The Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering


Costas I. Sachpazis

Author of
Monitoring and Correlating Geotechnical Engineering Properties and Degree of Metamorphism in a Four-stage Alteration Process Passing from Pure Limestone to Pure Marble

Also Co-Author, with Dr. Odysseus G. Manoliadis, of: Geotechnical Aspects of a Landfill Site Selection Study in North Evia - Greece, EJGE, Vol. 6, 2001,
Geomorphological investigation of the drainage networks
Calculation of the peak storm runoff of Skarmaga and Agia Triada streams, EJGE, Vol. 5, 2000.

Dr. Costas I. Sachpazis is presently an Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, at the Department of Geotechnology and Environmental Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece. He teaches Soil Mechanics, Computer Aided Geotechnical Engineering Design & Analysis, and Geotechnical Aspects of Tunnels and Dams construction.

He received his Diploma in Applied Geology, Arist. Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece, then attended the final year of a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering at the Univ. of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, in order to follow an M.Sc. Eng. in Geotechnical Engineering of the Civil Engineering Department at the Univ. of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England (1983). Finally he acquired a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering, at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1988.

He has published twenty-three papers in various National and International Journals / Conference proceedings and is the author of two books for students on soil mechanics and geotechnics. He has also developed over 150 original computer programmes which solve problems of Rock Mechanics, Soil Mechanics, Soil Dynamics, Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology using mathematical simulations (models), finite element analysis and G.I.S.

He is an active member in fifteen National and International scientific societies, associations and professional boards, like: International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, International Society for Rock Mechanics, European Water Resources Association, British Geotechnical Society, International Tunnelling Association, European Union of Journalists for Environment and Life Quality, etc. He is accepted by the EUROPEAN COMMISSION - Directorate-General III (26-02-1997. Reg. n. 003908), for executing studies and/or provision of services in the field of Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology and the Environment, and he has been also listed in the ranked researchers of the Ministry of Defence to carry out Studies and Researches on Military Projects concerning "NATO - Fortification -Top Secret".

Finally, since 1983, he has been consulting and cooperating with various National and International technical/engineering offices for more than 300 projects, specialising in specific foundation problems, deep anchored piles retaining walls, soil & rock mechanics, soil stabilization and improvement of their properties, cement and chemical grouting, slope stability analysis problems of large masses, geotechnical investigation for underground works & dams, suitability of building stones and aggregates for concrete - railway ballast & skid resistance pavements, as well as in issues of management and protection of underground-surface water resources and the environment, using integrated Computerized Intelligent Engineering Systems. He has also been exclusive geotechnical engineering consultant of ATTIKO METRO S.A. for the Design and Calculations of very deep Anchored Piles Retaining Walls, as well as exclusive consultant of both EGNATIA ODOS S.A. and ERGOSE S.A. for the geotechnical design of large scale motorway and railway projects and underground works, like foundations of bridges, tunnels and protection and stabilization of slopes from landslides.

Contact Information:

Dr. Costas I. Sachpazis
Laboratory of Soil Mechanics
Geotechnical & Mining Engineering Division
Department of Geotechnology and Environmental Engineering
Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia
Koila 50100,Kozani, Greece.
Tel: (0030) (210) 5711166
Mob: + 6936425722
Fax: (0030) (210) 5238127
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