Vasileios Christelis

Mr Vasileios Christelis

Groundwater/Hydrological Modeller

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3162

E-mail Vasileios Christelis


  • 2016 – ongoing : Groundwater/Hydrological Modeller, British Geological Survey, UK
  • PhD candidate, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Water Resources Management
  • MSc, University of Sheffield, UK, Environmental Management of Land and Water
  • 5-years degree, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, Environmental Engineering

Key papers

  • CHRISTELIS, V, and Hughes, AG. 2018. Metamodel-assisted analysis of an integrated model composition: An example using linked surface water – groundwater models. Environmental Modelling & Software.
  • CHRISTELIS, V, and Mantoglou, A. 2018.Pumping Optimization of Coastal Aquifers Using Seawater Intrusion Models of Variable-Fidelity and Evolutionary Algorithms.Water Resources Management.
  • CHRISTELIS, V, Regis RG, and Mantoglou, A. 2017. Surrogate-based pumping optimization of coastal aquifers under limited computational budgets. Journal of Hydroinformatics. doi: 10.2166/hydro.2017.063
  • CHRISTELIS, V, and Mantoglou, A. 2017. Physics-based and data-driven surrogate models for pumping optimization of coastal aquifers. European Water, 57: 481-488.
  • Kopsiaftis, G, Tigkas, D, CHRISTELIS, V, and Vangelis, H. 2017. Assessment of drought impacts on semi-arid coastal aquifers of the Mediterranean. Journal of Arid Environments.
  • CHRISTELIS, V, and Mantoglou, A. 2016. Pumping Optimization of Coastal Aquifers Assisted by Adaptive Metamodelling Methods and Radial Basis Functions. Water Resources Management. doi:10.1007/s11269-016-1337-3
  • CHRISTELIS, V, Bellos, V, and Tsakiris, G. 2016. Employing surrogate modelling for the calibration of a 2D flood simulation model. Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change: Proceedings of the 4th IAHR Europe Congress, Liege
  • Tigkas, D, CHRISTELIS, V, and Tsakiris, G. 2016. Comparative study of evolutionary algorithms for the automatic calibration of the Medbasin-D conceptual hydrological model. Environmental Processes. doi:10.1007/s40710-016-0147-1

Research interests

  • Coastal aquifer simulation and management
  • Simulation–Optimization methods
  • Surrogate Modelling
  • Groundwater drought modelling