Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,
AristotleUniversity, Thessaloniki, Greece
Prof. Kyriazis Pitilakis of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece has been chairman of the Technical Committee “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Associated Problems” (TC203) of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), past President of the Greek Society of Earthquake Engineering and since June 2018 President of the European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE). His main fields of scientific, research and professional activities are the following: Geotechnical and earthquake engineering, seismic design of foundations and infrastructures, soil dynamics, engineering seismology, site effects, microzonation studies, strong ground motion, vulnerability and risk assessment of civil engineering structures. Author of more than 600 scientific papers (h-factor 40) published in peer review scientific journals and proceedings, co-author in several books and editor of four books published in Springer Editions.