Takis Georgarakos is a Senior Engineer at GR8 GEO. Since 2015 he has worked on large infrastructure projects involving site characterization, geotechnical design and advanced numerical modelling activities around the world. He previously worked as an independent consultant for geotechnical engineering projects in Greece.
After completing his MSc degree in dynamic soil-structure-interaction under the supervision of Prof George Gazetas, Mr. Georgarakos worked for 8 years as a researcher at the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) for numerous research projects funded by the EU and Public Organizations and his experience includes seismic isolation of structures, soil-foundation-structure interaction, evaluations of slope stability, fault rupture propagation effects through foundations and dynamic analysis of structures. He has co-authored 7 journal papers and more than 20 conference papers.
After completing his collaboration with NTUA, Mr. Georgarakos worked as an independent consultant for public and private projects in Greece, mainly focused on site characterization, earthworks and foundation design and structural design of buildings.
Select projects that he has worked on include the site characterization and the preliminary earthwork design for the Istanbul New Airport, the Turkstream Pipeline Landing in Turkey, the design of landslide mitigation measures for the Pan Arab Highway in Lebanon, and the assessment of the seismic performance of critical earth structures in Groningen, the Netherlands.
He routinely performs site characterization, probabilistic seismic hazard analyses, site response analyses, liquefaction evaluations, and soil-structure interaction analyses for projects around the world.