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Professor George Exadaktylos

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Prof. G. Exadaktylos (left)

Professor Georgios Exadaktylos has been born on 20th of December 1961. He has obtained his diploma of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens in 1985. Next, in 1988 he has obtained a Master of Science Diploma in Mineral Resources Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU), USA. In the next year 1989, he has acquired the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering and Rock Mechanics at the National Technical University of Athens. Then for a period of three years he has worked as mining engineer in marble quarries in Greece (Dionysos-Pendelikon, Naxos, Tinos, Drama) and he has contributed to the design of the underground exploitation of marble for the first time in the Greek Marble sector, that successfully continues until today. In 2010 he has also contributed to the underground exploitation design for the dolomitic marble quarry at Volakas, Drama and other decorative stone deposits in Greece and abroad (both surface and underground design and planning). On 1993 he was appointed faculty member (Assistant Professor) at the Mineral Resources Engineering Department of the Technical University of Crete. He has done consulting for a number of mineral extraction companies (bauxite, mixed sulphides, gold, marble, limestone etc) and Geotechnical companies. Currently he is Professor of Rock Mechanics & Mining Engineering at the Technical University of Crete where he is also the Director of the Mining Engineering Design Laboratory since 1999 and Director of the Rock Mechanics Laboratory since 2014. He is a member of more than ten professional bodies and member of the Editorial Board of four scientific journals. His expertise refers to Surface and Underground Mining Engineering, Tunnelling, Rock Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Mineral resources exploration and evaluation, Geostatistics, Recovery of Energy Resources, Mechanics/Micromechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Damage Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, and Mines Rehabilitation/Environmental Protection. He has published more than one hundred (100) papers in Greek & International scientific Journals, refereed national and international conferences, and book chapters. He is also the editor together with I. Vardoulakis of a book entitled Bifurcation, Instabilities and Degradation in Geomechanics, Springer. Apart from conducting applied research in a number of national projects funded by the private quarrying and mining sectors, he was also scientific and administrative responsible in ten competitive collaborative RTD European Projects of Framework Programmes (FP’s) 4th to 7th. He has also been Project Coordinator in two European Commission collaborative RTD Projects in the areas of Rock & Fracture Mechanics and Rock Physics related to Protection of Cultural Heritage, and Work-Package leader referring to tunneling design and geotechnical characterization in the largest European Commission IP-FP6 Project in Tunneling ever (http://www.ifb.tugraz.at/tunconstruct/ ). In the year 2010 he has been also nominated as an Expert of INSPIRE EC-Directive in the Technical Committee of “Natural Risk Zones” http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/index.cfm/pageid/2/list/30 . In the period 2011-2012 he has been appointed by European Commission as an Expert Reviewer of proposals referring to large scale CO2 storage.

 

(Photo: G. Exadaktylos (left) discussing with G. Anagnostou of ETH (right) during a coffee-break of EURO:TUN 2009 Conference in Bochum (Germany) on 9-11th of September 2009)

 

Dr. Pantelis Liolios

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Pantelis LioliosDr. Pantelis Liolios obtained his Diploma of Mineral Resources Engineer at Technical University of Crete. His Diploma Dissertation has been awarded the First Prize in the Diploma Dissertation Contest in the area of Mechanics Science, for the period 2001-2003, organized by the Hellenic Society for Theoretical & Applied Mechanics (HSTAM). Subsequently, on February 2005 he obtained his Master of Science Diploma at Technical University of Crete. His M.Sc. Dissertation focused in the area of Fracture Mechanics. Next, on May 2013, he acquired the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Constitutive Modeling of Rock Mechanics at the Technical University of Crete. On September 2006, he was appointed teaching staff in the Laboratories of Mine Design and Rock Mechanics at the School Mineral Resources Engineering, a position that holds up today. His main responsibilities are the laboratory tutorials and exercises  on Rock and Fracture Mechanics, Geomechanics and Surface and Underground Mining; performing Rock and Soil Mechanics experiments and supportive supervision of Diploma Dissertations. Since September 2014, he is also a lecturer on the courses of Rock Mechanics and Drilling and Blasting. Dr. Pantelis Liolios has participated in several Scientific Research Programs funded by the European Union or/and the Hellenic government. His main scientific areas of interest are Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials, Rock and Soil Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Computational Mechanics and Development of Relational Databases for Geomaterials. He has published several articles in International Scientific Journals and Referred Conferences. On June 2005, he participated, as member of the Local Organizing Committee,  in the organization of the 7th International Workshop on Bifurcations, Instabilities and Degradation in Geomechanics (Chairmen Prof. I. Vardoulakis and Prof. G. Exadaktylos).

 

George Saratsis

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George Xiroudakis

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