Dr Salomi Papamichael is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics at the Cyprus University of Technology CUT. In 2013 she obtained a First Class Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and in 2014 a First Class Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Cyprus. During 2014-2015 she served as the president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE student chapter in Cyprus. In 2015 she was the recipient of a scholarship from “Stiftung zur Förderung begabter Studierender und des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland” (Foundation for the promotion of gifted students and young scientists, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany), to carry out research for two years at the Technical University TU Kaiserslautern in Germany. Moreover, she supervised, taught and assisted as needed, international students that were coming to work at the Soil Mechanics Laboratory of the same university in the frame of projects such as DAAD, AIESEC and IAESTE. Dr Papamichael received a scholarship from the department of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern to continue her research, where she was awarded her PhD in 2019. She also carried out research in the frame of a German National Project, ROBEX, where she focused on extraterrestrial soils and in-situ testing and furthermore, she collaborated with Fraunhofer ITWM, a non-profit research institute in Germany. Dr Papamichael has published articles in international peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. To date, her main research interests include topics of soil-tool interaction, terramechanics, extraterrestrial soil mechanics, in-situ testing and finite element analysis.