• DIMITRIOS ZEKKOS, PhD, PE

    Founder and CEO
    ARGO-E LLC

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

Journal Publications

 

 

  1. Fei, X., Zekkos, D. (2017), “Comparison of Direct Shear and Simple Shear Response of MSW”, Environmental Geotechnics Journal (accepted)

  2. Zekkos, D., Clark, M., Whitworth, M., Greenwood, W., West, J., Roback, K., Li, G., Chamlagain, D., Manousakis, J., Quackenbush, P., Medwedeff, W., Lynch, J., (2017). Observations of landslides caused by the April 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal based on land, UAV and satellite reconnaissance. Earthquake Spectra (accepted).

  3. Zekkos, D., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A., Hubler, J., Fei, X., Zehtab, K. H., Marr, W. A. (2017) “Development of a large-size cyclic direct simple shear device for characterization of ground materials with oversized particles”, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal (accepted) .

  4. Carlson, C., Zekkos, D. (2017) “A Metric to Screen Acceptable Velocity and Displacement Time Histories of Modified Ground Motions”, Earthquake Spectra, https://doi.org/10.1193/011117EQS012M (in press).

  5. Stahl, T., Clark, M. K., Zekkos, D., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, D., Willis, M., Medwedeff, W., Knoper, L., Townsend, T., and Jin, J. (2017). "Earthquake science in resilient societies, Tectonics", doi: 10.1002/2017TC004604.
  6. Hubler, J., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A., Zekkos, D. (2017). “Monotonic, Cyclic and Post-Cyclic Simple Shear Behavior of Three Uniform Gravels.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001723.
  7. Roback, K., Clark, M. K., West, J., Zekkos, D., Li, G., Gallen, S. F., Chamlagain, D., Godt, J. W. (2017). "The size, distribution, and mobility of landslides caused by the 2015 Mw7.8 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal." Geomorphology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.01.030.
  8. Zekkos, D., Fei, X. (2016). “Comparison of Constant Load and Constant Volume Shearing Response in Simple Shear Testing of Municipal Solid Waste.” Waste Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2016.09.029.
  9. Zekkos, D., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A., Grizi, A., Greenwood, W. (2016). “The May 25th 2011 Railroad Embankment Failure in Ann Arbor, Michigan, As a Means for Teaching Geotechnical Engineering.” International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Vol.3, Issue 4, p.234-245. doi: 10.4417/IJGCH-03-04-03
  10. Zekkos, D., Fei, X., Grizi, A., Athanasopoulos, G. A. (2016). “Response of Municipal Solid Waste to Mechanical Compression.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001608 , 04016101.
  11. Fei, X., Zekkos D., Lei, L., Woods, R. D., Sanford, L. (2015). “Geoenvironmental Characterization of Water Treatment Lime Sludge” Environmental Geotechnics Journal. 2 (6), 319-325.
  12. Greenwood, W., Zekkos, D., and Sahadewa, A. (2015). ”Spatial Variation of Shear Wave Velocity of Waste Materials from Surface Wave Measurements.” Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 20(4), 287-301.
  13. Fei, X., Zekkos, D., Raskin, L. (2015). “Quantification of parameters influencing methane generation due to biodegradation of municipal solid waste in landfills and laboratory experiments.” Waste Management (2015), (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2015.10.015)
  14. Carlson, C., Zekkos, D., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A. (2015). "Predictive Equations to Quantify the Impact of Spectral Matching on Ground Motion Characteristics." Earthquake Spectra, 32 (1), 125-142.
  15. Sahadewa, A., Zekkos, D., Woods, R. D., Stokoe, K. H. (2015). “Field Testing Method for Evaluating the Small-strain Shear Modulus and Shear Modulus Reduction of Solid Waste.” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, June 2015, 38 (4), 427-441.
  16. Hoyos, L R., DeJong, J. T., McCartney, J. S., Puppala, A. J., Reddy, K. R., and Zekkos, D. (2014). “Environmental Geotechnics in the U.S. Region: A Brief Overview.” Environmental Geotechnics Journal, DOI: 10.1680/envgeo.14.00024, Available online: March 31 2015.
  17. Carlson, C. P., Zekkos, D. and McCormick, J. P. (2014). "Impact of time and frequency domain ground motion modification on the response of a SDOF system." Earthquakes and Structures, 7(6), 1283-1301. DOI: 10.12989/eas.2014.7.6.1283
  18. Fei, X., Zekkos, D., Raskin, L. (2014). “Archaeal Community Structure in Leachate and Solid Waste is Correlated to the Methane Generation and Volume Reduction during Biodegradation of Municipal Solid Waste.” Waste Management Journal (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2014.10.027)
  19. Sahadewa, A., Zekkos, D., Woods, R. D., Stokoe, K. H., II, Matasovic, N. (2014). “In-situ assessment of the dynamic properties of municipal solid waste at a landfill in Texas.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 65 (2014), 303–313.
  20. Carlson, C., Zekkos, D., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A. & Hubler, J. (2014). “Impact of modification on ground motion characteristics and geotechnical seismic analyses for a California site”, Journal or Earthquake Engineering DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2014.898602.

  21. Zekkos, D., Sahadewa, A., Woods, R. D., Stokoe, K. II (2014). “Development of a model for shear wave velocity of Municipal Solid Waste”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, March 2014, Vol. 140, Issue 3, 04013030(14).

  22. Fei, X., Zekkos, D., Raskin, L. (2014). "An Experimental Setup for Simultaneous Physical, Geotechnical, and Biochemical Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste Undergoing Biodegradation in the Laboratory", ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 37 (1),  pp. 1–12, 
  23. Zekkos, D., Vlachakis, V. S., Athanasopoulos, G. A. (2014). “The 2010 Xerolakka Landfill Slope Instability”, Environmental Geotechnics Journal, Vol. 1, Issue EG1, 55-65.

  24. Zekkos, D., Gkrizi, A. Athanasopoulos, G. A. (2013) “Investigation of fibrous reinforcement effect on shear resistance of soil-waste mixtures”, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2013, 867-880.
  25. Ohm, H-S, Sahadewa, A., Hryciw, R. D., Zekkos, D., and Brant, N. (2013). “Sustainable Soil Particle Size Characterization through Image Analysis, Journal of Geotechnical and Geological engineering, DOI 10.1007/s10706-013-9657-z (Published online 03 May 2013).
  26. Zekkos, D. Kabalan, M., Syal*, S. M., Hambright, M. Sahadewa, A. (2013). “Geotechnical Characterization of a Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Ash from a Michigan Monofill”, Waste Management Journal, 33 (2013) 1442–1450
  27. Zekkos, D., Kabalan, M., Flanagan, M. (2013) "Lessons learned from Case Histories of Dynamic compaction of Municipal Solid Waste Sites", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering,Vol. 139, 5, May 2013, 738-752.
  28. Fei, X., Zekkos, D. (2012). “Factors Influencing Long Term Settlement of Municipal Solid Waste in Meso-Scale Laboratory Bioreactor Landfill Simulators”. ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (published online, in press for November 2013 issue).
  29. Cox, B. R., Boulanger, R. W., Tokimatsu, K., Wood, C. M., Abe, A. Ashford, S. Donahue, J. , Ishihara, K., Kayen, K., Katsumata, K., Kishida, T., Kokusho, T., Mason, H. B., Moss, R., Stewart, J. P., Tohyama, K., Zekkos, D. (2012). Liquefaction at Strong Motion Stations and in Urayasu City during the 2011 Great East Japan, Earthquake, Earthquake Spectra Journal, Vol. 29, Number S1, March 2013, 55-80.
  30. Zekkos, D., Carlson, C., Nisar, A. and Guisbert, S. (2012), “Effect of Ground Motion Modification Technique on Seismic Geotechnical Engineering Analyses”, Earthquake Spectra Journal, November 2012, 28 (4), pp. 1643-1662.
  31. Zekkos, D., Bray, J. D., Riemer, M. F. (2012), “Drained response of municipal solid waste in large-scale triaxial shear testing”, Waste Management Journal, Vol. 32, Issue 10, 1873–1885
  32. Medley, E. W., Zekkos, D. (2011) “Geopractitioner approaches to working with antisocial mélanges,” Invited paper, in Wakabayashi, j., and Dilek, Y., eds., Mélanges: Processes of Formation and Societal Significance, Geological Society of America Special Paper 480, p. 261-277  Note: invited, peer reviewed special paper
  33. Zekkos, D., Kavazanjian, E. Jr., Bray, J. D., Matasovic, N., Riemer, M. F. (2010), “Physical Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste for Geotechnical Purposes”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, September 2010, Vol. 136, No. 9, pp. 1231-1241.
  34. Zekkos, D., Athanasopoulos, G. A., Bray, J .D., Theodoratos, A., and Grizi, A. (2010), “Large-scale Direct Shear Testing of Municipal Solid Waste”, Waste Management Journal, 30 pp. 1544–1555.
  35. Bray, J. D., Zekkos, D., Kavazanjian, E., Jr., Athanasopoulos, G. A., Riemer, M. F. (2009), "Shear strength of Municipal Solid Waste", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, June 2009, Vol. 135, No. 6, pp. 709-722.
  36. Zekkos, D., Bray, J.D., and Riemer, M.F. (2008) “Shear Modulus and Material Damping of Municipal Solid Waste Based on Large-Scale Cyclic Triaxial Testing,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2008, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2008, pp. 45-58.
  37. Zekkos, D., Bray, J. D., Kavazanjian, E. Jr., Matasovic, N., Rathje, E. M., Riemer, M. F., Stokoe, K .H. (2006), "Unit weight of Municipal Solid Waste", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 10, October 2006 pp. 1250-1261.
  38. Bray, J. D., Zekkos, D., Kavazanjian, E., Jr., Athanasopoulos, G. A., Riemer, M. F. (2009),  Closure of "Shear Strength of Municipal Solid Waste", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 12, December 2010, pp. 1731-1732.
  39. Bray, J. D., Athanasopoulos, G. A., Bathurst, R., Myers Bohlke, B., Brandl, H., Christian, J., Doe, T., Duncan, M., Gue, S. S., de Mello, L. G. Hynes, M., Katzenbach, R., Kavazanjian, E., Jr., Koutsoftas, D., Lacasse, S., Marinos, P.G., Mayne, P. W., Morgenstern, N., Phoon, K. K., Poulos, H., Powderham, A., Prakash, S., Romo, M. P., Seed, R. B., Tokimatsu, K., Van Impe, W., Zekkos, D. P. (2004), “Foreword”, International Journal of Geoengineering Case histories, http://casehistories.geoengineer.org , Vol.1, Issue 1, p.1-3. Note: Not a technical publication.