Professor Michael G. Sakellariou


Emeritus Professor, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).



Professor of Geomechanics and Engineering Structures / Laboratory of Structural Mechanics & Engineering Structures / Division of Infrastructure Works & Rural Development, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, NTUA



Diploma in Civil Engineering and Diploma in Rural & Surveying Engineering (NTUA). MSc. in Engineering Rock Mechanics (1982, University of London, Supervisor Dr. J.W. Bray), DIC in Engineering Rock Mechanics (1983, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London), Thesis title: “Nuclear Waste Repositories; Prediction of Transient Temperature Distribution”. PhD in Applied Mechanics (1989, NTUA, Supervisor Prof. P.S. Theocaris), Thesis title: “Influence of Cracks in the stress distribution in bodies under compression; Applications in Rock mechanics”.



Emeritus Member of IGT (Institute for Geotechnical Engineering), ETH Zurich.

On Sabbatical Leave from 14th February until 31th July 2011:

in Cyprus University of Technology, Civil Engineering Department (Prof. T. Onoufriou) (21/02–12/03), Durham University (21/03 – 31/03), Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (Prof. D. Petley), University of Cambridge (01/04-14/04), Geotechnical Group (Prof. K. Soga), ETH Zurich (01/06–15/07), Prof. S. Springman, Dr. J. Laue).

Bilateral cultural relationships UK & Greece

2003: Visitor of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and Durham University.

2007: Visitor of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Edinburgh University and Glasgow University.

Erasmus project

1995: Visitor of Durham University. 



NTUA (schools of Rural & Surveying Eng., Civil Eng., Mining & Metallurgy Eng., Applied Mathematics & Physical Sciences), Member of the Evaluation Committees for Faculty positions.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT), Member of the Evaluation Committees for Faculty positions (Departments of Rural & Surveying Eng. and Geology).

Cyprus University of Technology, (2011), Member of the Evaluation Committee for the Faculty Position in the specialization Transport or Geotechnics, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics.

Frederick University, Cyprus (2016), Member of the Evaluation Committee for Faculty position.

Reviewer for the National Research Foundation’s Reviews and Evaluation directorate, South Africa (2016).



Member of the Editorial Board of Computers and Geotechnics



Computers and Geotechnics: Outstanding reviewer (2013-2014), reviewer of Excellence (2015).

Reviewer of the Journals: International Journal of Rock Mechanics, Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts (Elsevier), Geotechnical and Geological Engineering - an International Journal (Springer), Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (Springer), Neural Computing and Applications (Springer), Applied Ocean Research (Elsevier), Engineering Geology (Elsevier), Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment (Springer), The Journal of Zhejiang University A (Springer), Arabian Journal of Science & Engineering (Springer).

Reviewer of Scientific proposals: Austrian Science Fund, Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Foerderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Institute for the advancement of research, Cyprus (2015).

Reviewer of Books: Reviewer of two textbooks on Structural Mechanics of CRC press.




A Consulting


Steep – Reinforced earth high embankments (H > 55 m) in Egnatia Highway, Earth Dams up to 60 m high, Stress analysis of Tunnels, Foundations of tall buildings, Foundations of Bridges, Foundation of hydraulic structures. Former co-operation with PANGAEA LTD, YDRETME LTD, Omikron & Kappa Consulting S.A. & EDAFOMICHANIKI S.A. engineering companies. Rock Mechanics expert in High-Point Rendel bit for OSE & ERGAOSE tenders for new lines to Pindus.


B) Analytical & Computational Skills


Analytical solution of the plastic zone formation around shallow circular tunnels problem. Analytical solution of multi-steps reinforced earth embankments


Supervisor of Software development:

• Educational software tools for Soil and Rock Mechanics, Tunnels and Embankments (PhD S. Kozanis, PhD I. Stratakos, PhD E. Kapogianni)

· Development of a 3-D FEM code for non-linear analysis with emphasis on underground works (PhD S. Kozanis)

• Development of the “Landslide Hazard Estimation Tool” in GIS environment (PhD M. Ferentinou, MSc S. Charalambous)

• Development of the “3-D Rockfall” computational tool in GIS environment (MSc S. Charalambous)


C) Laboratory Experience


• Director of Structural Mechanics & Engineering Structures Laboratory, (1997-2011, NTUA)

• PIV & DIC experimental methods of stress analysis.

• Experimental optical method of Caustics.

• Electrical Strain gauges and Optical Fiber strain sensors.


D) Membership of professional societies


Representative of the Greek section of ISSMGE in International Committee on Geotechnics of Soil Erosion TC33 (2006-2010) and Joint Technical Committee JTC2 of ISSMGE & IAEG on the topic “Representation of Geo-Engineering Data in Electronic Form” (Member 2006-2010, Associate Member 2011- ).

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE, Member 1995 - 2016), Engineering Mechanics Institute (ASCE, Member 1995-2016), British Geotechnical Society, Institute of Civil Engineers (BGS, ÉCE, Member, 1982-), The Offshore Engineering Society, Int. Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM, Member 1982-), International Society of Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE, Member 1982-), Int. Geosynthetic Society (IGS, Member).


E) Participation in Conference committees


Member of the scientific committee of the International Symposium "Engineering Geology and the Environment", Athens, June 1997, Member of the Organizing committee of the International Symposium  "Technology in Ancient Greece", in co-operation with Imperial College of Science and Technology, Delphi, September 1977. Member of the scientific committee of the 4th Panhellenic Conference of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Mechanics, 2001.

Organization of the Seminar “Integrated modelling of landslide hazards - how far can we usefully go?” NTUA & British Council, Athens, October 2003 (Prof. M.G. Anderson-Bristol). The 2006 IASME/WSEAS International Conference on: WATER RESOURCES, HYDRAULICS & HYDROLOGY, Chalkis, Evia Island, Greece, May 8-10, 2006, 2nd Panhellenic conference of rural & surveying engineers, December 2006.

International Symposium on Advances in Ground Technology and Geo-Information (IS-AGTG), Member of the International Scientific Committee (ISC), 2011. XV European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Athens, 2011 (reviewer). ICITG 2014, 2nd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering. Member, International Advisory Committee (Durham UK, 2014)





NTUA Formal duties include:


·         Director of the Laboratory of Structural Mechanics and Engineering Structures NTUA (1997 – 2011).

·         Director of the Division of Infrastructure Works & Rural Development, School of Rural & Surveying Eng., (6 academic years: 2002-2003 to 2007-2008). Member of the Executive Board of the Centre for the Assessment of Natural Hazards and Proactive Planning of the School of Rural & Surveying Engineering (2005 – 2011).

·         Member of the Special Scientific & Administrative Committee of the Postgraduate Course “Environment & Development” (2011- 2012).

·         Member of the National Advisory Board for Sustainable Construction in Public and Private Works (participation of representatives of the Parliament, of University Departments, of Research bodies and Engineering bodies) (2006-2009).

·         Associate Member of the Center of Educational Research (2009 – 2010).

·         Member of the Senate Committee of Basic Research, NTUA (2010 – 2014).

·         Member of the Senate Committee of Institutions and Strategy, NTUA (2009 -2014)

·         Member of the Rector’s Election Committee (NTUA, 2014)


Academic Employment History



Research Interests


Analytical, Computational and Experimental methods of stress analysis, Analytical and Computational methods of Underground Excavations, Rock Mechanics, Fractal Geometry applied in quantifying rock surface topography, Rock Fracture in terms of Complexity, Hazard and Vulnerability analysis of Natural Catastrophes in GIS environment, Application of Computational Intelligence in Geotechnical Engineering, 3-D Seismic Analysis of Rockfalls in GIS, Seismic and rainfall induced landslides, Seismic design of reinforced earth high embankments with the criterion of permanent seismic-induced displacements, Static and Dynamic Monitoring of structures by using combined geomatic (GPS – Laser Scanning - Photogrammetry)   and experimental mechanics methods (Strain gauges – Fiber Optics Sensors – Digital Image Correlation – Particle Image Velocimetry).


Research income

As Scientific Responsible


Design guidelines of reinforced earth soil embankments for static and seismic loading”, EDAFOMICHANIKI, (2003), 8260.00 €

Investigation of Landslide Hazard using Neural Networks in a GIS environment”, Basic research program “THALES” funded by NTUA, (2003 – 2004), 4400.00 €

 Computational and Experimental study of the fractal character of rock surfaces”, EPEAEK – HERAKLEITOS program co-funded by European Social Funds (75%) & National Resources (25%), (2003 – 2005), 33000.00 €

 The influence of earthquakes and rainfalls to the Landslide phenomenon. Investigation by using IT”, EPEAEK – PYTHAGORAS program co-funded by European Social Funds (75%) & National Resources (25%), (2005 – 2006), 90000.00 €

 Reinforced slope safety evaluation and design due to seismic loading, based on the determination of the critical slip surface using acceptability criteria”, GEOSYNTHETIC INSTITUTE (GSI), PhD Fellowship, (2008–2011), 13637.68 €

Monitoring data of topographic measurements of PPC mines (slope excavation displacements). Database construction for direct access, processing and visualization of topographic measurements results”, Public Power Corporation, (2012 – 2013), 25070.00 €

 “Investigation of structural integrity of Acropolis of Athens walls against seismic actions via combined monitoring with fiber optic sensors and accelerometers”, Latsis Foundation, (2015), 12000.00 €.


As participant   


 Development of a Decision Support System in East Attica Prefecture”, INTERREG IIIC- SIPROCI, Interregional response to natural and man-made catastrophes, (2005), 30000.00 €


Theses supervisor of other European Universities


A)     University of Durham: Erasmus, Four MSc students, “Advanced course in Engineering Geology”, School of Engineering (1994, 2003),

B)      King’s College, University of London, MSc thesis second examiner, Department of Mathematics, Information Processing and Neural Networks (2000).


PhD Supervisor


1) (2002), Kozanis S. “Contribution to the study of rock mass as a continuum of a non-linear anisotropic behaviour with FEM. Application in Underground Works”. (Supported by scholarship).

2) (2004), Ferentinou M., “Assessment of Landslide Hazard with Neural Networks in GIS Environment”. (Supported by basic research project THALES, NTUA).

3) (2008), Stratakos I., “Computational and Experimental Study of the Fractal Behaviour of Rock Surfaces”. (Supported by basic research project HERAKLEITOS)

4) (2013) Kapogianni E., “Analytical, computational and experimental study of Geosynthetic Reinforcement of soil slopes under seismic conditions”, Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) Fellow, 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11, Swiss Government Scholarship for experimental study in ETHZ, (2008-2009).

5) Massinas S., “Analytical and computational study of stress field around shallow tunnels” (to be presented, 2016).


Postdoc research supervisor


1.       Dr. Maria Ferentinou (2005-2007): Post-Doc Researcher title: “The Influence of seismic action and rainfall in landslide phenomena – Investigation using method of Informatics”, EPAEK, PYTHAGORAS Co-funded by European Social funds (75%) and National Resources (25%) Budget: 90000 €

2.       Dr. Maria Ferentinou (2008-2009): Post-Doc Research fellow, State Scholarship Foundation ÉÊÕ, Title: “A Holistic approach for optimum landslide research management”, Budget:7800 €

3.       Dr. Elena Kapogianni (2014-2016): Post-Doc Researcher fellow, State Scholarship Foundation (IKY): “Investigation of monitoring systems for optimum design of smart structures - Application in reinforced earth embankments”, Budget: 31800.00 €. 

4.       Dr. C. Athanassas (2015-2016): "Experimental and computational study of landsliding phenomena in terms of complexity".


Selection of  Papers-Communications (only papers in English)


1.       E. Kapogianni, M. Sakellariou, J. Laue, “Experimental Investigation of Reinforced Soil Slopes in a Geotechnical Centrifuge with the Use of Optical Fibre Sensors”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, First Online: 21 November 2016, doi: 10.1007/s10706-016-0127-2.

2.       E. Kapogianni, I. Kalogeras, P. N. Psarropoulos, S. Giokaris & M. G. Sakellariou, "Structural health monitoring of the Athenian Acropolis' Walls via optical fibre sensors, accelerographs and numerical simulations", 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Constructions, (SAHC) Leuven, Belgium, September 2016

3.       E. Kapogianni, M. Sakellariou, J. Laue, S.M. Springman, "Investigation of the mechanical behaviour of the interface between soil and reinforcement via experimental and numerical modelling", 3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics, Guimaraes, Portugal, September 2016, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 143, pp. 419-426.

4.       E. Kapogianni, I. Kalogeras, P. N. Psarropoulos, S. Giokaris, A. Raftopoulos & M. G. Sakellariou, "Monitoring of the Athenian Acropolis Walls via Optical Fibre Sensors and Accelerographs", ANCRiSST Presentation Day in International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC), Cambridge, June 2016.

5.       A. A. Antoniou, P. N. Psarropoulos, M. Trimintziou & M.G. Sakellariou, "Seismic analysis and design of offshore pipelines", 11th Pipeline Technology Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2016.

6.       Trimintziou M., Sakellariou M., Psarropoulos Pr., “Designing Offshore Pipelines facing the geohazard of active seismic faults”, International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 9(6), 760-769 (2015).   

7.       Ferentinou M., Sakellariou M., “Introduction of an objective Matrix coding method for rock engineering systems through self organizing maps”, 13th ISRM Congress 2015 Proceedings – Int’l Symposium on Rock Mechanics-ISBN: 978-1-926872-25-4, paper no. 854, Montreal, Canada, May 2015.

8.       Mitsakaki Ch., Michael G. Sakellariou, Demitris Tsinas, "A study of the crust stress field for the Aegean region (Greece)", Tectonophysics, (2013), 597-598, pp. 55-72.

9.       Rondoyanni Th., Sakellariou M., Baskoutas J., Christodoulou N., "Evaluation of active faulting and earthquake secondary effects in Lefkada Island, Ionian Sea, Greece: an overview, (2012) Natural Hazards, 61 (2012) 843-860.

10.   Maria Ferentinou, Thomas Hasiotis, Michael Sakellariou, "Application of computational intelligence tools for the analysis of marine geotechnical properties in the head of Zakynthos canyon", Greece, Computers & Geosciences , 40 (2012) 166-174.

11.   Mitsakaki C., Th. Rondoyanni, D. Anastasiou, K. Papazissi, A. Marinou, M. Sakellariou,"Static stress changes and fault interactions in Lefkada Island, Western Greece", Journal of Geodynamics, (2012), vol. 67, pp. 53-61.

12.   Matziaris V., Ferentinou M., Sakellariou M., "Elaboration of a high-dimensional database of unsaturated soils using artificial neural networks", 2nd European Conference on Unsatuturated Soils E-UNSAT 2012, Unsaturated Soils, Research and Applications, Napoli, Italy, June 2012.

13.   E. Kapogianni, M. Sakellariou, J. Laue, "Numerical Modelling of Centrifuge Tests on Reinforced Slopes", 5th European Geosynthetics Congress EuroGeo5, Valenzia, September 2012.

14.   Ferentinou M., Karymbalis E., Charou E., M. Sakellariou (2011) “Using Self Organizing Maps in Applied Geomorphology”, Book Chapter 15, in J.I. Mwasiagi (ed.) Self Organizing Maps – Applications and Novel Algorithm Design, 978-953-307-546-4, InTech Publisher pp. 273-298.

15.   Ioannis K. Chatjigeorgiou, Stefanos Katifeoglou, Michael G. Sakellariou, Spyros A. Mavrakos, Interaction of suspended pipelines with sea bottom in deep water applications, (2011) 7th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC 2011), 24-29 July 2011, Rome, Italy.

16.   Massinas S., M. Sakellariou (2010): “Feasibility study for tunnel-building interaction by using the analytic solution for a circular tunnel in an elastic-plastic half space”, Proceedings of the International Geotechnical Conference, Petrukhin, Ulitsky, Kolybin, Lisyuk, Kholmyansky (eds.) "Geotechnical Challenges in Megacities", Moscow, June 2010, Vol. 3, pp 751-757, GRF 190005, St. Petersburg.

17.    E. Kapogianni, J. Laue, M.G. Sakellariou, S.M. Springman (2010): “The use of optical fibre sensors in a geotechnical centrifuge for reinforced slopes”, 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2010, Zűrich), in Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Springman, Laue & Seward (eds.), Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 343-348.

18.   E. Kapogianni, J. Laue, M.G. Sakellariou, (2010): “Reinforced slope modelling in a geotechnical centrifuge”, 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2010, Zűrich), in  Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Springman, Laue & Seward (eds.), Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 1125-1130.

19.   M.D. Ferentinou, T. Hasiotis, M.G. Sakellariou (2009): "Clustering of geotechnical properties of marine sediments through self-organizing maps - an example from the Zakynthos Canyon - Valley system, Greece", Fourth International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, Austin, Texas, November, 2009. in D.C. Mosher et al. (eds.), Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Vol. 28, pp 43-54, Springer Science + Business Media B.V.(2010).

20.   S. Massinas and M. Sakellariou (2009): “Closed form solution for plastic zone formation around a circular tunnel in half-space obeying Mohr-Coulomb criterion”, Géotechnique. 10/2009; 59(8):691-701.

21.   V. Gikas and M. Sakellariou (2008): “Stability Analysis of Mornos Earth Dam (Greece): Evidence from Numerical Modelling and Geodetic Monitoring”, Engineering Structures, 11/2008; 30(11):3074-3081.

22.   E. Kapogianni and M. Sakellariou (2008): "Comparison of an Analytical Solution for Multi-Step Reinforced Soil Slopes with Conventional Numerical Methods", EuroGeo 4, 4th European Geosynthetics Conference, Edinburgh, September 2008.

23.   V. Gikas and M.Sakellariou (2008): "Horizontal deflection analysis of a large earthen Dam by means of Geodetic and Gotechnical methods", 13th FIG Symposium on "Deformation Measurements and Analysis" & 4th IAG Symposium on "Geodesy for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering", Lisbon,May 2008.

24.   Kapsampeli Aik. and Sakellariou M. (2007): “Use of artificial neural networks for the prediction of  tunneling-induced ground movements in urban area”, in "Underground Space: Expanding the Frontiers",  11th ACUUS (Associated Research Centers for Urban Underground Space ) conference, Athens , 10-13 September 2007.

25.   Charalambous S., Sakellariou M (2007): "GIS-Based Hazard Assessment in Support ïf Decision making", 11th International Conference of International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM), Special Session on Rockfalls, Lisbon, June, 2007

26.   Charalambous S., Sakellariou M., (2007) “Estimation of Rock Fall Hazard using a GIS-Based Three-Dimensional Rock Fall Simulation Model”, Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece vol. XXX×, 1934-1946.

27.   Matziaris V., Ferentinou M., Karanasiou S., Angelopoulou O. and Sakellariou M., (2007) “Landslide Hazard analysis – A case study in Kerasia village (prefecture of Carditsa)”, Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece vol. XXX×, 1710-1721.

28.    M. D. Ferentinou and M.G. Sakellariou (2007): “Computational Intelligence tools for the prediction of slope performance”, Invited paper in “Computers and Geotechnics”, Special Issue on “Biologically Inspired and other Novel Computing Techniques in Geomechanics”, 34(5), pp. 362-384. 

29.   Massinas S., Sakellariou M. (2006): “A parametric study of the tunneling induced surface settlements under 3D conditions”, Proceedings 2nd Intern. Conf.: “From Scientific Computing to Computational Engineering”, D. Tsahalis (ed.).

30.   C. Mitsakaki, K. Papazissi, M. Sakellariou, A. Marinou, D. Tsinas (2006): “Coulomb Stress Changes in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece) for the 1992-1995 Period”, 3rd IAG Symposium on Geodesy for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering and 12th FIG Symposium on Deformation Measurements.  

31.   Sakellariou M.G., Ferentinou M.D. (2005): “A study of slope stability prediction using neural networks”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. An International Journal, 23, pp 419-445.

32.   Ferentinou M., M. Sakellariou (2005): “Assessing landslide hazard on medium and large scales, using self-organizing maps”, in “Landslide Risk Management”, Hungr, Fell, Couture and Eberhardt (eds.), Joint 2005 International Conference on Landslide Risk Management/18th Annual Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium, Taylor & Francis, pp. 639-648.

33.   V. Matziaris, M. Ferentinou, Sakellariou M., (2005): “Slope Stability Assessment in Unsaturated Soils under Rainfall Conditions”, "International Workshop in Geoenvironment and Geotechnics (GEOENV2005)", Agioutantis & Komnitsas (eds.), Milos 2005, pp. 91-97.

34.   Mitsakaki Ch. , M. Sakellariou, D. Tsinas, A. Marinou (2005): “Assessment of Coulomb Stress Changes Associated with the 1995 Aigion Earthquake in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece)”, International Symposium on Geodetic Deformation Monitoring: From Geophysical to Engineering Roles, Jaen (Spain), in Geosciences and Geophysics/Geodesy,  Vol. 131, Springer, pp 172-180.   

35.   Matziaris V., M. Sakellariou (2005): “Modeling the effect of rainfall in unsaturated slopes”, IASME Transactions, Issue 3, Vol. 2, May 2005, pp. 442-447.

36.   Sakellariou M (2005): “Seismic Stability of Reinforced Slopes Based on the Assessment of Permanent Displacement”, Invited paper in Ovidius University Annals Series: Civil Engineering, Vol. 1, No 7, 61-68.

37.   Matziaris V., M. Sakellariou (2005): “Slope stability in Unsaturated Soils under Static and Rainfall Conditions”, Invited paper in Ovidius University Annals Series: Civil Engineering Vol. 1, No 7, 103-110.  

38.   Kozanis S., Ì. Sakellariou (2004): "Coupling Geographical Information Systems with Finite Element Analysis", Proceedings 1st Intern. Conf.: “From Scientific Computing to Computational Engineering”, D. Tsahalis (ed.), Vol. 1, pp 407-414.

39.   Sakellariou M, D. Katsaris (2004): "Crack Propagation in Specimens with pre-existing Slit and Crack under Uniaxial Compression-Numerical Modelling", Proceedings 1st Intern. Conf.: “From Scientific Computing to Computational Engineering”, D. Tsahalis (ed.), Vol. 1, pp. 415-421.  

40.   M. Ferentinou, M. Sakellariou (2003): "Slope stability estimation using GIS", In: Rosenbaum MS, Turner AK (eds.) Characterization of the Shallow Subsurface: Implications for Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Assessment,  Springer-Verlag, Duesseldorf, 135-140.  

41.   Massinas B., Sakellariou M (2002): “Analytical modeling of the stress concentration problem at the tip of a tectonic crack”, 11th WEGENER Assembly, Athens.

42.    Sakellariou M. G., M. D. Ferentinou (2001): ‘GIS-Based Estimation of Slope Stability’, Natural Hazards Review (ASCE), 2, pp. 12-21.

43.   Sklavounos P. and M. Sakellariou (1995): “Intelligent classification of Rock Masses”, in  Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Engineering X, eds. R.A. Adey, G. Rzevski and C. Tasso, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, Udine, Italy 1995, pp. 387-393.

44.    Sakellariou M., B. Nakos and C. Mitsakaki (1991): “On the Fractal Character of Rock Surfaces”, Int. Jnl. of Rock Mech. Min. Sci. & Geomech. Abstr., 28, pp. 527-533.

45.   Theocaris P.S., M. Sakellariou (1991): “A correction Model for the Incompatible Deformation of the Shear Internal Crack”, Engng. Fracture Mechanics, 38, pp. 231-240.

46.   Theocaris P.S., M. Sakellariou (1991): “Crack propagation in brittle materials under Compressive Stresses studied by Caustics”, Jnl. of Materials Science, 26, pp. 1640-1646.

47.   Theocaris P.S., M. Sakellariou (1990): “Cracks and slits in Compression and Shear: an Experimental study”, Acta Mechanica, 85, pp. 55-70.


Scholarships & Awards


State Foundation of Scholarships (IKY – 1974), British Council Scholarship for postgraduate studies at Imperial College London (1981-1982). British Council and State Foundation of Scholarships support for participation to the bilateral program of academic visits in UK (2003 & 2007).

Inclusion in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World (1998- ), Marquis Who’s Who in Engineering (1998- ), Cambridge Biographical Institute, Who is Who in Greece (2014 - ).