Nicolas Ambraseys studied Rural and Surveying Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He is a Greek professor of Engineering Seismology and the title of his thesis was ‘The seismic stability of earth dams’.
In his thesis he invented the idea of the Newmark’s sliding block method of analysis, which scientists use to calculate the permanent displacement of soil slopes during an earthquake.
Professor Ambraseys founded and became the first chairman of the British National Committee of Earthquake Engineering.
Elli Tazmakou, Grade 2, Level 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia