GEORGE GAZETAS

Professor of Soil Mechanics / Dynamics,
Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University,
Athens, Greece.
Email:gazetas@ath.forthnet.gr

 

EDUCATION:
Diploma in Civil Engineering National Technical University of Athens, Greece (NTUA): [1973 ]
M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): [1975]
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) : [1976]

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Assistant Professor, [1978-198]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY , Associate Professor, [1981-1985]
National Technical Univ., Athens, Professor of Soil Mechanics , [1985-present ]
State University of New York at Buffalo, Professor of Civil Engineering [1989-1993]

HONORS and AWARDS:
2002 Distinguished Lecture Award of the Japanese Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
1997 T. K. Hsieh Award (Institution of Civil Engineers, London)
1990 Shamsher Prakash Research Award (S. Prakash Research Foundation)
1988 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize [American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)]
1985 James Croes Medal (ASCE)
1982 Alfred Noble Prize (ASME, AIM, ASCE, IEEE)
1973 Hrysoverghis Award (National Tech.University)
1973 , 1972 Technical Chamber of Greece : First Prize
1973 , 1972 D. Thomaides Award (National Tech.University)
1970 D. Pippas Geometry Prize

RESEARCH and PUBLICATIONS:
Researcher in the fields of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Foundations. Author of over 200 research publications in international journals and conference proceedings.

ENGINEERING PROJECTS:
Consultant and Designer in public and private engineering projects in Greece, as well as in U.S.A. , Japan, U.K., Germany, and Venezuela. Topics related to geotechnical earthquake engineering and foundation engineering.

KEYNOTE LECTURES:
State-of- the-art and keynote speaker in several national and international conferences and symposia.