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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Patras

Master of Philosophy, University of Patras

Master of Engineering, University of Patras


  • microseismic monitoring
  • imaging
  • site investigation
  • geomechanics
  • geodetic deformations
  • landslides
  • spectral analysis

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Projects 2009 2023

Research Output 2008 2018

background noise
signal-to-noise ratio
Signal to noise ratio
signal to noise ratios
reservoir-induced seismicity

Activities 2004 2016

External examiner at PhD viva

Pytharouli, S. (Examiner)
6 Dec 2016

Activity: Examination

Organiser of 'Engineering the future for girls Summer School'

El Mountassir, G. (Organiser), Pytharouli, S. (Organiser), Lunn, R. (Organiser)
Jun 2016

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