Featured Research Assistant for November 2017: Konstantinos Douligeris

Konstantinos Douligeris is a second-year PhD student in civil engineering advised by Dr. Costas Synolakis. His research focuses on developing analytical solutions and codes to calculate the run-up of solitary waves and N-waves on different types of sloping beaches using linear and nonlinear theories. The results will be compared to experimental data from experiments which will be held at USC’s flume. For most of September, Konstantinos had been participating in laboratory experiments conducted at the Oregon State University’s tsunami basin as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) project.

Born in Miami, Florida and raised in Athens, Greece, Konstantinos earned his 5-year engineering diploma in rural and surveying engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. At USC, in addition to a PhD in civil engineering, he is currently working towards a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. Konstantinos joined the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Fall 2016 and is expected to graduate in 2021.

His studies have always been accompanied by a strong commitment to extra-curricular activities, with violin being the one that has been absorbing him almost on a daily basis since he was five years old. Konstantinos accomplished a professional diploma in Classic Violin in 2016 from the Conservatory of Glyfada, Greece. In his spare time, he also loves playing soccer and tennis.

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