Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Kleanthis Simyrdanis

Postdoctoral researcher
Laboratory of Geophysical - Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment

Dr Kleanthis Simyrdanis is a geophysicist specializing in Electrical Resistivity Tomography. He
currently holds a position as a Postdoctoral researcher at the “Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite
Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment” (GeoSat ReSeArch) of Institute for Mediterranean
Studies of Foundation for Research and Technology, where he works on algorithm development for
ERT optimised configurations in 3D (scholarship “Stavros Niarchos” Foundation). Kleanthis began
his career in geophysics with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Geology at Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in Greece. After this he proceeded to complete a Masters in
Geophysics (Laboratory of Geophysics, AUTh), where he specialised in the experiment study of
ERT applied in boreholes. After the completion of his masters he was accepted into a PhD
program (scholarship “Herakletos II”) in geophysics, where he completed his thesis titled
“Development of tomographic geophysical techniques for the study of geotechnical and
environmental problems”. Kleanthis has a wide range of skills, and has applied this skill set to
marine environments as well as terrestrial, all of which have been, or are in the process of being
published. Kleanthis also works as a member of the Research and Development (R&D)
department, where he is both a technical illustrator and product developer. His role as an illustrator
involves providing technical sketches, scientific visual representation of concept ideas and
drawings for presentations. As well as this, he works as a tutor at the Laboratory of Applied
Geology and Hydrogeology (Technological Educational Institute of Crete) where he is also a
member (“Terra” lab).

Selected Publications