Panos Dakoulas , Ph.D., M.Sc., P.E.
Associate Professor, University of Thessaly
Department of Civil Engineering
Pedion Areos, Volos 38334, Greece
Panos Dakoulas is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Civil Engineering at University of Thessaly in Volos , Greece . He received his diploma in Civil Engineering at the NTUA, Greece (1980) and his Ph.D. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , USA (1985), where he worked as research associate in charge of the Soil Dynamics laboratory. He served as Assistant Professor (1987-1993) and Associate Professor (1993-2000) at Rice University , Houston , USA . His research is in the area of soil dynamics and focuses on the seismic behavior of earth dams, experimental soil behavior, liquefaction, constitutive modeling of cohesive and cohesionless soils, modeling of liquefiable soils, seismic behavior of waterfront structures, seismic behavior of underground pipelines and numerical methods in geomechanics. He has served as chair of the Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Committee of the Geotechnical Division of ASCE from 1992 to 2000 and as member of the Editorial Board of the J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. He received the Prakash Award in 1995. Also, he received the 2009 Hsieh Award by the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) for his research on effective stress analysis of waterfront structures. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 research publications and served as editor on soil dynamics conference proceedings. He has served as consultant on several major projects related to earth dams, bridges, natural gas pipeline systems, offshore foundations, etc