Dr Georgios ( George ) Kouretzis
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 6449|
School of Engineering
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||EA207, Ea Building|
Georgios (George) Kouretzis received his PhD from the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 2005. In the following years, he has continued his engagement with NTUA as an post-doctoral researcher, and as a casual academic. His research is focused in the field of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering; and specifically in (dynamic) soil-structure interaction effects under cyclic loading, evaluation of soil and topography effects on strong earthquake ground motion, aseismic design of underground structures under transient and permanent ground displacements, and design of protective structures to resist conventional weapons effects.
Parallel to his research activities he has been involved as an engineering consultant and as an auditor, in a series of major projects including energy and transportation infrastructures, collaborating with Greek and International consulting and construction firms.
He serves as a reviewer for the International Journals: Engineering Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Journal of Scientific Research and Essays, and Geological and Geotechnical Engineering.
- PhD (Geotechnical Engineering), National Technical University of Athens - Greece, 2005
- Master of Science (Engineering), National Technical University of Athens - Greece, 2000
- Diploma of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace - Greece, 1998
- Dynamic response of structures
- Numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics
- Soil and topography effects on strong ground motion
- Soil-structure interaction
Oriented towards the following four fields, lying in the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and dynamic response of structures:
- Evaluation of soil and topography effects on strong earthquake ground motion,
- Soil-structure interaction under earthquake and blast loading,
- Aseismic design of underground structures under transient and permanent ground displacements, and
- Design of protective structures to resist conventional weapons effects.
He has been a member of research groups of the School of Civil Engineering and of the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens Greece, as well as of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Fields of Research
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Centres and Groups
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
- PRC - Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling
- Foundation engineering
- Geotechnical earthquake engineering
- Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering; aseismic design of pipelines and tunnels, mitigation of liquefaction effects on structures, seismic slope stability, assessment of soil effects and microzonation studies, seismic design of retaining walls.
- Foundation Engineering; Analysis and design of flexible retaining walls, soil anchors, methods for soil improvement.