Dr. Iason Grigoratos

Iason Grigoratos
Postdoctoral Fellow
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924

Dr. Iason Grigoratos studied Civil Engineering at the University of Patras (Greece), with a specialization in structural engineering. He later obtained his master’s degree in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology in the University Grenoble Alpes (France) and IUSS Pavia (Italy). Iason is a certified civil engineer in Greece and also worked for a year at IUSS as a research engineer, before starting his PhD there. He spent the last 2 years of his PhD as a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin (USA), where he is now a Postdoctoral Fellow assessing the elevated seismic hazard and risk related to human activities.

Research Interests

induced seismicity, seismic hazard, seismic risk, earthquake catalogs, seismic design, seismic retrofit


  • PhD in Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Seismology, School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia (Italy), 2020
  • MSc in Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Seismology (MEEES), University Grenoble Alpes (France) & School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia (Italy), 2016
  • MEng in Civil Engineering, University of Patras (Greece), 2014

Professional History

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin (TX), 2020 - present
  • Research Fellow, University of Texas at Austin (TX), 2017 - 2020
  • Consulting Structural Engineer, Grigoratos LLC (Greece), 2014 - present
  • Consulting seismic hazard modeler for the ITERATE Project, School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia (Italy), 2017
  • Research Engineer in the SASPARM 2.0 Project, School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia (Italy), 2016
  • Intern, ISTerre (Grenoble), 2015

Selected Publications

Grigoratos I, Poggi V, Danciu L, Rojo G (2020). An updated parametric catalog of historical earthquakes around the Dead Sea Transform Fault Zone. Journal of Seismology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10950-020-09904-9

Grigoratos I, Monteiro R, Ceresa P, Di Meo A, Faravelli M, Borzi B (2018). Crowdsourcing exposure data for seismic vulnerability assessment in developing countries. Journal of Earthquake Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2018.1537901

Grigoratos I, Dabeek J, Faravelli M, et al. (2016). Development of a fragility and exposure model for Palestine – application to the city of Nablus. Procedia Engineering Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.797