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Demetris Koutsoyiannis – Short curriculum vitae

 Professional profile

Demetris Koutsoyiannis is professor of Hydrology and Analysis of Hydrosystems in the National Technical University of Athens. He has served as Dean of the School of Civil Engineering, Head of the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, and Head of the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Development. He was Editor of Hydrological Sciences Journal for 12 years (2006-18), and member of the editorial boards of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Journal of Hydrology, Water Resources Research, Hydrology and Sci. He has been awarded the International Hydrology PrizeDooge medal (2014) by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), UNESCO and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the Henry Darcy Medal (2009) by the European Geosciences Union (EGU). His distinctions include the Lorenz Lecture of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) (San Francisco, USA, 2014) and the Union Plenary Lecture of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) (Melbourne, Australia, 2011). He has served as professor of Hydraulics at the Hellenic Army’s Postgraduate School of Technical Education of Officers Engineers (Athens, 2007-10). He has been visiting academic/professor at the Imperial College (London, 1999-2000), Hydrologic Research Center (San Diego, 2005), Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, 2005-06), University of Bologna (2006 & 2019) and Sapienza University of Rome (2008 & 2019).

Personal data

Birth info

Village of Mesounta, Province of Arta, Greece, 27 April 1955

Nationality

Greek

Professional Certification

Civil Engineer

Employment

Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Contact info

Heroon Polytechneiou 5, GR-157 80 Zographou, Greece, tel. +30 210 772 2831, email dk@itia.ntua.gr, URL http://www.itia.ntua.gr/dk/

Education and degrees conferred

1983-88

Doctoral thesis in the School of Civil Engineering, NTUA. (Doctor Engineer degree in 1988; title of thesis: A disaggregation model of point rainfall; advisor Th. Xanthopoulos).

1973-78

Undergraduate studies in the School of Civil Engineering, NTUA. (Diploma degree in 1978; first among graduates of 1978; state scholarship during 1973-78; three university and state awards for high achievements).

Employment Record

Academic employment

2008-

Professor in Hydrology and analysis of hydrosystems, Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, NTUA.

2007-10

Professor of Hydraulics, The Hellenic Army’s Postgraduate School of Technical Education of Officers Engineers.

2003-08

Associate Professor in Analysis and modelling of hydrological processes and hydrosystems, Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, NTUA .

1995-03

Assistant Professor in Engineering Hydrology: Information management and stochastic modelling, Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering, School of Civil Engineering.

1990-95

Lecturer, Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, NTUA.

1979-90

Research Assistant, Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, NTUA.

Engineering employment

1986-2014

Consulting Engineer in hydrologic engineering, hydraulic works and water resources engineering and management.

1982-85

Faculty member, BIOMETER Ltd (consulting company for wastewater treatment).

1981-83

Faculty member, METER Ltd (consulting company for hydraulic, structural and surveying engineering).

1978-85

Faculty member, Polytechnike Co. (consulting company for private engineering constructions, also co-operating with other Greek and international companies in hydraulic, structural and surveying engineering).

Participative employment

2016-

Head of the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Development

2014-18

Dean of the School of Civil Engineering of the NTUA.

2014-18

Senate member, NTUA (also, member in 2004-05 and associate member in 1993-94, 2002-03).

2010-12

Head of the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering of the NTUA.

2009-10

Member of the Board of the Association of Academic Staff of the NTUA.

2007-18

Editor, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.

2007-09

Associate editor, Water Resources Research.

2006-18

Co-Editor (started as Deputy Editor up to 2008), Hydrological Sciences Journal and member of the Bureau of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences.

2006-10

Chair of Sub-Division on Precipitation & Climate of the Division on Hydrological Sciences of the European Geosciences Union.

2003-06

Associate editor, Hydrological Sciences Journal.

2003-10

Member of the Board of Directors of the Organization for the Management and Restoration of the Kephisos River and its Tributaries.

2000-08

Associate editor, Journal of Hydrology.

1997-04

Member of the Special Inter-department Committee of the postgraduate programme Water Resources Science and Technology and deputy responsible for the management and economics of the project for the creation and operation of the programme. (Also member of the same Committee in 2010-13 and 2016-17.)

Experience record

Teaching Experience

Forty years experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Hydrometeorology, Engineering Hydrology, Advanced Hydrology, Hydraulics, Urban Hydraulic Works, Sediment Transport, Hydropower, Stochastic Methods, Water Resource Systems Optimization, Water Resource Management, Integrated Project of Hydraulic Engineering and Introduction to the Scientific Method. Advisor of 151 diploma and postgraduate theses, and 20 doctoral theses, among which 10 completed.

Research experience

Research in the areas of hydrological modelling, hydrological stochastics, hydroclimatology, analysis of hydrosystems, water resources engineering and management, water and energy, and hydroinformatics. Favourite research topics: entropic-stochastic representation of hydrological processes; hydroclimatic variability and Hurst-Kolmogorov dynamics; extreme rainfall and flood; parameterization, simulation and optimization of hydrosystems; water resource management; ancient water science, technology and management. Participation in 48 research projects, in 19 of which as project leader and in other 12 as principal investigator.

Representative research projects:

Engineering experience

Participation in 64 engineering studies, 12 of which dealing with the hydrological design of dams in Greece (for hydro-electric energy, water supply and irrigation), 20 with hydrological and/or hydraulic design of hydraulic works in Greece (water supply, sewerage, flood protection, irrigation), and 6 with water resources management and environmental impacts. Structural design of several buildings and special constructions. Surveying engineering in the framework of several public and private works.

Representative engineering studies:

Participative experience

Participation in 11 international and national scientific organizations and 6 bodies and thematic committees. Member of the editorial boards of 6 scientific journals (Hydrological Sciences Journal, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Water Resources Research, Journal of Hydrology, Hydrology and Sci); also Guest editor in 5 special issues of scientific journals. Reviewing and/or editing of over 670 papers in 45 journals. Reviewing of over 140 other items including articles in books and conference proceedings, and research and book proposals. Participation in organizing committees of over 70 conferences and scientific workshops. Participation in over 60 reviewing committees for awarding doctorate degrees, election in academic positions or awarding prizes. Participation in 5 administrative bodies and 30 committees and work groups in NTUA.

Published work

192 publications in scientific journals, 8 books (6 of which are textbooks), 474 publications and talks in conferences and workshops, 36 series of lecture notes, 2 university theses, 95 research project reports, 92 technical reports of engineering studies, 68 miscellaneous publications (975 scientific and technological contributions in total).

Representative publications:

Bibliometric data (In parentheses are data excluding self-citations, whenever provided by the Source)

SourceNumber of registered publicationsNumber of cited publicationsNumber of citationsH-indexHI norm
Google Scholar 818 492 13437 60 44
Microsoft Academic 409 272 11993 62 44
ResearchGate 845   11534 58 (48)  
Semantic Scholar 414 292 10009 55  
Scopus 208 190 7022 (5948) 45 (42) 31
ISI Web of Science 247 181 6433 44 30

Awards, honours and biographical citations

International Hydrology PrizeDooge medal (2014) by International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), UNESCO and World Meteorlogical Organization (WMO) for outstanding and fundamental contributions to the science of hydrology.

Henry Darcy Medal (2009) by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for outstanding contributions to the study of hydrometeorological variability and to water resources management.

Lorenz Lecture, American Geophysical Union (San Francisco, USA, 2014).

Lectio Inauguralis, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia, 2014).

Invited lecturer for the Opening Ceremony of the XXXIII Conference of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Engineering (Brescia, Italy, 2012).

Union Plenary Speaker of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) (Melbourne, Australia, 2011).

Invited speaker in other 30 conferences and workshops.

Water Resources Research Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing (2000).

Who’s Who in the World (2001); Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (1998-99).

Other biographical data

Military record

Seaman, Hellenic Navy, Greece (25 months: 1984-86).

Languages

Greek, English.

Computer skills

Programming languages: Pascal, Object Pascal, C, BASIC, Visual BASIC, FORTRAN; Operating systems: MS-DOS, MS-Windows, Unix (Linux); Office automation applications; Mathematical applications.

Updated: December 2020

 

 


Bibliometric data as of 2020-12-31