Bio


Angelos Findikakis received his first degree in Civil Engineering in 1968 from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. After working on water resources planning and development studies in Greece he came to Stanford for graduate studies in 1973. Since 1980 he has been working for Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco. Over the years he worked on a broad range of water studies in support of the permitting, design and construction of several industrial projects including civil infrastructure, power, mining, oil and gas, and waste storage facilities. As a Bechtel Fellow since 1998 he advises senior management on questions related to his expertise, participates in strategic planning, and helps disseminate new technical ideas and findings throughout the organization.
His interests include water resources management and environmental flow and transport processes.

Academic Appointments


  • Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Honors & Awards


  • Lorenz G. Straub Award, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (1981)
  • Rudolph Hering Medal, ASCE (1981)
  • Bechtel Fellow, Bechtel Corporation (1998)
  • Wesley W. Horner Award, ASCE (2000)
  • Honorary Membership, IAHR (2019)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Vice President, International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) (2015 - 2017)
  • Council Member, International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) (2013 - 2017)
  • Member, Sigma Xi (1981 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (1980 - Present)
  • Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU) (1980 - Present)

Professional Education


  • PhD, Stanford University, Civil Engineering (1980)
  • MSc, Stanford University, Water Resources Planning (1974)
  • Diploma, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Civil Engineering (1968)

2018-19 Courses


All Publications


  • A new method for the interpretation of pumping tests in leaky aquifers GROUND WATER Trinchero, P., Sanchez-Vila, X., Copty, N., Findikakis, A. 2008; 46 (1): 133-143

    Abstract

    A novel methodology for the interpretation of pumping tests in leaky aquifer systems, referred to as the double inflection point (DIP) method, is presented. The method is based on the analysis of the first and second derivatives of the drawdown with respect to log time for the estimation of the flow parameters. Like commonly used analysis procedures, such as the type-curve approach developed by Walton (1962) and the inflection point method developed by Hantush (1956), the mathematical development of the DIP method is based on the assumption of homogeneity of the leaky aquifer layers. However, contrary to the two methods developed by Hantush and Walton, the new method does not need any fitting process. In homogeneous media, the two classic methods and the one proposed here provide exact results for transmissivity, storativity, and leakage factor when aquifer storage is neglected and the recharging aquifer is unperturbed. The real advantage of the DIP method comes when applying all methods independently to a test in a heterogeneous aquifer, where each method yields parameter values that are weighted differently, and thus each method provides different information about the heterogeneity distribution. Therefore, the methods are complementary and not competitive. In particular, the combination of the DIP method and Hantush method is shown to lead to the identification of contrasts between the local transmissivity in the vicinity of the well and the equivalent transmissivity of the perturbed aquifer volume.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2007.00384.x

    View details for Web of Science ID 000251860700017

    View details for PubMedID 18181872

  • Equivalent transmissivity of heterogeneous leaky aquifers for steady state radial flow WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Copty, N. K., Sarioglu, M. S., Findikakis, A. N. 2006; 42 (4)
  • Dynamics of a large tropical lake: Lake Maracaibo AQUATIC SCIENCES Laval, B. E., Imberger, J., Findikakis, A. N. 2005; 67 (3): 337-349
  • Bayesian identification of the local transmissivity using time-drawdown data from pumping tests WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Copty, N. K., Findikakis, A. N. 2004; 40 (12)
  • Summary of a Panel Discussion at the International Groundwater Symposium held on March 25-28, 2002 in Berkeley, California, USA JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH Findikakis, A. N., Helmig, R., Kitanidis, P., Nimmo, J., Pruess, K., Rubin, Y., Stauffer, F., Tsang, C. F. 2004; 42: III-IV
  • Stochastic analysis of pumping test drawdown data in heterogeneous geologic formations International Groundwater Symposium Copty, N. K., Findikakis, A. N. TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD. 2004: 59–67
  • Mass transport between a semienclosed basin and the ocean: Maracaibo System JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS Laval, B., Imberger, J., Findikakis, A. N. 2003; 108 (C7)
  • Oil transport in surf zone JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE Cheng, N. S., Law, A. W., Findikakis, A. N. 2000; 126 (11): 803-809
  • Quantitative estimates of the uncertainty in the evaluation of ground water remediation schemes GROUND WATER Copty, N. K., Findikakis, A. N. 2000; 38 (1): 29-37
  • Wind mixing in temperature simulations for lakes and reservoirs JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING-ASCE Findikakis, A. N., Law, A. W. 1999; 125 (5): 420-428
  • Marine tailings disposal simulation JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE Findikakis, A. N., Law, A. W. 1998; 124 (4): 370-383
  • Modeling leachate generation and transport in solid waste landfills ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY Elfadel, M., Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1997; 18 (7): 669-686
  • Environmental impacts of solid waste landfilling JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Elfadel, M., Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1997; 50 (1): 1-25
  • Numerical modelling of generation and transport of gas and heat in sanitary landfills .3. Sensitivity analysis WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH Elfadel, M., Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1997; 15 (1): 87-102
  • Gas simulation models for solid waste landfills CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Elfadel, M., Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1997; 27 (3): 237-283
  • Numerical modelling of generation and transport of gas and heat in sanitary landfills .2. Model application WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH Elfadel, M., Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1996; 14 (6): 537-551
  • Numerical modelling of generation and transport of gas and heat in landfills .1. Model formulation WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH Elfadel, M., Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1996; 14 (5): 483-504
  • Estimating and enhancing methane yield from municipal solid waste HAZARDOUS WASTE & HAZARDOUS MATERIALS Elfadel, M., Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1996; 13 (3): 309-331
  • Temperature effects in modeling solid waste biodegradation ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY Elfadel, M., Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1996; 17 (9): 915-935
  • Migration and atmospheric emission of landfill gas HAZARDOUS WASTE & HAZARDOUS MATERIALS Elfadel, M., Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1995; 12 (4): 309-327
  • A NUMERICAL-MODEL FOR METHANE PRODUCTION IN MANAGED SANITARY LANDFILLS WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH Elfadel, M., Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1989; 7 (1): 31-42
  • MODELING GAS-PRODUCTION IN MANAGED SANITARY LANDFILLS WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH Findikakis, A. N., Papelis, C., Halvadakis, C. P., Leckie, J. O. 1988; 6 (2): 115-123
  • THE MOUNTAIN-VIEW-CONTROLLED-LANDFILL-PROJECT FIELD EXPERIMENT WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH Halvadakis, C. P., Findikakis, A. N., Papelis, C., Leckie, J. O. 1988; 6 (2): 103-114
  • NUMERICAL-SIMULATION OF 3-DIMENSIONAL FLOW IN A CAVITY INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS Freitas, C. J., Street, R. L., Findikakis, A. N., Koseff, J. R. 1985; 5 (6): 561-575
  • APPROXIMATE NUMERICAL-MODEL FOR STRATIFIED FLOW JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS-ASCE Findikakis, A. N., Street, R. L. 1983; 109 (4): 950-969
  • FINITE-ELEMENT SIMULATION OF STRATIFIED TURBULENT FLOWS JOURNAL OF THE HYDRAULICS DIVISION-ASCE Findikakis, A. N., Street, R. L. 1982; 108 (8): 904-920
  • MATHEMATICAL-DESCRIPTION OF TURBULENT FLOWS JOURNAL OF THE HYDRAULICS DIVISION-ASCE Findikakis, A. N., Street, R. L. 1982; 108 (8): 887-903
  • VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF INTERNAL-MODES IN STRATIFIED FLOWS JOURNAL OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS DIVISION-ASCE Findikakis, A. N., Street, R. L. 1982; 108 (4): 583-595
  • ALGEBRAIC MODEL FOR SUBGRID-SCALE TURBULENCE IN STRATIFIED FLOWS JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES Findikakis, A. N., Street, R. L. 1979; 36 (10): 1934-1949
  • NUMERICAL-SIMULATION OF GAS-FLOW IN SANITARY LANDFILLS JOURNAL OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DIVISION-ASCE Findikakis, A. N., Leckie, J. O. 1979; 105 (5): 927-945