Dr. Ioannis Zevgolis is an Assistant Professor at the School of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He holds a Diploma in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering (equiv. to MEng) from NTUA (2002), and an MSc (2003) and a Ph.D. (2007) degree in geotechnical engineering from Purdue University (USA). Throughout his studies at Purdue, he was a research and teaching assistant at the School of Civil Engineering (2002-07). He has worked as a geotechnical engineer in a consulting firm and as a mining (production) engineer in a mining company (2008-13).In 2013-14, he worked as a researcher at the Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI) of the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH). From 2014 to 2019, he was an Assistant Professor (first tenure-track and then tenured) at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace (Laboratory of Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering, Section of Geotechnical Engineering). He has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Mineral Resources Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (2010, 2011).
His research interests lie in the fields of mining geotechnics, probabilistic and stochastic geotechnics, and numerical modeling in geotechnics. He has participated in many (> 15) European and national (Greek) research projects, as well as on research projects in the USA, and he has published more than 45 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has been a reviewer on many scientific journals and evaluators or external experts on behalf of Greek and European institutions (IKY, ELIDEK, EIT Raw Materials). He was or currently is a member of many international scientific and professional associations, such as the ISSMGE, the IGS, the SME, and others. He is a member (national representative) of the Technical Committee TC304 - Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management of the ISSMGE.