Text Box:     Nikos  GEROLYMOS
    Associate  Professor


Dr. Civil  Engineer

Associate  Professor


Computational Geotechnics &

Soil-Foundation Interaction

National Technical University

School of Civil Engineering

Geotechnical Department

Laboratory of Soil Mechanics

Heroon Polytechniou 9

15780 Zografou, Athens, Greece

Research field of Interest



Tel: +30-210-7724211

Fax: +30-210-7722405




National Technical University of Athens

School of Civil Engineering

Laboratory of Soil Mechanics

Geotechnical  Department



He was born in 1973 in Athens, Greece, where he completed his undergraduate education. He holds a Diploma degree (1997) in Civil Engineering, a M.Sc. (2000) in Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures, and a Ph.D. (2002) in Geotechnical Engineering, from the National Technical University of Athens.


He is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He teaches and conducts research in the area of Soil Mechanics, Computational Geotechnics, Soil-Structure Interaction and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. In his career, Prof. Gerolymos has co-authored over than 170 scientific publications delivered invited lectures and general reports in international conferences. He has served as a reviewer of scientific articles for more than 60 international journals, many international / national conferences and research proposals, and as an editorial board member of 4 peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has worked as a main researcher in 25 research projects in Greece and the EU and contributed to the supervision of 10 PhD dissertations and about 70 Master and Diploma theses.

Maintaining a strong link with the industry, he has 25 years of professional experience in consultancy services for major public engineering projects (energy, transportation and infrastructure) in Greece and worldwide. His methodology regarding the seismic analysis of caisson foundations has been applied in the design of several megabridges (e.g., the highway channel across the Qiongzhou Strait in China and the Dhubri—Phulbari bridge in Assam, India), while his constitutive soil model for liquefaction—related deformation, designated as Ta-Ger (Tasiopoulou and Gerolymos, 2016), has been widely recognized among the most versatile models for 3D cyclic loading analysis at large number of cycles and has been extensively used in the design of major projects including bridges, LNG tanks, offshore wind farms and port facilities. His teaching work received the highest grade in the evaluation of courses and tutors by the students of the Civil Engineering School during the 2014-2015 academic year. He awarded the distinction of outstanding Reviewer for “Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering” in the same year.

Soil Mechanics, Numerical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction, Retaining and Underground Structures, Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Response of Soils, Shallow Foundations, Pile and Caisson Foundations, Constitutive Soil Modelling, Computational Intelligence Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Deep Foundations against liquefaction Induced Soil Flow, Landslides: Triggering, Evolution, and Deposition. Observational Method in Geotechnical Engineering: Data Processing and Evaluation.