Ioannis Anastasopoulos (Assistant Professor, NTUA)

He has 12 years of academic and professional experience in the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil–structure interaction. His publication record includes more than 50 papers in refereed journals, more than 100 papers in books and conference proceedings , and 70 technical reports. He has been cooperating with the PI since 2000 when he was a doctoral student, and has conducted innovative research on fault rupture propagation through soil and its interaction with foundations and structures. In addition to the above, his current research focuses on the dynamic response of foundation-structure systems and the development of novel seismic protection schemes, combining advanced numerical methods with physical modeling. He has been involved as a Consultant in a variety of engineering projects in Greece, the US, the U.A.E., and Qatar. He is an Editorial Board Member of the ICE-Geotechnical Engineering journal, and has given 19 invited talks at Conferences, Universities, and Research Institutions. He has been a Keynote Lecturer at the 2nd International Conference on Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, and an Invited Speaker of the EERI Friedman Family Visiting Professionals Program at Cornell University. Recently, he has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Young Researcher Award of the ISSMGE, and as the winner of the 2012 Shamsher Prakash Research Award. As Associate Director of the NTUA Soil Mechanics Laboratory, he has been coordinating Soil-Structure Interaction Experiments, as well as several other tasks of the project. His work involves most work packages, with particular emphasis on WP2, WP3, WP5 and WP6.