Theodoros Aspiotis

Ph.D. Students


Research Interests

My research interest lie in multi-cycle earthquake rupture simulations, under conditions of fault roughness in various stress regimes.  During the past few years, I’ve been involved in research projects on seismic hazard assessment and precursory earthquake phenomena, recognizing the necessity and importance of assessing potential seismic risks.

For my Ph.D. I am planning to conduct research applying a multivariate approach, using statistical tools, observational data, and numerical simulations to gain insight on the dynamical processes that prepare faults for rupture and govern the earthquake cycle.

I am also interested in the scale invariance of earthquake events and seismic fault populations, as well as the physical processes determining the transition from the micro-scale phenomena governed by friction to the rupture propagation and the genesis of earthquake events.

Selected Publications

  • Theodoros Aspiotis, Ioannis Koutalonis, Georgios Michas, Filippos Valianatos, Dynamical evolution of the seismic coda wave increments during the 2011-2012 Santorini's caldera unrest. A Non-Extensive Statistical Physics approach, EGU, 8190, 2020/5
  • P Papadimitriou, I Kassaras, G Kaviris, G-A Tselentis, N Voulgaris, E Lekkas, G Chouliaras, Ch Evangelidis, K Pavlou, V Kapetanidis, A Karakonstantis, D Kazantzidou-Firtinidou, I Fountoulakis, Ch Millas, I Spingos, Th Aspiotis, A Moumoulidou, E Skourtsos, V Antoniou, E Andreadakis, S Mavroulis, M Kleanthi, The 12th June 2017 Mw= 6.3 Lesvos earthquake from detailed seismological observations, Journal of Geodynamics, 115, 23-42, 2018/4/1
  • V Karas, Theodoros Aspiotis, Akis Tselentis, Nick Russill Automatic S-wave picking based on time-frequency analysis for passive seismic applications, SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2016, 2760-2764, 2016/9/1
  • V Karas, Kanaris Tsinganos, Menas Kafatos, Georgios Elefteriou, Dimitar Ouzounov, Theodoros Aspiotis, Gerassimos Tselentis, New Radon observations in Peloponnese, Greece as part of integrated monitoring system to study pre-earthquake processes, EGU, 19086, 2017/4


  • 2020 – present: Ph.D., KAUST, KSA
  • 2020 M.Sc., Seismology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA), Greece, Athens. GPA 9.8 out of 10
  • 2016 B.Sc., Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA), Greece, Athens. GPA 7.8 out of 10

Professional Profile

  • 2019 – 2020: Research associate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2016 – 2020: Research associate, National Observatory of Athens, Greece.
  • 2017: Seismic Hazard Study for gas distribution company EDATHESS
  • 2016: Feasibility study for the eastern Mediterranean natural gas pipeline EAST-MED

Scientific and Professional Membership


KAUST Affiliations

2020, KAUST Fellowship MSc/PhD.

2020, University of Athens, GAG, Honors for ranked 1st among graduated MSc. students