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Pantelis Soupios

Professor, Geosciences Department

Pantelis Soupios obtained his B.Sc. in Geology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-AUTh, Greece) and his MSc (AUTh) and Ph.D. (AUTh) in Applied Geophysics. He started his carrier at the Laboratory of Geophysics and Seismology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. His expertise is on the application of several geophysical methods for environmental, hydrogeological, engineering applications and geohazard studies. From 2002-2018, he was a faculty member at the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece. He is currently a Professor of Near Surface Geophysics at the Department of Geosciences, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. P. Soupios has established a strong international research network for collaboration and has authored and co-authored numerous chapters in books, articles published in scientific journals and conference papers covering the broader area of applied geophysics. In addition, he has 6 years of industrial experience (mainly in engineering geophysics).

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Applied Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Uppsala University, Sweden 2000
  • M.S., Applied Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1997
  • B.S., Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1995

Research Interests

  • Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
  • Applied Hydrogeology and HydroGeophysics
  • Applied geology and AgroGeophysics
  • ArchaeoGeophysics at selected Archaeological areas using various geophysical methods.
  • Advanced geophysical/geological/geochemical methods for waste disposal sites characterization.
  • Groundwater and soil monitoring

Selected Publications

Last 3-years publications list of PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES,

  • Kleanthis Simyrdanis, Nikos Papadopoulos, Pantelis Soupios, Stella Kirkou, Panagiotis Tsourlos, 2018, Characterization and monitoring of subsurface contamination from Olive Oil Mills’ waste waters using Electrical Resistivity Tomography, Science of The Total Environment, vol. 637, pp. 991-1003.
  • Despina Kalisperi, Maria Kouli, Filippos Vallianatos, Pantelis Soupios, Stephen Kershaw, Nikos Lydakis-Simantiris, 2018, A Transient ElectroMagnetic (TEM) Method Survey in North-Central Coast of Crete, Greece: Evidence of Seawater Intrusion, Geosciences, vol. 8(4).
  • Athanasios Argyriou, Richard Teeuw, Pantelis Soupios, Apostolos Sarris, 2017, Neotectonic control on drainage systems: GIS-based geomorphometric and morphotectonic assessment for Crete, Greece, Journal of Structural Geology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2017.10.00
  • İ Demirci, ME Candansayar, A Vafidis, P Soupios, 2017, Two Dimensional Joint Inversion of Direct Current Resistivity, Radio- Magnetotelluric and Seismic Refraction Data: An application from Bafra Plain, Turkey, – Journal of Applied Geophysics, doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2017.03.002
  • Victor Kavvadias, Kiriakos Elaiopoulos, Sideris Theocharopoulos and Pantelis Soupios, 2017, Fate of Potential Contaminants Due to Disposal of Olive Mill Wastewaters in Unprotected Evaporation Ponds, Bull Environ Contam Toxicol., DOI 10.1007/s00128-016-1922-4.
  • U Autio, MY Smirnov, A Savvaidis, P Soupios, M Bastani, 2016, Combining electromagnetic measurements in the Mygdonian sedimentary basin, Greece, Journal of Applied Geophysics, S0926-9851(16)30414-1, doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.10.014
  • Ntarlagiannis, Dimitrios, Robinson, Judith, Soupios, Pantelis, Slater, Lee, 2016, Field-scale electrical geophysics over an olive oil mill waste deposition site: Evaluating the information content of resistivity versus induced polarization (IP) images for delineating the spatial extent of organic contamination, Journal of Applied Geophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.01.017
  • Kourgialas, N.N.#, Dokou Z. #, Karatzas G.P., Panagopoulos G., Soupios, P., Vafidis, A., Manoutsoglou E., Schafmeister M., 2016, Saltwater intrusion in an irrigated agricultural area: combining density-dependent modeling and geophysical methods, Environmental Earth Science, 75(1), 1-13.
  • Dimitrios D. Alexakis, Apostolos Sarris, Chariton Kalaitzidis, Nikos Papadopoulos & Pantelis Soupios, 2016, Integrated use of satellite remote sensing, GIS, and ground spectroscopy techniques for monitoring olive oil mill waste disposal areas on the island of Crete, Greece, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37:3, 669-693, DOI:10.1080/01431161.2015.1136444
  • Simyrdanis, P. Tsourlos, P. Soupios, G. Tsokas, J-H Kim, N. Papadopoulos, 2015, Surface-to-tunnel ERT Measurements, Near Surface Geophysics, vol. 13, doi: 10.3997/1873-0604.2015019.
  • Power, C., Gerhard, J.I., Tsourlos, P., Soupios, P., Simyrdanis, K., Karaoulis, M., 2015, Improved time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography monitoring of dense non-aqueous phase liquids with surface-to-horizontal borehole arrays, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Volume 112, January 01, 2015, Pages 1-13.


  • Kalderis, D. Ntarlagiannis, P. Soupios, 2018, Non-soil biochar applications, NOVA Science Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-53613-937-2
  • Vance Watrous, D. Matthew Buell, Eleni Kokinou, Pantelis Soupios, Apostolos Sarris, Sabine Beckmann, Georgos Rethemiotakis, Lee Ann Turner, Scott Gallimore, and Mark D. Hammond, 2017, The Galatas Survey: The Socio-Economic and Political Development of a Contested Territory in Central Crete during the Neolithic–Ottoman Periods, ISBN: 9781931534895 | Published by: INSTAP| Series: Prehistory Monographs | Volume: 55 | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 460p, 20 tables, 37 b/w figures, 72 b/w plates


  • Soupios P. and Ntarlagiannis D., 2017, Characterization and monitoring of solid waste disposal sites using geophysical methods: current applications and novel trends, in book: Modelling Trends in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Edition: 2017, Chapter: 5th, Publisher: Springer, Editors: D. Sengupta, S. Agrahari DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-2410-8_5, pages 29.
  • Soupios P. and Kokinou E., 2016, Environmental Geophysics: techniques, advantages and limitations, (ed. Gemma Aiello – Geophysics: Principles, Applications and Emerging Technologies), Nova Publisher, USA, pp. 1-45, ISBN: 978-1-63484-831-2.
  • Soupios P., 2015, Seismic geophysical methods in archaeological prospection, (ed. A. Sarris – Best Practices of Geoinformatics Technologies for the Mapping of Archaeolandscapes), Archaeopress Archaeology, ISBN 978 1 78491, pp. 35-43

Awards & Honors

  • The paper Georgaki et al., 2007 was in the top 10 articles published on the same topic (BioMedLib, 3 March 2011).
  • The paper Soupios et al. 2011 was between the most downloaded articles from Journal of Applied Geophysics.
  • The paper Savvaidis et al., 2013 received the best paper award in the First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment, 8-10 April 2013, Paphos, Cyprus.
  • The paper Alexakis et al., 2014 received the best poster award in the Second International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment, April 7-10 April 2014