• DIMITRIOS ZEKKOS, PhD, PE

    Founder and CEO
    ARGO-E LLC

  • DIMITRIOS ZEKKOS, PhD, PE
    Associate Professor
    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    University of Michigan

Conference Papers

 

 

  1. Zekkos, D., Clark, M., Cowell, K., Medwedeff, W., Manousakis, J, Saroglou, H., Tsiambaos, G. (2017) Satellite and UAV-enabled mapping of landslides caused by the November 17th 2015 Mw 6.5 Lefkada earthquake, 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 17-22 September 2017, Seoul, South Korea.

  2. Greenwood, W., Zekkos, D., Lynch, J., Clark, M. (2017). Data Fusion of Digital Imagery and Seismic Surface Waves for a Rock Road Cut in Hawaii. 3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, July 16-19 2017, Vancouver

  3. Hubler, J., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A., Zekkos, D. (2017). Pore pressure generation of pea gravel, sand and Gravel-Sand Mixtures in Constant Volume Simple Shear. 3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, July 16-19 2017, Vancouver.

  4. Saroglou, C., Asteriou, P., Tsiambaos, G., Zekkos, D., Clark, M. (2017). Investigation of two co‚Äźseismic rockfalls during the 2015 Lefkada and 2014 Cephalonia Earthquakes in Greece, 3rd North American Symposium on Landslides, June 4-8 2017, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, 521-528.

  5. Matasovic, N., Zekkos, D., Sahadewa, A., Stokoe, K .H. (2017), Modulus Reduction and Damping Curves for Landfill Covers, Geotechnical Frontiers, March 12-15 2017, Orlando, FL.

  6. Hubler, J., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A., Zekkos, D. (2017). Monotonic and Cyclic Simple Shear Response of Gravelly Soils. Geotechnical Frontiers, March 12-15 2017, Orlando, FL.

  7. Manousakis, J., Zekkos, D., Saroglou, F., and Clark, M.(2016). “Comparison of UAV-enabled photogrammetry-based 3D point clouds and interpolated DSMs of sloping terrain for rockfill hazard analysis.” Intern. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W2, 71-77, doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W2-71-2016, 2016.
  8. Greenwood, W., Zekkos, D., Lynch J., and Bateman, J., Clark, M., and Chamlagain, D., 2016.“UAV-Based 3-D Characterization of Rock Masses and Rock Slides in Nepal.” 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, American Rock Mechanics Association, Houston, TX, 26-29 June 2016.
  9. Fei, X., Zekkos D., and Raskin, L. (2016). "The Influence of Waste Composition on the Physico-Biochemical-Hydraulic Characteristics of the Degradation Process of Municipal Solid Waste." Geo-Chicago 2016 -Sustainability, Energy and the Geoenvironment, August 14-18 2016 (accepted).
  10. Bateman, J., Zekkos, D., Olson, E., Messenger, S., Kershaw, C., Fei, X., and Lynch, J. (2016) Preliminary Observations from Robot-Enabled Surface Methane Concentration Monitoring at a MSW Landfill. Geo-Chicago 2016: pp. 740-749. doi: 10.1061/9780784480168.072
  11. Michalowski, R., and Zekkos, D. (2016). Limit analysis of reinforced soil and modeling strength of solid waste in landfills using the concepts of soil reinforcement. Honorary Volume for R. Koerner (accepted).
  12. Zekkos, D., Manousakis, J., Greenwood, W., and Lynch, J. D. (2016). “Immediate UAV-enabled infrastructure reconnaissance following recent natural disasters: Case Histories from Greece.” 1st International Conference on Natural Hazards and Infrastructure, 28-30 June 2016, Chania, Greece.
  13. Greenwood, W., Zhou, H., Lynch, J. P., and Zekkos, D. (2016). “UAV-Deployed Impulsive Source Localization with Sensor Network”, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Smart and Multifunctional Materials, Structures and Systems (CIMTEC 2016), Perugia, Italy. (Invited Presentation)
  14. Zhou, H., Hirose, M., Greenwood, W., Xiao, Y., Lynch, J., Zekkos, D., Kamat, V. 2016 "Demonstration of UAV deployment and control of mobile wireless sensing networks for modal analysis of structures ", Proc. SPIE 9803, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2016, 98031X (April 20, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2223441; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2223441
  15. Greenwood, W., Zekkos, D., Lynch J., and Bateman, J., Clark, M., and Chamlagain, D., 2016.“UAV-Based 3-D Characterization of Rock Masses and Rock Slides in Nepal.” 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, American Rock Mechanics Association, Houston, TX, 26-29 June 2016.
  16. Hirose, M., Xiao, Y.,Zuo, Z., Kamat, V. R., Zekkos, D. and Lynch, J. (2015). “Implementation of UAV Localization Methods for a Mobile Post-Earthquake Monitoring System.” Environmental, Energy and Structural Monitoring Systems, July 9-10, 2015, Trento, Italy.
  17. Nikolaou, S., Zekkos, D., Assimaki, D. Gilsanz, R. and Deming, P. W. (2015). “Reconnaissance Highlights of the 2014 Sequence of Earthquakes in Cephalonia, Greece.” 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (6ICEGE), Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-4 November 2015.
  18. Fei, X., Zekkos, D. (2015). "Large-size controlled degradation and simple shear testing of municipal solid waste from Michigan", XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 13-17 September 2015, Edinburg.
  19. Greenwood, W., and Zekkos, D. (2015). “Opening the Classroom to the Civil Engineering Profession through Web-based Class Projects: Assessment of Student Learning.” 122nd American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, WA, June 14-17 2015.
  20. Tsitsas, G., Dimitriadi, V., Zekkos, D., Dumitru, M., Ciortan, R., Manea, S. (2015). “Dynamic Compaction of Collapsible Soils – Case Study from a Motorway Project in Romania.” XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, 13-17 September 2017.
  21. Zekkos, D. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A., Grizi, A. and Greenwood, W. (2014). “The Railroad Embankment Failure of the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Case History As a Means for Teaching Geotechnical Engineering,” 7th Hellenic Conference in Geotechnical Engineering, Athens, 5-7 November 2014.
  22. Fei,, X., Zekkos D. and Raskin. L. (2014). “Impact of composition of municipal solid waste on methane generation rate and volume in laboratory batch and simulator tests.” GeoShanghai 2014, ASCE. Shanghai, China, May 26-28, 2014. GSP 241: 100-109.
  23. Zekkos, D. and Tsantilas, K. (2014). A New Web-Based Outreach Platform for Classroom Projects: An Application Example in Geoenvironmental Remediation, Information Technology in Geo-Engineering , D.G. Toll et al. (Eds.), IOS Press, 2014, 229-234.
  24. Sahadewa, A., Zekkos, D., Fei, X., Li, J., Zhao, X. (2014). “Recurring Shear Wave Velocity Measurements at Smith’s Creek Bioreactor Landfill,” Geocongress 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-26 2014, 2072-2081.
  25. Zekkos, D. and Lynch, J., Sahadewa, A., Hiroshi, M. (2014). “Proof-of-Concept Shear Wave Velocity Measurements Using an Unmanned Autonomous Aerial Vehicle,” Geocongress 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-26 2014, 953-962.
  26. Zekkos, D., Sahadewa A., Woods, R. D., Stokoe, K., II. Matasovic, N. (2013). “In Situ Assessment of the Nonlinear Shear Modulus of Municipal Solid Waste.” Proc., 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, September 2-6, 2013, Paris, France, 1663-1666.
  27. Athanasopoulos, G. A., Zekkos, D., Vlachakis, V., Spiliotopoulos, G. (2013). “The December 29th 2010 Xerolakka Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Failure.” Proc., 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, September 2-6, 2013, Paris, France, 309-312.
  28. Zekkos, D. (2013). “Experimental Evidence of Anisotropy in Municipal Solid Waste”, Proc., Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 1 – 3 July 2013, 69-79.
  29. Fei, X., Zekkos. D., and Raskin, L. (2013). “A laboratory landfill simulator for physical, geotechnical, chemical, and microbial characterization of solid waste biodegradation processes”. Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 1 – 3 July 2013, 321-328.
  30. Zekkos, D., Matasovic, N. Vellone, D. “Case histories of geological, rock and mining engineering, underground structures and excavations – General report, for Session 5, Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, April 29, May 4 2013, Chicago (in cd-rom).
  31. Ohm, H.-S., Sahadewa, A., Hryciw, R. D., Zekkos, D. and Brant, N. (2012) “Sustainable Soil Particle Size Characterization through Image Analysis”, Proceedings of the 17th Great Lakes Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Conference, Cleveland, OH, pp. 26-33.
  32. Sahadewa, A., Zekkos, D., and Woods R. D. (2012). “Observations from the Implementation of a Combined Active and Passive Surface Wave Based Methodology”, Geocongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering Conference, 25-29 March 2012, Oakland, California, edited by Hryciw, Athanasopoulos-Zekkos and Yesiller, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 225, pp. 2786-2795.
  33. Fei, X., and Zekkos, D. (2012). "Settlement due to Anaerobic Biodegradation from Laboratory Landfill Simulators." Geocongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, 25-29 March 2012, edited by Hryciw, Athanasopoulos-Zekkos and Yesiller, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 225, 442-4251 (in cd-rom).
  34. Kayen, R.E., Ishihara, K., Stewart, J.P., Tokimatsu, K., Cox, B.R., Tanaka, Y., Kokusho, T., Mason, H.B., Moss, R.E.S, Zekkos, D., Wood, C.M., Katsumata, K., Estevez, I.A., Cullenward, S.S., Tanaka, H., Harder, L.F., Kelson, K.I., Kishida, T. (2012). “Geotechnical Deformations at Ground Failure Sites from the March 11, 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake, Japan: Field Mapping, LiDAR Modeling, and Surface Wave Investigation.” Proc., 9th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering/4th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering, March 6-8, Tokyo, Japan.
  35. Maugeri, M., Zekkos, D., Castelli, F. (2011). “Seismic performance of landfills”. European Technical Committee (ERTC-12) workshop on evaluation of Eurocode 8, September 11 2011, XV European Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering.
  36. Sahadewa, A., Zekkos, D., Lobbestael, A., and Woods, R. D. (2011). “Shear wave velocity of Municipal Solid Waste in Michigan Landfills”. 14th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and 64th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Geo-Innovation Addressing Global Challenges, October 2-6, 2011, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (in cd-rom).
  37. Zekkos, D., Carlson, C. (2011) “Scaling vs. modification of ground motions and impact on seismic analyses of a MSW landfill”, 5th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, January 10-13 2011, Chile (in cd rom).
  38. Zekkos, D., and Flanagan, M. (2011), “Case Histories-based Evaluation of the Deep Dynamic Compaction Technique on Municipal Solid Waste Sites”, Geocongress 2011, 13-16 March 2011, Dallas, Texas (in cd-rom).
  39. Bray, J. D., Zekkos, D. (2011), “Research needs in waste mechanics”, opinion paper, in Geotechnical characterization, Field Measurements, and Laboratory Testing of Municipal Solid Waste, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication #209.
  40. Zekkos, D., Flanagan, M. (2010), “Effectiveness of the Deep Dynamic Compaction Technique on Municipal Solid Waste Landfills” 6th Hellenic Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Conference, Volos, Greece, 27-30 September 2010.
  41. Guisbert, S., Zekkos, D., and Nisar, A., (2010). “Time vs. Frequency domain ground motion modification: Effects on site response analyses and seismic displacements”, Ninth U.S. National and Tenth Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada (paper #1115).
  42. Zekkos, D., Boominathan, A., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A. (2010), “Engineering seismology, ground motions, & local site effects: General Report on Session 3”, 5th International Conference on recent advances in geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics”, May 24-29 2010, San Diego, CA.
  43. Zekkos, D. (2010), "Geoengineering and refereed journals: A survey". Proceedings of Geoflorida 2010: Advances in analysis, modeling & design, ASCE GSP No. 199, pp. 3285-3294.
  44. Zekkos, D., Guisinger, A. L., Medley, E., Vellone, D. A. (2008), “Geological, rock and mining engineering, including underground structures and excavations, and subsidence of deltas”, General Report on Sessions 6a and 6b,  , 6th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Arlington, VA, August 11-16, 2007 (in proceedings cd).
  45. Zekkos, D., Cohen-Waeber, J., Medley, E., Jesionek, K. (2008), “Characterization of weak rock mass and geoengineering analyses for a canyon landfill in northern California”, Paper #6.05a, 6th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Arlington, VA, August 11-16, 2007 (in proceedings cd).
  46. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos A., Zekkos D. and Matasovic N. (2008) “Validation of generic municipal solid waste material properties for seismic design of landfills”, 4th Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Conference, Sacramento, CA, May 18-22, 2008.
  47. Athanasopoulos, G., Grizi, A., Zekkos, D., Founta P., Zisimatou, E. (2008), “Municipal Solid Waste as a Reinforced Soil: Investigation Using Synthetic Waste”, ASCE-Geoinstitute Geocongress 2008, The challenge of sustainability in the geoenvironment, March 9-12 2008, New Orleans, Geotechnics of Waste Management and Remediation, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) #177, pp. 168-175.
  48. Zekkos, D., Bray, J. D., Stokoe, K., Kavazanjian, E., Rathje, E., Athanasopoulos, G. A., Riemer, M., Matasovic, N., Lee, J. J., Seos, B. (2008), “Recent Findings on the Static and Dynamic Properties of Municipal Solid Waste”, ASCE-Geoinstitute Geocongress 2008, The challenge of sustainability in the geoenvironment, March 9-12 2008, New Orleans, Geotechnics of Waste Management and Remediation, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) #177, pp. 176-183.
  49. Zekkos, D., Bray, J.D., Riemer, M., Kavazanjian, E., Athanasopoulos, G.A. (2007), “Response of Municipal Solid Waste from Tri-Cities landfill in Triaxial Compression”, 11th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Sardinia 2007, 1-5 October 2007.
  50. Zekkos, D., Bray J. D., Athanasopoulos, G.A., Riemer, M. F., Kavazanjian, E., Founta, X., Grizi, A. (2007), “Compositional and loading rate effects on the shear strength of Municipal Solid Waste”, 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 25-28, 2007, paper no. 1525.
  51. Medley, E., Zekkos, D., (2007), “Seismic Performance of rock block structures with observations from the October 2006 Hawaii Earthquake”, 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 25-28, 2007.
  52. Zekkos, D., Athanasopoulos, G., Athanasopoulos, A. Manousakis, J. (2006), “Elements of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering in the Homeric Poems”, International Symposium on Science and technology in Homeric Epics, Ancient Olympia, Greece, 27-30 August 2006.
  53. Zekkos, D. P. (2006), “Surface excavations, fills and embankments in ancient Greece”, 5th Hellenic Conference in Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, Organized by the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Hellenic Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, May 30 –June 1, 2006, Vol.1, pp. 521-528 (in Greek).
  54. Zekkos, D. P., Bray, J. D., Riemer, M., (2006), “Laboratory Investigation of MSW Dynamic Properties”, 5th Hellenic Conference in Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, Organized by the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Hellenic Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, May 30 –June 1, 2006, Vol. 1, pp. 513-520 (in Greek).
  55. Theodoratos, A., Georgiopoulos, D., Zekkos, D. P., Athanasopoulos, G. A., Bray, J. D., Riemer, M. (2006), “Laboratory Investigation of MSW Shear Strength from Large Direct Shear tests”, 5th Hellenic Conference in Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, Organized by the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Hellenic Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, May 30 – June 1, 2006, Vol. 1, pp. 537-544 (in Greek).
  56. Zekkos, D. P., Bray, J. D., Riemer, M. F. (2006), “Shear modulus reduction and material damping relationships for Municipal Solid-Waste”, Proceedings of the 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, April 18-22, 2006, San Francisco, California, USA, Paper No. 1324 (in proceedings cd-rom).
  57. 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.
  58. Zekkos, D. P., Bray, J. D., Kavazanjian, E., Riemer, M., Matasovic, N., Stokoe K.H., Rathje, E. (2005), “A framework for developing the unit weight profile of Municipal Solid Waste”, 10th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Sardinia 2005, 3-7 October 2005 (in proceedings cd-rom).
  59. Zekkos, D.P., Bray, J.D., Der Kiureghian, A. (2004), “Reliability of shallow foundation design using the standard penetration test”, 2nd International Conference on Site Characterization Proceedings, 19-22/9/2004, Porto, Portugal, Vol.2, pp. 1575-1582.
  60. Zekkos, D.P., Athanasopoulos, A.G., Athanasopoulos, G.A. (2004), “Deep supported excavation in difficult ground conditions in the city of Patras, Greece – Measured Vs. Predicted behavior”, 5th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering. New York, NY, April 13-17, 2004.