2014

Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH)
Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI)
Research Collaborator

2011 - 2013

LARCO GMMSA
Site manager at open pit mines

2008 - 2011

Edafomichaniki SA
Geotechnical Design Engineer

2010, 2011

Technical University of Crete, Greece
Adjunct Lecturer

2008, 2009

National Technical University of Athens, Greece
External Research Collaborator

2002 - 2007

Purdue University, USA
Research & Teaching Assistant

2002

National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Undergraduate research student

2001

Attiko Metro SA, Athens, Greece
Summer intern

2000 S&B Industrial Minerals SA, Milos island, Greece
Summer intern
PRINCIPAL CONTRIBUTION TO RESEARCH PROJECTS
2016 - ... Numerical - probabilistic analysis of geotechnical structures, Research Committee - DUTH
2015 - ... SLOPES - Smarter Lignite Open Pit Engineering Solutions, EU - RFCS, CERTH
2013 - 2015 COMEX - Complex Mining Exploitation: Optimizing Mine Design and Reducing the Impact on Human Environment, EU - RFCS, CERTH
2009 Design of Kea Underground Sewage Treatment Plant With Quarry Rehabilitation, Municipality of Kea, NTUA, Greece
2008 Restoration Design and Rehabilitation Measures of the “Skouries” Area in Lavrion, Municipality of Lavrion, NTUA, Greece
2004 - 2007 Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall Abutments for Bridge Support, FHWA/INDOT, Purdue University, USA
2003 Special Foundations, INDOT, Purdue University, USA
2002 - 2003 Mitigating the Expansive Behavior of Chemically Treated Soils, INDOT/JTRP, Purdue University, USA
2002 Development of Environmental Data Storage and Management System for the Kozani Prefecture, Kozani Prefecture, NTUA, Greece
PROFESSIONAL - SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES & DISTINCTIONS (indicative)
  • Scientific Committee, Geo-Risk 2017, ASCE, Denver, CO, USA, June 2017
  • Technical Committee, TC304 Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management of ISSMGE
  • Member of societies:
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Geo-Institute of ASCE
  • Geotechnical Safety Network (GEOSNet)
  • Purdue Geotechnical Society (PGS)
  • Hellenic Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (HSSMGE)
  • Technical Chamber of Greece
  • Hellenic Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers
  • Invitations for review - journals:
  • Computers and Geotechnics - Elsevier (regular reviewer)
  • International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering - Springer
  • Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal - Taylor & Francis
  • Natural Hazards - Springer
  • Engineering Geology - Elsevier
  • Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE
  • Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards - Taylor & Francis
  • International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories - ISSMGE
  • Journal of Zhejiang University - SCIENCE A - Zhejiang University Press
  • Reviewer in the following conferences:
  • 2011, XIV Pan-Am - CGS Geotechnical Conference, Toronto, Canada
  • 2011, GeoRisk, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, ASCE
  • 2010, 6th National Conference of Geotechnical Engineering, Volos, Greece
  • 2009, Contemporary Topics in In Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundations (GSP 186), ASCE
  • 2009, Contemporary Topics in Ground Modification, Problem Soils, and Geo-Support (GSP 187), ASCE
  • 2008, GeoCongress 08, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, ASCE
  • 2008, IACMAG 12, Goa, India
TEACHING

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace (2014 - ):
1. Shallow Foundations & Earth Pressures, 6th semester
2. Retaining Structures, 7th semester
3. Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, 7th semester
4. Tunnels & Underground Structures, 8th semester
5. Computer-based Design of Geotechnical Structures, 9th semester

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete (2009 - 2011):
- Geotechnical Engineering - Geotechnical Structures, 8th semester

Teaching Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University (2002 - 2007):
- Geotechnical Engineering II
- Basic Mechanics I - Statics

SUPERVISION
- One PhD student (Probabilistic and numerical methods in geotechnical engineering)
- Supervision of final year undergraduate students on their Diploma Thesis (equiv. to MSc Thesis): Two theses completed, ten ongoing
SCHOLARSHIPS - AWARDS
2007

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, USA

2007

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, USA

2002 - 2007

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantship, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, USA

2005 - 2006

Empeirikion Foundation Scholarship, Athens, Greece

2004 - 2005

Empeirikion Foundation Scholarship, Athens, Greece

2004 - 2005

Gerondelis Foundation Graduate Studies Scholarship, Boston, MA, USA

2002 - 2003

Sommerfeld Fellowship, Minnesota, MN, USA (offer)

2002

Thomaidio Award, best Diploma Thesis at the National Technical University of Athens

2002

1st Award, Technical Chamber of Greece, best Diploma Thesis in the Mining & Metallurgical field

1998 Grant for Educational Achievements, LARCO GMMSA, Athens, Greece
 
 

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