EFTHYMIS LEKKAS

SHORT CURRICULUM VITAE

Professor of Dynamic Tectonic Applied Geology (since 2004) with the Department of Dynamic Tectonic Applied Geology, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Athens.

Graduate of Geology (1979) and PhD in Earth Sciences (1988) of the University of Athens. Appointed to the University of Athens in 1982.

He has taught the subjects of Tectonics, Structural Geology, Geological Mapping, Earth mass-movements, Microtectonics, Environmental Geology, Seismotectonics, Disaster Management, Tectonics, Remote Sensing, Land Use, Environmental Management at graduate and post-graduate level. He has organized more than 100 student field exercises.

Supervisor of numerous M.Sc. theses and doctorate dissertations.

Scientific lectures as invited Professor to Universities of Germany, England, Turkey and New Zealand.

Scientific Co-ordinator of distance-learning (e-learning) projects on the subjects of Disaster Management and Environmental Protection and the training of professionals and instructors. 

Author and publisher of scientific books and handnotes. The book "Natural and Technological Disaster" is unique in Greece and is taught in seven Academic Institutions.

More than 240 scientific papers on the subjects of Tectonics , Environmental Geology, Seismotectonics, Earthquake Protection, Natural Disaster Management, Waste Management and Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Land Use Planning, etc. A significant number of papers involve research work in Japan, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, India, Algeria, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, China, Haiti and New Zealand. Hundreds of citations on the published papers.

Awarded by the Academy of Athens in 1989 for the scientific work "Geodynamic evolution of the Koziakas mountain range and the incorporation of the West Thessaly Unit in the formation of Tethys". Scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation and the Academy of Athens.

Scientific coordinator of more than 150 Greek, European and International research projects on the subjects of: Earthquake Protection Planning and Organization of Urban Complexes, Reclamation of Sites of Uncontrolled Waste Disposal, Earthquake Protection and Planning of Infrastructure Works, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Management, Water Management, etc.

Member of organization committees and scientific committees of Greek and international conferences. Referee in international scientific magazines.

Participation in operational missions dealing with the disasters caused by the earthquakes of Kalamata (1986), Kyllini (1988-1989), Milos Island (1992), Pyrgos (1992), Grevena (1995), Aigio (1995), Athens (1999), Lefkada (2000), Kythira (2006), Andravida (2008) and Ihalia (2011).

Coordination of national and international search and rescue missions, technical assistance, scientific research and humanitarian aid in the large scale disasters of San Jose (Central America, 1994), Kobe (Japan, 1995), Dinar (Turkey,1995), Umbria (Italy, 1997), Adana (Turkey, 1998), Chi-Chi (Taiwan, 1999), Izmit & Duzce, (Turkey, 1999), Gujarat (India, 2001), Apulia (Italy, 2002), Bingol (Turkey, 2003), Boumerdes-Zemmouri (Algeria, 2003), the countries of the Indian Ocean (Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, 2004), Kashmir (Pakistan, 2005), Sichuan (China, 2008), Aquila (Italy, 2009), Port-au-Prince (Haiti, 2010) Christchurch (New Zealand, 2011), Tohoku (Japan, 2011), Van (Turkey, 2011) and Emilia Romagna (Italy, 2012).

Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (200-2004), the Geological Society of Greece (1990-2000) and the Society of Thessalian Studies (1992-1996).

President of the Geological Society of Greece (2012-).

Vice President of the Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization (2010-).

Vice President of the European Center on Prevention and Forecasting of Earthquakes (2011-).

Vice President of the Special Scientific Committee for the monitoring of Santorini Volcano (2012-).

Member of the Scientific Committee for the Assessment of the short-term evolution of Seismicity (2010-).

Member of scientific societies, scientific committees, advisory boards, the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP), the State Scholarships Foundation, etc.

Member and scientific advisor of Non-Governmental Organizations for environmental protection, humanitarian aid and education.

He has given hundreds of lectures, as invited speaker, in Greece and abroad.

He has published numerous articles in domestic newspapers and magazines and international press.

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