George Kouretzis received his PhD from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 2005. In the following years he continued his engagement with NTUA as a post-doctoral researcher and as a part-time lecturer. After a 4-year period where he was primarily engaged with engineering consulting activities, George moved to Australia to join the University of Newcastle in 2012, where he now holds an Associate Professor position and serves as Assistant Dean, Research Training.
His research interests lie in the fields of pipeline geotechnics, computational geomechanics, earthquake engineering and soft soil testing techniques. His research has attracted substantial funding from governmental and industry sources and he has published over 50 journal papers on the analysis of buried pipelines affected by geohazards, the seismic design of tunnels, the analysis of dynamic soil-structure interaction problems etc. He serves as Associate Editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, sits on the editorial board of Computers and Geotechnics and guest edited special issues for the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Computers and Geotechnics and Australian Geomechanics. Finally, George is the recipient of a number of awards for research and teaching excellence from the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics IACMAG, the Australian Association of Computational Mechanics ACCM etc.