A series of special postage stamps were printed in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Danube-European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (DECGE).
Zekkos, D.P., Athanasopoulos, A.G., Manousakis, J. (2003), "Geotechnical Engineering Experiences in the Homeric poems". Article published in the Newsletter of the Technical Chamber of Greece, January 20th, 2003. The article is in Greek and discusses the detailed information provided by Homer regarding the knowledge of the ancient Greek Myceneans (approx. 1800-1100 B.C.) on geotechnical engineering.
An example of human and geologic environment interaction
This is a web-based version of the cover story of the March 2004 AEGNews (magazine of the Association of Engineering Geologists) written by Dimitris P. Zekkos and Adda G. Athanasopoulos. The web-based version provides more photos (and colored) than the article and contains less text.
Material included in this page can be refernced as:
Zekkos, D.P., Athanasopoulos, A.G. (2004), "Milos island: Working with earth for 9000 years", AEG News, March 2004 issue, vol. 47, issue 1.
To read the full text of the article as it appeared in the AEGNews, right click here and "save as..."
by Dimitrios Zekkos, John Manousakis, Adda G. Athanasopoulos
Zekkos, D., Manousakis, J., Athanasopoulos, A. (2005), “Geotechnical engineering practice in the Mycenaean Civilization (1600-1100 BC)”, 2nd International Conference “Ancient Greek Technology, 17-21 October 2005, Athens, Greece.
Zekkos, D., Athanasopoulos, G., Athanasopoulos, A. Manousakis, J. (2006), Elements of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering in the Homeric Poems, International Symposium “Science and technology in Homeric Epics”, Ancient Olympia, Greece, 27-30 August 2006 (greek version and english version).
This page includes some of my favorite Karl Terzaghi (1883-1963) sayings. These can be found in the excellent biography of Karl Terzaghi, authored by Professor D. Goodman, titled "Karl Terzagi, the engineer as artist", published by the ASCE. I consider the book essential reading for every geotechnical engineer, especially for young Geotechnical Engineers. I found it inspiring and learned many lessons that will be valuable in my career.
Dimitris P. Zekkos
Tsatsanifos, C. (2005),The General Principle of the Authenticity and the Foundations of Monuments, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.