Ioannis Zevgolis is a Assistant Professor,National Technical University of Athens ,Greece

Ioannis Zevgolis

Assistant Professor

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National Technical University of Athens



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.


  1. Zevgolis, I.E., Bourdeau, P.L. (2017). Reliability and Redundancy of the Internal Stability of Reinforced Soil Walls, Computers and Geotechnics, 84: 152-163.
  2. Gaidajis, G., Anagnostopoulos, A., Garidi, A., Mylona, E., Zevgolis, I.E. (2017). Laboratory Evaluation of Phosphogypsum for Potential Alternative Uses, Environmental Geotechnics, 5(6):310-323.
  3. Zevgolis, I.E., Daffas, Z.A. (2018). System Reliability Assessment of Soil Nail Walls, Computers and Geotechnics, 98:232-242.
  4. Zevgolis, I.E. (2018). A Finite Element Investigation on Displacements of Reinforced Soil Walls Under the Effect of Typical Traffic Load, Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, Springer, 5(3): 231-249.
  5. Zevgolis, I.E., Deliveris, A.V., Koukouzas, N.C. (2018). Probabilistic design optimization and simplified geotechnical risk analysis for large open pit excavations,Computers and Geotechnics, 103: 153-164.
  6. Zevgolis, I.E. (2018). Geotechnical characterization of mining rock waste dumps in central Evia, Greece,Environmental Earth Sciences, 77(16): 566.
  7. Zevgolis, I.E., Deliveris, A.V., Koukouzas, N.C. (2019). Slope failure incidents and other stability concerns in surface lignite mines in Greece, Journal of Sustainable Mining, 18(4): 182-197.
  8. Masoudian, M.S., Zevgolis, I.E., Deliveris, A.V., Marshall, A.M., Heron, C.M., Koukouzas, N.C. (2019). Stability and characterisation of spoil heaps in European surface lignite mines: a state-of-the-art review in light of new data, Environmental Earth Sciences, 78(16):505.
  9. Deliveris, A.V., Zevgolis, I.E., Koukouzas, N.C. (2020). Probabilistic evaluation of local overstress on slope stability problems. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. Under Review.

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