Sylaios Georgios

Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Faculty Member: Active
Laboratory: Ecological Engineering & Technology
Academic Subject: Management & Modeling of Coastal Aquatic Systems

• Geology Degree, Department of Geology, University of Patras, 1983-1987.
• M.Sc. in Oceanography, Department of Oceanography, University of Southampton, 1989-1990.
• Ph.D. in Oceanography, Department of Oceanography, University of Southampton, 1990-1994.

Short Description – Scientific Interests:
Georgios SYLAIOS received his Geology Degree from the Department of Geology, University of Patras, Greece. He is holding an MSc degree and a PhD degree in Oceanography from the Department of Oceanography, University of Southampton, UK, where he studied under the EU-funded Human Capital & Mobility Grant. He worked for two years (from 1994 to 1995) at the EU Commission in Brussels, organizing and managing the European Marine Science and Technology (MA.S.T.) Program. In the period 1997-2000 he worked at the Water Resources Management Division, Regional Authority of East Macedonia – Thrace. In the period 2000-2007 he was appointed a research position (grade C) in the field of ‘coastal oceanography’ at the Fisheries Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF). He was appointed Assistant Professor in 2007, upgraded to Associate Professor since 2013 in the Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace. His academic subject is “Management and Modeling of Coastal Aquatic Systems”. Since 2014 he is the Director of the Laboratory of Ecological Engineering & Technology, one of the seven labs of the Department. He has published 52 peer reviewed papers in international scientific journals, while he has coordinated 30 national and EU-funded research projects.

Undergraduate Teaching:
Computer Programming in R, Physical Oceanography, Management of Coastal Aquatic Systems, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Environmental Coastal Engineering.

Indicative Research Projects:
Scientific coordinator in 30 research projects and studies. Most important: BEACHMED-e/NAUSICAA, INTERPLUME, KHUNSEN, ULYSSES, FIGARO, WASTENET, MARE NOSTRUM.

Selected Publications:
Sylaios, G., Bouchette, F., Denamiel, C. & V.A. Tsihrintzis (2009). A Fuzzy Inference System for the prediction of wave characteristics based on long-term wind and wave measurements. Ocean Engineering 36, 1358-1365.
Sylaios, G. (2011). Meteorological influence on the surface hydrographic patterns of the North Aegean Sea. Oceanologia 53(1), 57-80.
Sylaios, G., Kamidis, N. & N. Stamatis (2012). Assessment of trace metals contamination in the suspended matter and the sediments of a semi-enclosed Mediterranean Gulf. Soil & Sediment Contamination: An International Journal 21, 673-700.
Sylaios, G., Anastasiou, S. & V.A. Tsihrintzis (2012). Restoration of a seashore eroded due to dam operation through beach nourishment. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology 12(2), 123-135.
Sylaios, G., Kamidis, N., Anastasiou, S. & V.A. Tsihrintzis (2013). Hydrodynamic response of Thassos Passage (N. Aegean Sea) to Nestos River discharge and meteorological forcing. Continental Shelf Research 59, 37-51.

He is a member of the International Working Group of UNESCO on Coastal Ecohydrology. He was invited speaker in the International Conference on Ecohydrology organized by Chongqing University in China.

Contact Details
Tel: 25410 79398

Curriculum Vitae


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