Pantelis Karamitopoulos


Pantelis Karamitopoulos holds MSc and PhD degrees in geoscience from Heriot-Watt University and Delft University of Technology, respectively. He has investigated the functioning of river systems at various spatial and temporal scales in order to understand the makeup and architectural arrangement of river-borne sediments and improve subsurface property prediction in the Netherlands, Bolivia and other parts of the world. Next to his academic experience he has worked as a Geoscientist at TNO and the Geological Survey of the Netherlands. 


His research interests lie in sedimentary systems, geophysical methods for subsurface characterization, soil-structure interactions and geomodelling. His current project aims to improve the process of assessing structural reliability of the historic quay walls in the city of Amsterdam. He combines existing and new geophysical and geotechnical measurement techniques to extract information about the surrounding soil conditions behind quay walls. His project is a collaboration between the Hydraulic Engineering department at TU Delft and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS).

(Key) Publications

Karamitopoulos, P., Weltje, G.J., Dalman, R., 2020. Large-scale connectivity of fluvio-deltaic stratigraphy: inferences from simulated accommodation-to-supply cycles and automated extraction of chronosomes. Basin Research, in press.

Peter, C., Salina Borello, E., Dalman, R., Karamitopoulos, P., Busschers F., Sacchi, Q., Verga, F. 2020. Improved lithology prediction in channelized reservoirs by integrating stratigraphic forward modelling: towards improved model calibration in a case study of the Holocene Rhine-Meuse fluvio-deltaic system. Computers and Geosciences, in press.

Wendebourg, M., Verweij, J.M., Karamitopoulos, P., 2017. Using grain size analysis to study facies distribution and paleo-environment in the Southern North Sea delta of the Dutch offshore. 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition.

Dalman, R., Karamitopoulos, P., Sacchi, Q., Weltje, G.J., Verweij, H., Salina Borello, E., 2016. Improved Subsurface Property Prediction in the Netherlands by Integrating Stratigraphic Forward Modelling. Conference Proceedings, Second Conference on Forward Modelling of Sedimentary Systems, Apr 2016.

Dalman, R., Weltje, G.J., Karamitopoulos, P., 2015. High-resolution sequence stratigraphy: prospects of system-wide chronostratigraphic correlation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 412, 10-17.

Karamitopoulos, P., Weltje, G.J., Dalman, R.A.F., 2014. Allogenic controls on autogenic variability in fluvio-deltaic systems: inferences from analysis of synthetic stratigraphy. Basin Research. 26, 767-779.

Weltje, G.J., Dalman, R.A.F., Karamitopoulos, P, Sacchi, Q., 2013. Reducing the uncertainty of static reservoir models: implementation of basin-scale geological constraints. 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC.

Karamitopoulos, P., Weltje, G.J., Dalman, R.A.F., 2011. Allogenic forcing of autogenic processes: inferences from an aggregated process-based model of fluvio-deltaic systems. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2011, abstract id. EP21A-0656. 2011AGUFMEP21A0656K

Pantelis Karamitopoulos

Post-doctoral Researcher

Presence: Tue/Thu

Secondary Company: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute)

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