Costas Synolakis#

Email:costas 'at' usc.edu
Membership Number:5161
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GREECE
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:csynolakis
Elected:2019
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 - present Secretary, Division of Natural Sciences, Academy of Athens (Greece)
  • 2018 - 2019 President, Division of Natural Sciences, Academy of Athens (Greece)
  • 2004 - present Professor of Natural Disasters and Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Technical University of Crete (Greece)
  • 1996 - present Professor of Civil Engineering and Director, Tsunami Research Center, University of Southern California
  • 2011 - 2013 President, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece). HCMR has three institutes, one aquarium and two ships.
  • 1991 - 1996 Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental and Aerospace Engineering, USC
  • 1994 Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1985 - 1991 Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC

Fields of Scholarship
  • Coastal engineering
  • Natural disasters
  • Tsunamis
  • Fires
  • Civil Engineering/ Earth Sciences
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Emergency management
  • Civil defense
  • Erosion processes
  • Coastal resilience
  • Fire modeling/Wild fires

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 The International Coastal Engineering Award of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2017 Member, Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea
  • 2016 Member, Academy of Athens( National academy of Greece)
  • 2015 The Moffatt and Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2014 The Sergey Soloviev Medal on Natural Hazards of the European Geosciences Union
  • 2001 The County of Los Angeles Award for Emergency Preparedness
  • 1989 Presidential Young Investigator Award, the White House (awarded by the President of the USA)
  • 1981 The Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation Fellowship

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