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Expert in Materials Testing, Geochemistry, Geology, Geomechanics, Modeling

Expert ID: 724368 Greece

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Expert's knowledge of terrestrial and extraterrestrial rocks and minerals, and construction materials is based upon hands on measurements and evaluation of physical, chemical and mechanical properties. He has also applied sophisticated and simple materials testing techniques in research and commercial laboratory settings. Furthermore, he has acquired extensive knowledge of ASTM International and EN (European Norm) standards and specifications related to soils, rocks and construction materials.

He did technical reviews of soil testing for pipeline corrosion protection for the Coritnth-Athens Natural Gas Pipeline.

He was the chief geologist for building site selection in the municipality of Kifissia, Athens.He supervises laboratory testing of materials for foundation and tunnel design, concrete products, aggregates, and bitumen pavement materials.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: PhD Subject: Earth and Space Sciences Institution: Stony Brook University
Year: 1996 Degree: MSc Subject: Earth Sciences Institution: University of Minnesota
Year: 1988 Degree: BS Subject: Earth Sciences Institution: University of Athens, Greece

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Laboratory Director Department: Geomechamics & Quality Control Laboratory Responsibilities: He is responsible for laboratory operations, implementation of quality management system and presentation of testing results to clients.
Years: 1999 to 2002 Employer: Texas Southern University Title: Research Associate Department: NASA JSC High Pressure Laboratory Responsibilities: He was responsible for research concerning planetary materials and planetary interior processes.
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: University of Minnesota Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Department: Geology and Geophysics Responsibilities: He was responsible for investigating mineral-melt equilibria, and the management of the Experimental Petrology Laboratory.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1999 to 2002 Agency: NASA Role: Research Description: Experimental and theoretical modeling of planetary materials and processes.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
AGU
ASTM
Awards / Recognition
1998 Athens Academy in Mineral Sciences
Publications and Patents Summary
15 peer-reviewed journal papers and 25 conference presentations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
None as of yet although he is on the witness list of a client that has suffered a traffic accident due to road pavement condition.
Training / Seminars
Has implemented a quality management system, including SOP and GLP in order to achieve Laboratory Accreditation by Greek Government Agencies and the Hellenic Council of Accreditation.

He has University Level Teaching experience and have made presentations to international meetings.

Vendor Selection
Routinely select instrument vendors for the laboratory plus he offers his clients that range from individuals to large construction companies his expertise in selecting materials.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Nearly native speaker
Greek Mother tongue

Fields of Expertise

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