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Civil Engineering Engineer

Castro Valley, CA
September 30, 2020

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Theodoros Kyriakopoulos

Current Address: **** ****** *** * *****: +1-847-***-****

Salt Lake City, UT, 84105 Email: Personal Profile

Passionate about Hydraulics, Hydrology, Geotechnical Engineering, and Geology. A quick learner with interdisciplinary background and knowledge of the fundamentals that can be productive in any given task. An ambitious engineer, aiming for a career in innovative and of crucial significance projects, which will improve our quality of life. Education

2018-2020: MSc in Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee, USA

Thesis: Prediction of Lagrangian Bedload Movement Using the Virtual Velocity Approach Advisor: Dr. John Schwartz, Professor at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Graduation Grade: 3.71/4.00 (First-class Honours)

Courses: Ecological Engineering for Stream Rehabilitation, Sediment Transport, Open Channel Hydraulics, Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Fluid Mechanics, Advanced Hydrodynamic Modeling, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Continuum Mechanics, Environmental Transport and Kinetics, Hydrology. 2015-2017: MSc in Design and Construction of Underground Works, Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering (coordinator), and Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Thesis: Numerical Investigation on the Effect of Grouting Pressure and Shield Conicity in EPBM Tunneling Advisor: Dr. Michael Kavvadas, Professor at National Technical University of Athens, Greece Graduation Grade: 9.09/10.0 (First-class Honours - 2nd Highest grade) Courses: Engineering Geology for Underground Works; Ground Investigation; Advanced Rock Mechanics; Design and Feasibility Analysis of Underground Facilities; Organization and Management of Underground Projects; Electrical and Mechanical Installations-Ventilation; Instrumentation in Geotechnical Engineering; Design of Underground Works; Reinforcement and Support Systems; Mechanized Excavation of Tunnels; Tunnel Portals; Shallow and Urban Tunnels; Retaining Structures; Ground Settlements; Equipment for Excavation – Loading – Transportation; Numerical Methods for Underground Works; Drilling and Blasting Techniques for Underground Works. 2010-2015: Diploma in Civil Engineering (300 ECTS-5years), University of Patras, Greece

Thesis: Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Effects of Geofoam in Reducing Seismic Soil Thrust on Retaining Walls

Advisor: Dr. George Mylonakis, Professor at the University of Bristol, UK Graduation grade: 7.59/10 (Upper Second-Class Honours) Orientation: Geotechnical and Water Engineering

Relevant Courses: Soil Mechanics; Foundation Engineering; Soil Dynamics; Elements of Numerical Geotechnical Engineering; Groundwater; Topics in Ground Improvement – Reinforcement; Earthquake Engineering and Earthquake Resistant Structures; Engineering Project Management, Groundwater, Laboratory Topics in Hydraulic Engineering, Water Distribution – Sewage, Wastewater Treatment, Hydrology, Engineering Project Management.


2018-2020: Graduate Research Assistant, Employed by The University of Tennessee, USA Working in projects relating to: Self weight consolidation of clay sediment, fluidization of clay sediment, scour of sediment around hydraulic structures, fluvial erosion rates of clay sediment, bedload transport in gravel bed rivers. Presentations at Conferences:

Micah A. Wyssmann, A.N. Thanos Papanicolaou, Theodoros Kyriakopoulos (Presenter) (2018) “Particle Resting Times: Modeling the Role of Turbulence”, Abstract EP33A-11 presented at 2018 Fall Meeting, AGU, Washington D.C. Awards and Financial Support

2018-2020: Chansellor’s Top Off Fellowship, by The University of Tennessee Computer Skills

Coding (Fortran, Matlab), Parallel Programming (MPI), Numerical Modeling, Abacus, PLAXIS, GIS (ArcMap), AutoCAD, RocScience

(Phase2, Dips, RocData, Slide, SWedge, UnWedge), GeoStudio (Slope), HEC-HMS, SMS. Languages

English (Full professional proficiency), French (B1 level), Greek (Native Speaker) Other Skills

U.S. driver’s license, Geotechnical Lab Experiments (Grain size distribution, Consolidation, Shear Strength, Triaxial Tests, Bender Elements, Permeability, Atterberg Limits, Vane, Proctor)

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