Karakostas Vassilios
Professor of Seismology
Contact

Telephone: (0030) 2310-991412
Fax: (0030) 2310-991403
E-mail: vkarak@geo.auth.gr

Full Currucilum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • B. Sc. In Geology University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1981)
  • Ph. D. Thesis in Seismology University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1988)


LANGUAGES

Greek, English and Russian

FORMER CAREER

  • Researcher of the Geophysics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1988 1991)
  • Seismologist of the Central Seismological Station of Thessaloniki of the same Department (1991 1999)
  • Lecturer of the same Department (19992003)
  • Assistant Professor (20032009)
  • Associate Professor (2009–2014)

PRESENT POSITION

Professor of Seismology, Geophysics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009-)

FIELD EXPERIENCE

Participation in several field experiments concerning seismotectonic studies and studies of earthquake sequences

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Introduction to Seismology and Physics of the Earth ' s Interior to the undergraduate students of the School of Geology, School of Physics and School of Mathematics.

Philoshophy of Science to the undergraduate students of the School of Geology

Applied Seismology , Generation, propagation and recordings of seismic waves and seismological networks to the postgraduate students of the School of Geology.

MEMBER

  • Hellenic Association of Geologists
  • Geological Society of Greece
  • Geotechnical Chamber of Greece
  • Hellenic Geophysical Union

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  1. Long term earthquake prediction in the broader area of Greece on the basis of seismicity and probabilistic models
  2. Studies of seismic sequences
  3. Seismotectonics of the broader area of Greece
  4. Fault plane solutions and stress patterns
  5. Tsunamis and tsunami hazard
  6. Fractal analysis of the global seismicity and the seismicity of the broader area of Greece
  7. Stress evolution by the use of Coulomb Failure Function changes
  8. Statistical Seismology
  9. Seismic Hazard Assessment

SABBATICALS

  • Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, NY (USA)

VISITS AND COOPERATIONS WITH INSTITUTES

  1. Laboratory of Geophysics of the Earth ' s Interior of the University of Grenoble ( France )
  2. Institute of Geophysics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia ( Bulgaria )
  3. National Institute of Geophysics of Rome ( Italy )
  4. Institute of Geophysics , ETH Z u rich ( Switzerland )
  5. Institute of Geophysics of the Shanxi Province ( China )
  6. Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University , NY ( USA )
  7. Seismological Bureau of Shanghai CSB ( Shanghai China )
  8. Seismological Bureau of Shaanxi Province CSB (Xian China )
  9. Seismological Bureau of Hebei Province CSB (Shijazhuang China )
  10. Analysis and Prediction Center , CSB ( Beijing China )
  11. Geophysical Institute, CSB ( Beijing China )
  12. Department of Geophysics, University of Bologna ( Bologna Italy )
  13. Institute of Geophysics , University of Mining and Metallurgy (Krakow Poland )
  14. Seismological Bureau of Sichuan Province ( Chengdu China )
  15. Seismological Bureau of Tangshan ( China )