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prof. dr. A. Vakis

Associate Professor

Positions

1.        Associate Professor in the Mechanics and Tribology of Engineering Systems

Tenured position in the Advanced Production Engineering (APE) group of the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (ENTEG), Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), University of Groningen (UG), Groningen, the Netherlands

Research

Tribology, contact mechanics, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, biomechanics

Teaching

Design, coordination and teaching of 1 Master and 1 Bachelor course

Supervision

2 postdocs and 2 PhD students; 7 Master and 6 Bachelor students graduated

Administration

Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) Programme Committee (PC); Mechanical Engineering (ME) Master Programme Admissions Board

Jun 2018-

2.       Co-founder / Vice-President of R&D at Ocean Grazer B.V.

Co-founder, management and advisory board member in a spin-off company of the Ocean Grazer project developing a novel hybrid renewable energy harvesting and storage device, Groningen, the Netherlands

Jun 2018-

3.       Visiting Professor in Computational Mechanics with Experience in MD

Guest expert in computational mechanics with experience in molecular dynamics hosted by Prof. M. Paggi in the Multi-Scale Analysis of Materials (MUSAM) lab of the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Lucca, Italy

Sep 2017

4.       Assistant Professor in Advanced Production Engineering

Tenure-track position in the Advanced Production Engineering (APE) group of the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (ENTEG): research on tribology, contact mechanics, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy and biomechanics; design, coordination and teaching of 1 Master and 1 Bachelor course; supervision of 3 postdocs and 3 PhD students; 1 PhD, 22 Master and 22 Bachelor students graduated; service in the Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) Programme Committee (PC), Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

Jan 2013-May 2018

5.       Visiting Researcher

Preliminary molecular dynamics work in the group of Prof. D.N. Theodorou (non-contracted / unpaid position), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece

Oct-Dec 2012

6.       Researcher

Research towards PhD as an FP7 Young Researchers of Cyprus Program (PENEK) scholar with Prof. C.N. Hadjicostis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), University of Cyprus (UCy), Nicosia, Cyprus

Sep 2010-Aug 2012

7.       Special Scientist

Equipment review and selection for the Controls Laboratory of Prof. C.N. Hadjicostis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Jul-Aug 2010

8.      Teaching Fellow (Instructor)

Coordination, teaching and grading of required junior-level course Mechanical Design II, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

Jan-Jun 2009

9.       Research Assistant

Research for PhD on nanoscale interface mechanics (Jun 2008-Dec 2011) with Prof. A.A. Polycarpou and MSc on biomechanics (Sep 2005-May 2008) with Prof. X. Zhang, Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIllinois), Urbana, IL, USA

Sep 2005-Dec 2011

10.   Teaching Assistant

Teaching CAD/FEM computer labs and fluid laboratory labs, and grading for the Signal Processing course, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

Sep 2005-Dec 2010

Education

1.        PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

 

Dissertation

Nanoscale interface mechanics with application to magnetic storage (Advisor: Prof. A.A. Polycarpou)

Jun 2008-Dec 2011

2.       MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

 

Thesis

Two-dimensional biomechanical analysis of the extremely fast strikes of trap-jaw ant mandibles

Sep 2005-May 2008

3.       BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE), New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, USA

 

Senior Project

Bulk material transporter – Track-stair

Sep 2002-May 2005

4.       Diploma of Technician Engineer in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Marine Engineering Department, Higher Technical Institute (HTI), Nicosia, Cyprus

 

Diploma Project

Product visualization techniques with computers

Sep 1997-Jun 2000

Awards

Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships

1.        Visiting Professorship at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca: €2,890

Guest expert in computational mechanics with experience in molecular dynamics at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Sep 2017

2.       ITEA3 VMAP Project: €323,200 (as Principal Investigator, PI)

Funding for a postdoctoral position to create interoperable definitions for virtual material models in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), as part of a 32-member consortium for the ITEA3 proposal “VMAP: A new Interface Standard for Integrated Virtual Material Modelling in Manufacturing Industry” (sub-project budget: €646,400; total award: ~€16 million)

Postdoc: S. Solhjoo

Sep 2017-

3.       Groningen Engineering Center (GEC) Workshop: €1,000

Funding for a GEC workshop to bring together consortium/network members and new experts on renewable energy for the Ocean Grazer project; in collaboration with Prof. B. Jayawardhana

Jul 2017

4.       Lorentz Workshop “Micro/Nanoscale Models for Tribology”: €28,530

Funding provided by the Lorentz Center (€18,530), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, €6,000), the Materials Innovation Institute (M2i, €2,000 secured by L. Nicola), the Groningen University Fund (GUF, €1,000) and Nanovea (€1,000) for a workshop Lorentz Center@Oort workshop held in Leiden, the Netherlands (30 Jan to 3 Feb 2017), co-organized with M. Ciavarella, A. Fasolino, L. Nicola, J. Scheibert and V.A. Yastrebov with the participation of some 60 leading European tribologists

Apr 2016-Feb 2017

5.       Northern Netherlands: RoSF Project: €138,400 (as Principal Investigator, PI)

Funding for a PhD position on the bonding strength of metal-polymer interfaces shared with Prof. A.H. van den Boogaard of the University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands, as part of a consortium for the Region of Smart Factories project (sub-project budget: €285,000; total award: ~€21 million)

PhD Student: R. Toljaga

Mar 2016-

6.       zSpace for Enhanced 3D Image Application in Education: €28,400

Joint proposal with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) to deploy a 3D desktop tool to enable the visualization of virtual prototypes for education (total award: ~€85,000)

Sep 2015

7.       Startup Grant at the University of Groningen: €50,000

Standard startup package offered to new tenure-track staff of the Faculty of Science and Engineering; the startup package also includes one 4-year PhD position (total award: ~€255,000)

PhD Student: S. Solhjoo

Jan 2013

8.      FP7 Young Researchers of Cyprus Program (PENEK): €69,980

Grant funded by the European Commission (FP7) and administered by the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) of Cyprus between the Universities of Illinois and Cyprus, designed to facilitate the integration of young researchers into European academia

Sep 2010-Aug 2012

9.       Teaching Fellow Award at the University of Illinois: $2,500

Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering Alumni Association fellowship awarded to graduate students to independently teach a course as instructors for one semester

Jan-May 2009

10.   Fulbright Cyprus-America Scholarship Program (CASP): $65,250

Scholarship awarded to Cypriot citizens to study in the USA; used for Bachelor study at the New Jersey Institute of Technology

Sep 2002-May 2005

Other Awards

1.        Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) Teacher of the Year Finalist

Voted in the top 2 teachers of the IEM program for academic year 2016-17

Jun 2017

2.       Poster Award (3rd place)

Student Poster Competition at International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC), Los Angeles, CA, USA

Oct 2011

3.       Highest Cumulative GPA Award

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

May 2005

4.       Senior Project Award

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

May 2005

5.       Outstanding Student Scholarship Award

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) North Jersey Section

May 2005

Patents

1.        Prins, W.A., van Rooij, M., A.I. Vakis & B. Jayawardhana, Underwater energy storage system, European patent application EP17206416.4, 11 December 2017

Publications

Citation Report

Google Scholar

Scopus

Citations

h-index

 

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

1.        Wei, Y., J.J. Barradas-Berglind, Z. Yu, M. van Rooij, W.A. Prins, B. Jayawardhana & A.I. Vakis, Frequency-Domain Hydrodynamic Modelling of Dense and Sparse Arrays of Wave Energy Converters, Renewable Energy, Accepted

2.       Barradas-Berglind, J.J., H.T. Dijkstra, Y. Wei, M. van Rooij, H. Meijer, W.A. Prins, A.I. Vakis & B. Jayawardhana, Revenue maximization and storage utilization for the Ocean Grazer wave energy converter: a Sensitivity Analysis, IET Renewable Power Generation, 2018, 12(11), DOI: 10.1049/iet-rpg.2018.5107

3.       Vakis, A.I., V.A. Yastrebov, J. Scheibert, L. Nicola, D. Dini, C. Minfray, A. Almqvist, M. Paggi, S. Lee, G. Limbert, J.F. Molinari, G. Anciaux, S. Echeverri Restrepo, A. Papangelo, A. Cammarata, P. Nicolini, R. Aghababei, C. Putignano, S. Stupkiewicz, J. Lengiewicz, G. Costagliola, F. Bosia, R. Guarino, N.M. Pugno, G. Carbone, M.H. Müser & M. Ciavarella, Modeling and Simulation in Tribology Across Scales: an Overview, Tribology International, 2018, 125(169-199), DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2018.02.005

4.       Mokkaber, T., L.Q. Lu, P. van Rijn, A.I. Vakis & Y.T. Pei, Crystal growth mechanism of calcium phosphate coatings on titanium by electrochemical deposition, Surface and Coatings Technology, 334, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.12.011

5.       Müser, M.H., W.B. Dapp, R. Bugnicourt, P. Sainsot, N. Lesaffre, T.A. Lubrecht, B.N.J. Persson, K. Harris, A. Bennett, K. Schulze, S. Rohde, P. Ifju, W. G. Sawyer, T. Angelini, H. Ashtari Esfahani, M. Kadkhodaei, S. Akbarzadeh, J.-J. Wu, G. Vorlaufer, A. Vernes, S. Solhjoo, A.I. Vakis, R.L. Jackson, Y. Xu, J. Streator, A. Rostami, D. Dini, S. Medina, G. Carbone, F. Bottiglione, L. Afferrante, J. Monti, L. Pastewka, M.O. Robbins & J.A. Greenwood, Meeting the Contact-Mechanics Challenge, Tribology Letters, 2017, 65(4), DOI: 10.1007/s11249-017-0900-2

6.       Song, H., A.I. Vakis, X. Liu & E. van der Giessen, Statistical model of rough surface contact accounting for size dependent plasticity and asperity interaction, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2017, 106, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.05.014

7.       Solhjoo, S. & A.I. Vakis, Surface roughness of gold substrates at the nanoscale: an atomistic simulation study, Tribology International, 2017, 115, DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2017.05.024

8.      Wei, Y., J.J. Barradas-Berglind, M. van Rooij, W.A. Prins, B. Jayawardhana & A.I. Vakis, Investigating the Adaptability of the Multi-Pump Multi-Piston Power Take-Off System for a Novel Wave Energy Converter, Renewable Energy, 2017, 111, DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.04.042

9.       Solhjoo, S., A.I. Vakis & Y.T. Pei, Two phenomenological models to predict the single peak flow stress curves up to the peak during hot deformation, Mechanics of Materials, 2017, 105, DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2016.12.001

10.   Solhjoo, S. & A.I. Vakis, Continuum mechanics at the atomic scale: Insights into non-adhesive contacts using molecular dynamics simulations, Journal of Applied Physics, 2016, 120(21), DOI: 10.1063/1.4967795

11.     Vakis, A.I. & J.S. Anagnostopoulos, Mechanical design and modeling of a single-piston pump for the novel power take-off system of a wave energy converter, Renewable Energy, 2016, 96(Part A), DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2016.04.076

12.    Solhjoo, S. & A.I. Vakis, Definition and detection of contact in atomistic simulations, Computational Materials Science, 2015, 109, DOI:10.1016/j.commatsci.2015.07.026

13.    Solhjoo, S. & A.I. Vakis, Single asperity nanocontacts: comparison between molecular dynamics simulations and continuum mechanics models, Computational Materials Science, 2015, 99, DOI:10.1016/j.commatsci.2014.12.010

14.    Chowdhury, S., A.I. Vakis & A.A. Polycarpou, Optimization of molecularly thin lubricant to improve bearing capacity at the head-disk interface, Microsystem Technologies, 2015, 21(7), DOI:10.1007/s00542-014-2364-8

15.    Vakis, A.I., Asperity interaction and substrate deformation in statistical summation models of contact between rough surfaces, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2014, 81(4), DOI:10.1115/1.4025413 &

Song, H., E. van der Giessen & A.I. Vakis, Erratum: Asperity Interaction and Substrate Deformation in Statistical Summation Models of Contact Between Rough Surfaces [Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2014, 81(4), pp. 041012], Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2016, 83(8), DOI:10.1115/1.4033534

16.    Vakis, A.I. & A.A. Polycarpou, An advanced rough surface continuum-based contact and sliding model in the presence of molecularly thin lubricant, Tribology Letters, 2013, 49(1), DOI:10.1007/s11249-012-0060-3

17.    Vakis, A.I. & A.A. Polycarpou, Passive vibration absorption for extremely high density recording, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 2012, 48(11), DOI:10.1109/TMAG.2012.2195479

18.    Vakis, A.I., C.N. Hadjicostis & A.A. Polycarpou, Three-DOF dynamic model with lubricant contact for thermal fly-height control nanotechnology, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2012, 45(13), DOI:10.1088/0022-3727/45/13/135402

19.    Vakis, A.I. & A.A. Polycarpou, Modeling sliding contact of rough surfaces with molecularly thin lubricants, Tribology Letters, 2012, 45(1), DOI:10.1007/s11249-011-9863-x

20.   Vakis, A.I., M. Eriten & A.A. Polycarpou, Modeling bearing and shear forces in molecularly thin lubricants, Tribology Letters, 2011, 41(3), DOI:10.1007/s11249-010-9736-8

21.    Vakis, A.I. & A.A. Polycarpou, Head-disk interface nanotribology for Tbit/in2 recording densities: near-contact and contact recording, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2010, 43(22), DOI:10.1088/0022-3727/43/22/225301

22.   Vakis, A.I. & A.A. Polycarpou, Optimization of thermal fly-height control slider geometry for Tbit/in2 recording, Microsystem Technologies, 2010, 16(6), DOI:10.1007/s00542-010-1081-1

23.   Vakis, A.I., S.-C. Lee & A.A. Polycarpou, Dynamic head-disk interface instabilities with friction for light contact (surfing) recording, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 2009, 45(11), DOI:10.1109/TMAG.2009.2029410

24.   Spagna, J.C., A.I. Vakis, C.A. Schmidt, S.N. Patek, X. Zhang, N.D. Tsutsui & A.V. Suarez, Phylogeny, scaling, and the generation of extreme forces in trap-jaw ants, Journal of Experimental Biology, 2008, 211(14), DOI:10.1242/jeb.015263

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

1.        Tay, Z.Y., Y. Wei & A.I. Vakis, Energy Extraction of Pontoon-Type Wave Energy Converter, OMAE 2018, Madrid, Spain, 17-22 June 2018

2.       Wang, R., Y. Wei, M. van Rooij, W.A. Prins, B. Jayawardhana & A.I. Vakis, Influence of a taut cable on the performance of a point-absorber wave energy converter, OMAE 2018, Madrid, Spain, 17-22 June 2018

3.       Wei, Y., M.Z. Almuzakki, J.J. Barradas-Berglind, R. Wang, M. van Rooij, W.A. Prins, B. Jayawardhana & A.I. Vakis, A Fourier approximation method for the Multi-Pump Multi-Piston Power Take-Off System, OMAE 2018, Madrid, Spain, 17-22 June 2018

4.       Almuzakki, M.Z., J.J. Barradas-Berglind, Y. Wei, M. Munoz-Arias, A.I. Vakis & B. Jayawardhana, A port-Hamiltonian Approach to Cummins’ Equation for Floater Arrays with Linear Power Take-Off Systems, IFAC-PapersOnLine, 2018, 51(3)

5.       Wei, Y., J.J. Barradas-Berglind, M. van Rooij, W.A. Prins, B. Jayawardhana & A.I. Vakis, A Frequency-Domain Model for a Novel Wave Energy Converter, EWTEC 2017, Cork, Ireland, 27 August-2 September 2017

6.       Barradas-Berglind, J.J., M. Munoz-Arias, Y. Wei, W.A. Prins, A.I. Vakis & B. Jayawardhana, Towards Ocean Grazer's Modular Power Take-Off System Modelling: a Port-Hamiltonian Approach, IFAC-PapersOnLine, 2017, 50(1) (Invited paper)

7.       Dijkstra, H.T., J.J. Barradas-Berglind, H. Meijer, M. van Rooij, W.A. Prins, A.I. Vakis & B. Jayawardhana, Revenue Optimization for the Ocean Grazer Wave Energy Converter through Storage Utilization, RENEW 2016 Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 24-28 October 2016

8.      Barradas-Berglind, J.J., H. Meijer, M. van Rooij, S. Clemente Piñol, B. Galván Garcia, W.A. Prins, A.I. Vakis & B. Jayawardhana, Energy Capture Optimization for an Adaptive Wave Energy Converter, RENEW 2016 Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 24-28 October 2016

9.       Solhjoo, S. & A.I. Vakis, Molecular dynamics simulations of rough contact with fractal and statistical surface generation, ASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA), Copenhagen, Denmark, 25-27 June 2014, DOI:10.1115/ESDA2014-20107

10.   Vakis, A.I., H. Meijer & W.A. Prins, First steps in the design and construction of the Ocean Grazer, ASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA), Copenhagen, Denmark, 25-27 June 2014, DOI:10.1115/ESDA2014-20108

11.     Vakis, A.I., S.-C. Lee & A.A. Polycarpou, Dynamic contact with friction of an ultra-low flying head-disk interface with thermal protrusion, Asia-Pacific Magnetic Recording Conference (APMRC), Singapore, 14-16 January 2009, DOI:10.1109/APMRC.2009.4925390

Conference (Extended) Abstracts

1.        Mokabber, T., P. van Rijn, A.I. Vakis & Y.T. Pei, Adhesion of osteoblast-like cells on electrodeposited calcium phosphate coatings, International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials: THERMEC 2018, Paris, France, 8-13 July 2018

2.       Almuzakki, M.Z., J.J. Barradas-Berglind, Y. Wei, M. Munoz-Arias, A.I. Vakis & B. Jayawardhana, Extending Cummins' Equation to Floater Arrays: a port-Hamiltonian Approach, 37th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, Soesterberg, Netherlands, 27-29 March 2018

3.       Song, H., A.I. Vakis, X. Liu & E. van der Giessen, From Discrete Dislocation Plasticity to a Statistical Model of Rough Surface Contact, 2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA, 26 November-1 December 2017

4.       Brenes-Casasola, J., M. Muñoz-Arias, J.J. Barradas-Berglind, W.A. Prins, A.I. Vakis & B. Jayawardhana, Energy Extraction Analysis of the Ocean Grazer WEC via Digital Particle Image Velocimetry, 36th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, Spa, Belgium, 28-30 March 2017

5.       Barradas-Berglind, J.J., M. Muñoz-Arias, Y. Wei, W.A. Prins, A.I. Vakis & B. Jayawardhana, Energy-based Modeling of the Ocean Grazer Power Take-off System, 36th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, Spa, Belgium, 28-30 March 2017

6.       Mokabber, T., P. van Rijn, A.I. Vakis & Y.T. Pei, Adhesion of cells on synthesized hydroxyapatite coatings with different morphologies, Netherlands Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (NBTE) 25th Annual Meeting, Lunteren, the Netherlands, 1-2 December 2016

7.       Solhjoo, S. & A.I. Vakis, The Area of Contact for Non-Adhesive Rough Surfaces: Comparison between MD and Persson’s Model, Multiscale Materials Modelling (MMM) 2016, Dijon, France, 9-14 October 2016

8.      Solhjoo, S. & A.I. Vakis, Lubricated normal and sliding contact of fractal rough surfaces at the atomic scale, COSTnanoTribo Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 22-26 June 2015

9.       van Rooij, M., H. Meijer, W.A. Prins & A.I. Vakis, Experimental performance evaluation and validation of dynamical contact models of the Ocean Grazer, MTS/IEEE Oceans15, Genoa, Italy, 18-21 May 2015, DOI:10.1109/OCEANS-Genova.2015.7271552

10.   Solhjoo, S. & A.I. Vakis, Normal contacts of lubricated fractal rough surfaces at the atomic scale, TriboUK 2015, Loughborough, UK, 16-17 April 2015

11.     Vakis, A.I., M. Eriten & A.A. Polycarpou, Molecularly thin lubricant layer contact model accounting for interfacial slip, ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC), San Francisco, CA, 17-20 October 2010, DOI:10.1115/IJTC2010-41249

12.    Vakis, A.I. & A.A. Polycarpou, Nanoscale mechanics for extremely high density recording, Hellenic Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HSTAM) International Congress on Mechanics, Limassol, Cyprus, 12-14 July 2010

13.    Zhang, X., K. Li & A.I. Vakis, Biological inspiration from dynamic modeling of human hand and trap-jaw ant mandible movements, Journal of Biomechanics (IF 2.431), 2007, 40: p. S79, DOI:10.1016/S0021-9290(07)70076-3

14.    Spagna, J.C., S.N. Patek, A.I. Vakis & A.V. Suarez, Extreme forces and jaw size variation in trap-jaw ants, Integrative and Comparable Biology, 2006, 46: p. E134-E134

Professional Articles

1.        Vakis, A.I. & A.A. Polycarpou, Dynamic adhesive contact with molecularly thin lubricant at the head-disk interface of hard disk drives, STLE’s Official Membership Magazine, TLT (Tribology & Lubrication Technology), 2012 (Invited paper)

Presentations

Invited Talks

1.        Ocean Grazer 3.0: A hybrid, modular and scalable renewable energy capture and storage device, Ocean Energy Platform, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3ME), Technical University Delft, Delft, the Netherlands, May 2018

2.       Research Overview and Future Outlook: Multiscale Tribology, Advanced Manufacturing and Renewable Energy Harvesting, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, December 2017

3.       The Ocean Grazer Project: Hybrid Renewable Energy Extraction and Storage, Joint NWO-MOST Seminar, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, November 2017

4.       Classical Molecular Dynamics as a Tool for Tribology and Beyond, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Lucca, Italy, September 2017

5.       Ocean Grazer: a Novel Ocean Energy Extraction and Storage Device, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Lucca, Italy, September 2017

6.       How education should look like in 2030, Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) First Year Symposium, Groningen, the Netherlands, June 2017

7.       Engineering the Ocean Grazer, Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) student association TBV Lugus-ENTEG meeting 2017, Groningen, the Netherlands, February 2017

8.      Advanced Production Engineering: Research overview and 3D printing roadmap, Innovation Cluster Drachten (ICD), Drachten, the Netherlands, May 2016

9.       Tribology across scales as a bridge between science and engineering, Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen Seminar Series, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands, April 2015

10.   Design, analysis and optimization of the core technology for a novel wave energy converter, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, January 2015

11.     Multi-scale tribology: from nanocontacts to wave energy harvesters, Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME) Department, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3ME), Technical University Delft, Delft, the Netherlands, December 2014

12.    Modeling rough contact in the presence of molecularly thin lubricant films, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, November 2012

13.    Multiscale interface mechanics and its applications, Mechanical Engineering Department, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 2012

14.    Design and analysis of dynamical interfaces at the nanoscale, Institute of Technology and Management, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands, June 2012

15.    Interface mechanics and dynamics in nanotechnology, Mechanical Engineering Department, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, May 2012

16.    Passive vibration absorption for extremely high density recording, Dynamics Interest Group (DIG) Seminar, Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, May 2012

Conference and Other Talks

1.        Presented by T. Mokabber: Adhesion of osteoblast-like cells on electrodeposited calcium phosphate coatings, THERMEC 2018, Paris, France, July 2018

2.       Presented by Z.Y. Tay: Energy Extraction of Pontoon-Type Wave Energy Converter, OMAE 2018, Madrid, Spain, June 2018

3.       Presented by Y. Wei: Influence of a taut cable on the performance of a point-absorber wave energy converter, OMAE 2018, Madrid, Spain, June 2018

4.       Presented by Y. Wei: A Fourier approximation method for the Multi-Pump Multi-Piston Power Take-Off System, OMAE 2018, Madrid, Spain, June 2018

5.       Presented by M.Z. Almuzakki: A port-Hamiltonian Approach to Cummins’ Equation for Floater Arrays with Linear Power Take-Off Systems, IFAC-LHMNC 2018, Valpaiso, Chile, May 2018

6.       Presented by M.Z. Almuzakki: Extending Cummins' Equation to Floater Arrays: a port-Hamiltonian Approach, 37th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, Soesterberg, Netherlands, March 2018

7.       Presented by E. van der Giessen: From Discrete Dislocation Plasticity to a Statistical Model of Rough Surface Contact, 2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA, November 2017

8.      Presented by J.J. Barradas-Berglind: Towards Ocean Grazer's Modular Power Take-Off System Modelling: a Port-Hamiltonian Approach, IFAC 2017 World Congress, Toulouse, France, July 2017

9.       Presented by J.J. Barradas-Berglind: Energy Extraction Analysis of the Ocean Grazer WEC via Digital Particle Image Velocimetry, 36th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, Spa, Belgium, March 2017

10.   Presented by J.J. Barradas-Berglind: Energy-based Modeling of the Ocean Grazer Power Take-off System, 36th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, Spa, Belgium, March 2017

11.     Presented by T. Mokabber: Adhesion of cells on synthesized hydroxyapatite coatings with different morphologies, NBTE Annual Meeting, Lunteren, the Netherlands, December 2016

12.    Presented by J.J. Barradas-Berglind: Revenue Optimization for the Ocean Grazer WEC through Storage Utilization, RENEW 2016, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2016

13.    Presented by J.J. Barradas-Berglind: Energy Capture Optimization for an Adaptive Wave Energy Converter, RENEW 2016, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2016

14.    Presented by S. Solhjoo: The Area of Contact for Non-Adhesive Rough Surfaces: Comparison between MD and Persson’s Model, MMM 2016, Dijon, France, October 2016

15.    Presented by S. Solhjoo: Nanotribology: Molecular Dynamics Simulation Approach, ENTEG Autumn Meeting 2015, Haren, the Netherlands, October 2015

16.    Presented by S. Solhjoo: Lubricated normal and sliding contact of fractal rough surfaces at the atomic scale, COSTnanoTribo Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015

17.    Experimental performance evaluation and validation of dynamical contact models of the Ocean Grazer, MTS/IEEE Oceans15, Genoa, Italy, May 2015

18.    Presented by S. Solhjoo: Normal contacts of lubricated fractal rough surfaces at the atomic scale, TriboUK 2015, Loughborough, UK, April 2015

19.    First steps in the design and construction of the Ocean Grazer, ASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2014

20.   Molecular dynamics simulation of rough contact with fractal and statistical surface generation, ASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2014

21.    Modeling asperity interaction, DPTA/SMS group presentation, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands, May 2013

22.   Nanoscale modeling of hard disk drive design for ultrahigh recording densities (as part of PENEK grant requirements), University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, July 2012

23.   Sliding contact between rough surfaces in the presence of molecularly thin lubricant layers, Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, December 2011

24.   Nanoscale interface mechanics with application to magnetic storage, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS), ETH Zürich, Switzerland, December 2011

25.   Rough surface sliding contact in the presence of molecularly thin lubricant, ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC), Los Angeles, CA, October 2011

26.   Molecularly thin lubricant layer contact model accounting for interfacial slip, ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, San Francisco, CA, October 2010

27.   Modeling molecularly thin lubricant forces at the head-disk interface, Information Storage Industry Consortium (INSIC) Annual Meeting, EHDR Program, Milpitas, CA, August 2010

28.   Tribodynamics of extremely high density recording, Recruiting Presentation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, March 2010

29.   Tbit/in2 recording densities in magnetic storage: issues at the head-disk interface, Nanohour Series at the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, January 2010

30.   Optimization of TFC slider geometry and the effect of disk deformations due to air bearing stiffening during flight, Information Storage Industry Consortium Annual Meeting, EHDR Program, Santa Clara, CA, August 2009

31.    Towards 10 Tbit/in2 of storage density: optimization of HDD design with respect to TFC geometry for flying and surfing recording, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, June 2009

Posters

1.        Presented by T. Mokabber: Adhesion of osteoblast-like cells on electrodeposited calcium phosphate coatings, THERMEC 2018, Paris, France, July 2018

2.       Presented by T. Mokabber: Crystal growth mechanism of calcium phosphate coatings on titanium by electrochemical deposition, ENTEG Autumn Meeting 2017, Haren, the Netherlands, October 2017

3.       Presented by R. Toljaga: Multi-scale bonding strength of direct-joined polymer-metal interfaces, ENTEG Autumn Meeting 2017, Haren, the Netherlands, October 2017

4.       Presented by M.Z. Almuzakki: Optimal Control of a Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter: A Fourier-Galerkin Approach, ENTEG Autumn Meeting 2017, Haren, the Netherlands, October 2017

5.       Presented by R. Wang: On the dynamics of a taut cable and its PTO system, ENTEG Autumn Meeting 2017, Haren, the Netherlands, October 2017

6.       Presented by S. Solhjoo: Atomic scale roughness of gold substrates, Lorentz workshop on Micro/Nanoscale Models for Tribology, Leiden, then Netherlands, January 2017

7.       Presented by S. Solhjoo: Continuum contact mechanics theories at the atomic scale: an investigation of non-adhesive contacts, Lorentz workshop on Micro/Nanoscale Models for Tribology, Leiden, then Netherlands, January 2017

8.      Presented by J. Li: Prediction of solubility for thermo-responsive comb polymers, ENTEG Autumn Meeting 2016, Haren, the Netherlands, October 2016

9.       Presented by T. Mokabber: Synthesizing hydroxyapatite coatings for medical applications, ENTEG Autumn Meeting 2016, Haren, the Netherlands, October 2016

10.   Presented by S. Solhjoo: Non-adhesive contacts: the application of continuum theories at the atomic scale, ENTEG Autumn Meeting 2016, Haren, the Netherlands, October 2016

11.     Presented by R. Toljaga: Bonding strength of deforming metal-polymer interfaces, ENTEG Autumn Meeting 2016, Haren, the Netherlands, October 2016

12.    Presented by S. Solhjoo: Nanotribology: Molecular Dynamics Simulation Approach, ENTEG Autumn Meeting 2015, Haren, the Netherlands, October 2015

13.    Presented by S. Solhjoo: Dry sliding contact between fractal and statistical rough surfaces at the atomic scale, FOM@Veldhoven, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, January 2015 &

DGM European Symposium on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2014

14.    Passive vibration absorption for extremely high density recording, IEEE International Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG), Vancouver, Canada, May 2012

15.    3-DOF model of magnetic storage head-disk interface for use with adhesive contact model with friction, ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2011

16.    Modeling molecularly thin lubricant forces in magnetic storage, ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, San Francisco, CA, October 2010

17.    Assessment of dynamic contact conditions and optimization of TFC slider geometry for Tbit/in2 recording densities, ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, Memphis, TN, October 2009

Other

Membership in Professional Societies

1.        IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2.       STLE, the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

3.       ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

4.       ETEK, the Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus

5.       Tau Beta Pi (NJ Gamma), the National Engineering Honor Society

6.       Pi Tau Sigma (Tau Theta), the International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

Academic Service

1.        Member of the new Mechanical Engineering master program’s Admissions Board; participant in curriculum development activities since 2016

Sep 2018-

2.       Co-organizer and co-chair with B. Jayawardhana and M. van Rooij of two-day “Ocean Grazer Workshop,” where a roadmap for renewable energy research was discussed with academic partners of the Ocean Grazer project, held in Groningen, the Netherlands, on 23 and 27 March 2018

Mar 2018

3.       Jury member for the Tournament in Management and Engineering Skills (TIMES) Semi Final, a case study competition organized by the European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management (ESTIEM) in Groningen, the Netherlands, from 12 to 16 February 2018

Feb 2018

4.       Academic Advisor on mechanical engineering for the “Top Dutch Solar Racing” team participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019

Oct 2017-

5.       Chair of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) Programme Committee (PC) at the University of Groningen

Sep 2016-

6.       Co-organizer and co-chair with M. Ciavarella, A. Fasolino, L. Nicola, J. Scheibert and V.A. Yastrebov of a Lorentz Workshop on “Micro/Nanoscale Models for Tribology” held in Leiden, the Netherlands, from 30 January to 3 February 2017

Apr 2016-Feb 2017

7.       Member of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) Programme Committee’s Evaluation Committee (EC) at the University of Groningen

Sep 2014-Jul 2016

8.      Teacher of workshop on Computer Aided Design for Cover, the Student Association of Computing Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Groningen

Sep 2014

9.       Co-organizer and co-administrator (with Drs. W.A. Prins) of the Ocean Grazer Group comprising staff members and students working on the Ocean Grazer project at the University of Groningen

Sep 2014-

10.   Reviewer for the National Research Foundation of South Africa

Aug 2014

11.     Supervisor of student groups performing literature research for Industrial Engineering and Management Integrated Design Project, a compulsory 1st year course in the IEM Production Technology and Logistics (PTL) track

Apr 2014

12.    Member of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) Programme Committee (PC) at the University of Groningen

Sep 2013-Jul 2016

13.    Organizer of seminar series on magnetic storage tribology at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Cyprus as part of the requirements for the PENEK grant

Jun 2012

14.    Reviewer for a number of journals in the fields of:

›         Tribology and lubrication (Tribology International, Tribology Letters, Journal of Tribology, Journal of Engineering Tribology, Tribology Transactions);

›         Applied mechanics, materials science and applied physics (Journal of Applied Mechanics, Meccanica, Computational Materials Science, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology,  Journal of Applied Physics, EPL/Europhysics Letters);

›         Manufacturing and mechanical engineering (Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering); and

›         Renewable energy (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Energy, Ocean Engineering)

Sep 2009-

 

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