Georgios Chatzistefanou

Georgios Chatzistefanou

  • Research assistant

Georgios Alexandros Chatzistefanou (Alex) is a scientific researcher in the Hydroinformatics team. He conducts research in the field of resilience modeling and assessment with a focus on the cascading effects of water-related natural hazards (e.g. flooding, water scarcity, drought) due to climate change. In his work, he seeks to employ novel hydroinformatics approaches, such as digital twins development, machine learning techniques etc. to address the research questions at hand. Alex has a civil engineering background, having graduated summa cum laude from the civil engineering department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and having previous work experience in the design of large-scale water infrastructure projects as a member of a consulting engineering firm. His past experience also includes research in the field of earthquake engineering and resilience of engineered systems, a field in which he has co-authored scientific publications. At KWR, he is part of the H2020 EU-funded ARSINOE project, that aims to develop an ecosystem for innovative climate change adaptation solutions, while also pursuing a PhD degree on the basis of his research activities.