Dr Panagiota Tasiopoulou is a Geotechnical Engineer at GR8 GEO. She completed her PhD thesis on the “Development and Calibration of a Constitutive Model for Sand” in 2015. During her graduate studies (2008-2015), she has worked on several geotechnical projects in Greece and in Israel (Dead Sea), such as the seismic stability of retaining walls founded on liquefiable soils including stone columns for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, the design of the pile foundation for the Electrical Building and HRSG facilities in Aliveri (Greece), the seismic evaluation of embankment along the “Ionia Odos” Motorway in the west side of Greece and the seismic safety of the EIN BOKEK Dyke in Israel (Dead Sea).
She has also participated in large research projects related to field reconnaissance after the Christchurch 2011 earthquake in New Zealand, soil-foundation-structure interaction and seismic retrofitting of existing quay walls due to liquefaction hazard. Her research activities have resulted in 7 journal publications.
Since 2015 she has worked as an Independent Consultant and has led the numerical modelling work of several projects involving liquefaction problems. She has participated on a number of projects requiring dynamic site characterization, site response analyses and development of ground motions in Netherlands and in Turkey.
She recently worked on the assessment of the seismic performance of the Eemshaven-Delfzijl and Eemskanaal Levees in Grongingen, the Netherlands due to the occurrence of gas-exploration-induced earthquakes. As part of this project she performed 2D effective stress numerical evaluations and she also led the numerical work on the investigation of the cyclic behaviour of laminated sand and clay deposits using advanced constitutive models in FLAC 2D. She has co-authored 2 journal publications on this topic.