About Dr Maria Ferentinou
Dr. Maria Ferentinou graduated with a degree in Geology from the University of Patras and a PhD in Engineering Geology from the National Technical University of Athens, where she has spent three years as Post-Doc researcher. Her first academic employment was a lectureship in Engineering Geology at the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, followed by a lecturership in Engineering Geomorphology and Geographical Information systems at the Charokopio University of Athens. Ferentinou has in parallel been working in the consulting sector for from 1997-2005, and was involved in more than 40 infrastructure projects.
She moved to South Africa in June 2013, to work at the University of KwaZulu – Natal as a lecturer in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. She joined University of Johannesburg in the Department of Civil Engineering Science as a Senior Lecturer in Geotechnics. She is a Pr. Sci. Nat., (SACNASP), a member of the South African Institute for Engineering & Environmental Geologists, and a member of the International Society of Rock Mechanics.
Ferentinou’s research focuses on Landslide susceptibility assessment, slope stability, rock engineering systems, applications of artificial intelligence into engineering geology and geomorphology, coastal vulnerability, unsaturated soils.
Ferentinou has authored and co-authored 21 papers published in peer reviewed journals, 25 papers, published in peer reviewed International Conference Proceedings, and has more than 120 citations in ISI.
She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, and a reviewer or many ISI journals.
She is a member of the joint International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG) commission C37 – on Landslides Nomenclature.
Landslide susceptibility assessment, slope stability, rock engineering systems, application of artificial intelligence into engineering geology, coastal vulnerability, unsaturated soils