The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Maria  Nikolinakou
Maria Nikolinakou Research Associate Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: Telephone: 512-471-0415 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
Geomechanics and Salt Tectonics

Constitutive modeling of earth materials

Numerical modeling of oil reservoirs
ScD, Geotechnical Engineering; 2008, MIT, USA.

MSc, Geotechnical Engineering; 2001, MIT, USA.

Diploma, Civil Engineering; 1999, NTUA, Greece.
Professional History
Postdoctoral Associate, Civil Engineering, MIT, USA (08-09)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Shell IEP, Houston (08-09)
Selected Publications
Nikolinakou, M.A., Luo, G., Hudec, M. R., Flemings, P.B. (2011): "Geomechanical Modeling of Stresses Adjacent to Salt Bodies: 2. Poro-Elasto-Plasticity and Coupled Overpressures", in review, AAPG Bulletin.

Nikolinakou, M.A., Whittle, A.J., Savidis, S., Schran, U. (2011): "Prediction and interpretation of the performance of a deep excavation in Berlin Sand", accepted; Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE

Nikolinakou, M.A., Whittle, A.J. (2009): "Modeling the compression behavior of a tropical soil: Old Alluvium, PR", Journal paper in review.

Nikolinakou, M.A., Whittle, A.J. & Savidis, S. (2004): "Selection of MIT-S1 parameters for Berlin sand," Proc. Geotechnical Innovations, Eds. R.B.J. Brinkgreve, H, Schad, H.F. Schweiger, & E. Willand, Verlag Glückauf, pp599-608.

Pestana, J.M., Nikolinakou, M.A., Whittle, A.J. (2005): "Selection of material parameters for sands using the MIT-S1 model", Proceedings of Geofrontiers 2005, ASCE, Austin, TX.

Zhang G., Whittle A. J., Germaine J. T., and Nikolinakou M. A. (2006): "Characterization and Engineering Properties of The Old Alluvium in Puerto Rico", 2nd Int. Workshop on Characterization and Engineering Properties of natural soils, Singapore, 4, pp2557-2590

Nikolinakou, M.A., Tallon, A.J., Ochsendorf, J.A. (2005): "Structure and Form of Early Gothic Flying Buttresses", Revue Européenne de Génie Civil, vol. 9, no 9-10, pp1191-1217.

Nikolinakou, M.A., Tallon, A.J. (2006): "New Research in Early Gothic Flying Buttresses", Proc., 2nd International Congress on Construction History, Cambridge University, U.K., vol III, pp2347-2361
Vergottis MIT Fellowship (2005/06, 2006/07)

Edmund K. Turner CEE Research Fellowship (2002)

MIT Presidential Fellowship (1999)

ERASMUS Fellowship (1996, 1997)
Various Awards from National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Various Awards from the Hellenic Foundation of Government Fellowships

Various Awards from the Technical Chamber of Greece
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