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Professional profile

Demetris Koutsoyiannis is professor of Hydrology and Analysis of Hydrosystems in the National Technical University of Athens, Dean of the School of Civil Engineering, Head of the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Development, and former Head of the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. He is also Co-Editor of Hydrological Sciences Journal and member of the editorial board of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (and formerly of Journal of Hydrology and Water Resources Research). He has been awarded the International Hydrology PrizeDooge medal (2014) by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) with the UNESCO and the 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 Franscisco, USA, 2014) and the Union Plenary Lecture of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) (Melbourne, Australia, 2011).

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, fax +30 210 772 2832, e-mail 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- Dean of the School of Civil Engineering of the NTUA.
2014- 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-

Co-Editor, Hydrological Sciences Journal (and member of the Bureau of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences).
2009-10 Member of the Board of the Association of Academic Staff of the NTUA.

2007-

Editor, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.

2007-09

Associate editor, Water Resources Research.

2006-08

Deputy editor, Hydrological Sciences Journal.

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

Thirty-six years experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Hydrometeorology, Engineering HydrologyAdvanced Hydrology, Hydraulics, Urban Hydraulic Works, Sediment Transport, Hydropower, Stochastic Methods in Water Resources, Water Resource Systems Optimization and Water Resource Management. Advisor of 121 diploma and postgraduate theses and 16 doctoral theses.

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 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 63 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 4 scientific journals (Hydrological Sciences Journal, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Water Resources Research, Journal of Hydrology); also Guest editor in 3 special issues of scientific journals (Water Science and Technology: Water Supply: special issue on Insights into Water Management: Lessons from Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations, 2007; Physics and Chemistry of the Earth: 2 special issues on: Time Series Analysis in Hydrology, 2006, and Recent Developments of Statistical Tools for Hydrological Application, 2009). Reviewing and/or editing of 634 papers in 43 journals. Reviewing of 125 other items including articles in books and conference proceedings, and research and book proposals. Participation in organizing committees of 67 conferences and scientific workshops. Participation in 51 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

139 publications in scientific journals, 7 books (5 of which are textbooks), 360 publications and talks in conferences and workshops, 27 series of lecture notes, 2 university theses, 92 research project reports, 91 technical reports of engineering studies, 60 miscellaneous publications (782 scientific and technological contributions in total).

Representative publications:

  • Koutsoyiannis, D., and Th. Xanthopoulos, Engineering Hydrology, Edition 3, 418 pages (in Greek), National Technical University of Athens, Athens, 1999.

Bibliometric data (In parentheses are data excluding self-citations, whenever provided by the Source; see also distribution per year)

SourceNumber of registered publicationsNumber of cited publicationsNumber of citationsH-indexHI norm
Google Scholar 571 337 7044 44 34
ResearchGate 641   5230 41 (35)  
ISI Web of Science 142 124 3276 (2707) 34 24
Scopus 152 124 3500 (2962) 34 (32) 24

Awards, honours and biographical citations

International Hydrology PrizeDooge medal (2014) by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) with the UNESCO and the 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 Franscisco, 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 25 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: February 2017