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Dr. Stavros Tolis Free-lance geotechnical earthquake engineer


Dr. Stavros Tolis / Bio


Born in Thessaloniki in 1964 Dr. Tolis undertook his university studies in Greece (BSc and MSc in civil engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). He completed his doctoral dissertation at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on seismic reliability assessment of lifelines. During this period, he participated in various national and European research programs as well as in microzonation studies. As post-doctoral researcher he participated in the European research program “Innovative seismic design concepts for new and existing structures, ICONS” as a member of the Department of Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1997-1998. 
Since 1999, he is consultant in geotechnical engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic hazard analysis and participated in public and private projects in different countries of the world. In 2011-2013, his collaboration with WAPMERR (World Agency for Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction, Geneva) includes urban seismic hazard models, population and other worldwide data gathering.

Dr. Stavros Tolis / Publications

Wyss, M., and Tolis, S. (2016), “Fatalities in Some Greek Earthquakes, Past and Future.” Submitted to BSSA
Tolis, S. (2014) “To what extent can engineering reduce seismic risk?” Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters (ed. M. Wyss), Elsevier (ISBN: 978-0-12-394848-9)
Tolis, S. (2011), “On the design of a medium-size earth-fill dam”, 15th European Conf. On Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering, ERTC-12 workshop, Athens
Tolis, S.V., Kavounidis, S., Bardanis, M.E. (2006), “Geotechnical Characteristics of the Maroussi Clay”, 5th Nat. Conf. On Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, Xanthi, Vol. 1, 293-300 (in Greek)
Tolis, S.V., Kavounidis, S. (2004), “About the subground of OSCA area”, H.S.S.M.F.E.: Meeting about “The foundations of Olympic Games Athens 2004”, Athens (in Greek)
Tolis, S.V., Dounias, G. (2002), "Predictions of tunnel induced movements – Examples from the Athens Metro", Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Soil Structure Interaction in Urban Civil Engineering, ETH Zürich, Vol. 2, pp. 305-310
Tolis, S.V., Faccioli, E. (2001), “Investigation of the Seismic Wave – Tunnel Interaction at Gran Sasso in Central Italy”, 4th Nat. Conf. On Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, Athens, Greece, Vol. 2, 337-344 (in Greek)
Tolis, S.V., Stavrakakis, G., Papadopoulos, T., Kavounidis, S. (2001), “Estimation of the elastic design response spectra for the new ‘Aghii Anargiri’ Cancer Hospital at Kifissia”, 4th Nat. Conf. On Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, Athens, Greece, Vol. 2, 345-352 (in Greek)
Tolis, S.V., Faccioli, E. (1999), “Displacement design spectra”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, 107-125. Tolis, S.V., Faccioli, E., Pitilakis, K. (1998), “A 2D simulation of Euroseistest near Thessaloniki, Greece”, Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, Special Session 2: Test Sites 4. Computational modeling issues and new test sites, Yokohama, Japan.
Faccioli, E., Tolis, S.V., Borzi, B., ElNashai, A.S., Bommer, J.J. (1998), "Recent developments in the definition of the design seismic action in Europe", Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, TS1: Eurocode 8 and national applications (CD-ROM), Paris.
Tolis, S.V. (1997), “Seismic Reliability Estimation of buried Lifelines”, Proceedings of the Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Istanbul
Tolis, S.V., Lontzetidis, K.S. (1997), “Patra - Pyrgos - Kyparissia: Soil Response of the Same Seismicity Category Neighbouring Towns”, 3rd Nat. Conf. On Geotechnical Engineering, Patras, Greece, Vol. 1, 559-566 (in Greek)
Tolis, S.V., Lontzetidis, K.S., Pitilakis, K.D. (1996), “Kozani-Grevena earthquake (13 May 1995, MS = 6.6): Analysis of the importance of soil characteristics and the focal parameters in the affected region and the type of damages”, 12th Nat. Concrete Conf., Limassol, Cyprus, Vol. 3, 297-307 (in Greek)