Projects per year
Dr Pytharouli has a background in Civil Engineering for more than 15 years of experience in the monitoring and analysis of structural and ground deformations. Since joining Strathclyde her research has been directed towards two main inter-related research themes: (1) the characterisation of the subsurface and (2) early warning systems for slope instability. The focus has been on the potential of nanoseismics, i.e. the monitoring (using an array of four seismometers) and analysis (based on advanced signal processing techniques) of either weak seismic events (-3 < Magnitude < 3), or just seismic noise, to be used within the remit of the above two research themes.
Her First EPSRC grant (EP/K005812/1) explored the potential of nanoseismics in imaging flow pathways (faults or fractures) in the subsurface. Her second grant (UKCCSRC/EPSRC funded) as a Principal Investigator has been on 3D imaging of large scale flow pathways at a CO2 injection site (Aquistore, Canada). In the past year she has been focusing on developing her research by extending her methodology to include geodetic monitoring (terrestrial, aerial and satellite) and thus increase the reliability of her results and their interpretation. She is currently the first supervisor of one PhD student. She is the 2nd year Adviser of Studies for the undergraduate courses offered in the Department and the Departmental Outreach Coordinator. She teaches the module of Land Surveying and Mapping and part of the Soil Mechanics class in year 2.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Patras
Master of Philosophy, University of Patras
Master of Engineering, University of Patras
- microseismic monitoring
- site investigation
- geodetic deformations
- spectral analysis
Investigating the dynamic response of groundwater chemistry to reservoir drainage at Grimsel Test Site, Switzerland as an analogue for Glacial Retreat.
26/09/14 → 25/03/18
Project: Research - Studentship › Research Studentship
Research Output per year
Detection of weak seismic signals in noisy environments from unfiltered, continuous passive seismic recordingsKinali, M., Pytharouli, S., Lunn, R., Shipton, Z., Stillings, M., Lord, R. & Thompson, S. 10 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue
Interpretations of Reservoir Induced Seismicity may not always be valid: the case of seismicity during the impoundment of the Kremasta dam (Greece, 1965-1966)Stiros, S. & Pytharouli, S. 2 Aug 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Pytharouli, S. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 2 Nov 2016
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Maximum entropy based evolutionary optimization of water distribution networks under multiple operating conditions and self-adaptive search space reduction methodAuthor: Czajkowska, A., 1 Apr 2013
Supervisor: Pytharouli, S. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
2008: TOPCON Award, 13th FIG Symp. on Deformation Measurements (€ 600) Prize for the best young researchers’ paper, Lisbon, Portugal.
Stella Pytharouli (Recipient), 2008
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)