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Dr Ilias Pechlivanidis

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Dr Ilias Pechlivanidis
Researcher in Hydrology and Water Resources
SMHI / Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Norrköping, Sweden

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SMHI / Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Folkborgsvägen 1, S-601 76 Norrköping, Sweden
Tel: +46 11 495 8258 (office)

Honor and Associations: 

• 2012: ASCE Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
• 2008: Award from the Technical Chamber of Greece for graduating 1st from the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace during the undergraduate study
• 2008: iEMSs Society’s Student Paper Commendation for excellent paper and presentation
• 2008: Old Centralian’s Trust postgraduate travel award to iEMSs 2008 conference
• 2008: British Hydrological Society travel award to EGU hydrological conference
• 2007: British Hydrological Society travel award to CEMEPE hydrological conference
• 2004-2005: Highest graduation marks among graduates in the Department of Environmental Engineering, 3rd highest in the Faculty of Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
• 2000-2005: Annual awards and scholarships from the Greek National Scholarship Foundation

Current Research: 

• Analysis and modelling of hydrological systems under uncertainty
• Catchment hydrology
• Model identification and evaluation
• Prediction in ungauged / non-stationary catchments
• Improved prediction of floods and droughts
• Water resources management and adaptation


Dr Ilias Pechlivanidis obtained a first class degree in Environmental Engineering in 2005 from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, and worked part-time as a fluid mechanics researcher in the Laboratory of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He pursued his interest in hydrology at Imperial College London, UK, by working on an EPSRC-funded project investigating the significance of spatial variability of rainfall on runoff generation, and obtained a PhD in October 2009. Ilias joined Victoria University of Wellington in November 2009 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Hydrology and Water Resources, aiming to develop robust model diagnostics rooted in information theory for hydrological modelling, and also to develop computationally efficient hydrological algorithms (e.g. flood inundation and overland flow) within a geographic information system (GIS) framework.
In September 2012, Ilias was appointed Hydrologic Scientist at the SMHI research department. His current research activities focus on multi-basin large scale and basin scale modelling, calibration of hydrological models, regionalisation, uncertainty analysis, diagnostic model evaluation, impacts of climate change.

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