Curriculum Vitae

July 2013
Dr Nectaria Diamanti


Work Address

Department of Geophysics, School of Geology

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

54 124, PO Box 352-1

Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Oce: +30 2310 991420

Fax: +30 2310 991403

Email: ndiamant@geo.auth.gr


University Education & Degrees Awarded

01/2005–11/2008 Institute for Infrastructure & Environment, School of Engineering & Electronics, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Ph.D. in Engineering & Electronics

Thesis title: An Ecient Ground Penetrating Radar Finite-Dierence Time-Domain Subgridding Scheme and its Application to the Non-Destructive Testing of Masonry Arch Bridges

Supervisors: Dr. A. Giannopoulos, Prof. M.C. Forde

10/2000–09/2002 Department of Geophysics, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

M.Sc. in Geophysics

Thesis title: Integrated Interpretation of Geophysical Data in the Archaeological Site of Europos (Northern Greece)

Supervisors: Prof. Gr. Tsokas, Assist. Prof. P. Tsourlos, Prof. A. Vadis.

10/1996–09/2000 School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

University Degree in Geology with Honours

Dissertation Title: Geothermal Exploration in Lagada Area (Northern Greece), and Parallel Use of Geophysical Sounding Methods

Supervisor: Prof. M. Fytikas

 


Professional Experience & Career Record

01/2009–present Department of Geophysics, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Permanent Sta

Lecture courses given and tutor for:

·       Electromagnetic methodsGround Penetrating Radar

·       Geological Data Analysis using MATLAB

 

04/2013                  IDES, Earth Sciences, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, France Visiting research scientist (Erasmus visit)

Contacts: Dr. A.C. Saintenoy, Dr. M. Biancheri-Astier

 

07/2011–09/2011 Sensors & Software Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Visiting research scientist

Contacts: Dr. A.P. Annan, J.D. Redman

 

09/2009–12/2009 Sensors & Software Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Visiting research scientist

Contacts: Dr. A.P. Annan, J.D. Redman

 

01/2005–11/2008 School of Engineering and Electronics, The University of Edinburgh, UK – Tutor for:

·       Numerical Methods II

·       Computer Tools for Civil Engineers II

·       Surveying for Construction

·       Civil Engineering I

·       Material, Science and Engineering

·       Geotechnical Engineering

09/2004–12/2004 EPCC, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

High Performance Computing (HPC) Europa Visiting Researcher Project title: Detailed Modelling of Ground Penetrating Radar Using a Parallelised Version of the Finite-Dierence Time-Domain GprMax Code

Contacts: Dr. A. Carter, Dr. A. Giannopoulos

 

09/2002–12/2002 Institute for Infrastructure & Environment, School of Engineering & Electronics, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Visiting research scientist

Contact: Dr. A. Giannopoulos

 

01/2001–05/2004 School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece – Tutor for:

·       Geological Data Analysis

·       Seismic Methods of Geophysical Prospecting

·       Physics of the Earth’s Interior

01/2001–05/2004 School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

      Seismogram analyst, calculating epicenters and local magnitudes, at the seismological station of Thessaloniki (10 days per year).

 

08/2000               Delphi–Distomo mining company, Greece

 

05/1999–08/2006 School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

      Partcipating in various geophysical projects (available upon request).

 

08/1999               Delphi–Distomo mining company, Greece


Other Professional Activities

·       Invited lecturer for a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) 2-day session at the International Technical Workshop “Remote Sensing Techniques in Archaeological Research (RESTAR)”, Laboratory of Geophysical – Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeo-environment, Foundation for Research & Technology, Hellas (FORTH), Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS), September 2012, Rethymnon, Greece

·       Regular reviewer for: “Near Surface Geophysics”

·       Regular reviewer for: “IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters”

·       Regular reviewer for: “Advances in Space Research”

·       Regular reviewer for: “Construction and Building Materials”

·       Regular reviewer for: “Journal of Cultural Heritage”

·       Regular reviewer for: “International Journal of Antennas & Propagation”

·       Regular reviewer for: “GPR” & “IWAGPR” conference papers


Awards & Grants

2009                  Invited talk at the 5th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR, IEEE, Granada, Spain. The paper presented was entitled: “Application of an ADI-FDTD Subgridding Scheme to Investigate Ring Separation in Brick Masonry Arch Bridges”

2007                  Travel grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering, London, United Kingdom, for taking part in an IEEE Conference on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP2007), in Japan

2002–2003       Centenary Bursary from the British School at Athens, Greece, for research in any of the elds in which the British School is active, at the University of Edinburgh

2001–2002       Scholarship from the State Scholarship’s Foundation (IKY), for distinguished performance during the second year (2002) of the M.Sc. courses


Memberships

2005–2008       Infrastructure and Environment Research Institute

2005–2008       IIE/NDT and Construction Management Research Group

Since 2004        European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE)

Since 2004        Society of Explorations Geophysicists (SEG)

Since 2002        Geotechnical Chamber of Greece

Since 2002        Hellenic Geophysical Union

Since 2001        Hellenic Association of Geologists


Research

Research Statement

I am interested in the application of geophysical techniques and especially Ground Penetrating Radar to geophysical problems ranging from environmental monitoring to archaeological prospection. Areas of research include:

·       Non-destructive testing of structures

·       Environmental and engineering geophysics

·       Computational electromagnetics and numerical modelling using the FDTD technique

·       Application of numerical modelling to GPR


Publications

International Journals: peer reviewed – Published or in press

1.             Diamanti, N., Annan, A.P., 2013. Characterizing the energy distribution around GPR antennas. Journal of Applied Geophysics (Accepted)

2.             Tsokas, G.N., Diamanti, N., Tsourlos, P.I., Vargemezis, G., Stampolidis, A., Raptis, K.T., 2013. Geophysical prospection at the Hamza Bey (Alkazar) monument in Thessaloniki, Greece. Mediterranean Archaeology & Archaeometry 13, 9-20

3.             van der Kruk, J., Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., Vereecken, 2012. H. Inversion of Waveguide Induced Dispersive GPR Data including Heterogeneities, Interface Roughness and Dipping Interfaces. Journal of Applied Geophysics 81, 88-96

4.             Diamanti, N., Redman, J.D., 2012. Field observations and numerical models of GPR response from vertical pavement cracks. Journal of Applied Geophysics 81, 106-116

5.             Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., 2011. Employing ADI-FDTD subgrids for GPR numerical modelling and their application to study ring separation in brick masonry arch bridges. Near Surface Geophysics 9 (3), 245-256

6.             Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., 2009. Implementation of ADI-FDTD subgrids in Ground Penetrating Radar FDTD models. Journal of Applied Geophysics 67, 309-317

7.             Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., Forde, M.C., 2008. Numerical modelling and experimental verication of GPR to investigate ring separation in brick masonry arch bridges. NDT&E International 41(5), 354-363

8.             Giannopoulos, A., Diamanti, N., 2008. Numerical modeling of Ground Penetrating Radar response from rough subsurface interfaces. Near Surface Geophysics 6, 357-369

9.             Diamanti, N.G., Tsokas, G.N., Tsourlos, P.I., Vadis, A., 2005. Integrated interpretation of geophysical data in the archaeological site of Europos (Northern Greece). Archaeological Prospection 12, 79-91

Conference Proceedings: reviewed

1.             Vargemezis, G., Diamanti, N., Fikos, I., Stampolidis, A., Makedon, Th., Chatzigogos, N., 2013. Ground penetrating radar and electrical resistivity tomography for locating buried building foundations: A case study in the city centre of Thessaloniki, Greece. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, vol. XLVII 2013, 13th International Congress, 11 pp., Chania, Greece

2.             Diamanti, N., Annan, A.P., Redman, J.D., 2013. Quantifying GPR transient waveforms in the intermediate zone. 7th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR2013, IEEE, 7 pp., Nantes, France

3.             Diamanti, N., Annan, A.P., Redman, J.D., 2012. Quantifying GPR Responses. 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR2012, 6 pp., Shanghai, China

4.             Diamanti, N., Redman, J.D., Giannopoulos, A., 2010. A study of GPR pavement crack responses using eld data and numerical modelling. 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR2010, 5 pp., Lecce, Italy

5.             van der Kruk, J., Vereecken, H., Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., 2010. Inuence of interface roughness and heterogeneities on the waveguide inversion of dispersive GPR data. 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR2010, 5 pp., Lecce, Italy

6.             Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., 2009. Application of an ADI-FDTD Subgridding Scheme to Investigate Ring Separation in Brick Masonry Arch Bridges. 5th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR2009, IEEE, 4 pp., Granada, Spain (Invited Paper)

7.             Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., 2008. Ecient Finite-Dierence Time-Domain GPR modeling using subgrids. 14th Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 5 pp., Krakow, Poland

8.             Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., 2008. A general and robust scheme for introducing subgrids into FDTD GPR models. 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR2008, IEEE, 5 pp., Birmingham, U.K.

9.             Cameron, J., Demoulin, C., Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., Forde, M.C., 2008. Aspects of GPR testing of masonry arch bridges. 12th International Conference on Structural Faults & Repair, 8 pp., Edinburgh, U.K.

10.         Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., 2007. The Use of ADI-FDTD Subgrids in FDTD Ground Penetrating Radar Modeling. 2007 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, ISAP2007, IEEE, 5 pp., Niigata, Japan

11.         Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., 2007. An Investigation into the Implementation of ADI-FDTD Subgrids in FDTD GPR Modeling. 4th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR2007, IEEE, 5 pp., Naples, Italy

12.         Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., Forde, M.C., 2007. Investigating masonry arch bridges using GPR. 9th International Conference on Railway Engineering, 10 pp., London, U.K.

13.         Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., Forde, M.C., 2006. Detecting ring separation in masonry arch bridges using GPR. 11th International Conference on Structural Faults & Repair, 11 pp., London, U.K.

14.         Diamanti, N.G., 2005. Detailed modelling of Ground Penetrating Radar using a parallelised version of the Finite-Dierence Time-Domain GprMax code. 2nd Transnational Access Meeting (TAM), Science and Supercomputing in Europe, 5 pp., Stuttgart, Germany

15.         Giannopoulos, A., Diamanti, N., 2005. Modelling the eects of subsurface heterogeneity on Ground Penetrating Radar signals. 11th Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 4 pp., Palermo, Italy

16.         Giannopoulos, A., Diamanti, N., 2004. A numerical investigation into the accuracy of determining dielectric properties and thicknesses of pavement layers using reection amplitude GPR data. 10th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR2004, IEEE, 4 pp., Delft, The Netherlands

17.         Diamanti, N.G., Giannopoulos, A., 2004. Effects of subsurface interface roughness on ground penetrating radar signals. 5th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology, Thessaloniki, Greece.

18.         Giannopoulos, A., Diamanti, N.G., 2003. Ground Penetrating Radar modelling of rough underground interfaces. 9th Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 4 pp., Prague, Czech Republic

19.         Diamanti, N.G., Tsokas, G.N., Tsourlos, P.I., Vadis, A., 2003. Integrated interpretation of geophysical data in the archaeological site of Europos (Northern Greece). 4th Symposium on Archaeometry, Athens, Greece

 

Other Presentations

1.             Diamanti, N. Ground Penetrating Radar: Reality & Numerical modelling. IDES Seminar Series, Earth Sciences, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, France, April, 2013 (Invited Talk)

2.             Diamanti, N. Numerical Models of Dipole Antennas. Brown Bag Seminar Series, Sensors & Software Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, August, 2011 (Invited Talk)

3.             Diamanti, N. Numerical Modelling of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Brown Bag Seminar Series, Sensors & Software Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, October, 2009 (Invited Talk)

4.             Diamanti, N. Applications and numerical modelling of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). ITSAK Seminar Series, Institute of Engineering Seismology & Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, July, 2009 (Invited Talk)

5.             Diamanti, N., Giannopoulos, A., Forde, M.C. Detecting clay waterproong saddles above brick masonry arch rings. Transport Research Board (TRB) Meeting for Dynamics and Bridge Testing, Montreal, Canada, January 2009

6.             Diamanti, N. Detecting ring separation in masonry arch bridges using Ground Penetrating Radar. IIE Seminar Series, Institute for Infrastructure & Environment, School of Engineering & Electronics, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K., April, 2006


Computer Skills

Programming:                    Fortran, Matlab

Operating Systems:            Unix, Dos/Microsoft Windows

Writing Tools:                    LATEX, MS Oce


Language Knowledge

Greek:                                                          Native

Certicate of Prociency in English:        University of Cambridge

Certicate of Prociency in English:        University of Michigan