Michael Sakellariou is a professor emeritus of Geomechanics and Engineering Structures at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He studied Civil Engineering and Rural and Surveying Engineering at NTUA. He holds an MSc in Engineering Rock Mechanics from Imperial College London, and he obtained his PhD in Applied Mechanics from NTUA (1989). In his professional career, he was collaborator of engineering companies in major infrastructure projects. His teaching experience covers engineering mechanics, continuum mechanics, geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics and foundations, and engineering materials at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His interests cover experimental mechanics, analytical and computational methods in geotechnical engineering, application of artificial intelligent and GIS in geotechnical engineering, structures monitoring using optical fiber sensors, and tectonic fault stress analysis.