Dimitrios Zekkos

Dimitrios Zekkos
Associate Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2016 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 647-1843
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  zekkos@umich.edu

Visit my homepage at http://www.dimitrioszekkos.org

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2016 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2005
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2002
  • Ptychion, University of Patras, Greece, 2001
  • 2014 Collingwood Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • 2013 Outstanding Innovator Award, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).
  • 2013 Faculty Excellence Award, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Michigan.
  • 2012 Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • 2012 Great Lakes District James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award, Chi Epsilon.
  • 2011 Outstanding Research Mentorship Award, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), University of Michigan.
  • 2010 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Chair, ASCE-Geoinstitute Geoenvironmental Engineering Technical Committee.
  • Chair, Board-level Innovation and Development Committee of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
  • Managing Director, ISSMG International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories.
  • Technical Program Chair and Proceedings Lead Editor, Geo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability, Energy and the Geoenvironment Conference, ASCE Geo-Institute, Chicago, IL, August 14-18 2016.
  • Chair, ASCE G-I Geocongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice Conference, March 25-28 2012.

Geoenvironmental Engineering, Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, robotics and informatics in geotechnical engineering, energy processes



To watch a video of Dr. Zekkos discussing municipal solid waste landfills and seismic risk mitigation, please visit YouTube

To watch a video of Dr. Zekkos discussing drones and natural disasters, please visit YouTube

Zekkos, D., Fei, X. (2016). “Comparison of Constant Load and Constant Volume Shearing Response in Simple Shear Testing of Municipal Solid Waste.” Waste Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2016.09.029.

Zekkos, D., Fei, X., Grizi, A., Athanasopoulos, G. A. (2016). “Response of Municipal Solid Waste to Mechanical Compression.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001608 , 04016101.

Zekkos, D., Manousakis, J., Greenwood, W., and Lynch, J. D. (2016). “Immediate UAV-enabled infrastructure reconnaissance following recent natural disasters: Case Histories from Greece.” 1st International Conference on Natural Hazards and Infrastructure, 28-30 June 2016, Chania, Greece.

Greenwood, W., Zekkos, D., Lynch J., and Bateman, J., Clark, M., and Chamlagain, D., 2016.“UAV-Based 3-D Characterization of Rock Masses and Rock Slides in Nepal.” 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, American Rock Mechanics Association, Houston, TX, 26-29 June 2016.

Greenwood, W., Zekkos, D., and Sahadewa, A. (2015). ”Spatial Variation of Shear Wave Velocity of Waste Materials from Surface Wave Measurements.” Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 20(4), 287-301.

Carlson, C., Zekkos, D., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A. (2015) Predictive Equations to Quantify the Impact of Spectral Matching on Ground Motion Characteristics. Earthquake Spectra, 32 (1), 125-142.

Sahadewa, A., Zekkos, D., Woods, R. D., Stokoe, K. H. (2015). “Field Testing Method for Evaluating the Small-strain Shear Modulus and Shear Modulus Reduction of Solid Waste.” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, June 2015, 38 (4), 427-441.

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