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Dr. Markos D. Tranos

Associate Professor, Geosciences Department

Dr. Markos D. Tranos received his B.Sc. in Geology, and Ph.D. in Structural Geology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. He has more than 30 years of experience in research and more than 20 years in teaching. He has served the School of Geology of AUTH since 2006 as a faculty member with a specialty on Structural Geology-Neotectonics & Geological Mapping. He has taught basic geologic courses, and mainly the courses: (1) Geological Mapping and (2) Field Geology. He is the author of a geological textbook ‘Geological Mapping-Geological maps and cross-sections’ (in Greek) published by Univ. Studio Press. He was a visiting researcher at the Uppsala University, Sweden for four months in 2012, and in August 2019 was elected full professor at the AUTH. He has published more than 50 peer-review papers, mostly in international journals, and he is a reviewer to more than 15 international journals. He has developed the TRM; a novel stress inversion method for separating heterogeneous fault-slip data. From 2020, he joined the Geosciences Department at KFUPM (KSA). His areas of specialization include neotectonic and seismogenic faults; fault activations and crustal stress regimes; stress inversion techniques and software; basin analysis; late- and post-orogenic processes

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Structural Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1998
  • M.S. in Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1988.

Research Interests

  • Jointing and faulting analysis
  • Faults and crustal stresses
  • Active rupture zones; geometry, kinematics, and seismotectonic properties
  • Faulting deformation of basins; basin formation and evolution
  • Thrust geometry and kinematics
  • Granitoid emplacement and deformation
  • Seismotectonics of active volcanoes
  • Fault plane solutions and earthquake faults
  • Late- and post-orogenic processes
  • Geology and seismotectonics of Dams

Selected Publications

  • Tranos, M.D., Weber, J.C., Bussey, J., O’Sullivan, P. 2020. Trichonis basin, western central Greece: is it an immature basin in the Corinth Rift or a pull-apart in a sinistral rift–trench link?. Journal of the Geological Society, 177 (1), 120–140, doi: 1144/jgs2018-213.
  • Tourigny, G., Tranos, M.D., Masurel, Q., Kreuzer, O., Brammer, S., Owusu-Ansah, K., Yao, D., Hayford, Th. 2019. Structural controls on granitoid-hosted gold mineralization and paleostress history of the Edikan gold deposits (Kumasi Basin, southwestern Ghana). Mineralium Deposita, doi: 10.1007/s00126-018-0858-5.
  • Tranos, M.D. Is the Monte Carlo search method efficient for a paleostress analysis of natural heterogeneous fault-slip data? An example from the Kraishte area, SW Bulgaria. Journal of Structural Geology, 116, 178-188, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.08.008.
  • Tranos, M.D. The use of Stress Tensor Discriminator Faults in separating heterogeneous fault-slip data with best-fit stress inversion methods. II. Compressional stress regimes. Journal of Structural Geology, 107, 153-162, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.12.015.
  • Tranos, M.D. The use of Stress Tensor Discriminator Faults in separating heterogeneous fault-slip data with best-fit stress inversion methods. Journal of Structural Geology, 102, 168-178, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.08.002.
  • Tranos, M.D. Slip preference analysis of faulting driven by strike-slip Andersonian stress regimes: an alternative explanation of the Rhodope metamorphic core complex (northern Greece). Journal of the Geological Society, 174, 129-141, doi: 10.1144/jgs2015-164.
  • Tranos, M.D. TR method (TRM): A separation and stress inversion method for heterogeneous fault-slip data driven by Andersonian extensional and compressional stress regimes. Journal of Structural Geology, 79, 57-74, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2015.07.006.
  • Tranos, M.D. The TR method: the use of slip preference to separate heterogeneous fault-slip data in compressional stress regimes. The surface rupture of the 1999 Chi-Chi Taiwan earthquake as a case study. Tectonophysics, 608, 622-641, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.08.017.