Dr Olga-Joan Ktenidou
National Observatory of Athens – Co-Investigator
Olga is a civil engineer with an MSc in Soil Mechanics and Engineering Seismology from Imperial College and a PhD in engineering seismology from Aristotle University, Greece. She has conducted research at the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, the Institute of Earth Sciences of Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center of the University of California at Berkeley, and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, and has taught at the University of Greenwich.
She joined NOA as an associate researcher and is currently head of seismicity analysis and monitoring. Her main area of expertise is seismic hazard and ground motion, in particular site characterisation and ground motion attenuation, uncertainty and variability. She has served as panel expert or consultant on ground motion characterisation for major Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment projects in the energy sector in the US, UK and Switzerland. She is an elected member of the Executive committee of the EU consortium EFEHR (European Facilities for Earthquake Hazard and Risk) and an invited member of the User Advisory Group for EU consortium ORFEUS (Observatories & Research Facilities for European Seismology). She has served as reviewer for 20 international journals and organised several conference sessions in site response and attenuation. She is a top-2 finalist for the British Council’s Professional Development awards in Greece for the period 2004-2019.