Foivos

I am Foivos Karakostas, PhD Geophysicist of Université Paris Diderot, currently Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Geology, University of Maryland. My background is on Geophysics and more precisely Seismology, with a focus on extraterrestrial worlds. I am working for several years for the NASA InSight mission, as member of the Science Team. My interest is the characterization of seismic sources in extraterrestrial environments and the development of techniques that can enable the seismic investigation in solid planets and moons.

My research is focusing on the propagation of seismic and shock waves in the lithosphere and the atmosphere. In addition to my work for the Martian mission, InSight, I use terrestrial analogs in order to develop techniques that can be used in other planetary bodies. My expertise is on the propagation of seismic and shock waves in the crust and the atmosphere and the identification of the internal structure of the lithosphere through the investigation of the attenuation of seismic waves.

Find here my Curriculum Vitae, with full list of my publications, skills and professional experience.

The list of my publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings.

A description of my scientific interests, with reference to associated published and under preparation work.

Websites of my affiliation and pages listing my research activity.

A copy of my PhD thesis manuscript, “Analysis and modeling of meteor impact and airburst generated seismic waves on terrestrial planets with atmosphere” is available in this link.