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Orestis Adamidis

Orestis Adamidis
Schofield Centre,
High Cross
Madingley Road

Cambridge , Cambs CB3 0EL
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 768048


Orestis graduated from the National Technical University of Athens in 2011, with a five year diploma in civil engineering, specializing in geotechnical engineering. His thesis examined the static and dynamic response of cylindrical structures on rigid, elastic and inelastic soil.

Orestis joined Cambridge University's Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group in 2012. He is currently a PhD candidate  at the Schofield Centre, supervised by Dr Madabhushi.

Research Interests

Orestis' previous research in NTUA was focused on soil-structure interaction and rocking of slender structures.

Orestis' current research is focused on soil behaviour during and after liquefaction, as well as on the dynamic response of structures with shallow foundations on liquefiable soil.


Supervisions:  3D1 - Geotechnical Engineering I

                      3D2 - Geotechnical Engineering II

Lab Demonstrations:   3D1 - Geotechnical Engineering I (Atterberg limits)

                                  3D2 - Geotechnical Engineering II (1-D consolidation and Simple Shear)

                                  4D6 - Dynamics in Civil Engineering (Dynamic response of structure using Abaqus)

                                  5R5 - Advanced Experimental Methods in Geotechnics (Signal processing, preparation and execution of a                                                              centrifuge test)

Other Publications

Adamidis, O. & Madabhushi, G.S.P., 2016. Post-liquefaction reconsolidation of sand. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science, 472(2186), p.20150745. Available at:

Adamidis, O. & Madabhushi, S.P.G. (2015). Deformation mechanisms under shallow foundations during earthquake-induced liquefaction. 6ICEGE, 1-4 November, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Adamidis, O. & Madabhushi, G.S.P. (2015). Use of viscous pore fluids in dynamic centrifuge modelling. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. Available at:

Adamidis, O. & Madabhushi, S.P.G. (2015). Insights into settlement mechanisms for shallow foundations on liquefiable layers. SECED 2015 Conference, 9-10 July, Cambridge, UK.

Adamidis, O., Gazetas, G., Anastasopoulos, I., & Argyrou, Ch. (2014). Equivalent-linear stiffness and damping in rocking of circular and strip foundations. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.

Adamidis, O. & Madabhushi, S.P.G. (2013). Experimental investigation of earthquake – induced liquefaction in loose and dense sand layers. SECED Young Researcher's Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Gazetas, G., Anastasopoulos, I., Adamidis, O., & Kontoroupi, T. (2013). Nonlinear rocking stiffness of foundations. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 1–9.