Professor Konstantinos Synolakis holds a BA degree in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology. He also holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Institute referred above.
He became Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Carolina and he was a visiting Professor at the University of Carolina in Berkeley. He also worked as a Professor of Civil, Environmental, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the University of South Carolina. In 2004, he worked as Professor of Natural Disasters at the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Crete and in 2005 he became Chair at the UNESCO’s IOC Review Board on the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. He had been President of the Hellenic Centre for Maritime Research from 2011 to 2013 and he is currently Director of the Tsunami Research Center in the University of Southern California.
He has made 82 publications at the ISI, 1900 reports and 24 h-indexes. Since 2001, he has also participated in International and National Scientific and Technical Commissions and Programs. His scientific interest focuses on macro waves, climbing predictions, ripple flood movements, corrosion and coast protection from waves, oceanography and system monitoring of the sea environment.
He has been a Member of the Scientific Council of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation since 2012.