Papadimitriou Eleftheria
Professor of Seismology
Contact

Telephone: (0030) 2310-998488
Fax: (0030) 2310-998528
E-mail: ritsa@geo.auth.gr

Full Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • B. Sc. In Geology – University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1981)
  • Ph. D. Thesis in Seismology – University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1984)


LANGUAGES

Greek, English, French, and Russian

FORMER CAREER

  • Research Assistant of the Geophysics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1983–1985)
  • Lecturer of the same Department (1985–1990)
  • Assistant Professor (1990–1994)
  • Associate Professor (1994–2001)

PRESENT POSITION

Professor Seismology, Geophysics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2001 – present)

SABBATICALS

  • Institute of Physics of the Earth of the University Pierre et Marie Curie of Paris (France)
  • 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.  Institute of Physics of the Earth of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russia)
  4.  Institute of Physics of the Earth of the University Pierre et Marie Curie of Paris (France)
  5.  National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology, Rome (Italy)
  6. Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
  7. Laboratory of Geodynamics of the University Nice–Sophia Antipolis (France)
  8. Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy)
  9. Department of Geology, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
  10. Institute of Geophysics of the Shanxi Province (China)
  11. Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, NY (USA)
  12. GNS Science, Lower Hutt (New Zealand)
  13. Seismological Bureau of Shanghai CSB (Shanghai – China)
  14. Seismological Bureau of Shaanxi Province CSB (Xian – China)
  15. Seismological Bureau of Hebei Province CSB (Shijazhuang – China)
  16. Analysis and Prediction Center, CSB (Beijing – China)
  17. Geophysical Institute, CSB (Beijing – China)
  18. Department of Geophysics, University of Bologna (Bologna – Italy)
  19. Institute of Geophysics, AGH University of Science and Technology (Krakow – Poland)
  20. Seismological Bureau of Sichuan Province (Chengdu – China)
  21. Seismological Buraeau of Tangshan (China)
  22. Faculty of Physics, University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
  23. Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw (Poland)
  24. Department of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee(India)
  25. TUBITAK Marmara Research Center, Gebze (Kocaeli – Turkey)
  26. Friedrich–Schiller–Universitat Jena (Germany)
  27. Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
  28. Centre of Intergrated Geomorphology for the Mediterranean Area (Potenza, Italy)
  29. Jordan University of Amman (Jordan)
  30. University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus)
  31. Geological Survey of Norway (Trondheim, Norway)
  32. Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Institute of Geology (Freiber, Germany)
  33. Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (Freiberg, Germany)
  34. China Earthquake Administration, Anhui Province (Hefei, China)
  35. Universita degli studi RomaTre (Roma, Italy)

FIELD EXPERIENCE

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    “Introduction to Seismology”, “Mechanical Oscillations & Elastic Waves”, “Applied Seismology & Environment” and “Geophysical issues” to the undergraduate students of the School of Geology, School of Physics and School of Mathematics.

    “Advanced Seismology”, “The mechanics of earthquakes and faulting”, “Fracture Models”, “Field exercises”, “Geodynamics &Seismotectonics”, “Seismometry” and “Geophysical properties of Greece and its surroundings” to the postgraduate students of the School of Geology.


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. Source parameters by synthetic seismograms.
6. Time dependent seismicity by the application of the Time Predictable Model.
7. Fractal analysis of the global seismicity and the seismicity of the broader area of Greece.
8. Stress evolution by the use of Coulomb Failure Function changes.
9. Statistical Seismology.
10. Seismic hazard assessment.

MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

1. Hellenic Association of Geologists
2. Geological Society of Greece
3. Geotechnical Chamber of Greece
4. Hellenic Geophysical Union
5. European Union of Geosciences
6. Seismological Society of America
7. American Geophysical Union
8. European Geophysical Society

 

Administrative experience – Member of Special Committees and Councils

1. Acting Secretary of the School of Geology (1982–1983)
2. Council Member of the Faculty of Exact Sciences Scientific Staff (1982–1984)
3. Head of the Geophysics Department (1999–2000)
4. Director of the Geophysics Laboratory (2002–2005)
5. Member of the National Committee for the Seismic Hazard Evaluation (1999 – 2002)
6. Member of the board for directors of the Earthquake Planning & Protection Organization (2005–2008)
7. Member of the board for directors of the Institute of Engineering Seismology & Seismic Engineering (2006–2008 & 2009–2010)
8. Member of the Research Committee of the Institute of Engineering Seismology & Seismic Engineering (2006–2008 & 2009–2010)
9. Scientific Council of the Centre of Integrated Geomorphology for the Mediterranean Area (CGIAM) – Potenza, Italy (2011 – )
10. Advisory Working Group of the platform "Environment and Sustainable Development" under the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation program period 2014-2020